First... the blooms!
Did you notice that little fella in the middle of the bloom? He's busy as a bee! :) He's got to take the pollen from the center of this male bloom to the center of the female bloom.
Notice how different the center of this female bloom is.
Once the bee transfers that pollen into the center of the female bloom, a baby pumpkin starts to grow. See it?
The baby grows... It's very soft at this stage.
And it grows!!! Yep it's green! And it's getting harder!
And it grows! What's that? Do I see orange???
Yep! And orange means it's ripe and ready for YOU to pick!
So plan to come out and see us to find your perfect pumpkin grown right here on the farm! We open a month from today!!!! (Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. September 28th thru the month of October.) See you then! :)