What am I talking about? Check out here for the original post. So, 15 days later, this is what is going on...
Yep, that tall one in the back is a "pie" pumpkin -yum! They have grown so much in the last few days that I had to prop the lids open with a chopstick.
I started this with the notion that you plant more than you want, because some do not take, right? Usually due to Gardener-error, as in, maybe wetting the seeds and letting them dry out? It happens. However, I consider this a huge success! What does that really mean??? Ahem, glad you asked.
It means that I now have 9 pumpkin vines!! My garden has 3 prolific lavender bushes next to all of the veggies and the bees are being ever so helpful... Each vine will yield at least 1 pumpkin, and they need room to grow! I am considering cutting out some of the lawn -it is all yellow anyway. Not really. Maybe I could let the vines grow across the lawn and we could just mow around them. Why couldn't the carrots grow? They are nice tight little packages!! I think the seeds were old. Definitely tossing them in the compost. I'm gonna
On second thought, I guess I could wait for the plants to flower before I start counting my pumpkins... nah!
The white pumpkins have just come out in the last few days. The onions are taking a bit longer too. If you squint, you can see them next to the pumpkins.
Spooktackular Pumpkin; planted 2, sprouted 2
Cinderella Pumpkin; planted 3, sprouted 2
White Pumpkin; planted 2, sprouted 2
Pie Pumpkin; planted 3, sprouted 3
Zucchini; planted 4, sprouted 3
Green Onions; planted 4, sprouted 4
Carrots; planted 4, sprouted -big fat 0
**3 Ready-for-seeds-wells; planted 0, sprouted 0
**Maybe that's why it only took me 15 minutes! I wrote the type of seed planted on the lid of each container -and somehow missed 3. I didn't notice until about a week ago that nothing was written on those 3 lonely domes. I do not have enough room in my garden anyway! It was meant to be!