Coop and run under attack by.......pumpkin.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bzbrown, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. bzbrown

    bzbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    We planted the garden before the coop and run were built. It's our first garden and we did not know that pumpkins would take over all their space then climb and vine into other spaces. They snaked through the hardware landing on top of the coop. This morning that vine reached the full length of the coop, and has a female flower on it. Now they are growing up the other side of the coop and snaking around the front. And the honeydew melon plant I thought had died off in the heat is now also coming up the front. I figure the shade is good so haven't cut anything back. Just getting a kick at the idea of a pumpkin growing on the roof of my coop.

    Oh and the sunflowers inside are insane, severa reached the roof and turned back downward to bloom...

    Better planning next year.


  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Very pretty, love the lights too!
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I'm jealous. My sunflowers have yet to begin to bud and squash/cucumbers barely vine. You must be south of Connecticut, a good 5 temperate zones from me.
  4. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2011
    Plantcity Florida
    cute i love the lights [​IMG]
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I love that outdoor garden - room look for a chicken coop! Excellent use for old, unwanted furniture.

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