Oops I did it again!

Posted by Liz McCoy Friday, August 1, 2014
A couple years ago we accidentally grew a batch of huge pumpkins on our old burn pile, and this year we're doing it again. 

  • Our method for growing pumpkins goes something like this:
  • In September/October buy a big huge pumpkin at the store or pumpkin patch.
  • Put it on the front porch along with all your fall decor.
  • In November toss it out back on the yard clippings pile.
  • Forget about it.
The next summer notice a couple HUGE leaves growing near where you dumped that old pumpkin and do nothing but watch them grow.

And that brings us to today:


This is our first pumpkin growing at this house and I'm excited to see 9 pumpkins on this plant in our backyard. It would be great to get at least 3 super nice big orange pumpkins (one for each kid) harvested for October.  I'll try and get an update in a few weeks.

We have another plant going on the front of the property that has grown but we've yet to see any pumpkins forming. I'm guessing this might be a different kind of pumpkin as the vines are not growing out as much as staying clustered together?? But, I'm garden-ignorant really so that's just a guess.

I looked up a little bit about growing pumpkins and read that poor draining soil will cause issues which is what we have on the front part of the property.  We cleared up a little bit of the standing water issue around that plant and we'll see if that plant starts producing.

So that's our "garden" right now are you growing anything? Was it accidental or on purpose?
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