I am not a green thumb or a brown thumb when it comes to growing plants. I fall somewhere in between...a greenish-brown. When the happy plants arrive at my house, they don't know that there is a 50/50 percent chance that they will cease to exist.
Before I move on, I have to tell you that I often play with my food or in this case my pumpkins. If your curiosity is killing you, scroll down.
Like a good little gardener, I put two pumpkin seeds into a small container and grew them in the house until the time was right to plant them outside. Then, I placed two, pale yellow (I know, they were close to death) pumpkin plants in the soil in my backyard. I babied them and they lived! They grew, and grew and GREW. Basically, those vines took over half of my garden. Eight pumpkins. I call this success people. See some below:
Can't you just hear the other pumpkins laughing?
Sometimes grace comes in the form of humor. And I am grateful.
You too can have a fun pumpkin like mine for practically the cost of nothing. Just take two CDs and paint them white and brown. Next, attach them to the pumpkin with hot glue and paint the pumpkin part that shows through the CD holes black. Use black foam for eyebrows or a mustache. Lastly, find some random item from your garage for a weird hat! Voila...you've got yourself an odd pumpkin to entertain the other pumpkins.
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