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    And we just got a foot of snow. LOL
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    It has begun.... Just planted 1/3 of my Big Mac pumpkins (care of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) and in less than a week I already have "hatchlings". They should be ready for transplanting to their permanent home in a couple of weeks; just in time to plant the next batch of seeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Skeleton Crew View Post
    It has begun.... Just planted 1/3 of my Big Mac pumpkins (care of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) and in less than a week I already have "hatchlings". They should be ready for transplanting to their permanent home in a couple of weeks; just in time to plant the next batch of seeds.
    Thanks for posting a picture. We love pictures. It will be fun to see how your heirloom seeds turn out.
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    Millet update:

    I got two more seedlings, but have given up on the rest. I was out of pots, and none of the stores have that size in stock yet, so they have to share the bigger one.

    I didn't think they really grew much this week, but comparing to last picture, they aren't doing so bad.

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    My starting enclosure is coming along. I have my planting box area set with heating cables in about 10 inches deep. Next will be to set up the power source for the cables and the portable heater which will be attached to a thermostat controller outlet. Can anybody say extreme? Here is my theory: 65 low and 85 high is probably the perfect growing weather. So, I want to to maximize the perfect weather as early as possible.

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    Ugh, it's 20° outside right now.

    Hopefully in the next few weeks that won't be happening.
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    Not sure if it is really going to matter, but I am going to harden off my plants a little before being transplanted Wed. evening. I turned the heat mat down form 85 to 78 this morning, and I will lower it tonight to 70 and then back to 78 tomorrow. Plus, I will turn off the grow lights tonight.

    Today's after work project when I get home is to run an extension cord out to the enclosure and set up the heater, thermostat and plug in the soil cables. I would like to get a feel for the temps that I can maintain tonight and in the morning. Probably should have done this earlier, but I am feeling up against the wall since my plants are starting their second true leaf. I am concerned that they may get root bound if I wait until the weekend. Live and learn for next year.
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    No pumpkins yet but I’ve got: Artichokes, Basil, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Lavender, Lettuces & Peppers(spicy & sweet).

    We plan to build another raised bed but the weather isn’t cooperating.
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    Well, that test run was a dud. It got down to 38 last night and the stupid little heater only kept the enclosure at 41. My fault though because the enclosure is 10x18 and that is a fair amount of area to heat. Plus, I need to get some top soil and weigh down the plastic on the sides. I will shore up the design tonight and run another test with a larger heater. Funny, how I use to never plant before May 10th and now I feel like I am way behind.
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    You can probably keep them inside a few more weeks if you get bigger pots.

    Keep posting info on the shelter though. What coils are you running under the ground, what heater, etc. I just might one day make a hoop house in the garden.

    One thing you might consider is a modified form of Waru Waru (Incan gardening). Dig a decent trench around the inside of your enclosure, line it with black plastic, and fill it with water. The black heats the water during the day which acts as a heat sink heating the shelter at night.

    I've read of people using water barrels for the same effect as well.
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