Gardening can be down right disgusting at times, with a hint of discouraging and disappointing. The stem of the pumpkin plant has been eaten by some type of bug, maybe ants. When I pulled on it slightly the stem became completely detached. I am not sure if I should have left it down, but I pulled the whole thing up and chucked it into the compost pile after I pulled the two pumpkins.
I am not sure how long these will survive, but I will keep them in the house in the hopes that they last until Halloween. I was hoping to get four pumpkins. Two for the kids, one for our niece, and one so that I could try to make a homemade pumpkin pie.