I’m a bit concerned about my pick-your-own-pumpkin patch for this fall. I already had to scale down from the whole front hill in the pasture being planted in pumpkins because of circumstances beyond my control.
Still, this spring I planted a whole bunch of pumpkin seeds. Things got busy, but I finally got those plants in the ground. I added a few more seeds directly in the pumpkin patch. Despite my neglect of the gardens, they did grow.
We’ve had a very hot dry July. The poor leaves are covered in dust.
The plants do have a lot of blooms.
I even found a couple of small pumpkins.
Overall, there are not many pumpkins there. By this time in the summer, there should be a lot of round green pumpkins, but it’s just been too hot for them to actually produce fruit. There are a lot of small blossoms coming on though, so hopefully they’ll still be able to produce some more pumpkins.
I guess I do have a backup plan for pumpkins if the patch I planted doesn’t do well.
This one grew in the barnyard from a seed that the goats and geese must have missed eating when I fed them the leftover pumpkins last fall. Suppose it will actually produce a pumpkin and the goats won’t eat it before Halloween?
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