The Volunteer is a Pumpkin Plant! The Great Pumpkin is Here!

Recently, I posted photos of a mystery plant taking over my flower bed and asked if folks knew whether it was squash, pumpkin or something else, well, the jury is in! I HAVE one orange pumpkin and one green pumpkin out there!

a small bright orange pumpkin

a dark green pumpkin

I grabbed my first photos of the pumpkins this weekend as I celebrated the biggest rain during the drought-plagued summer. Oddly, the plant seems to be dying though the pumpkins look very different, they look great too!



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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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4 Responses to The Volunteer is a Pumpkin Plant! The Great Pumpkin is Here!

  1. The Real Matt Daddy August 8, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    the back parts of the plant will turn yellow as it concentrates on feeding the fruit. Also look under the leaves for squash bugs. They are disastrous for pumpkins!

    • Janice Person August 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Thanks Matt! I was just beginning to wonder if it would have enough power to orange up that second pumpkin but today I noticed it is beginning to lighten up! That’s what I needed to see! 🙂

  2. dadblunders August 10, 2012 at 12:29 am #


    LOL!! Your post title made me think of Charlie Brown. I am now not sure if I can look at a mystery plant ever again without remembering this now….. 🙂


    • Janice Person August 10, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Looking at the plant, that’s what I keep thinking!

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