Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
 
Rmen - 2021 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. 32 Entries.
Wednesday, March 10 View Page
Ready! 3 plants in 2021. This year I start to prepare before, the objective is to do some good watering in March, to try to eliminate as much grass as possible before putting in the plants in april. I have good seeds, 2552, 2183, 2145, 2593, 2469, 2081, and more for pollinators, noel, stels, meier ... Only the strongest plants will go to the greenhouse, the rest will be given to farmers in my town.
 
Wednesday, March 10 View Page
This year I have improved the filters, I want to have a perfect nebulization, so as not to stain the leaves with dust or dirt, or pathogens ... I have placed 4 filters, and also an ultraviolet light filter. we will see if it works well.
 
Wednesday, March 10 View Page
drip irrigation also has 4 good filters, I do not want to plug the drippers this year with algae, and humics ... and there will be 3 irrigation sectors, old area, center and new area. With good humidity sensors in each area. I think it is the year that I have made the best preparation, but the temperature forecasts for April They are not good at all, we will be quite cold in Spain.
 
Thursday, April 1 View Page
Mendi- Canna 2021! cammon
 
Thursday, April 8 View Page
I have 3 holes, with 12 plants. 6 x 2552 and 6x2183. The 2183 grow very well!! I think its posible grow one 2183 and 2x 2552 but i only will grow the more strongs. The polinizators are in the big pots. This plant is tts the 2552 “Anabelica”. the seed It was cracked, and when it germinated, it broke the small root .. but was able to recover. and now it is one of my best plants.
 
Thursday, April 8 View Page
My best 2183 this year. i Seddling the 20 march, born the 23, and the 28 March I planted it In the soil, now the plant have 11 days in the soil. we are being very cold in Spain, I hope when we have good temperatures start to fly.
 
Monday, April 12 View Page
very cold in Spain, and many days without sun. It is the worst month of April in many years, we are struggling with them, but it is not the beginning that I would have liked to have. Of 11 plants, my favorites for the moment 2 x 2552 and a 1x2183 but it is still early, we will see how the main guides come out to decide. They can be 3 x 2552 or 2 x 2183 and a 2552, everything can change next week. Only the best ones will remain, and new seeds in pots in case they have to start over, if the plants do not respond well to these temperatures and to the little light we have.
 
Tuesday, April 27 View Page
This week I have to decide, I have 3 holes, in each one, a 2183 and a 2552. The 2552s are surprising me a lot, they have long internodes, and very thick guides. I like them a lot, but I want to grow 2 x 2183. It will not be an easy decision, I will try to leave the 3 best plants. everything is possible, I hope I am not mistaken
 
Tuesday, April 27 View Page
The best Hole, in the center of the greenhouse, where i grew the 2552z
 
Tuesday, April 27 View Page
The last hole, where i grew the korroko.
 
Tuesday, April 27 View Page
I have beutifull pollinizators in the pots. 2552, 2469. 2294, 1686 stels.
 
Monday, May 24 View Page
pollination orgy :) :)) 2183 x 2552
 
Monday, May 24 View Page
2183 x 1686 stels. pumpkin some slow, because there is no sun in Spain, and there is a lot of plant growing. on Thursday we will see the sun, and good temperatures.
 
Friday, May 28 View Page
We will give Anabelica a chance, (2183 x 1686) it has a very healthy aspect, a nice stem, it grows slowly, but it is already gaining strength. I will fight for her for the next 100 days.
 
Sunday, May 30 View Page
150 feet I have a pretty bacup, amazing bacup. A very fast 2552, planted on April 25, next to a 2183. I didn't have room to grow it, just 14 square meters, so I entered the 150 square feet contest. Today I will delimit the area, my The idea is to grow it in a 4 x 3.4 meter rectangle. 146 feet. I am happy to try.
 
Sunday, May 30 View Page
150 feet sq, finally 24 x 6 feet = 144 feet.
 
Wednesday, June 2 View Page
150 feet contest 72 inches (6feet )x 293 inches. (24,4 feet). 146 feet square. It is not easy to grow a large pumpkin like this, but there is already a pollinated flower in the center of the plant, and another that will open in a week.
 
Wednesday, June 2 View Page
this cross will be to get a genetic 2552 x sibb with my best plant 2552.
 
Friday, June 4 View Page
greenhouse Mendi at 60% 4 plants, 3 x 90 meters and one 14 meters. The plants grew very badly the first month, very cold and without sun, but this is magical, with good temperatures and with sun, the plants improve a lot.
 
Friday, June 4 View Page
2183 x 1686 Anabelica, dap 19 It has grown very slowly, in the last 9 days averaging 10 inches, hopefully it was due to a duplication of cells, but today dap 19 is already growing to 14.5 inches a day.
 
Friday, June 4 View Page
Alexia 2183 x 2552 dap 11. 4 lobes. 67 inches. I am very happy with her. I have a bacup later, dap 5 of 5 lobes, I will leave the best one at dap 12.
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
150 feet contest!! The space is full, its not easy this competition :))
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
2183 x 1686 begins to gain weight. Today 32 pounds. Look heavy.
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
Alexia 2183 x 2552 dap 15 grow well. 110 inches. My worst plant and the best pumpkin.
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
the third plant has a pumpkin with 2 days. 2552 x 2469. It is a very robust plant, slower, but with very thick guides.
 
Wednesday, June 9 View Page
150 feet 2552 x sibb Cammon!!!!
 
Saturday, June 12 View Page
150 feet contest. I only have one pumpkin in the main vine, i wait this one grow well. 2552 x Sibb (Paulana) Beutifull stem
 
Monday, June 14 View Page
150 feet contest. the last few days 100F has ruined the pollination. I have removed the 150 foot plant, to make room for the other plants. A very big shame, I will try in 2022 :((
 
Monday, June 21 View Page
sixth day without Sun in Spain. This is incredible, and there are still 3 more days to see it. The pumpkins have slowed down, it's sad, but we depend on the weather. They like the sun and good temperatures.
 
Sunday, June 27 View Page
Dap 42 more 1000 pounds. pumpkins that grow too strong tend to end badly. 2183 x 1686 has grown several days 58 pounds. And in the end I had a split in the stem. It will be difficult to save her, but let's try.
 
Friday, August 6 View Page
36 days!!
 
Friday, August 6 View Page
11 September Valtierra Fair - Spain Gpc 2021 necessary registrations in email ruben@valtierra.com before 20 august.
 

 

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2021 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.