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May 29, 2009

Don't forget the pumpkins, Mom!

It's a good thing I have kids, or nothing would get planted around here!  Yesterday, my son was perusing (ok, destroying) my new "Garden Manual" and he came across seed packets for pumpkins and wanted to know when they go into the ground.  "Well, I guess if we want pumpkins for Halloween we better get started!"  So it was off to start more seedlings even though truth be told, after the tomatoes and peppers, I don't want to see another seed flat for a good long while!  We planted a few of the classic orange jack-o-lanterns, a few white "Casper" pumpkins, birdhouse gourds, cucumbers and some flower seed.  If you ask Finn he will tell you "We planted pickles and birdhouses!"  Still no idea where the pumpkins will go.  I will probably plant them along the fence bed and just keep kicking the vines out of the yard each time I mow!

Aren't these seeds cute?  

And what the hay is this???  Where do I get to sit???  Apparently the term "Garden Dogs" was lost on them on the way to the living room.
We will be bottling our first batch of homebrew this weekend, and I spent 2 hours last night in front of the TV scraping labels off recycled beer bottles, scrubbing and sanitizing.  Hope Sailor/Farmer appreciates it.  No doubt he will actually notice my efforts this time, since it involves beer :)


  1. LOL...sailors and beer. Yep, he'll notice. :)

    Love the dog pic!

    It is getting a bit late for our neighborhood for pumpkin planting if you want anything really sizable by Halloween. You might have to sneak one in amongst the vines later.

    The casper pumpkin is super fun! Weird looking equals fun, yes?

    My garden is going nuts in crazy growth. Hope yours does the same.

  2. Christy, good idea about placing a few ripe pumpkins among the vines! I have a "harvest display" in the front yard instead of "Halloween" so I should be able to use the pumpkins up until Thanksgiving! I also usually do a pumpkin painting party after Halloween for my meetup group so I can get rid of all the excess! And yes, "sailors and beer", sigh....! At least my husband is relatively more responsible than the "average sailor", lol and enjoys GOOD beer :)