freeze baby freeze. i'm ready, stuff is picked, packed and covered. my little trailer is heaped with watermelons....hope the tires hold out ... i dug dad's car toter/trailer out and well, picked and loaded. Jean helped with the pumpkins and squash .. the only stuff not picked -- pie pumpkins, acorn squash, and some wee decorative pumpkins. they can take a light frost and i think that's all we'll have .. all i have left is to pick some zinna's -- after all I LOVE MY ZINNA's ... i know i've said it many times before. when i worked at the Greenhouse during college it was always Iris and I still buy Iris' for my desk in the winter, but the zinna's have won !!! $3.00 of seed have brought way to much enjoyment this summer -- they've bloomed steadily since the 4th of July and I only deadheaded them once. and the antlered buddies don't like them!
the produce crop was way down compared to last year -- less than 1/2. and the pumpkin crop was less an 1/8th of last year -- and i think (i know) i had the same number of hills. unfortunately my antlered buddies are eating heavily (especially since the flooding) and the grub worms are eating spots in 'em.
melons were better --just having trouble selling them -- they are large and well it's a lot of melon to eat.