Some of the largest pumpkins I harvested yesterday. There are a couple more that are monsters as well. This is a smallish wheelbarrow but dang :) These are the beasts that tore down the (admittedly shitty) garden fence.
I harvested about 20 pumpkins this year, most of them these. I got 2 Smoothie pie pumpkins as well. They don’t seem to set many pumpkins … I only got one per vine on those.
I saved seed from a Rouge Vif d’Etamps pumpkin I grew last year. These didn’t come true to type (they weren’t isolated from other winter squash when they grew & flowered)
I don’t really know what you can call the lighter ones with the netting and such. The small one on right in bottom photo is fairly typical of a Rouge Vif d’Etamps
Not sure if they’ll taste good but even if they don’t, I’ll save seed from the big netted monsters to grow for fun & decoration
You have to be careful out at the apple trees this time of year. Some apples fall then whatever creatures come & start eating them & then the wasps finish the job.
They move super slow this time of year & you have to be careful where you walk & what you pick up around the apple tree.
Even if the apple got a tiny bit of damage from just falling, they find the spot & get to work on it :)
Malva neglecta, or common mallow.
I started out with a pink version of this in my garden which is pretty invasive really but easy to cut down/pull out & it’s too delicate really to crowd anything out but can be pretty untidy. It blooms massively though, & reseeds very freely.
I bought a white one & planted it & it’s not as untidy (seems to be shorter & more upright than the pink) & it does reseed but not as vigorously as the pink. I prefer the white by far. It’s one of the purest whites you’ll find in the garden and it doesn’t fade out to an ugly color as it ages. I just recently bothered to look up its edible & herbal properties.
I'm pretty sure that one I've been growing all these years is malva neglecta. Not 100% sure though.