The Great Pumpkin


Every time I see pumpkins when we are out and about I get even more excited to plan a pumpkin patch for next Spring. I have already decided I will keep the vegetable garden small and really focus on a proper pumpkin patch. I’m going to try and grow as many varieties as I can, and see what does best. I have started ordering seed catalogs, but would love to know if there a company you love?

garden report Sept/Oct






Here are some photos of garden harvest from September and October. Tomatoes are still abundant, I am thinking five plants was a bit much as I keep having to give away buckets full. I know I could can some sauce, but I don’t really have a day (or experience) to dedicate to it right now. The pumpkins are doing well, I had some new ones start growing at the beginning of October, so I keep on checking on those fellas each day. The sunflowers have all been picked over by the birds, but the flowers still look so pretty in their withered state. We only grew one tiny watermelon. It was adorable, and smelled great when we cut it open. But as you can see it was mostly filled with seeds. All in all I’d say I am still very happy with my little garden.

Garden Report: Tomatoes



The garden is simply out of control at this point, it no longer looks pretty. Our lawn mower is being difficult and the pumpkins are spread all over making it impossible to mow the grass anywhere near the garden, for fear I’ll run one over. So the garden has over grown grass all over it, cucumbers growing all crazy town. But besides looking ugly the garden is giving me gorgeous tomatoes day after day! I planted five different varieties and all but one of them have been ripening up really nicely. The other day I made two loaded tomato quiche, and have been using lots for sandwiches, but at this rate it is time for me to start checking for recipes. I am thinking a nice tomato soup or chili would use up a bunch. Do you have a garden? If so I’d love to see photos so please link any you have. I’ve already signed up for a bunch of seed catalogs to begin arriving this winter so I can plan next years garden.

Garden Report

Time for an update on the garden! Take a look back first at this photo just a few weeks ago, holy moly things have changed! The photo above shows the garden with out one weeks worth of growth between photo #1 and #2.
And here is the garden today! You can barely see the box frames or the mulch in the front area. The tomato plants are huge, most of them coming up to my chest. All of the squash, watermelon, and cucumbers are spilling out with crazy vines going everywhere! Its all pretty exciting!
All of the sad-cart perennials I bought on clearance are looking amazing, $3 very well spent.

So far I have been able to harvest a few zucchini, yellow squash, and cucumbers. But of course I am most excited for the tomato & pumpkins. I hope to be able to post again in a few weeks with some watermelons and maybe some pumpkins taking shape.