July is the time to plant pumpkin plants if you want pumpkins by Halloween. Students at Westminster High School are right on schedule.
Each year, students plant a pumpkin patch and use the
pumpkin harvest as a major fundraiser for their farm and FFA projects. This
year's patch used mulch donated from Agromin to ensure the patch produces a
Shown are the pumpkin seeds that have sprouted in six pack
planters and are ready for planting. Many of the plants were placed in the
ground on Saturday, July 14, and received their first "drink" from
the drip sprinkler system.
The patch is popular each year and is easily seen by
hundreds of thousands of people who travel the 405 freeway each day as it winds
through Westminster next to the high school. We'll check in on how the plants
and pumpkins are doing as we get closer to October.
Labels: FFA, growing pumpkins, Orange County, school pumpkin patch, student farm, Westminster High School