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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

pumpkin on the counter

pumpkin

I suppose this is an unusual photo for summer.

Its a pumpkin I grew in my garden last year. I've enjoyed having its nice bright orange color on my counter all winter and spring. Its a Jarrahdale, a blue/gray pumpkin that ripened to orange midwinter. A really good keeper. This pumpkin is finally getting spots and so today I'm putting it out to the compost bin. :( I have a couple of new Jarrahdale plants in my garden that are growing fast in the heat. I'm looking forward to more of these.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

I would love to have a pumpkin around in the heat of summer- anything to remind me that cooler months are ahead!

June 29, 2010 11:30 AM

 
Anonymous Carys said...

Beautiful!

June 29, 2010 1:39 PM

 
Blogger Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

ah, too bad you didn't eat it but yes it is lovely.

June 30, 2010 2:15 AM

 
Blogger Toni said...

It is beautiful!

Wow... you got to enjoy it for a LONG time!

July 02, 2010 12:29 AM

 

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