I Tried To Grow a Pumpkin and It Died So Fast
September 15, 2018
It’s the beginning of
fall, so I decided to satiate my green thumb and grow a pumpkin. And it died so fast.
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I'm no avid gardener, just an admirer and consumer of plants. So I did some research on pumpkins. Did you know that they have been grown in North America for 5,000 years? Pumpkins are also low in calories, fat, sodium and high in fiber. Also if you plant them in May or June, they'll be ready by October. I planted mine in September and it died so fast.
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My first mistake was not planting it outside and in the ground, but instead in my recently deceased succulent’s pot. My other mistakes included not getting the soil temperature where it needed to be and keeping it right next to the paper towels so when I reached for them after washing my hands, soap suds would get on the pumpkin. And let me just tell you, that plant died so fast.
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The normal pumpkin plant produces anywhere from two to five pumpkins. My plant, which I began growing from what I am now remembering was a toasted pumpkin seed from a snack mix, produced only one pumpkin, and it died so fast.
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I had to dig out the plant because it had been about four weeks since I planted it and it showed no signs of life. What's crazy is that no plant really even started to grow because of so many of the reasons I mentioned above. Not only did my pumpkin die so fast, it was practically stillborn and that’s the saddest for pumpkins.
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A new beginning
I learned that you need to respect the Farmer’s Almanac before growing complex squashes. So I bought some pumpkin seeds from a salesman at the farmer’s market and planted them in our community garden. I will keep you all posted on its growth, but the last time I checked on it, it was not looking good. Maybe I mixed up my bag of miracle grow with my bag of roach poison. It's gonna die so fast.
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