This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Friday, October 10, 2008

pumpkin and gourds on the steps

gourds on the steps

I'm showing off my big pumpkin and three gourds! All from my garden (ooops - Skippy's Garden). I love to see them sitting out on my front steps - bright and cheerful. Happy Autumn!

Pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae spp.)

Decorative gourds



Blogger makhappy522 said...

Nice pumpkin! Wish I had mine. I had 2 big ones, one for me, one for my neighbor. They were stolen from our community garden plot. I guess people don't care how hard others work! My neighbor even put a lock on her fence! I hope it was kids and not adults who did this!

October 11, 2008 7:52 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Sorry to hear about your pumpkins :(

I have a lock on my garden gate too. Our community gardens occasionally have items stolen - squashes, flowers, compost, etc. People without locks hide their big pumpkins under garden debris while they are growing. Its too bad to have to worry about this.

October 11, 2008 11:33 AM

Blogger Ottawa Gardener said...

Wow, fantastic gourds. Are you going to make a bird hose with them?

P.S. Nice to see Skippy's garden again.

October 11, 2008 5:04 PM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Ottowa,

Yes I have bird house plans.

I've read the gourds need to dry thoroughly, til spring I think, before openings are cut. I hope to hang several on a pole together.

I am concerned the little one here may have frosted before I picked it and it may not dry well. It has some spots that may be rot. But I have another big one with a narrow neck ripening on the vine still.

Thanks for stopping by.

October 11, 2008 9:29 PM


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