September 28, 2018

Picking the Season's Pumpkins

One of our favorite fall activities here at my Bedford, New York farm is picking pumpkins.

Yesterday, I shared photos from our winter squash harvest. We picked so many beautiful fruits. We also picked lots of pumpkins and ornamental gourds. As you know, pumpkins are cucurbits, members of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes squash, gourds, cucumbers, watermelons, and cantaloupes. This year, despite the heavy rains and days of sweltering heat and humidity, which challenge all vine crops, we still came through with a good amount of pumpkins and gourds - in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. 

Enjoy these photos.