Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
 
Aussie78 - 2019 Grower Diary Point your RSS aggregator here to subscribe to this Grower Diary.

Show Entries in

Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary

 
Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 36 Entries.
Monday, July 1 View Page
Looks like yvd but i have no bugs pulled this plant today. Other plants doing well.
 
Monday, July 1 View Page
5 dap tommorow. 13' out on main. Kine vine self pollinated. Un proven seed. Only 150 sf of amended soil. Over lawn after that. Need to expand more
 
Wednesday, July 3 View Page
Test spray on a few marked leaves with bordo copper fungicide spray. Didnt show up for four days but it has taxed the leaves.
 
Wednesday, July 3 View Page
Bordo test spray 4 days later
 
Monday, July 8 View Page
Hi again guys. This kin is around 11dap. See diary. It is looking good. The stem on kin has grown thicker than the main vine and has a shallow split in its stem. Is this a problem? Its my best sizen kin this early in season so far.. I just polinated a 6 loabe further our on same main
 
Monday, July 8 View Page
My best kin has stem split
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Fruit size is good for my standards. I got some spare fruit set further out on main.
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Kline seed vine. Unproven
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Kline seed vine. Unproven
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
19 dap. Vine is in good shape apart from some early pm. Hope this one makes it.
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Wind is gusting pretty good tonight. Hope my leaves hold up
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
15 plants like this one. Lots of canning coming up
 
Friday, July 19 View Page
Last backup gone on this vine. All in now. Growing over lawn yes. Saddens me to.
 
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Try this pic again.
 
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Not much growth last day or so. Cloudy cool rain crap
 
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Around 27 dap. Not as big as most but its all in on this plant
 
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Put on 50lb in 60 hours. Ott at 250lb. 31dap_
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Got pm treatment on today. Some cantaloupe texture showing already. Hope its not a sign of slowing down. Hot dry weather all week. Guessing 300lb
 
Wednesday, July 31 View Page
About 33dap. Estimate ott weight is 316lb. Kin is showing some colour change before i wanted it. Hope to hit 500 for a pb but not getting my hopes up
 
Monday, August 5 View Page
39 dap for this kline vine. Ott estimates at 428lb.. up about 110lbs in the last 3 days. Im happy with daily gains this far in. Good weather and i have pm held at bay for now.
 
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Never thought I would post a tomato pick but. Wtf? Its only on one plant. Super fantastic from seed. I have 16 plants for canning.
 
Thursday, August 8 View Page
Strange tomatoes
 
Thursday, August 8 View Page
Around 42dap. Slowing down some ott chart est 507lb. If i keep it on its my pb. Thats what growing over lawn gets you i guess.
 
Friday, August 9 View Page
Found a few fruit flies sitting on my biggest kin thismorning. Cant find a split or any rot but who knows what could be uder its base.
 
Saturday, August 10 View Page
Future's giant pumpkin cultivator perhaps.
 
Saturday, August 10 View Page
Future's giant pumpkin cultivator perhaps.
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Kline seed i selfed in 2017. 48dap. Ott estamate at 630lb. No sign of fruit flies or splitting. Showing signs of maturing already and slowed gains. Long way untill Halloween. Not sure if i should be pollinating later than the start of july next year. I plan on avoiding growing over lawn next year and asking around on hear for some proven seed. I believe i can grow much bigger with what i am learning from other growers diaries.
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Thought i would share my 2018 Halloween oddity. This kin started out normal shape but once i culled back to one kin she puffed out at the stalk. Looks like a panda
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Thought i would share my 2018 Halloween oddity. This kin started out normal shape but once i culled back to one kin she puffed out at the stalk. Looks like a panda
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Hear is the panda kin getting a tow job
 
Sunday, August 18 View Page
Second round of canning today. From 13 plants we have so far harvested 180lbs. Still more on the way but plants are looking pretty haggard
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
oh well. split happens. guess im prepping for next year. so much for my pb. she was thin at the blossom end and i knew this could happen.
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
try this pic again. she didn't see 60dap
 
Friday, August 23 View Page
try this pic again. she didn't see 60dap
 
Wednesday, September 11 View Page
to busy hooking big chinook so not much pumpkin time or diary posts lately. have been expanding patch and have big piles of composted organic mater to dig in.have a back up vine half in shade and no love holding a 400+lber.
 
Saturday, September 14 View Page
non pumpkin related. you know its fall when
 

 

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2019 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.