Year after year, I throw the old pumpkins under the back (side?) deck after Thanksgiving.
Yes, I have noticed from time to time, a few vines and orange flowers growing under said deck, but never a pumpkin.
I didn't often look at the side of the house this year, since I didn't plant any flowers out there this season, but sometime in August, I noticed the 'pumpkin' vine was growing out from under the deck.
August 10, 2022 - FBWe have a pumpkin! First time!
Now, not really knowing much about plants and not being a farmer, it didn't occur to me that this vine would be anything else but a pumpkin patch. It did look like squash, but I don't throw squash under the porch (don't even buy it), so I thought maybe given time it would grow to look more like a pumpkin.
September 1, 2022 - FBPumpkin Update: I’ll take a closer look later but it looks like three pumpkins now. #DCsPumpkinPatch(Edited to add: Doug says they look more like squash <and they do > but I’ve never thrown squash under the porch so )
September 9, 2022 - FBPumpkin update: (why am I so excited about this? I don’t know!)Still only 3 but the vine is really spreading out! #dcspumpkinpatch
September 22, 2022 - FBThe “pumpkins” are getting big (bigger than they look in these photos) DC has pumpkin decorating on Sunday with best buddies and wants to bring one. I guess I’ll let him do squash decorating. I still don’t know how I ended up with squash but …He doesn’t mind yellow.
October 14, 2022 - FB“Pumpkin Update” - yes, they are still squash but here, we are calling them pumpkins.We only had three for the longest time. Picked the originals but they just keep coming!
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