Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pumpkin Surprise

Got a little surprise Friday morning. Susy over at and I had swapped some seed this winter. One of the things I got in the (much appreciated) trade were some Rouge de Vif Etempes pumpkin seeds. I put some in my seed starter, but not one came up. I may have planted at the wrong depth perhaps, or made some other mistake, so I resolved to plant some directly outdoors at various depths and see what came up. A week later, I am looking at my seed starter, which only has about four plants left and BANG, out of nowhere after 7 or 8 weeks in the starter this pumpkin pops up. The thing is practically exploding out of the pot!

I guess I will do some transplanting today!

1 comment:

  1. You know a tip for making them sprout easier is to scarify (sp?) the seeds. I always rasp mine with a nail file before I plant, it allows the seed to pop out better. This is a great tip for all really hard seeds.

    Glad it came up! I haven't even planted any of mine yet, I'm so behind.