So my largest Pumpkin grown from seed was ready this week. It had been precariously holding onto it’s Mother-vine but finally it was ready to leave after harvesting three last week (Week 31) (from little tiny fruits back in Week 23)
Although for Halloween, I was lucky to be in New York City and visit Van Courtlandt Manor. At their Blaze Festival, some 5,000 carved pumpkins are on show, displayed with haunting lights and spooky music. A great wander was enjoyed…
Amazing to see this “art”. Different from what I did manage (back in 2012) when they were entered into a competition at Fortnums & Masons, and displayed in their windows:
Having experimented with my own carvings, I know the hard work and effort required to make these large fruits presentable, beautiful and entertaining! I think this year, I will just eat them!