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Lots of big orange pumpkin flowers have begun to bloom this week. They open early in the morning. All male flowers so far.

Last year I planted pumpkins in a big pot and they shriveled and died in the heat of mid July. I told myself, no more potted pumpkins. But here it is – pumpkins in a pot. (Where did I read about the folly and eternal optimism of gardeners?) This year they are in a bigger pot, nice potting soil (instead of last year’s garden soil) and they are in semi shade. I have planted them with sunflowers, which they are climbing up. So far, so good. I actually have two big pots with pumpkins and sunflowers. One pot has vines I think are pumpkins (they sprouted in my compost bin), the other has a variety called Howden that I purchased as seedlings.

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  • Don’t you love volunteer vegetables. I have a vine crop that looks like a ‘cucmber??’ We’ll see.

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  • Volunteers are great. Its always fun to find them.

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  • I have one pumpkin planted in a whiskey barrel, and although it is much smaller than the 2 near it in the ground, it is growing and blooming! The 2 in the ground are growing like gangbusters. One is starting to grow up an arch that I have Clematis on. It has 2 pumpkins on it and I am anxious to see how well these will do hanging instead of sitting on the ground like the other plant.

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