Quite unusual Spring weather here along the Wasatch Front: cold and wet for nearly a month in May, including several late frost events which had me covering thousands of seedlings and delaying planting for several weeks. Then just after I got all of my tomato seedlings planted, a freaky late frost came through one week ago (June 9th) and destroyed about 800 tomato seedlings which were already in the ground. This has lead to even more delays, as replacing those dead seedlings was no quick or easy task. But I did finally manage to get my (very stunted) giant pumpkin seedlings in the ground: 5 of them in about 500 square feet of space. Maybe I'll find the time and motivation to kill squash bugs this year before they kill my pumpkin vines?
Lineages of these five pumpkin vines:
1060 Seamons 2015 (1421.5 Stelts X 1832.5 Midthun)
1039 Laub (1985 Miller X Self)
915 McRae 2017 (1386.5 Sadiq X 2261.5 Wallace)
1468 Strickler 2018 (2363 Holland 2017 X Self)
1073.5 Laub 2015 (1817 McConkie X 1526 Menting)
Tomato seedlings for my giant tomato project and dwarf tomato project are still in 3-1/2" pots and getting quite stressed. Spread very thinly this year...