18/366: the rogue pumpkin

About fifteen years ago, when we were still establishing our garden, I liked to dig the compost into the ground in various places where I was planning to put a garden bed. Our “soil” is mainly heavy clay, requiring a lot of work to make it suitable for planting most things.

The vegetable matter decomposed to help make a much lusher soil, but we were surprised when things started to grow. Because we have a large backyard, it was no problem to let this pumpkin have plenty of room in which to spread.

Even more special than planting your own vegetables is when they spring up like this. I was so proud of it I had to put it on a pedestal for its very own photo shoot.