Monday, July 28, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

Here's a shot of our little pumpkin patch. It is located to the west of our green house next to the chicken coop. Mark had to raise up the sprinkler on to a pole because everything grew tall very quickly. There are about 10 different kinds of winter squash and pumpkins planted here.
All of my favorites like Golden and Blue Hubbard, Cinderella Pumpkins, Butternut, Sweet Dumpling , Potimarron , Musquee de Provence, Galeux d'Eysines , Red Kuri, Jarrahdale and more (Mark refuses to eat squash of any kind). I have already spotted some giant Golden Hubbard squash growing in the corner. According to the seed packet they only get to be 12 lbs, but I estimate that they will be at least 20-30 lbs when ripe. They are enormouse already.
I'll be eating home grown squash all winter. I can hardly wait!!!


Angelina said...

My envy is large! I didn't get my squash planted early enough. I love winter squash too and intend to grow a ton of my own. I can't wait to see all your squashes when ripe.

Maybe your guy can be persuaded to try some this winter.

Sarah said...

I've been checking out your Monastery garden. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
I’ve tried to disguise squash in everyway I can think of to entice Mark to try it. His mother liked to pick her zucchini when it was about 2 ½ feet long, full of huge seeds and tough. Then she would cook it to a slimy consistency and insist that her kids eat it. He was scared for life….Even though I like to pick mine when they are really small and cook them al dente with butter and herbs he still won’t give it a try. Oh well, I guess that just means more for me.

Melinda said...

Wow, Sarah, that is a BEAUTIFUL pumpkin patch!! And so interesting to see that the County Fair is this week... for months I thought I'd enter my marmalade and some of our veggies in the fair... But life changes!