Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pumpkin Progress

Well, there might be one pie in there! And just memories of the Sept. 2007 pumpkin patch (or dreams for next year).
The vines are filling out and there are a few other pumpkinettes under the leaves. I've let the grass invade a bit. See this link for August 2007 vines.


Molly said...

Yeah, mine are little and green, too. I wonder if we'll get enough warm nights between now and October for them to ripen? You can speed the process a bit when they're at the stage they are in your picture, by taking a nail and scratching your name on the bottom--or anything anywhere, really--the idea is to just break the skin which then scars over and the pumpkin stops growing and ripens.

Matron said...

I can't thank you enough for introducing me to the rouge vif d'etamps pumpkins. I have three this year and every day the colour just gets more glorious. I'll wait a couple of weeks for posting a spectacular photo.

Petunia's Gardener said...

Molly, thanks for the tip. THis one is probably a good size to do that. I would be happy with ripe pumpkins over larger pumpkins. There are many that need to grow just a little more, though. I hope the weather cooperates.

Matron, Even though your August wasn't the most helpful, I think your earlier summer weather gave them a good start. I will enjoy your RVD'E when they are ready to make their grand entrance to the ball!