Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkins Shmumpkins Redux!

Sure enough! Yesterday I was prowling the pumpkin patch, railing against the dearth of female flowers and subsequent lack of pumpkins, and what do I find?


And, yes, that's another one developing to its left. And, what's more, there was also this:

Two fat female flowers -

- and nary a male flower in sight. Not even a glimmer of the prospect of one. Not, now, that it matters anyway. It's late October, the patch is in permanent shade, autumn chill is announcing itself, too late for a pumpkin to grow from scratch.

Hence these potential pumpkins will wither, shrivel and die.

Alongside their chances of being planted again next season.

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