It was a beautiful weekend. My new plants were all in the ground, watered and mulched. So it's time for some fun. I've seen photos of those large pumpkins but had never been to a weigh-off. It sounded like a great idea for a lovely day. I've never had room to grow pumpkins but love driving by fields of them in the fall. Sets the scene for the season. This event was held in Old Colorado City, a delightful historic shopping area west of town. There are many quaint shops to stroll through, outdoor restaurants, ice cream and chocolate to tempt you.
Waiting their turn.
The largest were saved for last. We left before the end so don't know who the winner is.
Pumpkin carving drew lots of attention.
Old Colorado City. Friendly and fun.
Here's DH and a scarecrow. Guess which one.
Well, that was a nice reprieve from end-of-summer chores. Now back to work. I'm trying to add compost to all the plants on the strips but it is a difficult chore, what with the mulch in the way and the size of the plants. Hopefully I got enough down. I always spread some more around in spring when I clean up the beds. This year I used a mixture of compost (either mushroom or cotton burr), Yum Yum Winterizer and corn meal. I'm hoping the corn meal that I purchased at High Country Gardens will help prevent root rot from compacted snow. Yuk, I don't want to think about that yet!