Thursday, June 2, 2011

pumpkins

Pat and I are hoping for another bumper pumpkin crop this fall. Right after last Thanksgiving, we tossed our display pumpkins and gourds into the front yard flower beds. We didn’t get any sprouts from the new bed. A likely explanation might be the bed's tenants. The bed is riddled with tunnels. Three large pumpkin plants probably were like a 24 hour grocery store to the chipmunks.
Luckily, everything seems to have sprouted in the other bed. Now if I could just remember what we tossed where. It would have been too organized to take a picture, so true to form, I didn’t. I know we had a pink pumpkin, a cinderella pumpkin, your run of the mill orange pumpkins and a whole bunch of gourds. I guess we’ll have to wait. I have convinced Pat that even though we have triple the source pumpkins, we can manage the vines so the other plants in the beds and the pumpkins can all coexist in harmony. When Pat says “uh huh”, that means she buys into my vision, doesn’t it?

8 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

Pumpkins and pumpkins and gourds - oh, my! This will be fun to watch. Hopefully I'll be able to be home more after these next few days!!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I think uh huh is an agreement...I hear it a lot from LongSufferingSpouse, though not about growing pumpkins. Mostly about honeydews..as in the 'Honey could you do that please...'

Lona said...

Good luck on managing those pumpkin vines. LOL! The neighborhood kids will be so glad you are growing pumpkins again this year.

Donna said...

Jim, I decided to grow pumpkins even though I had no space...bermed up a few areas around one of the raised beds and threw in some seeds...darned it they aren't all sprouting and growing fast....I hope I can manage the vines trying to get to the veg bed...uh huh is definitely a "we'll see" in my book...

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I haven't grown pumpkins in many years. You have had success, I didn't.

Eileen

The Redneck Rosarian said...

I know the neighborhood children will be looking forward to seeing these pumpkins this fall. What fun!

Alistair said...

Don,t think pumpkins grow in the North of Scotland. May just be that we haven't acquired a taste for them. Now Jim, you know very well that uh huh directed to us from the fairer sex can at times mean the opposite of what we expect.

Hoover Boo said...

You just reminded me to plant the pumpkin seeds. No pumpkins, no pie! Yours are looking healthy and happy.