Has been a while when I started some serious growing. A painful journey, many ups and down, but survive. Terrible! Started Pomona much earlier. Where are the old timers, as I flip the pages found a couple.
It is to bad those cockatoos ate through your beautiful pumpkin.
Steve, those pet birds like what I am growing, I imported them from Costa Rica about 30 years ago legally. I feed them citrus next.