This is the story of what happens when you accidentally track a pumpkin seed into the garden. We plant pumpkins in the garden but they have specific beds to grow in. Somehow a pumpkin seed from our compost bin got stuck to someone’s shoe and it got planted right in the middle of the garden, right in the onion bed. It changed everything.
There wasn’t much we could do by this time. The plant was the world’s official (not official) biggest pumpkin plant ever and there were pumpkins starting to grow. I have a big pumpkin loving heart, so what was I supposed to do? Kill the pumpkins? No way. So instead we let the plant grow. We let the pumpkins grow. We let it take over the garden. We couldn’t use our walkway anymore. We had to jump from bed to bed.
The story has a good ending though. That ending is lots of pumpkins. No seriously, lots of pumpkins. Not only is this the world’s official (not official) biggest pumpkin plant ever, but this single (!) plant gave us more than 10 giant pumpkins. How is this even possible? How could one plant produce so many pumpkins? I have no idea, but I’m thankful the Surprise Pumpkin Plant picked our garden to grow in.