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Monday, June 11, 2012

Garden Surprise

Yesterday I came across a good surprise.
A few sprouts of my favorite thing, PUMPKINS!

Last year I had put a couple of pumpkins in an old wheel barrel whose blooms had long since passed. So I covered the dirt with big orange globes and called it decorating.

Fast forward several months.

Those pumpkins sat there and rotted, which is a good thing.

BUT, I still didn't know if anything would happen. In years past I would throw all the pumpkins in the compost pill and nothing would happen.

Someone has since told me that the seeds inside a pumpkin aren't going to grow because they are sterile.

Guess they were wrong!

I'm a happy camper! Even Hubby is excited (he sees less money spent at Halloween).

Any how, I'm going to take those little sprouts and plant them all over my yard and cross my fingers that I get pumpkins this year!

Take care, Brandie


Heather said...

Exciting, hope they grow into great Halloween decor!

Lori said...

I have a bunch coming up in my compost...either pumpkins or cantaloupe. I have no idea how to tell the difference. I hope you get yours to grow after transplanting.

Library Gal Quilts said...

more things grow in the garden that have been planted. didn't someone famous say that? :)

jirons42 said...

Once I washed the seeds from a pumpkin so I could roast them and one of the seed must have fallen into the drain because shortly after that I had a pumpkin vine growing out of the drain into the sink. My kids wanted me to let it stay there to see if we would get pumpkins growing in the sink.

Esther said...

I'm with you on the pumpkin thing, I love them, and call my autumn decorating, "decorating with pumpkins" They go with everything don't you think?