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Friday, January 1 View Page
Happy 2021 to all of you! Letís make this a good year!
Wednesday, January 13 View Page
A few weeks ago I started some test plants of my 1184.5 pounder! I am very happy on how they look. Looking forward to growing it this year as one of my plants!
Wednesday, January 13 View Page
Iíve packaged up many seeds from my 1184.5 pounder! If anyone wants any just email me
Sunday, January 17 View Page
Couldnít be any happier with how my test plants of my 1184.5 pounder are looking. Started the plants 22 days ago and they are already starting to vine out. Pretty thick stalks. I chose the strongest one to put to the real test and planted it in my 55 GAL barrel that I used for feeding the plants last year. Letís see what she can do! Very excited to grow my own seed of my PB this year! Crossed her with the 1989 Daletas. 2051 Marshall x 1989 Daletas
Sunday, January 17 View Page
55 gallon one
Sunday, January 17 View Page
A thick stalk.
Sunday, January 17 View Page
Canít wait to grow her! Iím very excited to see what my own seed can do
Tuesday, February 23 View Page
This is unbelievable! In July of 2019 I sent Wykus Lamprecht seeds in Africa. He never received them and TODAY I just got the package back! I canít believe it! Almost 2 years! I think it made it over seas then got sent back. It says on the package ďincoming international parcelĒ Wow.
Saturday, March 6 View Page
Indoor pumpkin update! I certainly didnít expect her to get this big with only 1 light. Sheís over 15 feet long now and thereís a pumpkin at the tip lol. Secondaryís are a foot plus long but not growing much anymore with lack of light. Iím impressed!
Saturday, March 6 View Page
Male flowers opening soon!
Saturday, March 6 View Page
Thereís the pumpkin!
Monday, March 15 View Page
2021 GIANT PUMPKIN LINEUP! Iím excited to be growing my own seed this year! Iíve never grown my own before but I was impressed with it and the indoor plant is very aggressive. VERY excited to be growing an orange one again! Itís been years but I need that orange beauty again lol. Iíll be starting 1 seed of the 1215 young and 2 seeds of the 1552 young and choose the best plant. Canít go wrong either way. Starting the seeds around April 10th this year. Excited!
Monday, March 15 View Page
Canít get over how aggressive my seed from last year is indoors! Over 20 feet long now with secondaryís bulging out. Whatís it going to do outdoors?
Monday, March 15 View Page
Hello there! Opening by the end of the week but will I have a male to pollinate it with?
Monday, March 15 View Page
I like the timing... Fingers crossed. Put a few in the refrigerator and freezer so Iíll try those if this one doesnít open on time
Monday, March 15 View Page
Thatís one thick stem
Monday, March 15 View Page
Stump
Monday, March 15 View Page
Lowered vine off pipe for a better position for the pumpkin
Monday, March 15 View Page
Hey there
Monday, March 15 View Page
Tuesday, March 23 View Page
10 yards of compost got delivered today! Letís do this. Itís a hike to the patch but a good workout!
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
This is good stuff. My uncle is coming over to help. Big big help!
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
Wow what a day! Thanks for my uncle and my friend I was able to get 10 yards of compost in the patch, spread it and completely till it in, in less than a day! The soil looks better than ever and Iím ready to add the amendments in next weekend! Game on.
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
Gold!
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
Much needed help!
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
Wednesday, March 24 View Page
The patch from 400 ft up
Friday, April 2 View Page
Happy April! I canít wait to start the seeds in just 6 days. Iíll be growing my 1184.5 from last year and the 1215 young OR the 1552 young. I canít decide. I may just plant both and choose the best looking plant.
Tuesday, April 6 View Page
The hoop house is up! Itís go time!!
Tuesday, April 6 View Page
Plants will have plenty of room this year!
Tuesday, April 6 View Page
Saturday, April 10 View Page
Let it begin! Soaking 6 of my 1184.5s Iíll choose the best 2 to compete and the 1215 young and the 1552 young and they will compete. Couldnít decide. Letís go!
Saturday, April 10 View Page
Seeds are in the pots! Soaked em for 5 hours.
Saturday, April 10 View Page
Now we wait! Iím ready for my 6th year of growing giant pumpkins. Letís do this!

 

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