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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 28 Entries.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Going to start my pumpkin a bit later than last years.. because I donít have a greenhouse this year ; Iíve been too ill to set one up. I think Iíll start mine in about 2 weeks, and place a bucket over it at night incase we get frost.
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Trying to follow my mentor Glenn (north shore boyz) and get my butt in gear. óóSoaked my 1535 Johnson seeds today and now have them in my germination box.
Monday, April 22 View Page
My Johnson seeds didnít germinate, I had them right on the germination mat and cooked them ...(lesson learned) ó- I placed two folded towels on the mat and had success with 2 Wallace 1733ís
Monday, April 22 View Page
3 of my Johnson 1535 seeds that I thought were cooked sprouted a root today ó- so I have 3 Johnson 1535ís ó 1 1904 Steil ó- and 2 Wallace 1733ís planted in pots
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Usually I am further along at this point, but thatís ok
Sunday, May 5 View Page
In the picture there is - 2 pumpkin plants , 2 bell peppers, 2 cherry tomatoes and 3 beef steak tomato plants. Iíll pick the fastest growing of the pumpkin plants cull the other. (1904 Steil and a 1733 Wallace). I regret not starting earlier but I was just to sick to do much of anything.
Thursday, May 9 View Page
Weather has been hot for this time of year- had the use shade netting. The plants are growing at a reasonable clip
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Took the temp greenhouse down. Over night lows are fine now and its hot during the day. My one and only plant (1904 Steil) is doing well, planted just forward of some tomatoes and peppers.
Friday, May 31 View Page
1904 Steil growing not bad
Monday, June 3 View Page
Replacing bad soil with good soil. About 7 more yards should do it.
Thursday, June 6 View Page
Put a wind fence on the south east side of the new greenhouse to try and stop the very high winds we had yesterday. The vine flopped over but today it look fine. I think Iíll put plastic on the greenhouse and use shade cloth to cover the top on the very hot days. The ends will be left open
Saturday, June 8 View Page
I can see some male flower getting close to opening but no females yet. Plantís growing pretty well though ...
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
First pumpkin at about 8 1/2 feet (1904 Steil) - prob pollinate it as a spare
Saturday, June 15 View Page
1904 Steil about 9í long
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Did some vine burying with a mix of llama manure and screened garden soil. Fertilized with 15-30-15 (1904 Steil)
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
Pumpkin on the bottom right will be open for pollination tomorrow morning, but wonít be pollinated because I have no male flowers yet. Pumpkin on the bottom left is the next contender, fingers crossed. This weekend Iíll bury some more vines (Plant is about 12í long now)
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Working really hard in my spare time digging out poor,rocky soil and replacing it with really good soil. About 400 square feet left to go.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Sunset on the pumpkin patch - (1904 Steil) I think this is the healthiest plant Iíve grown so far.
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
Pollination day tomorrow. Hope a have some male flowers this time
Monday, July 1 View Page
Hereís a broken off leaf. Good size this year.
Wednesday, July 3 View Page
A nice five lobe female opened up today and finally I had some males to pollinate with. 3 from the garden and 2 from the fridge from the day before. Temp is 19c (66f) ó 1904 Steil ( on the main vine @ 14í )
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Pollinated this one 6 days ago and was doubtful it was going to work as I had no open male flowers to pollinate with. So I picked a flower that was going to open the next day and peeled back the petals and pollinated it. Seems to have worked, the little pumpkin is shiny and solid and growing each day.
Saturday, July 6 View Page
Left one is day 9 ...right is day 3. My pumpkins are always slow out of the gate it seems but I have a feeling they will kick into gear as soon as it warms up some. Give them 2-3 weeks and keep the fastest and cull the other.
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Plant is about 21í x 21í and the healthiest plant Iíve grown so far.
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
12 dap. Canít really see them in the picture but Pumpkin has 2 long stem splits..... hopefully itíll be ok
Monday, July 15 View Page
Frustrating time of the year when ya just want them to grow grow grow! Haha
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Some hefty stem splits on both my pumpkins
Friday, July 19 View Page
Culled the bigger of the 2 pumpkins. The smaller one has more vines behind it and is more symmetrical. The one in the picture is the one I kept. Thank you Glenn for helping me make the decision.

 

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