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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 54 Entries.
Friday, June 9 View Page
Baby field pumpkins coming up in green house
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
Baby field pumpkins being planted ... it was a ton of work over 1,000 planted
 
Thursday, August 24 View Page
Day 15 75lb est 10 lb gain 24hrs
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Day 19 Slow growing bad weather Est... 98#
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Ok so this diary is Jumbled up and late but that's kinda how it's going this season ... wasn't gonna grow this year and then on may 18th I was approached to grow field pumpkins for a fall festival ... no field prepped and no seeds ordered I said yes ... (fool) So we planted seed June 9 and off we went .....of coarse I ordered giant pumpkin seeds too !!knowing I'd be late I didn't get a chance to pollinate till august 8th ... so I'm not going to break any records this year ... my record is 636 lbs holds big island record and unofficial I had 1000lber but couldn't get it to a contest for uncontrollable circumstances... but I did get a heaviest pumpkin overall award as the judges heRd about the pumpkin and went to visit it upon seeing it was enough .. lol any way not gonna beat my self this year but still trying to have fun with it ...
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Day 19
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Day 19
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Measured today day 20 107 lbs 19 lb gain first big jump !
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
This is day 19 photos
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Field pumpkins in early august
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Compost and crushed coral
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Adding ag grade spirolina for nitro boost
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
More crushed coral
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Finally basalt rock mason sand .... mixed it all with tractor for the neighbors trees
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Pickle worm is all I'm sayin
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Field pumpkins coming on
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Bought seeds from Wallace got mix pack of whoppers who knows looks good for the tough growing conditions this location and year offer ...
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Tools of the trade lol
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Some numbers
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
Oops left that one out was bio char
 
Monday, August 28 View Page
My contact email Hawaiigreenearth@outlook.com Aloha!
 
Wednesday, August 30 View Page
Big wave
 
Wednesday, August 30 View Page
Big wave 2
 
Thursday, August 31 View Page
Ok sorry all my photos is sideways some one gave me a tip let's see if it works ..
 
Thursday, August 31 View Page
It worked .... alright stoooked!!! Thx Dave Davis for the tip on the photo taking !!
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Dap 23 Almost 200" Ott Creeping onward .... countdown 34 days till contest time ...
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Field pumpkins starting to orange
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Field
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Sunflowers open in a sea of pumpkin
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Veggies finally coming after the geese got em twice .. lol
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Sad to say after people making season is over we have to move our farm ... on the bright side we have a stream at the new farm ..
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Oops pumpkin season ... lol I guess people making and pumpkin growing could be kinda the same ... found these at new farm too ..
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Kabocha squash ... this thing has gone for 5 years in one way or another moving around the property ... getting loaded
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
Inside peek
 
Sunday, September 3 View Page
Dap 25 Ott 193 General clean today Fertilized , finished vine burying , and terminated all side vines .. hopefully she will kick in s little more without the dread full happening..
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
This is probably for sure the last tea .. I had too..
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Good stuff!! Friend of mine is making ... I had so much fish scrap in the compost I used this year that the bucket is still almost full ...
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Dap 29 Ott 213 I obviously am way behind this year but still excited it might get 400 lbs .... or more .. but she will pro ably only stay on vine till oct 7 We shall see
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Side shot Leafs still doing ok
 
Monday, September 11 View Page
Day 30
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Day 37 Ott 242 307lbs
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Even for being behind it sure is beautiful.. I replaced her roof with shade cloth to let the sun light in and orange come out ... breaks my heart but I will probably be picking it in 7 days for the county fair to help promote there contest as there are not many pumpkins this big in Hawaii .. no gpc or prize money just ribbons and community building ..
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
We did about half acre field pumpkins this year We was behind , worked forever , sprayed around the clock even in the dark and rain.. lol And got a ok amount .. we grow organically.. no cheating .. it's challenging some times especially in the tropics .. love pumpkins but glad it's winding down a litttle .. just curing ,selling and giant pumpkin harvest.. too come ..
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
Guess it's so going to fair tomorrow's
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
Only gonna be 43 dap Ott around 255 ish Last time my pumpkin taped 440lbs was 636 I'm thinking 450 480 lbs this year
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
Even though I would like to go another 20 days I would only maybe ... maybe get close up my 636 .. so for the greater good and all the kids and of course my own excitement here she comes county fair Hilo Hawaii!
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
My giant sized friend Nicely pretending to lift her for a photograph
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
And just chillin .., thx Mo !
 
Friday, September 22 View Page
Omg jealous of death star amazing ..Cindy in Little Rock !!! J Congrats.., that's gonna be WoW!! Speechless.., if for some weird reason you read this diary and would ever consider to send a Death Star seed to Hawaii ... just thinking. .. wow Good job ! My e-mail is in a earlier post .. but I st for some lucky reason here it is again .. hawaiigreenearth@outlook.com Aloha
 
Saturday, September 23 View Page
Moved her house can finally see!
 
Thursday, October 5 View Page
She was pollinated aug 8th picked sep 24
 
Friday, October 6 View Page
347 lbs @ 46 days old .. she was exactly on my measured Ott... she got first place in Hawaii .. Big Island ... much love aloha
 
Friday, October 6 View Page
Our pumpkin display coming on Ughh for pics sideways
 
Friday, October 6 View Page
Is nice looking .. even though small I'm stoooooked!
 

 

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