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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 17 Entries.
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Just stumbled onto this diary page so I figured I would check in and share my experiences as well. This is my second year growing Giant Pumpkins in Northern California. I am growing two pumpkins this year. A 2356 Booth and a 2163 Patton. I am a bit behind schedule at DAP 12 and DAP 10 respectively. The photo is from two days ago (7/10/22). Also, I have been documenting my growing year in this short Youtube video series: Episode 1: https://youtu.be/lASgfoc1E6I Episode 2: https://youtu.be/Y0jFlY01pqY Episode 3: https://youtu.be/KHzQSUY-ohQ 2021 Summary video: https://youtu.be/FUA8dfR5tT8
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
2356 Booth, DAP 13. I think it took but will hang onto the backup for a couple more days.
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
2163 Paton, DAP 11. Still hanging onto the backup.
Friday, July 15 View Page
I am getting leaf burn on all my secondaries and it has only been ~85 degrees. Also the leaves look semi transparent and a bit weak. Maybe fertilizer burn? I have been adding Grow More 20-20-20 in what I thought were low quantities. Every other watering I have added 1.5lbs of 20-20-20 in 320 gallons of water.
Friday, July 15 View Page
Another image of my leaf burn issue.
Friday, July 15 View Page
Leaf not yet burned but showing signs of weakness, translucence and slightly yellow.
Saturday, July 16 View Page
Culled the backup on the 2356 Booth. Cut it in half to see the walls, etc.
Monday, July 18 View Page
Here is episode 4 https://youtu.be/tWk078L7edY
Saturday, July 23 View Page
Still showing a lot of heat stress. Only 87 degrees. 2356 Booth DAP 23
Saturday, July 23 View Page
2163 Paton DAP 21
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2163 Paton at DAP 25.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2356 Booth at DAP 27. Plants looking better and had to move the pumpkin a bit to avoid interfering with a secondary.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2356 Booth at DAP 27. Plants looking better and had to move the pumpkin a bit to avoid interfering with a secondary.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2356 Booth at DAP 27. Plants looking better and had to move the pumpkin a bit to avoid interfering with a secondary.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2356 Booth before and after moving the pumpkin and adjusting the closest secondary.
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
2163 Paton before and after moving the pumpkin forward. Not a ton of change, still going to watch the vine proximity to the pumpkin closely in the coming weeks.
Saturday, October 1 View Page
Good luck to everyone taking their pumpkins to the weigh offs. I made a final episode to my 2022 growing year. This year didnít go to plan unfortunately. https://youtu.be/Gu2akvPsQl8

 

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