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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

As I checked out the patch this morning, here’s what I found:

The GOOD-nice looking Polar Bear pumpkins, maturing gourds, and an amazing spider among other pollinators




The BAD-squash bug eggs and hatchlings


The UGLY-a spot of “stressed” plants covered with black insects


I was concerned about these ugly bugs and vines, so I collected some sample insects, snapped some pictures with my tablet (loving the help of technology), and headed to Stutzman Garden Center. The diagnosis was good-those are not aphids or mites, just some gnats attracted to the pumpkin nearby that had been nibbled on by some critter. The critter is most likely to blame for the damaged vines too. Whew!

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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Today’s the Day!

Today is the kick-off of the pumpkin patch season for Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm, nestled in the Smoky Valley between McPherson and Lindsborg.There is a beautiful selection of pumpkins and gourds from which to choose. The perfect jack-o-lantern is waiting inside of one of those pumpkins just for you!

Sundance Farm will be with us today from 1-4:00. Horse drawn wagon rides with Scotty in the lead!

Come out to enjoy a beautiful autumn day with your family and play all day. We’ve got plenty of Grammy’s famous cinnamon rolls and cookies fresh from the oven. We are excited to see old friends and make new friends this season!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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Glorious Gourds

Angie has been busy! Check out these awesome Birdhouse gourds she painted. I think that they are super cute! She said she learned a lot about paint type, finish, etc. while working on these.

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch in McPherson, Kansas 2012

Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – One Last Hurrah!

Tomorrow is your last chance to come enjoy the day with us at Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch! It is hard to believe that the season is coming to a close.  If you are still looking for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, fall decor, or just plain family fun, come out tomorrow for the Great Pumpkin Sale.  How big are your arms?  We still have a good variety of pumpkins, gourds, bales, corn stocks…but not for long!  

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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch


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