Pumpkins with the Popcorn

Our popcorn patch at the farm has been growing great this year.  Right now the  ear’s are sizing up, hopefully in about a month they will be ready for harvesting.  

Popcorn with winter squash in the foreground

Popcorn with winter squash in the foreground

After they are harvested they will need to dry for a few more weeks.  I’m expecting that they should be some ready for popping by October.  I grow two varieties of popcorn Pennsylvania Dutch Butter which is yellow and Black Dakota which is a rich mahogany color but pops white.

The pumpkins are growing well too.  This year I have the pumpkins growing underneath the popcorn.  

Pumpkin vines climbing up corn stalks

Pumpkin vines climbing up corn stalks

I was getting a little worried that they were not getting enough sunshine down there, and that all I would end up with is a leafy plant with no pumpkins.  But the other day I spied a pumpkin the size of a football, happily growing in the shade of the corn stalks.  I’m growing about 8 different varieties of pumpkins, of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

A pumpkin trying to hide

A pumpkin trying to hide

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