While dumping stuff in my compost and fighting off the mosquitoes today, I found these two little, softball-size guys already ripe in my compost pumpkin heap! They must the the remnant of a pie pumpkin I threw out there. I can't believe they were ready so early.
There were even more growing and starting to turn!
My mom was over and said, "Hey, look at this other vine they are different! Look at this BIG green one!"
See him? Me neither. I thought she was just being my crazy, 'ol Mom at first, :) then I moved a few Hosta leaves aside.
My Mom was right. There it was. There Mom, I said it, you were RIGHT.
It was so exciting, he's already the size of a basketball! There is something so gratifying about growing and then finding little surprises along the way. I am going to guess him as Orange halloween type.
And for some odd reason I think pumpkins are male?
And this one is from the Jarrdale seeds I planted on the other side of the yard. He's already like a volleyball. They are supposed to be blue-green and Cinderella looking. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
I think I am going to be selling some gourds...
Rizzo Pumpkin Farm doesn't sound very authentic, does it..? Now if I said Rizzo Pizza Factory...
Here's one last sneak peek of my big makeover coming Monday...
Have a great weekend~!