Late in May and still taking a risk on a late freeze I planted 3 pumpkin seed in the alley driveway behind my back fence (which I know is about the ugliest back fence on the planet. I want to revamp this part of the property but it is not in the budget this year so I settled with a corner of the driveway with a little dirt and discarded (or I should say recycled) pieces of broken cement used to form a planter to confine the dirt.......this area is now called the pumpkin patch. The broad leaves of the vine got hammered in the hail storm 3 weeks ago and I thought any chance of a pumpkin for Halloween was lost. Well, look closely: here's one hiding under the leaves. And another hanging on the fence.....and yes, the pumpkin patch as of 3 days ago. Actually when I got home from work today the fence pumpkin and become so heavy the tendrils could no longer support it so it has fallen to the ground but in a soft spot......keep tuned I may have a Halloween pumpkin patch of my own in 2 months.