Create Next October’s Fairy Godmother Garden…Today!

12 Months

Now is the perfect time to create your next October fairy godmother garden.

First, prepare a raised bed garden. This one is with concrete cinder blocks and soil.

This is the heavy-lifting part of the project. Make a rectangle frame of cinder blocks. Make sure they're stacked snuggly together.

Next, add the soil. You can see here that the soil is neatly encased in the frame.

Make sure there's a good amount of soil. You'll add some more later (about 3") to cover the pumpkin seeds.

Now for the fun! Carve a jack-o-lantern.

Scoop out the pumpkin seeds and pumpkin goop and pop it all in the raised bed.

Admire your pumpkin masterpiece. So silly!

Gently cover the pumpkin seeds and goop with organic soil.

Let the seeds and goop sleep soundly through the winter under 3″ of soil.

A sweet blanket of snow will keep the seeds moist. Sleep tight.

In the spring, add wildflower seeds to the bed for a summer explosion of flowers.

Drought-tolerant wildflower seeds -- Amazon LINK.

While quietly, below ground, the fairy godmother pumpkins are working their magic.

Suddenly, one day in late spring, enormous green leaves with glowing yellow flowers will pop up in the bed.

And before you can blink…Fairy Godmother pumpkins will begin to peek through the leaves! In your own raised garden bed!

Almost as if by magic!

Maybe it is magic!

Doodle T and Me!
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Frequently asked questions

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  • Pat25637285 Pat25637285 on Sep 17, 2021

    When planting pumpkins - don’t you start in April ????

  • Lydia Lydia on Sep 17, 2021

    I love your garden story! Who doesn't need a little magic in their life these days! Lucky kids!😉 Have you thought about writing a children's book? I bet it would be wonderful!

  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on Oct 04, 2021

    Hi! Lovely bed of pumpkins and flowers! How did you water? I used a drip tape on mine and some of the pumpkins ended up on top of the tape and rotted (or I was overwatering).


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  • Nicole Nicole on Sep 25, 2021

    Love your story and I am going to try this out in our little garden we just started this year with my daughter. Thank you!!❤

  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Oct 04, 2021

    Hi Nicole - thank you! - so glad you enjoy this magical garden adventure! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!