August 22, 2012

Pumpkins: Update 4

It’s just amazing what a few rainy evenings will do for plants! I think the “big” pumpkin has doubled in size in the past week.

And all of a sudden, I am noticing a lot more smaller pumpkins on the vines.It’s a little hard to see, but there are three in this picture.

Their stems are initially very slender, and then all of a sudden, they really thicken to hold the weight of the pumpkin.

The pumpkins in the front are very different from the ones out back.

They’re longer and much paler.This one almost looks like a watermelon, but I am pretty sure it’s not, because all of the seeds came from the same packet.

The flowers are so fascinating, and when they’re blooming, they’re bright orange and about 6-8 inches across. But before they blossom, they’re strange looking.
They are very dramatic.

I have one of David’s pieces on my front steps and it looks like it’s about to chomp on one of the vines.

I am still intrigued with the tendrils and how they’re just grasping for anything they can wind themselves around. And when they don’t find something to grasp, they just keep winding themselves into a tight spiral.


  1. Hi Meg, the pumpkins look great--but the photos of the tendrils are superb. Have a great day. Mary

  2. Aren't pumpkin seeds amazing!!!! + Grand photos.

    1. I love growing pumpkins and gourds. They're just amazing.

  3. At the rate they are growing, you may have to have a sidewalk sale at some point, or else plenty to give away for Fall decorations. :-)

  4. Fabulous photos! The tendrils are amazing! The deer have eaten mine.


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