Pumpkin Patch Update - Tiny Pumpkins Emerging
Back in June, I planted two kinds of pumpkin seeds in the far reaches of our backyard from the packages you see above: Big Moon and First Prize Hybrid. I seem to have failed to post about the seeds or seedlings to date in the [garden dairy]. But, today, that changes.
For the past week or two, I've noticed A LOT of flowers and quite a bit of bee activity. Like they were drunk on pollen after hanging out in the various yellow flowers that these vines have put out. Turns out...they were busy bees. (get it?!?)
It seems that our pumpkin vines have started to fruit. Here's a look at the tiniest of pumpkins that you've ever seen:
I don't know which of the two varieties this one is. But, the more pressing matter is the race against the clock. We have just a month and a half until this thing needs to be on our front porch. Will it get there in time? I have these pumpkin pedestals on hand that I hope to put into place as this (and others) grow in the coming weeks.