I just finished tilling the pumpkin patch – hopefully for the last time. The vines are really spreading out and covering the ground which keeps the weeds down. Here are pictures of a few of the pumpkins that are growing. I planted many varieties of small decorator-type pumpkins; none are supposed to be over 20 pounds which will be easier for me to pick and haul up to the yard for Pumpkin Day.
Now about those cactus blooms – I am quite sure I’m not the only person who has blooms on their cacti. It’s just that I post the pictures for the world to see, if anyone is interested. The pink bloom is probably 4-5″ across and here is what it looks like today – closed up but not even droopy. That’s Gipper behind the bench.
The only other large bloom similar to this is the night blooming cereus which is a succulent. This plant has been blooming for several weeks now. Each individual bloom lasts only one day and then it dies. This bloom is about 6″ across.
I’ve put in enough hours on maintenance today – I’m heading for the sewing machine and “House of Cards, Season 3.