Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The great pumpkins and end of the summer garden

Aren't they gorgeous? We managed to get 3 pumpkins from our garden this year. These two and a bitty white one about the size of a cantaloupe. Speaking of cantaloupes, they did not do so well. Neither did my zucchini. You know I feel like a disgrace to gardening if I only get one zucchini all summer long. The crooknecks were so-so. We had these vine plants on the side of our house and the soil was pretty bad. That and the cat decided to use the area as his new latrine. Successes for the summer: tomatoes, cucumbers (remind me to plant them again!) beets and herbs. For some reason the bell peppers did not do well this summer. Maybe because the weather was too cool? And once again, I have not been able to get my act together in time to plant my fall/winter garden in September like my book says. Hopefully we can have some quality dig-in-the-dirt time this weekend and get some cool weather veggies in.

6 comments:

Jess said...

Wow! They are gorgeous!

sweetpea said...

Those ARE beautiful! Congrats on all your garden successes!

Char said...

Love the pumpkins!

My cantaloupes were crap this year, too. I tried a bite out of every single one of them...just in case one didn't suck. No luck.

Michal said...

nice job. i've been meaning to get some fall/winter stuff planted, too. i'm hoping it's not too late (and i'm further north than you.) i am willing to take the risk.

mindyluwho said...

I love the colors of the pumpkins. Someday I must try this gardening thing!

Lei said...

I agree, gorgeous. How fun! Next year you can etch them if you'd like, I psoted the directions on my blog baout this time last year. Fun project...

Pssst, I've got a surprise for you at my place. ;)