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Frost on the Punkin'

October 30th, 2006 at 07:04 am

My parents used to say there was frost on the punkin' when we had a cold morning and this morning........I've got the real thing for the first time.

Since I discovered my mystery plants were truly pumpkins....they are covered with a thin coating of frost, making them look like they have been covered in glitter. Very pretty, but a chilly 27 here this AM.

I'm glad I spent time yesterday hauling produce into the shed. I've got several boxes of acorn and butternut squash, along with 9 pumpkins that are basketball size AND have ripened to be totally orange. (not sure if there is anything to be done with all the pumpkins that are still totally dark green) I managed to salvage a colander of green tomatoes and have them inside beginning to ripen.

Two huge zuchinni were the last veggies to be brought in. Despite all the jokes about this vegetable, I had more requests from family for side dishes with this than anything else over the summer. I had 4 plants and think it was just about right for our household.

I managed to collect multiple envelopes of seed from flowers and veggies over the last couple weeks, so FREE plants next spring. Dreaming of a green house now....or at least a cold frame set up.....or a couple of other local gardeners I could share seeds with. Gardening is definately one of those hobbies where it is hard to be satisfied! Smile

2 Responses to “Frost on the Punkin'”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    "Since I discovered my mystery plants were truly pumpkins...."

    i love mystery plants! my mom had some that turned out to be self-seeding tomatoes. didn't know there was such a thing, but there they were.

    the house i bought in july was originally owned by an avid gardener (there's a dilapidated green house and potting shed with power & water run to it). needless to say, i can't wait for my first spring to find out what all my mystery plants are!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Sounds great! I am ready to pull out the swingset (the girls are getting too old for it!) and put in a nice garden! Can't wait for next year!

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