Fertile Fridays: Pumpkins on the Run

| August 1, 2009 | 5 Comments


Oh my. Apparently, the  pumpkins really like the sunshine and occasionally bouts of heavy rain. In the past week, the leaves have gone from what I thought was a good size to enormous and they have extended vine fingers into my lawn … with curly-ques that are wrapping around whatever they can reach. It’s sort of like Little Shop of Horrors, without the creepy talking plant.


Meanwhile, I picked a handful of ripe sungold tomatoes today and saw several more that will ripen in a few days time. The New Girls are stubbornly green still. So much for being an “early” tomato.


I also harvested three of the green peppers, which I am going to chop and use very soon.


The Brussels sprouts are growing, growing, growing. Of the three stalks I planted, one is quickly developing lovely sprouts and the other two are coming at varying paces. I guess that means three Brussels sprouts harvests for me. Yay!

Strangely though, the carrots … which had shown early signs of growing, have all but disappeared. I am not sure how long I will wait before replanting, but that does seem like the only sensible thing to do if the carrots don’t sprout soon.

Category: garden

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Mangochild says:

    The weather seems to have prompted everything to wake up out of a stupor and get going here too. Your Brussels sprouts, they look great, and so quickly too. One of my fav veg. Odd on the carrots. I didn’t plant any earlier, but was thinking of trying a bit as a fall/late fall crop if there is still time to ge them in the ground.

  2. zoe p. says:

    The plants look so beautiful!! Aside from the promise of produce!

  3. Your garden looks fantastic! I should have you come down for the weekend and start working on mine!

  4. maris says:

    Ooh just reading this makes me so excited for pumpkin season! I can’t wait for pies, bars and pumpkin cream cheese :)

  5. Well it looks like instead of the usual kid enterprise of lemonade stands, Will can start a pick-your-own pumpkin patch

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