Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another garden update

It's been a while since I've updated about our "garden". We haven't actually done much to it since the last update, just left it alone to see what would become of it. Much to our surprise, things are still growing out there-sunflowers and pumpkins at least. In fact, it has turned into quite the pumpkin patch out there! I didn't realize that one little packet of pumpkin seeds would produce so many pumpkin plants! They are everywhere!
We have everything from pumpkin flowers (oh, and weeds)
To little tiny green pumpkins
To great big green pumpkins
To pumpkins that are starting to turn orange.
To big giant ORANGE pumpkins!
We are so excited!

Unfortunately, it looks like we planted our pumpkins a tad bit too early this year. We have several that look like they are going to be ready any day now. So, we may not be able to use them for Halloween. But, Daniel has promised the kids that when we get some that are ripe, we will make jack-o-lanterns out of them anyway. The kids' plan is to save the seeds and plant an even bigger pumpkin patch next year.

Our sunflowers have grown as well (two of them anyway). One of them is HUGE-taller than Daniel! It finally bloomed this weekend and it is so pretty!
The other sunflower is not quite as tall, but looks like it is also ready to bloom. These seeds are also going to be saved for next year.
(For those who haven't met him, that's our dog, BACON. Daniel rescued him as a puppy-someone tied him to a garbage bag and put him out to be picked up with the trash.)

The kids have made a list of other things they want to grow next year. The thing at the top of the list is STRAWBERRIES. I can't wait to see how that one turns out!

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