|See the pumpkin in the middle? |
It is about a metre off the ground.
Gardening can be frustrating and disappointing sometimes. Things die, or they do magnificently then the weather or some sort of pest intervenes to rob you of the pleasure of admiring and/or eating what you have grown. This is why I love growing cucurbits...squashes, pumpkins, zucchini and the like.
They are such generous plants, filling up every empty space they find,
climbing up when they run out of space.
See the corn in the photo above...overtaken!
I love their big leaves that droop in the heat
then bounce back when it cools down and they get a drink.
Then of course there is the fruit.
It almost grows before your eyes.
Pumpkins keep for months and are such a versatile veggie.
Best of all, you can shove a few seeds in the ground
and when they transform the garden into a jungle
people walking past comment on how good your veggie patch
looks and what a fabulous gardener you are.
I am so smitten.