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Aug2013 249 Spirals on a Pumpkin plant

Aug2013 249 Spirals on a Pumpkin plant
I grow our pumpkins in compost bins. One each in 3 of them. I fill each bin with 3 layers, compost in the bottom, fresh horse manure in the middle and soil in the top layer. Then I put one plant in the top of each. Well! that's the principle anyway though these days compromises are made due to age & frailties. The plants start to grow and soon begin to go crazy sending out ever lengthening shoots all over the place which I daren't stop until I'm sure that some pumpkins have set. I train the plants as much as I can by plunging long bamboo canes in the soil around the bins for the tendrils to attach themselves so that the plants twine around above the bins. Eventually they get the better of that and start attaching themselves anywhere & everywhere. This year they've gone more mad than ever and have created a real jungle. It's quite an obstacle course to be able to get to and open our shed door. But as far as I've been able to see there are quite a few developing pumpkins.

Gisela Plewe, Rachel2, Thelma Gatuzzo, Maïté and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


15 comments - The latest ones
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
lovely green macro, great angle !
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
I am always fascinated by these tendrils. Great macro
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
Wonderfully green and detailed capture.
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS TENDRIL!!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME FIND!!! You photographed it so nicely, look at all those details!! FANTASTIC, Monica. I am envious!! Hard to find such a perfect tendril!! Well done!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Awesome close up shot, Monica. Aren't they beautiful?
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A dandy macro shot, Monica! Lovely detail and green tones.
Have a wonderful weekend!
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
nice macro / details..
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely detail. Monica and that's a beautiful colour too. Perhaps your garden has been invaded by alien pumpkins!!
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Superb macro shot, Monica!
Great detail!
Lovely picture!
Excellent work \!
Take care!
4 years ago.
Compostpyle
Compostpyle
Thats a great idea for growing your pumpkins, I'm so into compost : ) You'll have wonderful pumpkins for autumn. Great macro shot
4 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
Love it! Excellent.
4 years ago.
Thelma Gatuzzo
Thelma Gatuzzo
Gorgeous! Nature at its best!
4 years ago.
Mireille Heinemann
Mireille Heinemann
Very nice!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great macro! Thanks for your visit!
3 years ago.
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
You are a master in macro!
2 years ago.