Sunday, August 1, 2010

Surprise In The Garden

We've been frustrated that all of our pumpkins up until this point would turn yellow, shrivel up, and drop to the ground. A horrible wrinkled death.

The pumpkinless vines had taken over the yard, and I started thinking well, at least I'll have the vines. But today, Bean's foot hit something when we were inspecting the plants - a six inch pumpkin obscured by some taller grass.

It was like finding a golden egg.

Some other little guys seem promising too.


The two on the right have white blossoms - some form of brown gourd.



10 comments:

HalloweeNut said...

Good for you, dude!

Watch Me Eat said...

What type of pumpkins are they?

Rot said...

Not really sure about the pumpkins. A bunch grew from our rotted pumpkins from last year, since we like to leave a lot of seeds in them. I should really know more about different types of pumpkins.

Guess it'll be a surprise.

Autumnleaf said...

Rot, you definitely have some kind of gourd growing in there as well (the white blossoms)...should be fun!! GO Pumpkins!!

Ian & Devon said...

Rot, I've grown pumpkins for the last four years and I read a tip online on how to keep your baby pumpkins from shriveling up and dying. Here is the tip: You have to hand pollinate the female flower with the pumpkin growing from the base. Meaning, take a male flower, a flower without a pumpkin and one stamen, break it off the vine when a female flower has blossomed and rub the male flower inside the female flower stamen(she has four to five finger like things in a circle). When baby p's die its because they have not been pollinated. I hope this trick works for you too!

halloween spirit said...

Looks like it's coming along well! I'm still holding out hope for my pumpkins this year. :/

Zombie Mom said...

Yeah Pumpkins!

Jason-v said...

Sadly all mine in my burn patch died.. however there is one in the front yard that has produced 2 nice size pie pumpkins!! Congreats on the find!!!

Poplar Hall said...

Hey Rot,
Isn't that a wonderful find!!! I have a pumpkin patch that has yet to show even what you have! I will hope for the best!

SmartLiLBtch said...

My patch has been a bit bare as well, but we do have 1 8 in pumpkin for sure and a couple of "hopefuls". I started hand pollinating last week. *crosses fingers* Happy Gardening!