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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 54 Entries.
Sunday, February 27 View Page
I got carried away with the idea of growing a huge pumpkin. I've been growing pumpkins for a long time. Last year, for the first time, I planted a pumpkin of the Atlantic Giant variety, the seeds of which I found on one of the Moscow sites selling seeds of rare plants. Despite all my efforts, the result was modest: two pumpkins of 90 and 100 kilograms. It was not without difficulty that we managed to buy seeds in the USA for this season. Especially grateful to Benjamin Macmillan. Let's see what result can be achieved in the conditions of Western Siberia, if the weather does not fail.
Sunday, March 13 View Page
The place of the future landing. Drifts of about 33 inches of packed snow. March 13. We still have winter. The temperature drops to -9.4 at night.
Monday, April 4 View Page
McMillin 1691,5.
Monday, April 4 View Page
Wallace 2050 barely climbs out of the ground.
Monday, April 11 View Page
The snow will come off soon. It's still cool. I plan to sow seeds in two weeks.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Today I soaked the seeds for germination: 2 Wallace 2050; 2 Macmillan 1691.5; 1 Wallace 1641.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Today I soaked the seeds for germination: 2 Wallace 2050; 2 Macmillan 1691.5; 1 Wallace 1641.
Wednesday, April 27 View Page
The seeds germinated on the second day. McMillin 1691.5
Wednesday, April 27 View Page
The seeds germinated on the second day. McMillin 1691.5
Wednesday, April 27 View Page
Wallace 2050
Wednesday, May 4 View Page
Incorrectly indicated the date in the last two posts with pumpkin seedlings. Instead of May 4, I specified April 4.
Sunday, May 8 View Page
I drove humus to the garden for several days.
Monday, May 9 View Page
For two pumpkins, as an experiment, I dug a hole about one meter deep.
Monday, May 9 View Page
He filled the bottom of the pit with humus and buried it with earth.
Wednesday, May 11 View Page
One of the two "Wallace 2050" never got off the ground. The second one turned out to have defects in cotyledon leaves, and it lags behind in development.
Wednesday, May 11 View Page
Wallace 1641 looks good.
Wednesday, May 11 View Page
Both Mcmillin 1691.5 plants look great.
Sunday, May 15 View Page
The garden is plowed.
Sunday, May 15 View Page
The pumpkin is ready to be planted.
Sunday, May 15 View Page
McMillin 1691.5
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Wallace 1641
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
May was 10 degrees warmer than normal. And the beginning of June began with frosts. One leaf froze even under cover. At the end of May, the leaves of McMillin 1691.5 began to turn yellow. Fertilizing with organic infusion corrected the situation. McMillin 1691.5 turned out to be a compact plant. The leaves are close to each other.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
On another McMillin 1691.5 plant, a defect of the main vine was formed in the form of a double thickening.
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
The fastest growing plant at the moment is Wallace 1641 EST. Huge leaves on long legs. A female flower appeared on the main vine.
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Unfortunately the main vine on Wallace 1641 EST. cracked. But it has not affected the development yet.
Monday, June 27 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST.
Monday, June 27 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST. At a distance of 13 pounds, a female flower appeared, which will be pollinated. Unfortunately, the June pollination will not work. The mistakes made will be taken into account next season.
Monday, June 27 View Page
McMillin 1691.5 is gaining momentum. There is a female flower, but from too close to the base. We'll have to wait for another one.
Monday, June 27 View Page
Wallace 2054 has just started to grow.
Thursday, July 7 View Page
Finally managed to pollinate Wallace 1641 EST.
Thursday, July 7 View Page
A huge flower Wallace 1641 EST.
Thursday, July 7 View Page
A huge flower Wallace 1641 EST. pollination McMillin 1691.5.
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
Pollination of McMillin 1991.5 by a flower from Wallace 11641 EST.
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
I made a mistake in the previous post. Pollination McMillin 1691.5
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
And this is the second plant McMillin 1691.5, which has a thickened main vine. Three flowers bloomed at the same time. Two on the main line and one on the side. While I'm thinking which one to leave, but I'm leaning towards the side, since the vine looks normal.
Saturday, July 16 View Page
Sheet on Wallace 1641 EST. Ruler in centimeters.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Flower on Wallace 2054.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Side view of Wallace 2054.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Male flower, which will be self-pollination Wallace 2054.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Pollination has been performed. Wallace 2054.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is what Wallace 1641 looks like on day 10.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is what Wallace 1641 looks like on the 10th day. But with a ruler in centimeters.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
McMillin 1691.5. The first 20 days. The weight is about 77 pounds. I don't know if it's a lot or a little. I grow such pumpkins for the first time.
Thursday, July 28 View Page
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Thursday, July 28 View Page
Here is McMillin 1691.5. This is the first plant. There are some problems. The fruit grows very slowly.
Thursday, July 28 View Page
The second plant is McMillin 1691.5, on which the main vine is thickened. The fruit is on a side vine.
Thursday, July 28 View Page
Wallace 2054. Despite the initial problems, the plant develops very quickly. The plant has an ideal arrangement of lateral vines and leaves. In order to preserve the genetics for the next year, the plant was self-pollinated.
Thursday, July 28 View Page
An error was made in the post from 07.27.2022. There is a pumpkin Wallace 1641 EST.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST. 24 days. Estimated weight is 146 lbs. 183 inches. Plus 69 pounds in four days.
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST. 27 days 209 inches, 209 pounds.
Saturday, August 6 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST. 30 days 231 inches, 279 pounds.
Saturday, August 6 View Page
Wallace 2054.
Monday, August 8 View Page
And this is a thickening of the main vine. The width of the stem reaches up to 6 inches. I've never seen anything like it.
Monday, August 15 View Page
Wallace 1641 EST. Day 39. Weight 514 pounds. I've been gaining 25 - 26 pounds a day for the last 10 days. It was very hot weather. But a strong cold snap is expected for the next week and pumpkin growth is likely to stop. I hope that after the growth will resume.

 

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