Back late last year, I bought a little punnet of Queensland Blue pumpkin seedlings with three tiny shoots, about 4cm tall. I planted the shoots in my flower-beds, under the rosemary shrubs. I’d forgotten about the plants as Cherry, me and the family headed to our beach house for the Summer. It wasn’t until Cherry’s Daddy checked in on our Melbourne home, to collect the mail and water the garden, when he called me in shock to say “the pumpkins have taken over the garden!” After just a few weeks, the tiny pumpkin seedlings had grown into gigantic monster creepers, swallowing our entire lawn! I asked him to send me some pics as I was in disbelief. This was the start of our 2012 Pumpkin Harvest!
Our manicured Sir Walter Lawn is still recovering from the pumpkin stampede but it was well worth it! It’s bulb season now and Cherry and Me are watching our Daffodils and Tulips pop up everywhere. We adore our little inner city garden and can’t wait for the next crop!