Real Life Pumpkin-Growing

I’m going to share a sure-fire way to have beautiful pumpkins in your garden (or perennial bed) next summer. How did I learn this amazing tip? From experience, of course!

It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and it’s time to put away the hay bales, pumpkins and cornucopias in your outdoor display! What? You already have? Well, this won’t work for you, then, but keep reading anyway!

My tip is this: procrastinate. Leave it out there till the bottoms of the pumpkins rot. (This really won’t be visible by on-lookers, only you will know.) I actually think that in this picture, the offending pumpkins had already been swept behind the bales. Then get your husband to cover the rotting pumpkins with mulch, because if he picks them up, they will just fall apart. OK – Outdoor decorating faux pas averted!

Now, forget about it until the spring, when you will see this:

Transplant to garden (or huge patch of land- pumpkins sprawl like you would never imagine) Voila! Pumpkin Planting for Dummies!

Bonus tip: To grow cute gourds for the fall, throw all your cucumber and squash scraps behind a big tree on the outskirts of your property. Wait till you see a vine growing up with these funky looking cuke-ish squashy things. Put them in your fall display! There you go!

Do you have any Real Life tips to share?


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  1. Janel@Dandelion Dayz says:

    That is an awesome tip! I am so doing this with my pumpkin gourds this weekend!


  2. I did that with gourds last year!
    They came up through the grass clippings.


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