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Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 15, 06 at 13:37

Well....... likely just talking to myself but we had great pumpkins this year. Funny, I kept reading about a bad pumpkin crop, something about rain and fungus. My kids just plopped last years Halloween pumpkins on the compost heap and we got 15 small but beautiful pumpkins. They carved some for Halloween and I made some of the best pumpking pie any of us have ever had.

The seeds went back in the same spot so we are hoping we are as fortunate next year. Got some nice gourds the same way as well.

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RE: Pumpkins

I pick up every pumpkin, haybale and dried up mum I can get from the curb and use them for compost.
I put them on my hillside.. which is really an eroding sandy weed infested slope, that the Long Island Railroad made ... but hillside sounds so much better.

After reading your post I found a strange bird house gourd green and white.. I put that on my hill. I am hoping for volunteers in the spring.

My neigbors have a clear view of me unloading my car. I know they think I am a little kookie!
Maybe next fall I will have enough pumpkins I can share with them.


RE: Pumpkins

My pumpkins died prematurely...a sad, shriveled demise ;-(

RE: Pumpkins

  • Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 16, 07 at 12:44

Pumpkins are still rotting on the top of the compost heap. Starlings descend on them from time to time. Hope they leave some seeds.

RE: Pumpkins

How are your pumpkins doing this season?

RE: Pumpkins

  • Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 20, 07 at 11:50

They did some strange things.

One vine took off early and produced eight small but beautiful pumpkins in early August. August seemed an odd time to be eating pumpkin pie!

Another vine started under the kids' rabbit cage. It's become a monster! It went up and over the top of the cage, around and over a small redbud, through a climbing rose and into an arborvitae where a small green pumpkin is now dangling precariously. Other vines of the same plant are doing their best to run across the driveway. We did get some borer beatles whose worms damaged all the pumpkin vines. Had to do battle with them by poking through the vines with pins and trying to surgically remove/kill them. Now the vines are looking much better.

One vine thus far has had only male flowers so... no pumpkins on that one. Never seen that before.

Hard to know if we'll have the same success by Halloween as we did last year..... been interesting though.

How's your garden grow?

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