This time of year I love playing, “What’s growing in the pumpkin patch?” I love watching the plants develop. This year, it is especially challenging because I planted as the weather and my easily-distracted personality allowed me to! Last year, I had a nice diagram of the patch and varieties planted. This year, not even a doodle. Then, some of the planted hills didn’t germinate, so I went back through (a couple of times for some of them) and poked a few more seeds into the hill all willy-nilly like. Now, I have a growing, vining, I-Spy game!
These photos were all taken this evening:
I’ve also been noticing this row of plants grow more as a bush,
unlike the typical vines of pumpkin and squash plants.
Among the bushes’ leaves I found these:
On a few of the vines, I found some smushy, rotty-looking baby pumpkins. 😦
Too much rain? Too cool? In July? In Illinois? Maybe.
I pulled off the sickly-looking fruits. Hopefully, there will be plenty of good ones.
Good ones like these!
The hogs do not mind the rain and mud one bit. In fact, they have been delighted to play in it. It is impossible to do any of the pig chores without getting a good application of mud on myself.
And to think, some people pay good money for that type of spa treatment! I do lead the glamorous life….