Friday, October 7, 2011

4 days after the last rain...

...& the garden is still so damp & compact a stray mushroom has october :/  

riley, soninlaws' dog, bounced through one of the mums, snapped it in 3 pieces.  the other 2 mums have lovely burgundy blooms, as advertised, but won't be getting any bigger.           

not having grown pumpkin before, i googled a how-to article or two. all pointed out that pumpkins are prone to powdery mildew. that one is supposed to clip off affected leaves, as fungicide won't work once the mildew is established. also, that clipped leaves won't affect the plants' ability to grow fruit.  huh...still growing, no pumpkin. so, from now on, i will just let the pumpkin put out as many mildew-y leaves as it can.
observe & note, plant next season for better luck!                                               


  1. As much as I enjoy pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies, you would think I would try growing a pumpkin or two.

  2. pumpkins are supposed to take up quite a bit of room, so i held out until after harvest before putting it in. will *so* start seedlings next time!