Has everyone seen my frequently self-promoted chicken-wire cages to keep the squirrels away from my pumpkins?
They're amazing! They're squirrel-proof! They're invulnerable! They're . . . useless against gophers:
I was thinking about whether to cull a few of my Big Max pumpkins, and now I don't have to!
He came up through that little patch of dark, loose soil that you can see just below the gap in the vine.
I'm lucky that the cut section is downstream of the pumpkin, so for now the fruit is still attached to the vine (to the left).
I'm going to have to add "gopher" to my signature.