Friday, August 27, 2010

Potatoes and pumpkins

I spent the morning continuing our "after vacation" clean up. I decided to dig up the sweet potatoes I had growing in a bucket. We will enjoy those for supper this weekend. I was able to find a few slips that I can use for new plants and for sharing.

The pumpkin patch is fairing well with the onset of the rains of late. The blossoms are the most warm and luscious color of amber. Seeing the vines wind their way around the garden gives it some movement and interest. Referring to Tom MacCubbin's The Edible Landscape, I see that I need to be feeding these about every 3 to 4 weeks. I have to admit, I'm really lax with my fertilizing, I need to develop a better system.
It will be wonderful to see my lil' guy out there this October, picking his own home-grown pumpkin. Fall is fast approaching!