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Subject:  choosing your lineup for this year.

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Mike F.

Hanson Ma

I can realistically grow 4 pumpkins and may squeeze it to five. I have chosen 9 seeds so far and have changed choices out a couple of time. What do you look for as to which ones you may use for pollinator and the mother? I will post in my diary the seeds I've chosen later.

1/1/2014 8:02:30 PM

LB

Farming- a bunch of catastrophies that result in a lifestyle

I'm totally new, but my 'method' seems to agree with more experienced growers. I've shown my tentative lineup to 3 more experienced growers, and my favorites were the ones they thought best too.
Stupidly simple, I know:
I put either an 'up arrow', a 'down arrow' or an = sign by each cross on the pumpkins family tree. I then count the crosses up, whichever combination has the most 'up arrows' is the one I think is best idea. I know, ridiculous, but I am no where near up enough on genetics to do anything else. So for I am 3 for 3 though. :} All my 'counting arrows' faves were the ones the more experienced guys thought best too......I know. Let the screaming begin.

1/2/2014 8:32:02 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Go with your gut...

1/2/2014 4:11:10 PM

Farmer Ben

Hinckley MN

I look at the average of the weight of the fruit + the fruit grown by the pollinator. (i.e 2032 + 1894 / 2 ) of course greenhouse grown or damaged fruit throw a wrench into things.

I usually start 2 extra seeds, for insurance. So I would germinate your top 6 choices. Then at transplant time, plant the 4 best growers.

1/6/2014 9:59:56 AM

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