Thinking of getting your pumpkins from us this year? Did you know we follow organic practices to help support a healthy ecosystem on our farm? Well, this is how we grow them.
Cucumber beetles are a pest that hit a few weeks after the first plants emerge. Unchecked they can decimate our plants. Check out the lower leaf in the first photo below. It has a light white dusting to it. That is what is left of a coating of refined koalin clay that we sprayed on the leaves a couple weeks ago. This clay allows photosynthesis to occur while driving the beetles crazy, preventing them from doing damage until the plants are large enough to outgrow the beetles.
No chemicals used here!
In this second photo, if you look closely you can see the flower buds growing nicely. Some of these will turn into pumpkins!! Stay tuned for future posts as we move through the summer!