Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Secret Gardens, Secret Lakes

My son wanted to grow pumpkins this year. I told him that summers probably aren't long enough here. He was startled when I showed him the seed - it looked just like a pumpkin seed.
Every day I run to the back yard to see if we've achieved orange. Not yet.
 Secret gardens, secret lakes
I planted beets in tall, thin containers, without considering how much depth they'd need for roots. The first few I pulled had curled roots, spiraling at the bottom of the pot. This is the first to bolt.


  1. It may not be orange, but that's already a better looking pumpkin than the few we've tried to grow!

    1. If I understand correctly, they shall ripen and become orange. Gardening magic!