In our yard, we have a little “garbage” pile where we throw our leaves, sticks, and other yard waste. Last year, DH came to me in August and said “remember that $100 you spent on pumpkins last year”? (I did not spend $100 on pumpkins). After Halloween, he put the pumpkins in the yard waste pile and the pumpkins made it through a hard Michigan winter and grew new plants without any help on our part. We got 5 pumpkins out of those plants. So, we threw them in the yard waste pile again last year. This year, same result only they were HUGE pumpkins. They have to be 24-26 inches tall, and are very heavy.
Here are my pumpkins this year.
The gourds that I planted came out pretty cool too.
I just love coming home and seeing this arrangement on my porch. This year, we’re going to throw the pumpkins and the gourds into the yard waste pile. We’ll see what happens next year.