Side Quest 2: Surprise Pumpkin
By Big Dave from SLN
From the Garden Experiment Blog Series
That's what a pumpkin seedling decided to say to me this weekend.
As you may recall from my last blog, I started an indoor compost bin with earthworms doing the decomposing duty for me. One of the things I threw in was some of the stringy stuff from inside a pumpkin I used to make pumpkin chili. I separated out all of the seeds to try planting next year.
Well, almost all the seeds.
While adding more dry paper to the bin to prevent it from getting too moist and killing my worms, I found a seedling that sprouted from a pumpkin seed that found its way into the bin.
So for now, it's surviving on water in a little shot glass in a warm spot in my kitchen. Within the next few days, I'll make a decision on how to proceed; home vs office, water only (hydroponics?) vs soil, and so on.