Bonus Pumpkin

Found this a week ago. It’s a volunteer in my butterfly garden. It’s grown about 4 inches since last Friday. It was my porch pumpkin last year. Afterward I set it on the stone border for the squirrels to munch on all winter. I disposed of most of it in March. Clearly I missed a bit.

It makes me happy since my actual garden did little this year. Whether it was the delay in planting or not quite right soil mixture, it’s been sad. Oh, and the ducks ate all my zucchini flowers and most of my cooking pumpkin vines, so there was that, too.

I have plucked my first few ripe tomatoes, but the overall crop is going to be a sad little thing compared last year’s volunteers.