With the recent change in weather and drop in temperatures, the pumpkin patch is starting to look a little sad. The leaves have started to wither and die, but that’s meant that I’ve found more pumpkins.These two are each about six inches long, but I rather doubt they will get to a point where they turn orange. You can see how sad things are looking here. Even Connor doesn’t want to see how pitiful it is. Regardless, there are still blossoms every morning and the pumpkins are still growing.A landscape architect friend had some images of the pumpkins she’s picked, so I asked her how to tell when they were ready to be harvested. Apparently, all the green needs to be gone and they need to be a uniform orange colour.Some of the pumpkins are still fairly green.I thought that the sunlight might have something to do with this change, but apparently not.I decided to harvest three of the pumpkins that met the requirement, mainly out of concern that their weight would cause them to fall into the garden and break them. The middle pumpkin was the one that ended up smooshed up against the tomato cages, hence the gouges in it. The one on the left is the most perfect-looking of the lot. My friend says that they need to be cured, but somehow, I don’t think that’s going happen, since you need 80*F temperatures and the equal percentage of humidity… for two weeks!