23 September 2021

Pumpkintastic

This year, for the first time we decided to grow a pumpkin.  We bought one small plant from the local garden centre and went home and put it in a pot.

It soon started to grow and we had lots of little pumpkins appearing.  Unfortunately when they got to a certain size the died off.  Hubby Googled all things pumpkin and found out that it meant that they weren't being pollinated properly.  The next time we had male and female flowers (who knew such a thing existed?) he mixed the two together and things began to take shape.


I watched closely over the next few weeks to see if it would grow.  And it did.

And it kept growing.


Until it was ready.


It's a little early for Halloween so I think next year we will start growing them a bit later.






6 comments:

  1. I've never tried growing a pumpkin, maybe we'll try next year, I think the grandchildren would love it!

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    1. The grandchildren would definitely love it. Just remember to rub your flowers together :0)

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  2. You have grown yourself a picture perfect pumpkin; for craving or eating? I grew pumpkins one year & yes I knew about male & female & there's photo of me somewhere out in the garden in my housecoat with a q-tip aiding my plants ... I'll say no more.

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    1. Everyone needed a little help sometimes. Even in the early morning, in your dressing gown!!

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  3. Oh nicely done. We've never grown pumpkins, might have to put that on our list to try.

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  4. I loved going out every morning to see how it was coming along. It's amazing how quickly they grow.

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