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August 18, 2008 / Bo Mackison

What’s New in the Gardens?

Tomatoes on the Vine

Tomatoes on the Vine

The tomatoes are so thick with blossoms and fruit this year, the tomato plants are requiring extra stakes. Good news for my salads and spaghetti sauce.

Full Moon Pumpkin

"Full Moon" Pumpkin

“Full Moon” – the ‘great white’ of pumpkins, though not really white. More pastel orange. It can grow 25-50 pounds. This pumpkin’s photograph was taken on the day of the full moon – think that makes it a lucky pumpkin?

Sweet Beauty Watermelon

"Sweet Beauty" Watermelon

The fruit of the “Sweet Beauty” is sweet and crisp. Perfect for dessert any night.

I went to our University’s Annual Field Days at their Research Gardens. There they show off all the produce of their test gardens and even provide free samples – the corn and salsa and raspberries were really perfect. Even got to vote on favorites, so maybe the tomato I loved will be in seed packets and at the garden centers in a year or two.


  1. Anna Surface / Aug 18 2008 7:39 am

    That is an interesting pumpkin, “Full Moon”. I really like that photo. Those are some nice looking watermelons. That is what is so wonderful about summer, the lush fruits and vegetables. Sounds like a lot of fun at the University’s Annual Field Days. 🙂

  2. ybonesy / Aug 18 2008 8:26 am

    Those watermelons are huge. We used to grow pumpkins, but the squash bugs drove us crazy.

  3. Laurie / Aug 18 2008 8:38 am

    Those are gorgeous. What a wonderful garden.

  4. Robin / Aug 18 2008 9:55 am


    That’s a beautiful photo of a beautiful pumpkin.

  5. rlovison / Aug 18 2008 10:43 am

    mmmm, watermelon. 🙂

  6. Marcie / Aug 18 2008 12:25 pm

    These are just lovely. Nice!!!

  7. Gandalf / Aug 20 2008 10:00 am

    Interesting place. Do you visit it often?

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