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Weekend Plantidote 2012-10-27

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pumpkins

curcubita pepo

pumpkin


I'm so thrilled to have my computer back, so here is my quicky weekend Plantidote. Since it's almost Halloween, here are some cute pumpkins. For growing information see: www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/... or urbanext.illinois.edu/pumpkins/growing.cfm or your local land grant institution for your specific area.

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twig's picture
Submitted by twig on

why is there a monkey in camo in the pumpkin patch? Some new invasive species?

PS, Yay for having your computer back!!!!

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Submitted by tom allen on

He's posing for the jack-o'-lantern, judging by the face he's making. :-)

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Submitted by twig on

something that adorable would invade here. I remember being told that they come from the cabbage patch, but now it appears they've expanded into pumpkins. Maybe someday....