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mobymikeguide (Team Beard)

Wisconsin

Like many clubs the Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin growers had to cancel their spring seminar due to Corona Virus. I was slated to speak and I wanted to try and make it up. I figured we all might be qaurentined so might as well have a chat and welcome all! What questions do you all have for me?

3/21/2020 12:04:27 AM

mobymikeguide (Team Beard)

Wisconsin

We will try to answer all the questions from this thread on the chat April 3rd and after that we will open it up to follow up questions.

3/21/2020 12:07:28 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Awesome moby...what topics do you hope to cover?...

3/21/2020 8:10:31 AM

Jake

Westmoreland, KS

I'd like to hear about your fungicide rotation. I have issues with gummy stem blight and i'd like to try to make sure that doesn't stop our season this year.

3/21/2020 9:27:04 AM

spudder

What possessed you to grow on a scale?

Did any of the growth rates play into your feeding program?

3/21/2020 9:52:12 AM

cojoe

Colorado

What did you do different than other WI growers to get a great result in what Ive been told was a cool wet spring

3/21/2020 5:34:01 PM

mobymikeguide (Team Beard)

Wisconsin

Porkchop anytopics related to growing a gaint pumpkin are open. Keep em coming guys

3/21/2020 6:14:17 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Any thoughts on late season soil temp?

3/21/2020 8:56:14 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What is in your vine burying mix...how bout feeding program?...

3/21/2020 8:56:58 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

any New products or techniques Not being discussed on this website?...I heard something about diamond shaped pruning?

3/21/2020 8:58:57 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Learn anything from the scale experiment?....pretty neat

3/21/2020 9:00:08 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What are some mistakes we could be making without knowing it?

3/21/2020 9:02:09 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What’s the biggest advance in the hobby since the 2009 Wallace?...

3/21/2020 9:44:52 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Is qtip growing this year?

3/21/2020 9:45:05 PM

Jake

Westmoreland, KS

What's more likely to happen this year The beard sets the world record for pumpkin or porkchop grows a 10 pound mater???

3/21/2020 10:36:57 PM

mobymikeguide (Team Beard)

Wisconsin

Great questions guys, keep em coming! Wheres my Wisconsin boys and girls at?

3/22/2020 1:08:22 AM

Vol4Life

Tennessee

Can you share a list and talk about some of the products you use?
Do you have a guide for feeding program you can talk about?

3/22/2020 1:38:08 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

What would you like to improve on for this season?

3/22/2020 1:43:58 PM

marley

Massachusetts

how many horses did it take to bring a 2000 lb+ pumpkin in your amish buggy to the weigh off??

3/22/2020 3:54:45 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Are you ph balancing your mixtures?.....warming the tanks?....

3/22/2020 4:06:58 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Get one on the main vine if you can, or doesn’t matter?...thoughts?

3/22/2020 4:08:05 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What are your thoughts on “zone watering” that some in the know have been mentioning....

3/22/2020 4:08:55 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Does your veg growth hit a wall, (sink) when the fruit gets moving?....if so when?...overall thoughts

3/22/2020 4:10:28 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

I’m what is your ideal early season setup?....(hoop/greenhouse?..cables?.with/without lights?...heater?...soil mix?...what really matters?)

3/22/2020 4:15:05 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What is...not I’m what is

3/22/2020 4:15:51 PM

Chi Bears

Bristol,Wi

1. What the most significant observation you learned from your "Growing on a scale" endeavor?2. How much energy do you put into your patch by introducing "Good Biology"? Do you think we undo it with our Fungicide applications. Where is the trade off in your opinion?3. How significant was your sag line(let's get away with calling it a Dill Ring) in your 2261? Do you have any concerns of that trait being passed on to the next generation? 4. What the one thing you have tried in the patch and said, "I will never do that again?"

3/22/2020 4:27:05 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

How’s married life?....and does she help?....is it because you don’t plant flowers?

3/22/2020 6:55:34 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

When it comes to product usage...is there anything you are straying from in terms of what the label directions say?....mixing stronger?....more applications then Recommended?

3/24/2020 11:56:22 AM

DanF

Mi.

What are you adding to your soil perlite peat ex. And what type of compost do you use

3/24/2020 12:39:05 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Any experiments planned for this year?

3/24/2020 1:06:16 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Will you stop force feeding your Domingo tomato plants this season?

3/24/2020 1:07:23 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

When we get results back from the labs that tell us how much of what we need to add...go with those numbers?....are you jacking them?....jacking a certain number?....like jacking potassium?...or jacking enzymes?...jacking humic/fulvic?.,,,or are you just jacking in general?...just trying to gauge how much we are all jacking off our gardens...

3/24/2020 1:12:12 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

In lay person terms, what is a “sink”?....and how important is this?...what is the most likely suspect if we are not experiencing either growth “sinks”, starting and stopping...or fruit growth “sinks”, where she takes off like a bat out of hell...

3/24/2020 1:17:02 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What’s the simplest program you can think of to grow a 1000 lb giant.?

3/24/2020 1:18:18 PM

Orange U. Glad

Georgia

What is your mvp fertilizer in granular form and in liquid form?

3/24/2020 1:40:42 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Any extra positioning /vine manipulation to consider when they get that big?....

3/24/2020 2:05:42 PM

wile coyote

St. Paul, Minnesota

Is there going to be a transcript of this chat available? I will be at work when it happens.

3/24/2020 8:34:50 PM

Dale M

Anchorage Alaska

What is your favorite patch beer ?

3/24/2020 11:37:28 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What some common diseases you run into in your location and best ways you fight it off?

3/25/2020 9:15:17 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Nighttime temps?....is there one you would prefer not to drop below?...what did the scale say?

3/25/2020 9:18:03 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What growers (that aren’t sandbaggin all year...eh hmm...Karl...)are you watching closely?...any of the other heavy hitters on to something new?....we’ve been doing this awhile now and I still can’t wrap my head around the gains that some of these behemoths are tracking.

3/25/2020 9:23:57 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Any “A-HA?” Moments for you this year ?...especially after seeing eddys numbers or what John did in his 150 patch?...

3/25/2020 9:31:05 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

How many you growing this season?....your line -up and reasoning?

3/25/2020 9:38:02 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Do you have a general time line for the early season...initial tilling, amending...when the plants go in type of thing?...

3/25/2020 9:39:30 AM

cjb

Plymouth, MN

Do you follow a rigid feeding (foliar or drench) schedule or do you supplement according to your plants actual (determined by tissue test) or perceived (eye test) needs?

3/25/2020 9:43:22 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Poor Mike.

Pour Mike a beer, lol.

Well, at least you'll have them all answered
and formed into a BOOK by Creature Feature Time!

3/25/2020 5:09:46 PM

GUSTO

Brandon,WI.

A Wisconsin grower IS RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD, If I have a question I usually have busch light available to help discuss the question/answer period :) I m always learning, that's why its GREAT having MIKE drive by every day after work to solve all my qustions, now I just have to beat him sometime b4 I go 6 feet under, kidding aside Mike has been a BIG help to me in my learning how to grow these kins, lets get er started again in 2020, i'll start a list of ?

3/27/2020 3:40:40 PM

GUSTO

Brandon,WI.

soil sample got mailed out today, MIKE,I'll get u a copy hopefully late next week.

3/27/2020 3:44:58 PM

GUSTO

Brandon,WI.

I struggle with vine placement it seems like every year,how soon do u start turning ur main vine? Right as soon as u see the flower u want to pollinate? do u wait till after its pollinated? whats ur most successful vine pattern??

3/27/2020 3:49:01 PM

mobymikeguide (Team Beard)

Wisconsin

Hey Guys I think we will cut off the questions now, I already have 12 pages typed out with pretty detailed answers that should cover most everything, so we will cover those and if theres any questions after that we will open it up in the chat room that night.

3/29/2020 5:45:52 AM

GUSTO

Brandon,WI.

guess I better stock up on beer then, Mike, :) cuz I always got ? for ya.

3/29/2020 9:40:24 AM

DONKIN

nOVA sCOTIA

Good stuff !! Thanks Mike

4/3/2020 9:46:35 AM

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