15 January 2015

January 2015

These pumpkins are growing strongly and have just begun to set fruit.  There is no sign of powdery mildew yet and despite the humid and wet conditions in Melbourne recently, I am hoping my aerated compost foliar spray will keep it at bay.
On each side of the pumpkin is a Lebanese cucumber.  They are growing well despite the sprawling habit of the pumpkin, which tends to grab all the available light.  Careful pruning has helped keep them growing, and they are now setting fruit.