Friday, September 10, 2010

The End of Pumpkin Season

Unfortunatly, our pumpkin growing season has come to an end. (These little guys have been sitting in this window since early summer!). Blame the stupid squash vine borers. I can deal with aphids & squash bugs, but apparently, I am no match for borers. They have destroyed almost everything.





This is almost the extent of our harvest. There are maybe 5-6 pumpkins still growing in the field.


We got a few Jack Be Littles.



And quite a few Lil Pump-k-mons.



And a few big guys. Jack O Lantern & Cinderella. I'm hoping these guys make it. They were picked a little early, in order to try & save them from the borers, so I am really hoping they dont spoil.



The biggest, our Cinderella.


I guess I can see now why there arent really any real pumpkin patches in Florida. They grew fine, but those darn bugs. I guess we probably should have started with a smaller area, instead of trying to go so big the first time. And more research and bug prevention in the beginning probably would have helped, too. At least it was a learning experience, right?


Oh, and I would like to say thank you to Missy at So You Think You're Crafty & Photo Jewelry Making. I won a $25 gift card from a giveaway! Thank you!!

7 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

They're sooo pretty! I love the Cinderallas! Have you found anything to battle the borers with???

Lynn said...

The little ones are so cute! I wish I had room to grow pumpkins...

Sarah and Jack said...

We have tried storing them long term in our basement (it didnt work well), but that wont help you much in Florida either.

Megan said...

Those darn bugs! Your harvest is plentiful compared to my sugar pumpkins which are still on the vine and very green. I love the sparkly pumpkins on your header, by the way! Happy Fall!

Rachel said...

DARN THOSE BUGS! I wanted to be your first customer!!!! I do like your mini pumpkins!!!!!

Rachel said...

DARN THOSE BUGS! I wanted to be your first customer!!!! I do like your mini pumpkins!!!!!

Renee said...

From a Pumpkin Seller, spray them with clear coat. The cheap 1.00 can spray paint will do. Makes them shine and will preserve them well past November!

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