Autumn is the season of pumpkins.
The Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education and Marketing folks have a giant pumpkin contest.
Here are their photos of two previous winners.
So now I’m wondering if I should enter the pumpkin my husband and I grew this year.
What do you think?
We planted 2 vines this year, and only this one pumpkin, above, survived. Next to the peach, it’s enormous.
It’s a matter of perspective.
And I’m declaring our pumpkin a giant.
If you’d like to grow slightly larger pumpkins, see Pumpkin Fest:
“July 1st-20th – watch for male and female flowers, cover these flowers with plastic baggies and when female opens (only for a couple of hours one day), pollinate the female by cutting male flowers from the plant and gently rubbing the pollen all over the segments in the female flower. (Re-cover to stop insect cross pollination). If you only have one plant and are not concerned about preserving the lineage of your pumpkin’s genetic line, you can let the bees do this work for you.”
Obviously, our giant pumpkin managed quite well without such advice.
But maybe next year….