A Pumpkin that doesn’t give up
Last night we got our first fall frost. This is remarkably late. We are greatly appreciating this long spell of warm weather deep into the fall. Normally we get frosts in late August or at least by the first week of September. An extended growing season is something to be cherished.
This pumpkin plant got touched by the frost – it wasn’t a hard one – and many of it’s leaves are blackened with frost bite. But it’s still putting up flowers in the hope of more sunny warm weather. Pumpkins are eternal optimists.
We grow a lot of pumpkins. Typically hundreds. This year we only got a couple dozen because in the spring when I planted, twice, we had intense rains that killed off the young plants. This pumpkin is one of the few that survived by being a little late in germinating. Mother Nature throws in a roll of the dice on such things to make it so that some will survive. Diversity is good.
Outdoors: 60°F/29°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/60°F
Daily Spark: Sacrifices must be made. -Ahuitzotl of the Aztecs