This time of year I tend to get a little Pumpkin Crazy!
I want dozens and dozens of them. In all shapes and sizes.
In the past I've had to struggle through the season with a handful at the most since I just can't seem to bring myself to paid the high price they tend to be around here.
This year I got smart and decided to grow my own.
The backyard veggie garden that has seen more flowers than veggies the past few years was planted with four different sized pumpkins and a few gourds. The only other thing I planted was a patch of Zinnia's which I can never been without during the summer.
The pumpkins were allowed to run wild, climbing and twisting their way though the garden however they wanted.
A few decided to go vertical and started growing up and along the fence which I thought was perfect and oh so cute.
The experiment was a success,
however I was very disappointed to only get one Jack O Lantern sized pumpkin on a single vine.
Next year I will know to plant more.
The little pumpkins and gourds grew amazingly well. I was able to fill up three buckets from only five pumpkin vines.
I'm already planning next years pumpkin patch.
Three buckets full is great but SIX would be better.
See what I mean, Pumpkin Crazy!
Are you the same way this time of year?