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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #285 on: June 28, 2010, 03:02 »
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #286 on: June 29, 2010, 18:19 »
waiting for the first fruit to flower so i can stop the rest from flowering cos all i want is the one big un !

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #287 on: June 29, 2010, 20:11 »
waiting for the first fruit to flower so i can stop the rest from flowering cos all i want is the one big un !

Lots of faith there. Should you keep two - one as a back-up just in case?  :blink:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #288 on: July 01, 2010, 08:54 »
mine arent doing well, fingers crossed they take off
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #289 on: July 01, 2010, 23:25 »
my son ran over my big pumpkin plant in his little motorbike today.. I guess it wont be getting any bigger! I just hope some of the flowers get pollinated!

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #290 on: July 03, 2010, 20:01 »
Mm, mine is setting fruit, but I'm beginning to suspect that it might be a fraud  :(.

It was from seeds given away as freebies from the National Trust last year (just handed out). Did anyone else get any and, if so, any idea what variety they are. They were labelled as 'pumpkin' and the plant is huge and trailing. The fruits are round and green with light stripes on them.

A long shot, but any ideas  :unsure:?
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SUTTY1

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #291 on: July 04, 2010, 00:48 »
Mine just set 1st fruit this week, exciting :nowink: :nowink:

So what is anyone going to with it if they get a big one???????????
Last year i sent my 1st+only 90lb+ one to a school for very very sick children, apparently they loved it and the photos and drawings they sent to me, can only say priceleess!!!!!!!!!
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #292 on: July 14, 2010, 08:14 »
Oh dear.... I was pleased with my 20.600kg one last night :( 
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #293 on: July 15, 2010, 11:24 »
I'll join in please! hoping for a whopper this year!  Jan x
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #294 on: July 16, 2010, 10:57 »
sure thing  :)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #295 on: July 16, 2010, 13:06 »
noticed the first flower in the pumpkin patch on the way to work this morning - unfortunately it's on the baby bears and not the Hundred weight - won't be long!

I planted mine out last week after being in the greenhouse and there is some yellowing of the older leaves - should I take these off? It can't be a deficiency as i dug a load of rotted manure in the bottom and added FB&B to the compost.

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #296 on: July 17, 2010, 22:54 »
I now have about 8 female flowers on mine. I will let a couple set fruit then pinch them off. I am pretty confident I have got this sown up. Watch out ICE ha haah ha :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2:
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #297 on: July 17, 2010, 23:01 »
I now have about 8 female flowers on mine. I will let a couple set fruit then pinch them off. I am pretty confident I have got this sown up. Watch out ICE ha haah ha :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2:
You might have a lot of female flowers but they need male ones to set the fruit. 8)  I have hand pollinated three of my Atlantic Giants and they are growing like crazy. 

Now, will I have the heart to remove any excess pumkins or not?  It's not that cut and dried. :wacko:
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2010, 01:00 »
Be on the safe side Ice - leave one as a back-up  ;)


Am I right that you are also taking part in the tallest sunflower competition too?

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #299 on: July 20, 2010, 08:57 »
Be on the safe side Ice - leave one as a back-up  ;)


Am I right that you are also taking part in the tallest sunflower competition too?
Thanks for that Learner, I was going to remove them all, phew. :nowink:

Tallest sunflower?  No, not me, wouldn't like to sweep the board of prizes. :lol:



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