We ran out of room on The Mommyland Farm for the pumpkins so we planted them on the side of the house in a little garden. I have to admit, that while I’ve been pumpkin picking before I’ve never realized how big one tiny little plant can get. We planted this little thing in the spring and I really didn’t think it would be too much bigger.
I can honestly say I was only expecting maybe a pumpkin or two to grow on this little plant.
Man was I wrong!
While no one was looking or paying much attention that pumpkin plant exploded in the garden. I swear, one day it was that tiny little guy you see above and the next day it was this monster…
So whose brilliant idea was it to plant this thing here? Not mine! At this rate it’ll have the whole bed and half the backyard covered by fall.
Have you ever seen the movie Little Shop of Horrors? I’m pretty sure that I’m going to go out there one morning and get eaten by this thing.
As you can see by the photo our pumpkin plant has no fence around it and it completely out where the animals can get to it, yet noting has touched it. Meanwhile I have woodland creatures doing all but parachuting into the garden to eat the other veggies.
Only in Mommyland.
This killer pumpkin plant isn’t just taking over the whole bed, it’s actually creating pumpkins. Who knew? There are little tiny pumpkins all up and down the vine, so I’m hopeful we’ll be able to to the pumpkin picking in our own backyard this year.
The biggest of our little pumpkins.
Isn’t it cute? Like a man with a funny hat.
While I’m super excited to have a successful pumpkin plant I’m a little worried about what it means for everything else in that bed. We planted it there because we underestimated just how big it would get and now it’s threatening everything else in it’s path. There are a few bush type things in there that I really don’t care much for but I also have three rose bushes. I love my roses. The pumpkins are already trying to choke out my lone white rose bush and they’re moving in on the other two.
Skip the lines at the pumpkin patch this year, I’ll give you a good deal on a pumpkin!
Have you ever underestimated how big something in your garden would grow?