Pumpkins are an essential accessory for Halloween. Last year we took Jack to a farm where he selected his own pumpkin. He was amazed that it grew from a seed. Gardening is a joy that Jack has embraced, so when we carved last year’s pumpkin we held back a few seeds and placed them in an envelope to plant in Spring. To be honest, I was not sure if our non-ground-based garden would be able to handle a plant as large and as thirsty as pumpkin, but lo it has!
It may not be the largest or best shaped pumpkin, but it was grown 100% by Jack in a foot deep container garden and he’s thrilled. We’ve been watching it for months and this weekend we finally cut it.
His pride cannot be measured in words. It sits place-of-honour on our piano and he points it out with beaming face to all who come through our front door. Even the meter-reader gave Jack a high-five because he could see how important and exciting it is for Jack. As he tells everyone,