Yes, it’s a question mark. 4 weeks ago, i wrote excitedly about how well the pumpkins were doing. Then last week i realised that they had stopped growing and the plants were dying. So i don’t think there will be a pumpkin harvest. You can see for yourself in these rather sad pictures:
So the pumpkin plants did make it through and have fruit now! Thank God! i have also harvested the pears – they were yummy. But we lost more than half to wind, birds and insects. Still it was much better harvest than last year! Here are some photos for you to enjoy 😉
Lovely Pumpkin Flower.
i estimate about 50 or more pears!
Maybe Pumpkin 4?
This summer has been soooo hot and dry that there has been an open fire and fireworks ban. So there were no fireworks for the 1st August celebrations of the Swiss National Day. Some people were happy about that, some not.
But what concerned me was what all that hot sunshine did to my garden. Of course, my dear friend did a great job caring for my garden while i was away but then she stopped once the husband came back and the husband forgot to water the plants (usually it’s not a problem to leave them for a week or so without watering). And this is what happened!
Now it’s not all about dying plants. The pear tree has done exceptionally well!!
i think i have managed to rescue the pumpkins but we will have to wait and see if the campanula will come back. In the meantime, i’m undecided when i should harvest the pears. They are not quite ready but the winds are knocking lots of them off the tree. We’ll see.