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snagfinder

Pumpkins in crappy soil

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I have a nice sunny spot in my back yard that wont seem to grow anything. There used to big a big black walnut tree close by and ive heard a lot of things don't like to grow in there water shed. My question would be if I dig holes and cut out bottom off five gallon buckets, bury them and fill with potting soil would that be enough good dirt to grow a decent pumpkin plant.

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Have you tried growing anything there before. I literally have a black walnut tree 15 ft from my garden. I won't plant radishes near it but never had issues with anything else growing close to it.

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Ive tried to plant watermelons, tomatoes, zucchini and now just trying to grow grass.(not working so well) When my parents lived there dad said he couldn't grow schit there either.

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About 15 feet away the hill drops off very sharp. Dad always thought it dries out to fast but I have tried watering a lot and it don't help.

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HMMMM......... some of my nicest, thickest lawn is under and around that tree. but i am pretty annal about picking up the leaves and them stems ASAP!!!

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1 hour ago, snagfinder said:

Ive tried to plant watermelons, tomatoes, zucchini and now just trying to grow grass.(not working so well) When my parents lived there dad said he couldn't grow schit there either.

 

Scorched earth from Alien landings?

 

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That goes back to my original question of would a buried 5 gallon bucket with the bottom cut off full of compost/potting soil be enough to grow  good pumpkin plants.

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My good pumpkin growing patch just gets to damn wet the last couple years.Three years ago 5 plants gave almost  a truck load of big pumpkins. Last year I must have planted 25-30 plants and only got like 6 pumpkins.  It was always muddy it seemed. That's why I wanna  try to get   them to grow in the crappy spot.

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I don't see why it won't work. Give it a whirl. I would seriously think of adding some good black dirt to that mix however. Just my opinion.

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