Under its protective canopy of giant pumpkin leaves, baby pumpkins stay cool in a bed of moist soil. Soon, this pumpkin will be putting on more than 30 pounds a day.
Ron heads into the patch wearing his father's latest invention: "wing tips." The snowshoe-like contraptions minimize compaction of the soil.
Ron Wallace holds forth to the Southern New England club in the Wallace Pumpkin Shack.
Dick Wallace ready for a day's work in the patch.
Ron and Dick Wallace reposition a baby pumpkin in their patch.
The LaRue's named this specimen "Butt Ugly." No explanation necessary.
Dave Stelt's sprinkler controls.
Larry Checkon in his garden.
A female flower ready to bloom.
A stump showing the ravages of foaming stump slime.
Larry and Gerry Checkon's Pennsylvania homestead.