As some of you may know, I’ve tried to grow pumpkins for the last few years.

Now when I say ‘tried’, I really mean, I planted the seeds, gave them some water the first day, and then kind of forgot about them until October came and I wondered what happened to the ones I was supposedly growing.

But this year will be different.

I know! I know! I’ve said that before, but I’ve already started on a new path.

I bought one of those in-home green house kits. You know, the ones that are about 10″x10″ inches and have those expandable peat-moss disks and then once you have a starter, you plant it outside? Well yesterday, I expanded them and planted the pumpkin seeds (which, by the way, were about an inch long).

The package states that it should take 7-10 days to germinate, and then 120 days to harvest. So this is going to take dedication, right? Especially in the hot Texas summer.

But I believe I can do it, and maybe with the accountability I have from my blog followers, I’ll actually succeed this year.

And if I do, I won’t have just some ten pound pumpkin. No siree Bob! I’m going big…I mean GIANT! I’ve planted the seeds that “can grow the world’s largest! These huge, pink-orange smooth skinned pumpkins can reach up to 400-500 pounds each.” (this was copied from the back of the seed packet).

Yes, my husband thinks I’m crazy and I may be…just a little. But I really want a GIANT pumpkin! Maybe two. Or seven, since that’s how many seeds I got in the packet. I’m not really sure what I’ll do with them IF they reach this size. But stayed tuned. I’ll post pictures of my progress and maybe we can take a vote on what to do with these monstrosities come October!

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