Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Houston, we have...

Houston, we have lift off.
Or more accurately, we have gourds.
Awesome bumpy yellow gourds with beautiful green ends.
And loads of them!
And I spy with my little eye, a pumpkin of some sort!

Who knows what it will be, I buy all kinds of pumpkins: green ones, white ones, strange orangey ones, regular orange ones. They all go on the compost heap in November.

Now *this* is exciting.

(And the first squirrel I catch near that vine? Off with it's head.) (Just joking. Sort of.)

14 comments:

  1. It is fun to watch things grow. Especially great to teach that to Jack. My kids favorite thing in our garden is the volunteer watermelon! I'm afraid for them though that it will freeze before they ripens. They love it more I think because no one planted it.

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  2. i've never been able to grow anything but weeds!

    i read on someone's blog (i think my paper crane) where she put rubber snakes around her plants to keep the animals away.

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  3. YAY!!! You have gourds and pumpkins!!! They are so much fun to grow, especially with kids!
    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  4. How wonderful to see so many veggies in your garden. I've had the worst year. My pumpkin plants and cucumbers just aren't growing. It's the strangest thing. Of course the squash is.

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  5. Our pumpkins and gourds did great. One problem. They were full grown and ready to pick in July. Nothing says Summer like a porch full of pumpkins and gourds!

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  6. That's fantastic! I can't grow anything but deadly morning glories and lots and lots of weeds. They say you can spray a mixture of I think cayenne pepper and water on plants to keep the critters away. You may want to double check whether it's really cayenne pepper but i think it is. It's harmless yet effective, the buggers won't come near it!

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  7. I love pumpkins. I spend all of October at school teaching units about how pumpkins grow and reading pumpkin books and making pumpkin crafts. Of course there's pumpkin bread, too. Anyways, I'm excited for the pumpkins to start growing. Have you seen blue pumpkins?? I bet Jack would love them.

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  8. Yay! They are here! I really wish we would have grown some this year!

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  9. i love white pumpkins! we didn't grow any this year...not enough room!

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  10. How great is that - I'm so excited for you! Oh how I wish we had a garden - I should do some large planters or something. WE do have a patio. Enjoy!

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  11. Yes off with their heads lol . We're having a problem with mice. The little buggers are every where.

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  12. Oh, how I miss my garden. Renting does have it's pitfalls, and it's hard to grow pumpkins on a 4x6 porch...

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  13. Imagine how big these will be by Halloween or for decoration on the Thanksgiving day table? Perfect!

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  14. leslie8:17 AM

    oh i love the gourds, "something" ate more than half my pumpkins (hope they tasted good!) so i dont have the pile i thought i would for the fall. i love it when the pumpkins start turning orange!

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