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KimC

Santa Rosa, CA

Any help would be appreciated! I have grown pumpkins in the past, but this will be my first real attempt at growing a "giant". I had an Atlantic Giant that grew to about 75lbs on its own a few years ago. This year I am trying to follow "the rules" and hoping for a beauty that is few hundred pounds. :) I live in northern California. Vines are looking good. Many big leaves and I had a female blossom open this morning about 10 ft down the main vine (hand pollinated, but it's going to be 95 here today), with a second developing about 11 ft down. I am mainly looking for fertilizing, vine pruning (for later), and watering suggestions. I don't quite understand how to calculate water in inches using 2 gallon drip emitters. Again, ANY and ALL advice would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you!!

6/23/2018 1:31:06 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

Welcome to the site kimc...for today you want to keep the pollination as cool as possible...maybe try a styrofoam cooler upside down over the top of it with some ice packs?...at the very least a table over the little one for shade...there’s people from your area that will chime in on more specifics as it pertains to your area...good luck!!...sounds like your well on yer way...make sure you plan for more than “couple hundred pounds”...not a bad problem to have but better to plan for it..

6/23/2018 2:08:56 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

Also...you’ll get more responses if you post on the “new growers forum”...

6/23/2018 2:09:52 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

Welcome and awesome!

Lucky for you, russ Pingrey and russ Pugh live in Santa Rosa also. Hopefully they will post their emails. They know all the in and outs of growing in your area.

6/23/2018 3:14:38 PM

KimC

Santa Rosa, CA

Thank you @Porkchop(team sLamMer), I reposted on the New Growers forum. @So.Cal.Grower, I actually know Russ Pingrey! Our daughters used to played high school soccer together! Hopefully he remembers me. :)

6/23/2018 3:22:42 PM

KimC

Santa Rosa, CA

and now that I'm actually thinking about it (new puppy = no sleep), I know Russ Pugh too!

6/23/2018 4:50:47 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

Awesome and yes,,, lots of soccer with the girls were younger. Cool, he’s a great helper !

6/24/2018 4:05:49 PM

PatchMaster

Santa Rosa, CA.

rspingrey @gmail. If you live in Ricon Valley we are close to each other and I’d be happy to show you what I’m doing. What was your daughters first name.

6/24/2018 11:48:51 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

Awesome Pingrey!

6/25/2018 7:02:12 AM

KimC

Santa Rosa, CA

Hi Russ, I do live in Rincon Valley. My daughters name was Taylor and my husband (John) coached (still coaches) for MCHS. Looking forward to chatting with you.

6/25/2018 12:17:43 PM

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