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Pumpkins

#PumpkinLog Entry #8: The End

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter 💀💀💀 They didn’t make it. 😢 Beyond all the stuff that happened to them as I last reported, it looks like I simply planted them too late in the season. I planted them at least 1 month too late, if not 2-3 months too late!

#PumpkinLog Entry #7: Flowers! But…

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter The Good News: Flowers & Bees Active! (plus a bonus pic there at the end of my original test seeds and one managed to survive somehow) The Bad News: In the past few days since I took these photos, between the disease already infecting the

#PumpkinLog Entry #6: Vines are Grabby

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter How Do the Vines Know?! I have to admit that I’m a little nervous that no fruit is showing yet, but even if no fruit ever comes, I’m freaking loving the sweet vine action. These little buggers are grabby. I think it’s perfect that the

#PumpkinLog Entry #5: The Fruit is Coming

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter The Calm Before the Fruit Alright, up-to-date again with new pictures from today, so this is how they look right now. They’re so healthy, I can’t believe it.

#PumpkinLog Entry #4: They Grow Up So Fast

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Green and Mean! Sorry, this log is actually a few weeks behind, so they’re much bigger already, in case you’re worried about the timeline and how they’re supposed to look at this stage.

#PumpkinLog Entry #3: We Got Seedlings!

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Behold, the Glory! 🌱 I have to admit, I’m pleasantly surprised, but surprised nonetheless that they’re looking so healthy.

#PumpkinLog Entry #2: Planted the Seeds

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter Planted them damn punkin seeds. Here goes nothing! Bonus: Here are my test-run pumpkins: I kept reading contradictory statements surrounding growing pumpkins. On one hand, that they’re super delicate and need to be carefully watered and managed and then on the other, that they’re super

Let’s Grow Some Pumpkins for Halloween!

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter You talkin’ ’bout punkins in July? Yup, that’s right missy and mistas. Because it takes pumpkins around 100 frost-free days to fully grow, the last week of July is pretty much the most ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds so that they’re ready for harvesting

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Woo family and friends this holiday season with this pumpkin gingerbread trifle. Silky layers of pumpkin-spice pudding, sweet and spicy gingerbread, and fluffy whipped cream make this decadent treat a feast for your eyes and your stomach. Yields: 25 cups Preparation Time: 40 minutes + chilling Ingredients 2 packages of gingerbread cake mix 1 package