Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pumpkin Patch 2013

We planted 7 varieties of pumpkins this year, in a patch 37'x50'. Just like my tomatoes and apples, most pumpkins are heirlooms. 
1) Rouge Vif d'Etampes
2) Lumina
3) Musquee de Provence
4) Connecticut Field
5) Luxury Pie
6) Jarrahdale
7) Jack o'Lantern

We've had a very wet season, most unusual for this time of year. Several of our pumpkins were hit with powdery mildew, and then finished off by squash bugs! The patch grew strong all season until this past month. In the course of 2 weeks several of our vines died. Luckily I think we'll get at least one pumpkin of each! The coloring is just starting to turn, they're beautiful! Now I am addicted to growing pumpkins!
I can't wait to carve, eat, and decorate with them!

Do you grow pumpkins? What do you do with them through the season?

-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler

1 comment:

  1. So cool! I really like the white lumina variety. This is our first year to grow pumpkins as well and we've really enjoyed it. You asked about the variety of our warty pumpkin - I'm not sure! We got a couple pumpkins gifted to us last year and saved the seeds to plant, so I'm really not sure which type of pumpkins they are.