Pumpkin Pending...

Gardener:Somerset Sue

Date:18 Dec 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

Like much of the country, we have had rain, and lots of it, over the past few days.

Our padi field is back and my wonderful plans of getting out in the first few days of my Christmas leave to tidy up the garden have been seriously foiled.

Poor SH hasn't even been able to mow his pride and joy, but I will say he has been out there in his raincoat feeding and weeding - making the most of the heaven sent moisture which seems to make everything greener and healthier than a hose watered garden.

I've had a few issues with our pumpkins. Some of the leaves were yellowing which we googled and have put down to a magnesium deficiency so we have applied some epsom salts to the soil and hope this will do some good. Despite that we have some good pumpkins forming, although the twins I blogged about a few days ago have sadly not survived. (you can see a couple of my teenage crowns in the photo)

Fingers crossed the pumpkins that have survived infancy and are heading into puberty will continue to develop.

I know many here will be taking a break over the festive season. If you are, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to meeting you here again in 2023.

Pumpkin Pending...