Friday, May 8, 2009

Pumpkin Rouge Vif d'Etampes

Today, I planted more seeds including the pumpkin seeds Susy at Chiots Run sent to me. They are called "Pumpkin Rouge Vif d'Etampes". According to Burpee, this stunning scarlet pumpkin is what the artist who drew Cinderella's coach used as a model. Burpee introduced it to America in 1883, but it had long been popular in France. The pumpkins are slightly flattened, heavily ribbed and make wonderful autumn displays. I sure hope it grows! The "stick em" onions, spinach and lettuce have really taken off this week.

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