Giant Produce

Squeek and her pumpkin

As discussed before, Squeek prefers to romp around the vegetable garden rather than stay on her side of the fence. Since she insists on being in there I’ve decided she might as well be useful (other than chasing rodents with fluffy tails).  Sitting politely next to one of our volunteer pumpkins you can get a scale of how big it is. It’s the largest pumpkin I’ve ever grown. Well, I don’t know if I can say “I’ve grown it” since it came up on it’s own and I’ve done nothing for it. I believe the variety is Howden.

Bucket of Food Gathered Yesterday

Yesterday we harvested a tomato that weighed 1lb 3oz. It’s the big one in the photo. It’s also the largest tomato I’ve ever grown, so I’m quite proud of it.

This year, even though it’s been unseasonably cool, has been a lot better than last year, and for that I am grateful.

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  1. You have a volunteer that grows that big? I can't even get the one's a purposely put in the ground to grow.

  2. Stephanie says:

    That is a great looking bucket of veg and eggs! Wow! What an amazing feeling that must bring each time.

  3. @Turling – I call it luck! That plant came up randomly in our bed of peas, which might be reason why it's so big. It got tons of nitrogen thanks to the legumes. Last year we planted 16 hills of pumpkins and didn't get a single squash, so maybe it's karma coming back to reward my patience and commitment?

    @Stephanie, Thanks! It does feel good!

  4. Urban Dirt Girl says:

    I have bucket envy!!! That is some beautiful food you have there. Congratulations!

  5. You'll have to save the seeds from you Pumpkin.

  6. Curbstone Valley Farm says:

    Too Funny. Squeek looks amazingly proud of her pumpkin! A whopper it is too! Glad to see someone's tomatoes are ripe. Our cherries are, but our heirlooms, although quite large, and plentiful…are still green. Oh well, soon. Just need less fog :P

  7. Nehha N Josshi says:

    I had seen a pumpkin of that size and that colour in my story book when I was a kid:)

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