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Pining for Pumpkins

April 29, 2009

My neighbor’s kindergartener loves to be outside experiencing how plants grow. Since our gardens are right next to each other, she visits quite often and always has great comments and questions. The other day she was over looking at the pumpkin seedlings and was anticipating the wonderful, huge pumpkins that might grow in the pumpkin patch. She was only slightly disappointed when I told her that these pumpkin vines would only grow the small sugar pumpkins that are used to make pies. Her attention redirected, she immediately began planning recipes for glorious pumpkin pies. Maybe another year we will try to grow a giant pumpkin in the Carolina Victory Garden.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2009 4:26 pm

    Kids and gardening are a great match.

  2. April 29, 2009 10:02 pm

    Reminds me of the days when the farm down the street would allow us kids to bring a wagon and select our own pumpkins from the ones not harvested. Now the farm is a subdivision.

    • Lauren permalink*
      April 30, 2009 9:21 am

      Hi Randy, my grandmother’s farm is now a country club.:( I do love seeing the wonder in kid’s eyes as they see the plants grow and ripen.

  3. May 7, 2009 9:40 pm

    Goodness, I think growing special pumpkins that are extra-delicious for pies is much more fun…. and that the giant pumpkins for carving are not so tasty! Hopefully, she’ll help you make the pies from your pumpkins.


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