Attack of the killer pumpkins.
About six weeks ago I gave you a little peek at our pumpkins. They were taking over the entire bed and choking out everything in their path.
Well, not much has changed and they continue to amaze me with just how big they are getting. Last week Bill even cut them back since they had taken over part of the lawn.
The top part of the photo below was the pumpkin six weeks ago and the bottom part is now. It’s grown quite a bit hasn’t it?
The white roses I was so worried about are gone. I’m wondering if they’ll make a come back next year when we DON’T plant a gigantic man eating pumpkin plant there? There was actually a vine that grew through one of my pink rose bushes. Who knew pumpkins were so ruthless?!?
We’ve had to trim back some of the vines that were growing near the steps since they were starting to make using the steps dangerous. Just about the entire wall has been covered in pumpkiny vines. I swear, I wouldn’t be surprised if I woke up one morning and found my house completely incased in pumpkin vines.
Look at those vines just dangling, another week and they’ll reach the driveway.
It’s hard to see where it all began.
I guess I really can’t complain since there are already twelve pumpkins and more little buds to come. By the time fall gets here I’m going to be like Bubba from Forrest Gump…Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soufflé, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, baked pumpkin, spiced pumpkin…
We are going to save a ton on the trip to the pumpkin patch. Just the hayride for us thanks!
Have you ever grown your own pumpkins? Did it work out well for you?