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October 2012 • Edition 12.40

Manager's Corner

Nell’s Pumpkin Extravaganza

I have failed to grow pumpkins in the past. One day in May 2012 I came by your garden center and looked for some pumpkin plants but they were labeled "small." I looked at the seeds and they said "small." I complained that I wanted big pumpkins. One of your sales associates handed me a packet entitled Ferry Morse Organic Pumpkin Big Max. I bought them, came home and planted them on the 16th of May, 2012.

There were 13 seeds and every one of them came up. When they were large enough I gave some to my daughter-in-law and planted four on the east side of my garden. Having four plants left, I planted them on the hill on the north side of my yard.

The first four plants never grew larger than a foot high and though they bloomed, no pumpkins appeared. The four planted on the north side began to grow and produce flowers, then pumpkins. There were four plants and four pumpkins. They grew and grew! As of today they measure the following Inches in circumference, Pumpkin #1: 54 - #2: 51 #3: 62 and #4: 36.


You can be sure that I will select Ferry Morse seeds in the future for my garden adventures.

Nell Heard
A very enthusiastic Customer


Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Rainwater Harvesting is a great way to save water and money in your yard. Come join Grangetto's and Bushman USA for an informative workshop on collection, design and utilization of rainwater harvesting. This workshop is free and limited to 45 guests.

TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Saturday, October 20 - Escondido Store

Registration is Required. REGISTER NOW

Succulent Pumpkin Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Workshop held at Waterwise Botanicals
32183 Old Highway 395
Escondido, CA 92026

Succulent Pumpkins

Make your own succulent pumpkin arrangement in this "hands on" workshop designed to be fun and creative. Laura Eubanks will teach and assist you in creating an enchanting fall arrangement made with pumpkins and succulent cuttings. You'll take home a beautiful succulent pumpkin arrangement that will last for months and is perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

Plants, pumpkins and inspiration provided. Bring your own little scissors.

Admission is $65 per person.

Register online by October 22, 2012

Space is limited!

For more information, please email us at:  or call (760) 728-2641.


San Pasqual Valley Soils

San Pasqual Valley Soils is a fully permitted 12-acre compost facility located in the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Preserve. "We're really selective about the feedstocks we accept," said co-owner Kevin McLin. "We're a boutique soil amendment maker, with a strong focus on finished product quality, and certified by OMRI and the US Composting Council's STA program.

"Our amendments contain beneficial microbes and micronutrients absent in synthetic fertilizers. And we’re sure we can save any grower money, as compost that we sell for less than $20 a cubic yard delivered, has more than $90 in value of NPK, calcium and iron. We also accept clean yard trimmings are reasonable rates."

To learn more, call Kevin at 760- 644-3404, or visit


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