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‘One Too Many’ Pumpkins
I can never have too many pumpkins in my garden. I love all of the different varieties, colors and shapes of pumpkins one can find in the garden catalogs each spring. Of course, I want to try every kind and never seem to have enough room in my garden. But it doesn’t stop me from ordering new varieties of pumpkin seeds every year. This year I finally broke down, gave in to temptation, and ordered the ‘One Too Many’ hybrid pumpkin available from a popular seed company. I usually try not to order hybrids, but the coloration of the pumpkins shown in the catalog descriptions has been calling to me for several years.
The catalog description claims the pumpkin looks like a bloodshot eye, hence the name ‘One Too Many.’ I’m not sure that’s the name I would have picked, but I really liked the way these pumpkins looked growing in my garden this summer and sitting on my steps for the fall holidays. They will continue to decorate our entrance until after Thanksgiving, when I’ll probably feed them to the chickens and ducks.
The vines grew quite well this summer despite the dry weather, vine borers, and lack of weeding. I never fertilized them or fussed over them. The one vine bore two nice sized pumpkins that survived quite well.
I think that if I were to sell at a roadside stand, farmers’ market, or open a pumpkin patch, I would most likely grow these pretty pumpkins every year. But now that I’ve had my fun, I think I’ll go back to the heirloom varieties I usually buy. 🙂
Everyone deserves to have a little fun in their garden! What is your favorite pumpkin variety? Do you grow pumpkins to sell? What is your best selling pumpkin?