Monday, September 21, 2009
Pumpkin plant experiment
Anyway, the closest thing I could find to a pumpkin plant was a packet of pumpkin seeds, which I picked up in Denbies the other day.. funnily enough, it even said 'New England Pie' on the packet..
The only trouble is, the guidelines say:
Indoor planting: April - May
Hmm.. how about September?! Well, I'm far too impatient to wait until April, so I planted up the seeds in the propagator a few days ago, and already I've got 4 pretty big plants! Now I just have to figure out a way of keeping them alive through the frost.. I think it might get a bit like The Day of the Triffids in here! It'll be interesting to see how they do though. By my calculations, they should be producing pumpkins by January.. we'll see!