Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pumpkin Seedlings

Those are pumpkin seeds that I grew.

I put the seeds in a wet napkin.

We put it in a zip-lock bag so the water wouldn't evaporate.

Now I have to put it in a pot with soil.


  1. John,

    Any particular reason you didn't just start the pumpkin seeds in some moist soil to begin with?

  2. I don't know. That's just how I told to do it.

  3. John,

    Be careful... agriculture can be addictive!

    I started a small garden in my parents backyard once. I built a raised garden bed by hammering together some 2x4s, then I filled it with garden soil and compost and then I planted squash, tomato, onion, bell peppers, beets and fresh herbs.

    I watered it every day and nothing happened at first. Then, literally overnight one night, everything started sprouting and there were little plants everywhere just striving to grow big and strong and bear fruit. It was an odd spiritual experience to "go back to the land" in a sense and raise something from the ground with my own sweat equity.

    On the side of the raised garden bed box I built a compost pile so I'd have my own fresh compost for the plants as time wore on.

    That little garden yielded some pretty big, juicy, tasty veggies. My family and I all had a nice treat for a month or so as we could cook with some tasty vegetables from our own backyard.

    Good luck to you with your pumpkin seeds!