You work hard to grow pumpkins in nice hills, with a nice clear space around them…
…and yet, a vine growing out of the compost pile yields way more than all your careful efforts!
40 pumpkins, all from the vine(s) that came from our compost pile in the spring.
265lbs of pumpkins. Come on. That’s ridiculous.
Now we have to hope they taste good, as I generally only saved seeds from pumpkins that were delicious, and composted the pumpkins that were bland.
I guess I need to stop doing that, and just plant the bland pumpkin seeds, knowing they won’t do much, while composting the great-tasting pumpkins so they grow huge yields on accident.
I joke about growing pumpkins this way in a video from last month:
You can see the vine that made all these pumpkins in that video as well.
It’s pretty ridiculous how these accidental pumpkins always grow better than the intentional ones.
I won’t complain, though. As a commenter notes: “Five pounds of pumpkin per week for a year. That’s a good healthy amount of pumpkin, even for your family!”
Not bad at all.
I just finished a video on these pumpkins:
Hide and seek!
P.S. This morning’s accompaniment – a beautiful performance of Palestrina.