my roommate lance and i talked to our neighbor, lou, about gardening here in michigan. he's best described as an old hippie who is...well, awesome? yeah, he's pretty cool. dreads and a scarf, real soft spoken. his wife is exactly how you'd expect. long flowing earthy skirts and beads.
anyways, he described his crazy pumpkins he had, and was nice enough to give us some seeds from his 70 lb pumpkin that grew last year. crazy. anyways. we're gonna start growing the seeds in plastic cups in our house for the time being. lou told us what he used for fertilizer and the best time to plant so nellie and i are gonna hold off for now.