Changes happen often in gardens and most gardeners suffer through the unpleasant as well as the good ones. My garden certainly is no different. Just two days ago, I was excited to see three little pumpkins on my big pumpkin plant (I call her Wanda). Continue reading
Today I noticed the start of a third tiny pumpkin on Wanda, my wandering pumpkin plant. I put arrows on the photo pointing to each of them; the newest one is hard to see otherwise. Continue reading
Well, not really. I’m thinking that the two tiny pumpkins I saw today on Wanda are two entirely different pumpkins than the ones that were there before. Continue reading
Wanda, my wandering pumpkin, continues to stretch out. She’s started trailing onto the grass, so I suppose I’ll have to try to train her to grow back into the raised bed soon. If I can’t, husband probably won’t like to mow around her.
On the same day I spotted the first tiny little pumpkin growing on Wanda, my first-born fall pumpkin plant, I also discovered what I think must be the work of a squash vine borer. Continue reading
Today I had a few minutes to check out the garden before work, and it was nice to see a lot of pumpkin flowers open. Also noticed that Wanda is expanding beyond the borders of the raised bed. Cosmo, the other pumpkin, is a lot smaller than Wanda, but he does have a flower or two.
When I got home tonight, I moved Wanda so she’s trailing inside the bed, but I’m guessing it won’t be long before she stretches out again. She’s definitely a pumpkin without borders, although I suppose that’s what pumpkins do, right?
Rain update: An hour after I posted last night about waiting for the rain, we actually did get a small shower. Less than a half-inch, but at least it’s something. There are more rain chances yet tonight and again tomorrow, but they’re really spotty.
Weekends are good for the soul in so many ways, and for me, gardening plays a big role. Like this morning, when I walked out to see beautiful yellow flowers on Wanda and Cosmo, my two pumpkin plants. Continue reading