Monday, August 06, 2007

Annie, Annie, Quite Contrary

Does anyone know how to grow a successful pumpkin? I have two volunteer pumpkin vines in my front yard (they're not getting much sun).

These vines are courtesy of Decibel the parrot, who does not eat his pumpkin seeds.


Lavanah said...

Compost! and then more compost.

jarjar_head said...

I suppose it depends on your definition of 'successful.' Are we talking successful as in that it survives, or successful as in that it grows to become large?

Aquila ka Hecate said...

We grew pumpkins way too successfully in our compost heap.
The blue pumpkins were the best, in that they took over the entire compost heap. We were hacking away at pumpkin vines for weeks.
So yes, it seems that compost is the key.
Either that, or a lack of intention to actually grow pumpkins.
Terri in Joburg