Neville scoped out the future site of a pumpkin patch for me. This involved going to the edge of the condo parking lot and taking photos of the southern wall of the 24-hour CVS store. Here it is, a desolate spit of land with excellent sun exposure that is just crying out for a little improvement.
The plan is to soup up a 1’x2′ box with Mel’s Mix — following the Square Foot Gardening method — and either dig it into the layer of mulchy stuff that’s there now, or just set it on the ground, and plant it with a pumpkin seed.
Risks: Someone from CVS will see said squash vine and have it removed. Or, someone else will see a juicy jack-o-lantern and take it for themselves. So, do I label the thing, or not? Claim ownership, or not, and just hope that someone, aside from a pumpkin smasher, will get to enjoy a pumpkin?