Thursday, September 10, 2009


There are 4 or 5 of these large, quite orange pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. I think they are a jack-o-lantern type. The small sugar pumpkins are still green. Yes, powdery mildew has arrived.

Rouge Vif d'Etampes still working on their full color.
Looking forward to pumpkin pie!


Matron said...

I just love growing that Rouge vif D'etamps pumpkin since you gave me the seeds. They work really well for me here.

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi there!
I found your blog from googleing
What to plant for a winter garden in WA! I too live in Western WA!

Your garden is just lovely!
I will be back to read more of your blog in a bit!

This was my first year of a big garden! I learned a few things and need to learn more!

I would love to see your garden in "real life" and ask you a million questions!

My blog is called The Garden Gate if you what to come say hi. I blog about family,attachment parenting,living frugally, homesteading,gardening amoung other things!

I have to go put my little one down for a nap....but will be back to read more!

Aerie-el said...

Beautiful colors!
Pumpkin pie, yum. Do you roast the seeds too?

Petunia's Gardener said...

Thanks for visiting, pumpkin fans!
Matron - have you been growing them from the seeds you save or purchased seeds? Just wondering how they do from saved seeds.

FH-Glad you found me! I'll be over to visit your blog shortly. Do you live close enough to attend the Seattle area garden bloggers gathering this Sunday?

Aerie-el - I'm ready enough for pie, I may have to pull out a remaining frozen stash. I have roasted the seeds, but prefer the hulless type (snackjack is the one I've grown). We'll see how any of this year's pumpkins work out for that.