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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

pumpkin weight

Jeepers. It turns out the weight of my "giant" pumpkin is only 10.4 lbs.... :( Well, it certainly looks more like a 20 lb pumpkin to me.

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Blogger Dan said...

Kathy - Great pumpkin! I was wondering if you picked it right after it turned orange or did you let it grow on the vine longer?

I have one that has turned and two that are just starting and I am not really sure what to do with them. I have not tapped it to see if it is hollow yet as it is dark out know but I will try this tomorrow.

September 07, 2008 9:21 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

It was pretty much all orange so I picked it. I did not let it stay in the vine longer. But I'm not sure if this was the best to do. Maybe someone else knows.

September 07, 2008 9:31 PM

 
Anonymous Fern said...

10 pounds seems pretty big to me! That's bigger than a newborn baby

September 08, 2008 7:17 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

There's good point of reference. Its more than three times bigger than my baby was!!! But then, I did have a small one. (He sure didn't stay small very long... but that's another story.)

September 09, 2008 11:06 PM

 

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