I love pumpkins and can never seem to grow them. The vines are always iffy and never a pumpkin EVER!
I adore these heirloom varieties but I want to just grow one of any kind of pumpkin.
On my small city lot, space is tight so this year I started a vine right in the center of our front planter. I mounded lots of compost and let it go. It seems this vine has been growing forever so I figured well at least I can grow a vine. Maybe a pumpkin will come another year. Well imagine my surprise when I spotted this guy.
And this one. Could I have done it? My husband says until I cut that pumpkin from the vine, don't get too excited. But I just cannot help it. This is the closest to a pumpkin I have ever been.
This is where I grew it. The vine has covered my roses and taken over but I think it is pretty and I will plant here again next year. I may even take some of the plants out and use as another veggies space. I could see some corn in the back, sunflowers and veggies with flowers along the front border.
The flowers are at their end in here anyway so the vine can take over for now.
Maybe unconventional but that describes me.
The bees have been busy and I thank them.
Here is my main veggie garden in the front yard which is my only sunny spot.
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