Good morning, Pumpkinistas!
The first giant pumpkin growing workshop at Front Yard Nursery in Placerville, CA yesterday afternoon went very well in spite of the rain and chilly weather! There was even a commercial pumpkin patch owner in the audience. The Front Yard Nursery is quite large and had a large selection of unique pottery. The workshop was held in a large greenhouse/shade house structure, and the acoustics were very good, with the rain providing a nice background to the workshop. Naturally, as Rex and I were leaving for the Sacramento airport, the sun started to peek out from the clouds.
The attendees seemed to universally have a lots of space, albeit rocky soil conditions so there may be some interesting container growing experiences later this season.
This Thursday afternoon, May 7th, is the seedling transplanting and workshop at Glazier Elementary School in Norwalk starting at 2:30 p.m.. The school's address and other details are: 10932 E. Excelsior Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 863-8796, Fax: (562) 863-8797 www.glazierelementary.org I have germinated some particularly potent seedlings for this workshop's door prizes, and Martha Treadway let me know that there may even be some hand-decorated seed packets and seeds from their award-winning pumpkins as well.
Hope to see you there!