Norwegian Halloween Pumpkins!


Ok, so this is my first year attempting to grow my very own jackolantern pumpkins!

I planted them in June, which might have been a little late in the year, but hey, I tried anyways !

As you can see, I used the jackolantern pumpkin seeds! They were 5 $ at a store called Plantasjen!

The pots I chose to grow them in, were a bit small I think, but they still grew quite rapidly!

So after 2 weeks inside, I prepared my outdoor plantation patch , where my pumpkins were to be planted .

I covered the open ground around the plants, to keep the heat stay in the ground. And also keep weeds away!

The vines started growing, and soon the flowers appeared!

And one day, this little fella sprouted out!

When the patch started getting to a certain size, I covered the ground ,so that weeds and bugs would get their hands on it.

Only 1 out of 4 sprouts actually kept on growing, and I really thought it was going to make it all the way to a orange pumpkin!

But sadly , my efforts to keep the bugs away, failed.

On the 13th of October, this sight is what waited me:

Just LOOK at what those snails did to it?! They ate wholes in it and have audacity to still hang around it!

I’m so bummed I won’t be able to carve my self grown pumpkins .

But next year I will be growing them in a greenhouse! Protected from bad weather , bugs and deers!