Tuesday, June 30, 2009

pumpkin encore

A couple of months ago, we planted a pumpkin seed in a pot, which did fine until I had tried to transplant it to a proper garden plot - my thumb went from green to brown - Mr. Pumpkin plant totally shriveled up and died. So here is our second attempt - Mr. Pumpkin II. A little paranoid at the thought of killing another one, I am letting this one grow a bit larger before I transplant it... but not sure if I let it get too big already (oops)... our quest for an orange homegrown pumpkin continues!

10 comments:

our little love nest said...

Wish I could send you some of our invasive massive pumpkin plants. We planted white pumpkins this year and they are huge. (I think that they don't like being transplanted though.) xo

Christie Cottage said...

I should plant some pumpkins. I planted tomatoes.

Sometimes if you make yor own plantable pot, the moving to a bigger garden spot is easier.

TMCPhoto said...

Good luck, we'd like to grow one too but I'm paranoid that my growing skills are more brownish than green. I can hardly wait for halloween this year to carve a pumpkin and light it with the funky green lamp oil I got on vacation. The flame actually burns green and should look creepy cool flickering in a bright orange pumpkin. I hope this one makes the move.

Stacey said...

Wow, it is really taking off!!
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get some beautiful pumpkins. :)

Kelly Schulz said...

Hi Valerie! I just found your blog in the etsy forum. I love your blog and woodburnt creations! Such a neat idea!

Piggy said...

Wow.. I love your gardening stories :) I never knew you can "kill" a plant by transplanting them too young. Best of luck to your 2nd attempt.. do keep me posted on the progress.

Moxie said...

Hmmm...pumpkins huh? Every Oct I wish I had grown my own. Maybe this year I'll give it a go. Good luck on your home grown pumpkin endeavors!!

Rebecca said...

looking good!!

Elissa said...

pumkins are on our list for next year... also including strawberries and green beans. need to expand my garden!

Grace said...

That looks great. The same thing always happens to me; when I try to transplant a plant into a larger pot, it dies :(