Pumpkin Pedestals From Gardener's Supply
I am now the proud (that's right....PROUD!) owner of six - count 'em - six pumpkin pedestals.
What's a pumpkin pedestal? From Gardener's Supply:
Growing pumpkins is so much fun, but can be frustrating when the fruits are misshapen or rot before they ripen. These ingenious supports elevate pumpkins, squash and melons up off the ground, allowing air to circulate. This promotes even ripening and minimizes rot. Fruit stays cleaner and develops a more uniform shape. The smaller side of the pedestal supports a pumpkin up to 10" in diameter and weighing up to 20 pounds. Flip it over and the larger side holds a mature pumpkin up to 14" and 30 pounds.Makes me want to go all-in on pumpkins again this year. But...I can't help but recall how they TOTALLY took over the entire place.