I haven't grown gourds for a few years here in Salt Lake due to raising an Australian Cattle Dog. Now we are finally back to gardening. Mostly growing sunflowers and gourds.
I shot this time lapse this afternoon with plenty of wind and threatening rain.
A week ago,my crookneck squash and yellow watermelon plants became completely overrun by thousands of brown aphids. We must have had an epidemic coming from the nearby commercial pumpkin fields. It was so horrible that the plants were dying within days, and neem oil didn't help.
I tore out both plantings, but strangely enough, my butternut squash was not affected at all. I've been watching for bugs, but perhaps being a different species, the butternut squash is not a host.
Crappy pumpkin patch update. Gah!
The pumpkin I thought was a peanut pumpkin turned out to be a red warty thing. Cool, right? No. Something got at it and nerfed up the one side of it (probably bugs). At this point I'm seriously wondering if I should go to the effort anymore, of growing pumpkins. :(
I think I'm going to get a peanut pumpkin. Yay! Assuming of course the insects don't destroy it...
Things are looking a tad seedy in my pumpkin patch. Ahhh well, lol, fingers crossed.