It's a rainy Friday morning here at the Patch so I thought it would be a good time for an update. The corn maze, Indian corn, and popcorn were planted in a very timely fashion early last week. Late last week I tilled my rows for the Patch on a nice sunny day. I probably could have planted last Saturday but Claire wasn't home from ISU yet and decided to wait til Monday. Monday was a beautiful day to plant!
Claire and I started at 9AM and finished planting punkins at 1PM. It wasn't as windy in the morning but really a nice warm day. There are 65 varieties this year. I planted 10 new varieties including some new white ones (9 whites total) a yellow punkin, and some new unique squashes. I can't wait to see how they turn out! I usually give a new seed two chances and then decide if I will keep planting them.
So now it's 45* and we got an inch of rain overnight. This is almost a rerun of last year's planting. I hate having the seeds sitting in the cold ground but I have to plant early for the Iowa State Fair and Clay County Fair.
Now we move on to the Fireworks. I've been working in the store stocking and rearranging shelves. We have added so many more fireworks and can't wait to show everyone around! I feel confident that you will find lots you like at a great price! Look for an opening weekend special and don't forget our demo of Fireworks on the Farm on June 22!