I dont know what kind of squash/gourd this is. We didnt plant it, but I am pretty sure that I picked out a green pumpkin last Halloween, so maybe it came from that? (We toss our fruit/veggie scraps out where we grow our garden). There are two of these.
Jack Be Little. This guy looks a little lopsided.
Jack O Lantern. Sadly, I dont think we will have many of these, and obviously these would be the bread-winners. We are having major issues with Squash Vine Borers. This guy had several holes in it. :( Does anyone know what we can try to rid ourselves of these now that they are here, and to save what pumpkins are still developing?
Another Lil Pump-ke-Mon.
Big Max! These guys can get up to 100 lbs!
One of a pumpkin farmers favorite bugs! Ladybugs! These things love aphids which is good, because we have aphids, too. Joy. I have actually found a lot of ladybugs and there larvae out there.
Here is another Big Max. It's growing pretty fast.
This is a Cinderella Pumpkin. It's growing pretty fast, too. These pumpkins have definitely been an experience. Even if we arent super successful this year, we are learning, and hopefully, if we do it again next year, we will be even more successful.
The other thing keeping us pretty busy, is football! This is Blake's 2nd season playing and he really loves it. He did soccer for 4 years, and it's a little sad to not be out at the soccer field, but I think football may be more his sport than soccer. He's #27.