This year I was really hoping to beat rycamor the pumpkin king in an epic pumpkin patch smackdown.
Unfortunately, almost every pumpkin vine I planted this year was destroyed by something that tore into the stems. Most likely borers.
That is… except for one. The one that showed up spontaneously in my compost pile this spring.
Now it’s got at least five pumpkins on it, and they’re big, so I’m guessing they were some of rycamor’s type. He gave up a few pumpkins last summer, which we made into dinner and pie… then composted what was left.
Now we’re getting paid back for feeding the soil with compost pile pumpkins: