Thursday, August 6, 2009

an august pumpkin

15 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

I am so jealous all of my pumpkin plants died. It was our only major loss of the season but still soo sad.

August 6, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Sarah Sanders said...

He's so cute! lol! Thanks for making me smile first thing in the morning - I always enjoy my first stop here at CAF!
Have a great day-

August 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so cute! we've had so much rain here (north carolina piedmont) i fear my pumpkin seeds are rotting ...

August 6, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Out of 13 seeds, I had ONE plant come up.......it's growing like a champ, but no pumpkins yet......

August 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger TheRaspberryChicken said...

My pumpkin plants look great! The only problem is that there are no pumpkins on them!!! I don't know what happened ( or didn't happen). There are tons of blossoms...

August 6, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Karen Sue said...

I didn't try pumpkins yet. Is it growing up a fence? How heavy can that be and still be supported??

August 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

Boy, does it feel like autumn is on the way here in Washington state. After record heat, we now have days in the 60s, crisp air at night and even some leaves turning yellow. My pumpkins are going to have to hurry to catch up.

August 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Rachel B. said...

I have two pumpkin plants that I plan to make pumpkin pie out of. I believe they're called Connecticut Field pumpkins. What's really awesome is that they're a heritage breed that I'm hoping to get seeds from, although I'm leaning to actual sugar pie pumpkins.

August 6, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

I waited too long and didn't get my pumpkin seeds in the ground, so that shows a lack of progress for sure. Maybe next year.

Karen Sue - I was wondering the same thing: how will it be supported? My first thought was to pull up an old chair, or maybe a barstool, depending on how high it's off the ground. That would be a funny picture too.

August 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Rhonda Jean said...

The bits I see of your garden make me want to walk around in it. Good luck with your harvests.

August 6, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

I look forward to the pictures almost as much as the text.I definitely want to get some seeds dirty next year.

Raspberry Chicken - if I may, are there both female and male flowers on the vines? You can pollinate the females yourself (I had to one year, tons of flowers, but the female flowers kept rotting).

August 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous wildallium said...

You can totally hook that punk up with some old (or new if you dont' wear them...like me) hose (of the panty species) for support when you need it! They work great!

August 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

Thats about the size of my first pumpkin that I can see. Of course mine is on the ground meandering through my sweet corn and carrots....

August 7, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger TheRaspberryChicken said...

Colleen, You know, I'm not sure I even see female blossoms on them... Assuming I actually know the difference. But I do know the difference on my zucchini plants so I would think I could tell.

Thanks for the info though.

August 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Nice pumpkin vine. The idiot children I hired to mow my yard mowed over mine this morning. It WAS 12' long...now there's only a 2 foot section with one lone male blossom on it left. I am NOT impressed.

August 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

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