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Paul Plots

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #375 on: August 10, 2010, 00:09 »
Ahem, I said septober. :closedeyes: ::)

That's 4 weeks after Orgusty and the months before Nomember  :lol:
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #376 on: August 10, 2010, 08:52 »
Go to the top of the class. :lol:

Oh, you already did. 8)
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #377 on: August 10, 2010, 20:31 »
I've got quite a large pumpkin growing that we have to step over now to get down the garden path but it's green and not yellow like I expect a pumpkin to be!  It's also very soft and spongy. It also came from a white packet of seeds with no name on that I got with a magazine.

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #378 on: August 11, 2010, 09:55 »
just a quick update on mine ,its taking over the garden now

 

 

 

 sorry you cant really tell the size but i could turn it into holiday lets  lol
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #379 on: August 11, 2010, 10:31 »
Looks good Philskin. 

Competitions hotting up.

Anyone else throwing hat into the ring with promising specimens?
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #380 on: August 11, 2010, 12:20 »
Tiny fruit appeared ( about 1cm across) - hoping for a late sprint!

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #381 on: August 12, 2010, 02:59 »
Go to the top of the class. :lol:

Oh, you already did. 8)

Then very quickly out through the nearest open door  :lol:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #382 on: August 12, 2010, 10:05 »
Wow philskin! Monster pumpkinalready!!
I have a couple now but the biggest one is no mare than about 5" accross at the moment. I will be happy if I get one big enough for the kids to carve at Halloween.

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #383 on: August 12, 2010, 15:46 »
Hey my proper first introduction of my pumpkin. I grew this in one of those 100 litres grow bags and filled it with multipurose compost and nothing else. Picture below with size comparison to a stanley knife!


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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #384 on: August 14, 2010, 13:23 »
WOW your pumpkins are awsome!!!

I planted seeds in the spring and NOTHING atall happened. Is there a tip you could all give me so I can join the competition next year? ;)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #385 on: August 14, 2010, 14:25 »
Hey unlucky about the seeds not sprouting. Its my first time vegetable gardening this year and ill offer advice based on what ive done this year.

I planted 6 seeds in 6 different 9cm pots of multipurpose compost, kept the soil constantly moist but not waterclogged. After they developed 1 big true leaf I would pick the best one and plant into well prepared ground with alot of organic material (compost). I dont have much planting ground so I got a large grow bag and just filled it with multipurpose compost (downside is it dries out very quickly!).

Then I will just keep watering the pumpkin and I occasionally fed it with a mixture of tomato feed and little sulphate of potash mixed up.

Thats all i did and im watching it grow well everyday! :) Hope this is any help

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #386 on: August 14, 2010, 21:00 »
Thanks GD

Yeah, I planted my seeds straight out, think I'll mother them a bit more next year  ;)

Thanks for the tips, I'd love to grow our own Halloween Pumpkins!  :)

Karen

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #387 on: August 14, 2010, 21:24 »
mine didn't germinate either ,but i do have a squash plant that is a triffid and today i saw my first butternut making a show :)
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #388 on: August 15, 2010, 09:35 »
I was giving up on my pumpkins.  When I checked on Monday I had three, all about 4 inches diameter.

Been away for a few days, went yesterday and found one of the pumpkins has trebled in size, the others are doubled.  Amazing what a bit of rain can do!!

Mine aren't going to be giants (they are "Connecticut Field") but at least they might reach a respectable size  :D
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #389 on: August 15, 2010, 14:05 »
i have one pumpkin about the size of a golf ball. as long as the kids have one to carve i'm happy  :)



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