I just wanted to drop you a line and show you the Seminole Pumpkins that grew out of a cowpie in my cow pen. I think they came from some butternuts that I ordered from doorganics that came from Florida, that I had fed scraps of to the cow. One plant literally took over the entire pen and jumped the fence in all directions. Not a squash bug or blight touched them. And they survived several frosts that finished all the heirloom butternuts that I planted in my garden. They were in a mostly shaded area with a few hours of morning light. The biggest weighed 26 lbs. They were grown in zone 5 Michigan. Watched your latest tonight and it reminded me that I wanted to show you these cow pie Pumpkins:
Those really are some beautiful pumpkins. I don’t think they’re Seminoles, though. The leaves are similar but the blooms are different.
This is a Seminole pumpkin bloom:
Very big, and not on a looooooong stem.
Whatever those pumpkins are, though, I would save the seeds. They look happy, healthy and delicious. Nice work, cows!
The best pumpkins seem to be the ones that volunteer.