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Rutabaga o’Lantern

In honor of my Gaelic roots, I carved a rutabaga this year. It takes some doing (scooping out the guts isn’t as efficient as it is with a pumpkin), but the end results are creepily worth it. STAY AWAY, EVIL SPIRITS! Share this:

Photo a Day 2011, #8

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Abominations

So, that’s five 100 (or so) pounders and one 50 to 60 pounder, as well as two younglings that, I suspect, aren’t going to make it. We turned them all over to see if they’ll pick up a bit more sun. Share this:

No! No! No!

The main pumpkin root shows its horrific face. Share this:

“Most plants thrive on animal waste, but I’m afraid this mutation possesses an appetite for the animal itself. ” Day of the Triffids

I don’t think I’ve adequately described the viney nightmare in our backyard. Back in 2006, I raised a 120 pound pumpkin. ThisĀ  year I have five of what look like 100-pounders or more. Didn’t do much more than plant the seeds, spread a little compost, and walk away. But that’s all that pumpkins really need. [...]