pumpkin competition 2010

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2010, 23:49 »
I could be out of the running on this.  Frost got to my pumpkins 3 left out of 9 (I had a large area left over from planting and so I was only filling in) - watch this space :ohmy:

Mine haven't germinated yet.................!  :lol:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #121 on: May 16, 2010, 08:01 »
mine are in doors - 4 of 6 germinated - only just mind.

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #122 on: May 16, 2010, 12:07 »
am i to late Ive just sewn some today for the 1st time so it could be beginners luck  :nowink:
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #123 on: May 16, 2010, 12:09 »
Mine are already two metres high. :D







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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #124 on: May 16, 2010, 12:22 »
 :lol: you just trying to put off the competition ice  :D

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #125 on: May 16, 2010, 12:26 »
Just trying to mess with your minds. 8)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #126 on: May 16, 2010, 12:55 »
mine's messed up enough already thank you  :lol:
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #127 on: May 16, 2010, 14:51 »
mine's messed up enough already thank you  :lol:
That'll be the wine. :tongue2:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #128 on: May 16, 2010, 16:32 »
maybe :happy:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #129 on: May 16, 2010, 22:41 »
most of mine got too cold in the conservatory last week in the frosts..

I now have 1 big max and 1 neon f1 for the competition...

have i still got time to sow more ?

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #130 on: May 17, 2010, 00:48 »
Bung'em in and see  ;)
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #131 on: May 17, 2010, 22:13 »
Count me in never grown them before but a friend says she will cook a pumpkin curry if we get a decent size one.  I have sowed 6 seeds to have germinated waiting for the others.  Are they difficult to grow or is it just put thm in and watch them grow?
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #132 on: May 17, 2010, 22:43 »
planted f0ur
 a week ago and they went nuts so they are all buried up to the first two leaves in ten inch pots  all i did was stick em in cells on the kitchen window and bang

jack o laterns is what i planted and i have my pallets ready and also have put them out in the cold frame to cool em down lol

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #133 on: May 18, 2010, 09:51 »
Count me in never grown them before but a friend says she will cook a pumpkin curry if we get a decent size one.  I have sowed 6 seeds to have germinated waiting for the others.  Are they difficult to grow or is it just put thm in and watch them grow?

Pretty easy to grow them. Dig a big hole, put in some well rotted manure, put the soil back over the manure, plant pumpkin in the middle and water regularly (use a submerged bottle to help get the water down to the roots) weed suppressant liner also helps as it gives extra heat. You can plant straight in the ground, but they will grow better this way.

Anybody else got tips/ secrets they want to share on how to grow them big?

Would add that IMHO the bigger varieties usually have less taste/ more watery, so if you can, then plant a few smaller varieties for cooking winter super sweet is my favourite, but there are many others.

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #134 on: May 18, 2010, 11:59 »
Count me in never grown them before but a friend says she will cook a pumpkin curry if we get a decent size one.  I have sowed 6 seeds to have germinated waiting for the others.  Are they difficult to grow or is it just put thm in and watch them grow?

I've added you to the list  ;)



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