So I’ve got three pumpkins on this vine, it’s December 6, lows are in the 40s, and I need to make some decisions.
The plant is focusing its resources on the eldest, so the other two (which are technically upstream but on a secondary vine) haven’t made much progress even though they’re only 4 days younger.
We aren’t expecting a freeze but if it did, I think the big one could survive off the vine and the smalls wouldn’t. I’m thinking of harvesting the big one earlier than I would normally in order to divert some energy to the others and hopefully bulk them up before a freeze risk comes along. It’s almost a month old and just now turning dark green so I think I’ll give it a few more days.
Saturday, 5th October, 2019
Racer Plus vines, December 1 and 6. I’ve pretty much not watered for a month (except enough to dilute fertilizer) because it’s cold and the ground isn’t drying out.
The right pumpkin is moving from tender light green to a firmer dark green rind, which I’m happy to see it do before we risk a freeze because I suspect that’s the point when it stands a better chance off the vine.
Wrong symbol and colours of Ravenclaw. Doesn’t matter, at least it says “Ravenclaw” on it. Imma buy it. 🤪
Home alone today! Which meant dumpling party, Netflix and naps!
Jarrahdale update, two weeks. In the summer it probably would’ve gotten this big in a few days. I’m watching the forecast to make sure a freeze doesn’t sneak up on me because I’m going to have to cover this whole vine.
After sniffing the pumpkins for the longest time, he finally fell asleep on the printer.
More pumpkins! 💚💛
New sketchbook, new front page!
A gouache and a pastel take on the same still life
How much water would you say you drink in every day?
Drinking enough water has been something I have constantly struggled with. It just doesn’t taste good to me (I knooooow!). And, recently, I have many pills to take daily and they all recommend to be taken with tons of water. I asked my husband to check up on my water intake just so I have some kind of control from a second party.
I know this is silly, but I’m really enjoying decorating the house with the pumpkins I got. They’re just so cute! (´,,•ω•,,)♡
This fic was inspired by a stock photo of pumpkins. I just saw it and thought I know what I want to write. So I did. Anyway, I hope you guys like it. For my other fics, check out my Masterpost.
In this fic there’s some pumpkins
It all started with Rick asking you to pick out a pumpkin from the farmers market. You figured he wanted to decorate his place with ornamental squashes and gourds and thought why not pick them all. So, that is what he did. Before you knew it, his living room was like a makeshift pumpkin patch with how the piles of pumpkins colored the place; squashes on tables, and varied pumpkins in the corners. It seemed all he was missing was a scarecrow and a wheat field.
It was all fine and good until you got hungry. You had thought of ordering take out, but seeing as you were in his home, he preferred to cater to you and prepared a slew of dishes that fit into the theme. There were muffins, and cookies, and stews galore, along with soups, bread, and a warm beverage as well; all spiced, some savory, but a great deal sweet; all of which was good enough to eat. He knew there was no way you could eat it all, but he couldn’t resist; it was either nothing or a grand feast.
“Rick, you truly are a genius. I don’t know where to start.”
Without taking a glance, he happily recommended, “I think y-you’d like the pumpkin hot chocolate to start.”
You had heard of overpriced pumpkin lattes but of hot chocolate with the seasonal berry? If you hadn’t known better, it would’ve been obscene. “Alright, if you insist.”
You lifted the wide-rimmed mug, comforted by the sight of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, and from the first sip, you were won over. “Oh my God.”
“Wh-what?” he began to panic. “Does it taste bad? Is it too much?”
“No,” you brightened, leaning over to press a sweet kiss on his thin lips. “it’s wonderful. I mean, like wow, I’ve had good hot chocolate, but this is so hearty and delicious. It’s like pumpkin pie and hot chocolate had a baby, and it’s this work of beauty.”
“Gosh, I’m so glad. I-I was worried it came out too sweet.”
“It’s sweet for sure, but not as sweet as you.”
It would be a good half hour before you were ready to move on to try the other dishes, and a little longer than that before the giddiness Zeta-7 felt would calm. Nonetheless, you already felt a measure of satisfaction, but still had room enough to eat.
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