My first year growing pumpkins I was wondering if I had planted something else as I had expected them to be that pumpkin orange a lot earlier than the change actually happened so this year I was clued in but still glad to see the colours coming out.
I didn’t get to plant any pumpkins this year, sadly, but I have been following the progress of the YMCA Community gardens and these small but healthy looking specimens seem to be enjoying all the sun and rain this summer. They still have a month to go maybe even longer so they could double in size.
We haven’t had a Halloween pumpkin since our son stopped enjoying it as much as we did and moved away for work. Maybe they will come back with a grandchild and we can make some Jack-o-Lanterns.