Plot #6: PUMPKINS!

Pumpkins, Forest Park Community Garden, plot 6Things are slowing down in our garden plot. On Saturday, I spent some time cutting down our broccoli “tree” (seriously, that thing was so tall and its root was enormous!), tearing out a tomato plant (the Cherry 1000 was not producing anything), and harvesting more than a pound of Brandywines and Juliets. I still have five more tomato plants that are flowering and producing, so I’m hoping to have a few more tiny crops before it frosts. And our loofah plant has two babies, but I don’t think they’re going to grow enough before the winter. I’m also swimming in parsley and thyme, but I’ll share more about that soon!

In the spring, Laura and I planted pumpkin and loofah seeds on the hill in the community garden. Sadly, no loofahs made it (I think the dirt was too heavy for them) but the pumpkins grew like gangbusters! Naoto and I picked our pumpkins last week, a tall one and a tiny one. They are on the lanai now with the mums and the waning summer plants. I need to get out there and take down the party lights and get rid of the sad summer annuals, but every time I think about it, the weather warms back up and we are able to sit outside and eat dinner!

Is your garden done for the year? Are you already making plans for next year? (I am!)

 

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7 thoughts on “Plot #6: PUMPKINS!

  1. Those are just perfect looking pumpkins☺

  2. Wow, your harvest sounds way more impressive than ours. Our dozen or so tomato plants did really poorly this season. I remember in years gone by I’ve had to create a sling/basket from them with the skirt of my dress to take them all into the house! This year I was lucky to gather in a handful at a time!

    If you’re looking for a way to use up any of yours I blogged a [pretty silly, but still tasty] recipe for a sauce yesterday. [It’s the first time I’ve blogged a ‘recipe’too!]

    • kimberly ah says:

      We always seem to have good luck with tomatoes, but not as much luck with the other stuff we plant. Every year, I say we are going to plant a nicer variety, but summer tomatoes are just my favorite thing, so why not fill a plot with them? 🙂
      I read your recipe and I’m going to tuck it away for next year when our bounty is overflowing!! It sounds delicious!!

  3. cath says:

    Your pumpkins are really something. Soup coming up? Yesterday I’ve started to clear the balcony garden. The bigger plants are ready for winter now. My hanging baskets with campanula are still flowering, I postponed cutting them back for another few days. Can’t
    letting go of the blue just yet.

    • kimberly ah says:

      I know what you mean, Cath. As I’m typing, I can see some of my morning glories still blooming outside, pretty bright pinks and blues among the brown changing leaves. It’s supposed to frost this weekend, so it looks like our gardening days are numbered here.

  4. Mom says:

    Your pumpkins look great!! Know they will look good on the lanai with your fall mums. Enjoy. Think our days of sitting out are numbered.

  5. Laura A says:

    Thanks to Naoto too for clearing the space!

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