Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Twenty

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Fifteen

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Fourteen

We added a new baby to the blog.  This guy is 5 days old, 10 days behind the others.  Can you believe the one in the middle?!!!

Tomatoes are ripe!  Various colors and varieties.  We also 

have beans, yellow squash, patty pan squash, kale, collards, 

beets, carrots, peppers, scallions, cucumbers, swiss chard,

potatoes, raspberries and eggs.  I'm sure I'm forgetting 

something.  Call or email to place an order.  Thank you for

supporting local agriculture!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Thirteen

OMG!  What a jump in one day!

Just so you know, we are following two pumpkins.  You can easily see the difference!  Feel free to post comments.  Thanks for keeping track with us!

The Giant Pumpkin.....Day Twelve

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Eleven
As you may have noticed, we are following the daily growth of two different pumpkins.  The rounder pumpkin is larger and estimated to be about 10 pounds.  Both are just beginning to actively grow.  Look back to yesterday, Day Ten, and notice the remarkable difference in the round pumpkin's size in just one day!

The pumpkin patch of field and pie pumpkins is a lush green jungle.  Some of them are already orange!

The Indian Corn is almost 12 feet tall!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tomatoes are ripe!  We also have cucumbers, summer squash (slowing down!) broccoli, kale, swiss chard, onions, peppers, beans, scallions, cilantro, raspberries, eggplant, potatoes, dill, parsley and eggs! Email with your order!
The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Ten
I was away for a few days......look at the difference in 5 days!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The bees are busy.....look at how weighed down this one is with all the pollen on it's legs!  

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Five

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Four

We have......kale, cucumbers, squash, beans, greens, peppers, sungold cherry tomatoes, dill, cilantro, carrots, scallions, beets, broccoli and limited raspberries.  Please email to place your orders!  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day Two

The female flower is open and ready for pollination.  Bees usually do the job but to ensure complete pollination and to control genetic crosses, we pollinate by hand.  This is done by removing a "male" flower blossom (one that has no fruit attached to it's end) and cutting away the petals, then it is brushed along the "female" blossom to release and combine the pollen.  The female flower is then closed and tied shut with a vine tendril to be sure bees do not steal the pollen or cross pollinate.  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Giant Pumpkin.....
Day One

This Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is about to be pollinated.  Follow our blog daily to see the progress.  By Day 30 this pumpkin could weigh 300 pounds!