Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We Have Pumpkins!

Remember our pumpkin plants that we discovered growing from last year's jack-o-lanterns? This blog entry shows where those plants started. Now look at them, growing next to and competing with the zucchini:

I had read somewhere that pumpkins and zucchinis may not do well next to one another because they are both squash and might try to cross pollinate. Then I heard that only the 'children' of this year's plants would be effected (if I tried to save the seed to replant next spring). Either way, I thought we might end up with some kind of weird pumpccini or zucckin...but so far, we've harvested 5 beautiful zucchinis (with more of them growing). AND, after months of searching through the huge pumpkin plant for any signs of blossoms turning to fruit, we finally one TWO gorgeous pumpkins! One is getting pretty big!

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