Good evening, Growers!
There are many stories in the patch of broken dreams. Here's Edward's story:
Thank you for your pumpkin class at Yamagami's. Enclosed are the results of my first giant pumpkin foray. You will note with clarity a subject you did not bring up in your class: Ground squirrels. Oh the sadness of it all. Have you any quick solutions ?
Edward in Cupertino
Yes, you may use the pictures."
Thank you very much for your update and pictures, Edward! Be brave!
Indeed...ground squirrels can be brutal on pumpkin vines. Oh, the horror, the horror. That said, I suggested that Edward try some pepper spray/sauce immediately, and to consider a chicken wire cage for next season.