Winter Pumpkin

Here is the pumpkin that was self-sown by one of the micro-soaks at the top of the garden. This is about 7 feet up from the ground and probably 9 feet from the roots of the plant. It is nestled very snugly in the native wisteria and the leaves get a lot of sun during the day being up high – so there isn’t much leave mold forming yet. I think we’ll probably see this one through. Pumpkin in winter! This is probably more to do with the micro-climate than climate change however.

Also worth noting is that the native wisteria further down the garden – the white flowering one – actually had flowers open on it on Sunday. The rest of the vine is yet to break out and I noticed today that the olive-leaf grevillia is forming flowers. Last year it was covered in them and fed the honeyeaters and parrots for several months.

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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