Sunday, August 01, 2010
after last fall we had 2 pumpkins left that we had not carved. Sometimes we don't have the heart to carve them up. SO I sat them outside in February or so...to let nature take its course and allow them to decompose or the squirrels to eat their seeds. We actually got 2 pumpkin plants one year by doing this but NO pumpkins from the plants. The plants died.
BUT I happened to look behind the neighbor's shed a few weeks ago and noticed some large PUMPKIN PLANTS growing in her fertile soil...flower beds she has all around her shed. Now she does not ever plant anything there. There are flowers that come up every year...wildflowers and she trims them back I think sometimes....but she does not really pay attention to anything back there. She pays someone to come mow her yard so I am not sure she even knows anything is growing back there...
Guess what? The other day I saw something big and orange...and figured it was a pumpkin...and I was right! IT is growing pumpkins! I guess the squirrel decided to take some seeds next door and bury them in her flower beds! There is one pumpkin so far ....and it is very good size! I wish they were on our side of the fence....but they are not. I told Noah we will have to grow some of our own properly this next year or something.
Anyway...this really made my day to see this pumpkin!