My pumpkin seeds have yet to sprout. There were just three of them inside a $2.99 pack I purchased from Home Depot. I planted them all two weekends ago, realizing then, that cold weather would return. I assessed that our last frost had passed and that it was safe to plant them. My instincts, so far, are correct. The temperature has dipped into the low ‘50’s at night. No frost but still, cold enough to keep the pumpkins from sprouting to life.
Cucumbers came up already. Planted them at the same time. Why not the expensive pumpkin seeds? Why have they remained buried below the soil with roots too timid to come out to face the cold of early Spring? We got a good rain.
I want a 300 pound pumpkin, as the packet the seeds came in promised. I remain patient, but may just have to run back to Home Depot for three more seeds if these fell to the way side.
Perhaps the birds unburied them. The cats have been back there too– planting with green paws.
Who knows, maybe when it gets warm, they’ll come up. I’ll water them every day if they do.
When I was a kid, when we had a farm, I planted a pumpkin seed and the pumkin grew as big as me. No lie. I’ve always wanted to do that again– even here in Brooklyn.