This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

happy halloween

carving jack-o-lantern
dinner skip and jack
I bought a nice big pumpkin to carve for Halloween. My son carved it and I am saving the seeds to plant next year. The pumpkin I grew in my garden is the tiny one on the table next the two gourds - also from my garden. Skippy was surprised and barked loudly at all the kids who dressed up as Elmo or a dinosaur and came to our door for candy tonight. Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin -- Cucurbitaceae spp.



Anonymous Patrick said...

I think I remember reading somewhere almost all Holloween type pumpkins are F1 hybrids, with the possible exception of the Connecticut Field Pumpkin but yours doesn't look like one of these to me.

Of course there's no reason you can plant the seeds next year if you want to, but whatever grows probably won't be the same as your pumpkin this year.

November 03, 2007 5:18 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Thanks. I think I'll throw out the seeds and use the space for something more predictable.

November 04, 2007 10:19 AM


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