Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gardens Week 15

Some of the pumpkins continue to turn orange... This is a comparison of the same pumpkin from last week to this week:

It's weird, because there is a pumpkin I was originally doing growth comparison pictures of, but after a couple of weeks, it totally stopped growing, so I stopped taking comparison pictures. But then there are some pumpkins that were just "BABIES" at the time I was taking pictures of the one, and they're now considerably bigger! I wonder what triggers some to grow, and some to stop? We have a few pumpkins I was actually planning on cutting off the vines as "babies", because the vines were growing a little out of control, and I'm glad I didn't, because they ended up being the bigger sized pumpkins!

And then there's THIS pumpkin, which is quite tiny (softball size, maybe?), and has been the same size for WEEKS AND WEEKS... The cucumber has grown quite a bit since week 12, though!

Last week, the two existing butternut squash were both the same size. This week, one started dying off, and the other grew like crazy in only a week!

I think we officially have 13 pumpkins, 1 butternut squash, the lettuce is still producing, the beans have died off, 6 cucumbers (we've eaten two, so we HAD 8), and probably around 40-50 carrots should they ever bother to ripen... Not quite as well as we'd thought we'd do, but not bad for a first attempt, and it's truly been very fun!


Kaci said...

That's a lot of pumpkins to carve :)

Cindy Lou Who said...

If the "flower" on the bottom of any squash related family falls off, the veggie will die and not continue to grow - happens to a lot of them here - cuz of water, bugs, etc. We have several lizards that live in our garden and i think they run along eating the ants and bugs and knock them off too.

Betsy said...

I love your little pumpkin! Too cute!!