Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Harvest Recap- It's Pumpkin Time!

Our crazy, warm sunny days continue here in Oregon. Today I took advantage of the lovely weather and harvested all of my squash and pumpkins. The Winter Squash this year was pretty much a bust simply because I got the plants in the ground too late. But the pumpkins, which I grew from seed, did really well. While I was a bit disappointed in only getting 2 pumpkins from two plants, I was really happy with the size of the two pumpkins that did set.
  • Pumpkin "Howden" - 22.8 lbs & 29.4 lbs
  • Winter Squash- "Delicata" - 2 lbs. 1.6 oz.
  • Watermelon- "Blacktail Mountain" - 12.2 lbs.

Now that the show season is over, I get to relax and share my dahlias with family and friends. Because I didn't get my dahlias completely planted until the middle of July, my dahlia garden is now if full bloom in mid-October. With sunny, dry, warm weather in the long term forecast, these bouquets won't be the last that we enjoy this year.


Susie said...

Your pumpkins look fantastic! Too bad about the yield, but it's plenty of pumpkin to cook with. And beautiful flowers.

Margaret said...

Oh look at those lovely pumpkins! Those are on my list of future veg to try. And the dahlias are lovely! I actually have a question for you since you ARE the dahlia expert ;) I received a couple of packages of dahlia tubers during that Fling I went to in June but never got around to planting them. What do you think I should do with them now? They are still firm but I'm undecided as to whether I should plant them up into pots now - just to keep them alive - or take my chances that they will still be ok next spring.

Dave @ HappyAcres said...

Those are some monster pumpkins! And lovely dahlias too. They're such a colorful addition to the fall garden.

Eight Gate Farm NH said...

Nice looking pumpkins, perfect size and shape for jack o'lanterns. Let us know how they taste--I thought that Howden was a decoration pumpkin primarily. Your watermelon reminds me of what we used in a game at school--"medicine ball." The dahlias are very lovely. I know I will now get pressure to grow those here.

Fashion said...

Great post. Thank you.