I'm thinking about planting a small pumpkin patch(half acre or so) to hopefully make a few dollars in the fall. I have about 2 weeks to decide how to proceed. I'm not going to put a lot of money into this as far as drip irrigation, regular chemical applications, etc., just $20 or so of treated seed and a few applications of Sevin dust or a similar inexpensive pesticide. Maybe side dress with a little 10-10-10. I just want to lightly test the waters. The land I'm thinking of using is in fescue sod, pH about 5.5, medium fertility, well drained. I'd really rather not till if I don't have to. Will this work? Bush-hog and allow a few days for re-growth. Round-up the area , allow time for burn down. Run a single shank soil ripper where the rows will be. Plant by hand or borrow a friends gardenway seeder. Control grass/weed growth between rows with either bush-hog or lawnmower until the pumpkin plants take over. Does this sound do-able? Also anybody have any clue on yields? I'm leaning towards Howden. Should I expect one fruit per plant, one fruit for every 2 plants? Any comments are welcome!