Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Remember this post?! I do! I was going to have beautiful cinderella pumpkins adorning our porch. I was going to spray a coat of shiny finish on them and spruce them up with a little fluff. I was going to give them to family and friends. What we are doing is dumping them and hoping none of them grow next year!
I've been watching them grow all summer and thought they were doing well. I believe I was in denial that the color was more red than orange and that if you peaked under one it was yellow. I was sure the others were OK, I just wouldn't look.
I'm great at ignoring ugly parts--just turn it the other way, hide that part with something else, etc. Really, not withthese. There is no hiding the red color, the ruddy skin, the yellow skin, the green skin, the cracks. I can't even say, "It's good enough for who it's for!" Randy even agreed. Dump them.
I'm not giving up. We'll try again next year and just try a different variety of seeds and hopefully a little more care on our part. We did, however, have success with other garden fall decor and I'll post about that later this week.