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Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Giant Pumpkins NZ Hamilton - New Zealand

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I forget to post here all the time :(

The growing season for us Southern Hemisphere growers is in full swing.

Iím growing in what I like to call the Tiny Pumpkin Patch again this year. It has about 20 square feet of actual soil, the rest is paving stones covered with moss and grass.

Last year I was able to grow a 202lb (92kg) pumpkin in this crazy small space.

I update my websites blog each week with what Iíve been up to www.giantpumpkins.co.nz/blog/ at the bottom you can sign up to get a weekly or monthly digest of blog updates emailed directly to you if you want to keep up with whatís happening.

Around this time of the year here, it is time for pollination.

Iím growing the Harris 1891 (a few people are) this is the heaviest pumpkin grown in NZ, but it split before getting to our weigh off.

Iím waiting for a better placed female flower on the main vine. It will be self pollinated.

Growing through Christmas and New Years and catching up with family and friends can make things a little difficult. But itís all about planning and making sure you are around during key milestones.

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