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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 19 Entries.
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
My 1425 with being pollinated with 1225 finally taking off after three days. Plant looks good but my 347 plant is about 18 feet long and will pollinate it tomorrow with my 1812 plant. For some reason it was very slow getting started.
 
Thursday, July 11 View Page
My pumpkin doubled in sized and size of a tennis ball. Need rain bad, getting old hauling buckets of water back there. My rain barrel is empty now. My pumpkin doubled in size in a day. Need rain bad. Empty my rain barrel yesterday. It is a long haul with pails of water from the house.
 
Thursday, July 11 View Page
My pumpkin doubled in sized and size of a tennis ball. Need rain bad, getting old hauling buckets of water back there. My rain barrel is empty now. My pumpkin doubled in size in a day. Need rain bad. Empty my rain barrel yesterday. It is a long haul with pails of water from the house.
 
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Pumpkin vines looking great, but the pumpkins are growing slow, biggest only softball size. I cover the pumpkins up with shade hoping that will help from the hot 90 plus days we are having. Only have 6 plants going but hoping to have a big one to take to Harvest Homes Fair the first week in Sept, to keep my record being first place there plus the prize money. Then have a big one for the weigh off in Hamilton. This year I will not put a pumpkin in Hamilton County Fair. I had the largest one for few years and the fair is first week in August and the first place is only $5.
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
My five pumpkins are at a standstill for last week. I guess the heat is really effecting them. I been trying to keep them water and only thing doing great is my vines but the pumpkins are staying around a baseball for last week. They been to get moving since last year at this time, two was over 150 lbs.
 
Monday, July 22 View Page
Finally some rain and cooler weather last few days. Pumpkins all stop growing in the heat of 95 degrees and now picking up growing 5 lbs a day now. Lost one pumpkin to the heat but was only size of a softball.
 
Monday, July 22 View Page
Grew 3 inches around in 12 hours. Measured it 8 am and 8 pm. Grew 2 inches in same time stem to blossom
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Wish would get some rain instead catting 5 gallon buckets back to them. My Warner 1810 finally broke the 50 lb mark. Got a long way to go. My 1245 is looking very promising, great round shape and tell it will be a nice orange color. Figure it will break the 50 lb mark in few days.
 
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Dap is 30 and is only 95 lbs for two of my larger ones. This heat and dry weather is killing me. I do carry a five gallon pails of water for each of my 5 plants everyday but needs so much more, especially rain.
 
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Finally broke 100 lbs on two of my pumpkins. Starting to average 10 lbs a day
 
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Finally broke 100 lbs on two of my pumpkins. Starting to average 10 lbs a day
 
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
Finally starting to grow again, got two at 165 lbs and one at 145 lbs. With some rain finally putting on about 10 lbs last two days. Must better than the 3 lbs was averaging a day.
 
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
This evening at dap is 170 lbs. Very slow but this rain really helped. Plus made it through all these 95 degree days with very slow growth. Just hoping get plenty more of 10 lbs per day growth.
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
Grandson sitting on my 180 lb pumpkin
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
Grandson sitting on my 180 lb pumpkin
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
Grandson sitting on my 180 lb pumpkin
 
Thursday, September 5 View Page
What are the chances for Harvest Home Fair, two of us tied for first place. Both of us had 214.5 lb pumpkins. Guess should brought my bigger one but only 20 lbs more. First place is only one to get prize, so go big or go home.
 
Wednesday, September 11 View Page
Lost one pumpkin that was going to fair, three splits. Guess feeding too much trying to make up for lost time. Got one that is only 100 circumference and hoping it takes off for fair or got two that are only 125 lbs and starting take off also, too little too late. Only a month to go now.
 
Monday, September 16 View Page
Lost two pumpkins, that exploded with all this 90 plus degrees weather. Least got two more but they slowed down to only gaining few pounds a week now.
 

 

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