Hubby and I have a compost spot on the back side of the extra garage. The main thing we use it for is garden compost. Early this spring I noticed that there were lettuce plants growing there. I had a chuckle out of that and happily harvested several meals of fresh lettuce from the plants growing in the compost bin.
After the lettuce was petering out I saw other plants starting….Hmmm. Maybe zucchini I thought. I figured I was wrong once I saw the plant growing like CRAZY and extending out into the lawn. Hubby wanted to get rid of it but me, I wanted to keep it and this time, I won. We left the plant to grow.
Over the summer we would look and check and try to figure out what the plant might be. About a month ago we decided it had to be pumpkins.
The childcare kids have had lots of fun watching them grow. They know the exact spots where the pumpkins are and will move the leaves to get a peek at the hiding pumpkins. They’ve had the most fun watching them change colors. Right now we have several that part orange and part green.
Check out and see how far they have grown!!!
I keep hoping that the orange colors will get a little darker. Right now, none of the pumpkins are huge but that’s okay. If they at least turn orange, they will work perfectly for displaying on the front steps.
I vaguely remember throwing the pumpkins that were at the front of the house in the compost pile….I’m guessing that’s the seed that this pumpkin plant started from. The kids are having enough fun with it that I’m tempted to actually throw the pumpkins in pile again this fall with the hope that pumpkins will grow again! (Let’s not tell Hubby I said that.)
Ever couple days I go out and turn the vines a bit so they don’t extend out into the road. Who new my “zucchini” was actually a pumpkin plant.