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The Mommyland Farm (Volume 20)

8 Aug

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?

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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.

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Look at those vines just dangling, another week and they’ll reach the driveway.

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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 soufflĂ©, 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?


The Mommyland Farm (Volume 16)

24 Jun

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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?


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