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 and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

pumpkins on the steps

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Blogger Mark Willis said...

The "warty" one is perhaps a little less attractive than the others, I feel!

October 05, 2011 2:11 AM

 
Blogger Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

I like the warty one...and the one of the bottom seems like a cross between a pumpkin and butternut squash? How wonderful :)

October 05, 2011 5:17 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

The seed catalog said the warts form because of the high level of sugar in the pumpkin. I am looking forward to cooking with the warty ones. The variety is Galeux D'Eysines.

October 05, 2011 10:48 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Bottom one is a small Long Island Cheese.

October 05, 2011 10:48 PM

 
Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

A lovely Autumn scene. I love the colours and smell of Chrysanthemums, it heralds the change of season.
Marian (LondonUK)

October 06, 2011 3:44 AM

 
Anonymous Pest control Portland said...

Those pumpkins look so very perfect for the halloweens! Not that they look scary but the color is just bursting!

October 06, 2011 6:55 AM

 
Anonymous Dawn said...

I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award !

October 07, 2011 6:42 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Wow! Thanks Dawn!

October 07, 2011 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Matron said...

Now that is something I used to love to see when I visited the USA. It never gets done here! shame!

October 08, 2011 2:42 AM

 
Anonymous michele said...

I think the best is the traditional orange pumpkin. Love the pictures of Skippy.

October 10, 2011 8:38 PM

 
Blogger Karen Anne said...

Do critters not nibble on those?

October 17, 2011 4:17 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Yes they do! I brought in two un-nibbled ones a couple days ago - the warty one and the LI Cheese are un-nibbled and I look forward to cooking with these. Maybe a Thanksgiving soup.

The critters (mostly squirrels) will have fun finishing off the two orange ones. They usually eat them pretty much gone before the frost hits.

October 17, 2011 10:56 PM

 

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