We picked pumpkins today! It's a little early but I didn't have much choice. My 2 dogs (in the background) broke through the garden fence to eat the cucumbers a month ago. In there quest for crunchy garden treats, they trampled all the pumpkin plants. All of the vines are now dead, so we had to cut the pumpkins before we lost them too! And yes, the dogs even ate a few of the smaller pumpkins! LOL!
We were able to get 27 pumpkins from our small little patch we planted. This was our first year we've tried them. I SEVERELY underestimated the real estate they were going to need. They completely grew outside the garden fence! It was a jungle!
We will save a few for Halloween/Fall decorations but the rest are destined to be made into fresh pumpkin pies!!! OOOHHH YEAH!! My mouth is watering just thinking about a home made, fresh ~NOT FROM A CAN~ pumpkin pie! And I know if my Mom is reading this...hers is watering too. I made one last year and shared some with her! It was an awesome pie!
But for now, they are all lined up on the railing safe and sound from the dogs! :)