Friday, 29 July 2016

That Pumpkin Patch.



I showed my Pumpkin Patch before; this is how it looks now.


The plants seem very happy on the old compost heap, this flower amused me as it's grown through a leaf. Plenty of Bees around.


I haven't counted how many actual Pumpkins there are, but I imagine there are quite a few. I put in two types; a huge orange one, and a slightly smaller grey one. Some of each would be good.

This one above looks as if it's going to be a whopper.



27 comments:

  1. They are looking good - have you got delicata squash in as well?

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    1. There are 2 Delicata plants in amongst it all, but I haven't yet seen any fruits.

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  2. We are also doing the pumpkin thing here on The Poor Farm. We tilled a portion of my horses pasture, turned her loose on the lawn, and those pumpkins took off like crazy! Pumpkins love good compost for sure.

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    1. I love to see the Pumpkins forming. It makes me think of Autumn and warming soups.

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  3. Lots of squash coming along here as well, mostly butternut squash because it keeps so well.

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    1. I usually grow lots of Butternuts, but something happened to them this year and I'll have none.

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  4. The pretty flower in the pumpkin patch is the good news; I believe babies grow under pumpkin patches?
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. We're looking forward to one of those in March, but not from the Pumpkin patch.

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  5. Maria, it used to be that babies were found under the gooseberry bush !

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    1. And in the Cabbage Patch.

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    2. Oh? I got it wrong. Thank you :)

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  6. No autumn or winter garden for us sadly. I miss the winter veg.

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    1. Lots of Kale, Purple sprouting, Chard, Cavolo nero, etc, here. I love all those winter 'greens'.

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  7. Every year I consider growing squash, but they take up too much room. Your's is very neatly planted; most I see are all over the place.

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    1. I do have to keep moving the tendrils as they are trying to escape next door.

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  8. Our best squash grow in the neighbour's road....everyone year. Fortunately for us they don't like squash but do like us and don't run over them. Once again your garden is so green and lush . You're obviously got green fingers.

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    1. I just love growing fruit and vegs; it's so very satisfying.

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  9. I am growing butternut and a small round one - I can't see the point of growing those huge orange ones, totally tastless.

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    1. I love big chunks of Pumpkin in winter soups. They're also very good roasted. Rick Stein has a Turkish recipe called 'Sinkonta' which combines Pumpkin with onion and sun dried Tomato.

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    1. I put up another pic when they're fully grown.

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  11. If you pinch off all but the two largest/healthiest pumpkins, you'll really have whoppers. The Dill's Giant pumpkins (over 1200 lbs.) do that and one grower fed his milk and water.

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    1. To be honest, I think I'd rather have more smaller ones, than two giants. I like to keep them through winter.

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  12. Oh My goodness, I am so envious to see all the great pumpkins. You have such a wonderful garden.
    Herein Tucson you really have to protect your garden from all the critters who love to munch.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. These are unprotected on an old compost heap, so it remains to be seen if any animals have a passing munch. I hope they don't.

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