Kinda off-topic but the pumpkins in your header made me think of my question. This is my first year growing pumpkins and I have several that are solid orange, What do I do now? Harvest and store in a cool dry place? Leave on the vine a while longer?
yes you’re right, the photos are lovely. You have a lot of squashes, pumpkins or whatever growing there. My tomatoes are at last embryos and green. We might get to eat them before the autumn sets in! However, the potatoes we dug up today were delicious. I was worried because of the excessive rain we’ve had this summer, but the potatoes liked it apparently!
Great pictures! I have a question about your beautiful looking pumpkin plants. I had a horrible year this year with vine borers both on my pumpkins and zucchini (the only squash I had) as well as squash beetles and cucumber beetles. How do you control these pests? I didn’t have ANY last year and I’m thinking they may have come in with the topsoil. I picked off the squash bugs, attempted to pick off the cucumber beetles (they are FAST!) but I didn’t pick out the vine borers… do you just have good luck or did you deal with all the pests that arose immeditely? (I’m hoping you’ll say good luck because maybe I’ll be able to have more good luck in a year or two of not having any of these hollow vined plants for the bugs to live in–I’m mostly concerned with the vine borers).
Great photos! Wish I lived where you live this year. Did you see my blog called “Green Thumb! Maybe…or Maybe Not?” It showed what a lot of us in Michigan are going through. One question, why the flies? lol