Friday, July 22, 2011

Mystery solved ,I think

This spring while digging into the compost pile for fertilizer for this years veggie garden Mike  found a little plant growing right in the midst of it. He had no clue as to what it was . He decided to plant it to see what would develop . This is what it looked like after a few weeks , just as the flowers were blooming. He photographed his hand next to the bloom to give an idea of just how large these blooms were . We thought , maybe zucchini or some type of squash .

Well earlier this week the mystery was solved . That looks suspiciously like a pumpkin to me . So far despite an abundance of blooms that's the only pumpkin . Apparently there are male and female flowers on a  vine which depend on honeybees for pollination . Lucky for us that at least one bee was busy in the pumpkin patch . Wish he'd call a couple of friends , I'd like a few more pumpkins .

The baby blanket is on a short time out for bad behavior . I have repeatedly crocheted the same row numerous times , making the same mistake at different points in the row . I'm blaming it on this unbearable heat which has me completely frazzled . I've decided a break in favour of  sock knitting is in order .

Have a good weekend !

8 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

As soon as I saw the blossom, I thought "pumpkin"! One free pumpkin is better than none.

We have a pear tree and it's the same thing - we needed another nearby for pollination. For many years we had no pears, but this year it looks like a bumper crop!

It's too hot to knit or crochet a blanket! Better to knit socks!

CelticCastOn said...

oh I saw the picture and thought that looks just like T's pumpkin plant. Hopefully her's will grow that big too.

geeky Heather said...

How cool to get a surprise pumpkin!

So far no squash for us...no bees, I suppose. Or our female flowers are just too chaste! =)

Dee said...

I LOVE pumpkins and yours is so cute growing in among the vines!

pinkundine said...

I really wasn't expecting a pumpkin then! Very cool :)

Sorry to hear your blanket is in time out, but I am always in favour of sock knitting!

Donna M said...

Sorry to hear about your blanket's bad behaviour. Sometimes these things just have to be done.

BTW, I looked back at my dog pic and realized I had cut Mags head off in the post. So it is new fixed. Thanks!

lexa said...

I've got zucchini. They are HUGE this year, I planted them in an old big truck tire. They flowered the other day, and I see zucchini coming behind the flowers now. I'm excited, I use a lot of zucchini. One year I planted them they flowered, but I never got a single zucchini. I read somewhere on line that I must have had all of one sex of flower - it said if you get flowers and no zucchini then the flowers were all the same sex.

kathy b said...

pumpkins love love love heat.....

keep that crocheted naughty in the corner awhile that will teach it.