Remains of last year's fall pumpkins became part of our compost pile that slowly decomposed throughout the winter and spring months. In most areas of the garden this spring/summer, I added a shovelful of fresh compost while planting seedlings, preparing soil, or creating mounds for squash seeds.
Although I should not have been surprised, I pleasantly was when volunteer vines began spreading and developing tiny green pumpkins. A little too early, in my opinion, but a nice addition nonetheless. The pumpkins now await fall while temporarily residing in the barn.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.