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.