Baby Pumpkins Abound!

Monday, August 26, 2013



There are clutches of chicks, litters of kits, herds of kids, and bands of lambs. And, now we have a family of Cucurbitaceae’s.

The flowers I pollinated last week have all taken and we will now have a full harvest of Fall globes to adorn the front walk and the house. One thing I did notice, though, is that are many more “male” flowers than there are “female” flowers, so in the future I will be especially care to pollinate all I can find in order to maximize the harvest.

The pumpkin pictured above is only a few days old. Those pollinated before him had already morphed many times this size!


Let Fall begin!

One Response to “Baby Pumpkins Abound!”

  1. Amy says:

    Well this was our first year havinga garden..and at first between late frost and then the critters I never thought it would do any good but surprisingly it did! We live in a subdivision but our property has woods in the back that connects to a nature trail and park so we have some deer that frequent the area. Our pumpkins haven’t done very good. We have only one out of three vines that is about 3lbs and we have maybe 4 “baby bumps” I am disappointed but I know what to do different next year! I have very very few female blooms! Anywho, I live your blog and glad I came across it!

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