Monday, August 4, 2008

Pumpkin Update

I've missed the last two Sunday Strolls because we've been travelling. I know there are some of you who like to check on the growth of my neighbor's pumpkins, so here's a Monday Stroll to keep you all updated. Don't you love the flowers he plants along the street?

Here are two growing close enough to be shaded by the same tarp:


This is the first one to show any color:

I call this one The Couch-Potato Pumpkin, because it sort of "flows" like a fat belly!

This one is the biggest. It's huge! I'm sure it will be the one he takes to the competition, and I think it will be a lot bigger than last year's.

14 comments:

eco 'burban mom said...

HOOT! Those are so funny!! I wish my kids could see those in person, they defy gravity!!

Joyce said...

ECB-The grade school down the street always marches all the little kids down to see the pumpkins right before they get picked. They are sooo excited by them!

Green Resolutions said...

This just blows my mind. We go to a pumpkin farm every October and I'm always amazed, but these are ridiculous! I didn't realize the care they require with the shading and all :)

Donna said...

Those are huge! Thanks for sharing & keep those pumpkin pictures coming. :)

CindyW said...

Wow. These babies are huge!!! Are they the edible kind?

Joyce said...

GR-I'm amazed by the work involved, too!

Donna-I'll keep 'em coming!

Cindy-I suppose you could eat them, but that would be a pretty big pie.....

Bugs and Brooms said...

Those things are huge! DD is already talking about getting pumpkins this year! She loves them - like all little kids.

Green Bean said...

Okay, now I'm feeling the need to compete. I've got a couple of banana squash in my front yard the size of a two year old - no lie. Still growing, too! Still, my pumkpins never took off so I come here for my pumpkin growing fix.

Joyce said...

BandB-I love how kids start talking about Halloween months beforehand. Mine use dto plan their costumes a year ahead!

GB- you need to post a picture of those squash!

Abbie said...

Thanks for the update!
I'm pretty sure those are edible, but it's the little pumpkins that are really sweet. Good things come in small packages :)

Joyce said...

Thanks for a more expert opinion, Abbie. I have made pumpkin pie filling from scratch, but as you say, I used pretty small pumpkins, not the jack-o-lantern sized ones. I did crack me up to think about wrestling one of the whoppers into the house and cutting it up to fit in the oven!

Rose said...

This pumpkin is huge! The owner must spend a lot of time taking care of it; love its own little shade tent:)

Abbie said...

Haha! You'd have to climb inside to scoop out the seeds!

Which nursery rhyme was it that had a woman living in a pumpkin shell? It must have been one of your neighbor's pumpkins!

Joyce said...

Was it?-
Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
Put her in a pumpkin shell,
There he kept her very well.