I am pumped about my PUMPkin harvest.
Yesterday, I picked most of the pumpkins except for another six Queensland Blues which still have green vines. I will let die off a bit more before I bring them in. You will see that I have left long stalks on the pumpkins...these will dry off and seal fruit so that there is less chance of mildew.
I think they are just beautiful.
|Pottimaron - Diggers heirloom variety|
This year I planted pumpkins and corn together...two of the three sisters. I did plant some beans with them, but too late. Next time I will definitely put all the three sisters together. It was worth doing even with just two of them. I had the best corn crop I have ever grown...at least two big cobs on each stalk, and the pumpkins did well too.
When I pulled them out their roots were entwined in a sisterly embrace. Don't you love the cleverness of corn with its buttress roots to hold the stalk up.
There were a few cobs that were past their best, but the chookies loved them. Nothing goes to waste here!