Monday, September 28, 2009

i looked out the window and what did i see?

I was sitting at our computer this morning and out the window I am seeing this vine - practically growing before my eyes. I know good and well this was not visible out the window when I was working here at the desk this morning. How can this be? We have a garden out there, but it is a good 20 feet away from our view out the window at the desk.
Brady planted 3 pumpkin seeds near the end of July. For a while, they were healthy and cute little plants growing in the designated garden area. They have since taken over the garden, the yard and I'm afraid if we don't keep an eye on it, it might overtake our entire house! I don't know if this picture does it justice. It has become a monster . . . 25 feet wide and probably over 30 feet long. It's beautiful and healthy. Brady is fighting a battle with some aphids on the underside of the leaves, but he appears to be winning the war. He's hoping to have some enormous pumpkins in time for Halloween.

5 comments:

Lauri said...

Reminds me of Jack in the Beanstalk.

Curtis Whipple said...

My pumpkin vines died at the hands of those nasty aphid type buglets.

I'll plant my winter garden early.

Cathy said...

Fun, fun, do pumpkins grow that fast?

Cynthia said...

That vine grew 12 inches in the last 24 hours!!

Lindsey said...

We'll buy one. I love to support the locals.