Pumpkins in AUGUST!

In August you say? Well, we thought they were stray zucchini plants growing in our garden this spring, so we let them grow … and grow is what they did! There were about 4 plants originally, but one soon showed his dominance, and was soon 10 feet long. In an effort to contain it, Papa trained it up a 6 foot tall trellis. Of all the plants, three pumpkins grew, but one was found rotten from the bottom. Gabriella insisted we pick this one (there is still a smaller green one on the vine) before the weather, or the local critters, do it in. She has grand plans for this prized pumpkin … we are all looking forward to some of Mama’s wonderful soup!

Pumpkin in August.

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