June 12, 2009
The pumpkin plants that were started indoors last month are happily thriving. They are, in fact, "growing like weeds". Or at least like the weeds that surround them. Thanks to two days of almost nonstop rain.
There was some concern, however, over the seeds that were planted directly outside. Two days after they went into the ground, they were visited by a late frost bent on destruction. There were a couple of anxious weeks. There was repeated checking of the patch in recent days, searching for signs of life. And then, a glimpse of yellow. Much rejoicing was heard when the first plant broke the surface yesterday. They're tougher than they look.