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Many of the pick your own farms are winding down with the fall weather and – gasp – the threat of frost. But pumpkins, squash and gourds are in abundant supply!

Why not visit Stellmar Farm in Little Britain and see what makes this farm unique in the area. They have award winning giant pumpkins and giant squash. You can even have your own tour of the GIANT pumpkin patch and learn a secret or two about growing giant pumpkins. In fact, I could not believe what is involved in growing giant pumpkins! Here is a list the elements that have to be considered if you are thinking of growing your own:

  • You need the right seeds such as Atlantic Giant Seeds
  • An area in the garden that will get FULL sun
  • You must test the soil to ensure you have the right PH level
  • Prepare the soil with the correct compost, peat moss and manure
  • Apply the proper fertilizer
  • Understand the intricacies of seed germination and transplanting
  • Consider wind protection
  • Trim the runners on the plants
  • Control the weeds
  • Water properly
  • Pollinate the fruit in early July
  • Prevent stem stress
  • Reduce the stress on the plants from excessive heat
  • Control insects and mildew

…On second thought, I think I’ll leave the growing to the experts at Stellmar Farms!

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And remember, don’t leave all the decorating until Christmas time. The Farm has a wide variety of decorative corn, gourds (some of them hand painted), squash, straw bales, and corn stalks. You will also find a beautiful assortment of dried and silk flower arrangements made from flowers grown right on the farm.

You can also enjoy the mulled cider warming on the woodstove. There is plenty of parking including wheelchair accessibility.

Open from September 17 – October 30, 2016.  WEEKENDS ONLY  10 am until 5 pm.  Open Thanksgiving Monday.

136 Sand Bar Rd., Little Britain, Ontario

Email: info@stellmarfarm.com

 

Pumpkin Festival

 

The McLean Family invite everyone to visit the Pumpkin Festival at the Buckhorn Berry Farm location. The festival runs the last weekends of October, starting Thanksgiving weekend (but they are closed on Thanksgiving Monday).

There is lots for the whole family to do including:

  • Daily Entertainment
  • Barnyard Animals  Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, and one of them is haunted!) An obstacle Course & Play area with a huge sand pile
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Junior Spook Barn for the younger kids
  • Haunted Forest Bonesville Cemetery Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides
  • And witness the Pumpkin Cannon!

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And while you are there, you can also pick your own pumpkins and have a snack from the food truck.

Address: 3055 Berrie Rd, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0

Phone: (705) 657-8888

Email: info@buckhornberryfarm.com

 

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