- Pumpkin - Buttercup
- Pumpkin - Australian Butter
- Melon - Tigger
The Buttercups didn't come up - it happens. In their place I popped in two seeds of Pumpkin - Musquee de Provence - they are both up now. The Tigger Melon (cute name for a melon - I am expecting stripes) has been successful with all 5 seeds up. The Australian Butter was also a good germinator and threw up 5 strong seedlings. Over time, I thinned them out to two stout ones and was going to make a decision about which got pulled soon. I was feeling rather proud of myself and was anticipating a crop.
This morning on my round of the patch I was confronted by this sight.
One of the seedlings seems to have been stripped from its stem. It doesn't look at though it has been eaten. The other does look like it has been munched. I am not sure that they enjoyed their snack.
Who is the culprit - possum, rabbit? I am thinking possum as I have seen some scat close to the house.
Hmm, so today I will pop in some of the Baby Blue seeds and also invest in some protective wire to keep the critters off until the pumpkins are a suitable size.
Hope your pumpkins are doing well!