Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting a sun tan.

Here is a peek at my pumpkin on day 70. She is partially uncovered in the photo from her tent home! This is the time of year that you get to sit back and truly enjoy your pumpkin. It took a lot of work to get to this point in the season, and many growers don't ever get rewarded for all the work they do. Many disasters abruptly end many a' growers seasons, and this year, so far, I have truly been blessed with a nice fruit. She is still growing as of today. As for her weight, well, I won't know until she gets weighed! ok, I have to have some secrets still. A little size perspective, her tent structure made from pvc pipe is over 5 feet wide. I hope she weighs heavy, but we will see. My friend Vince's fruit has grown well too, I will send a photo sometime! Jim

Giant Sunflower

Well, my pumpkin growing season ended when my dog (who didn't eat the vine) but ate the irrigation hose that fed the plant. After licking my wounds and calling animal control, I was surprised to see a plant thriving on it's own.

This sunflower was grown at my kids' school in the garden. I planted it with a first grade class back in May. When school started last week, I dropped by the garden to see what was growing... not much except a 10' sunflower with 20" head on it.

This thing grew in a spot with plenty of sun and very little water.

Seeds from this plant should be ready by February.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a whopper!

Ed in Carlsbad is at it again. This is a picture of his pumpkin with his neighbor Bill behind it. Bill said it was the biggest pumpkin he had ever seen! Sure is a beauty in color. Keep up the good work Ed, and have fun showing it off!