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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdestra View Post
    I could never grow what the Col. is growing but a few big ones would be nice. As of today
    I’m giving up on the French Pumpkins but that could change.
    Ditto with me on the french varieties. I did manage to get some OK results when planting them inside a corn patch, so the corn provided shade. I figure it's just too hot here for them in the summer. Though I did have that one gorgeous musquee the slugs ate...I might have to try that again some day.

    ooojen, that is quite the list! I don't think we had enough room for all that when I was working the farm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdestra View Post
    What kind of pumpkins are you growing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeballsStudio View Post
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    I’ve had lots of success with that type. Much better then Fairy Tale.

    Col. My giants always start great then all the sudden in the middle of summer they shrink & die.

    I’m using a hog panel fence to make a pumpkin arch over the front walk. It won’t look great right away but it’ll be covered in JBLs by July. The neighbors across the street will love it & so will everyone except the mean ol’***** next door (lol).

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    I’ve never used Turkey manure but I do love eating Turkey!!
    Gourds love heat. I use my radiators to get them growing. People always say it’s to hot but I swear it works!

    Going to plant these seeds tomorrow
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    It's finally warm & sunny enough to leave my seedlings out all night & day. I had to bring them in during yesterdays thunderstorm downpours but other than that I'm not dragging them in every night anymore.
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    I didn't find my Wyatt's Wonder seeds yet, but I did find some for Blue Doll and New Moon. I didn't even know I had those! They're a few years old, and all I can figure is that I got them at an end-of-the-season closeout sale. Sometimes seeds will be offered at 10 for $1.
    UnOrthodOx-- Not that much room here, either, or maybe I should say, not that much enthusiasm on my part for pulling weeds!

    Last year I made a nice display, gave away a bunch of pumpkins, and still had a lot just go to waste (or, to chickens.) I want 30 pumpkins, but I want them to be 30 different kinds. I guess I'll only plant one of each type that I want, but I'm not all wrapped up in, and two of each that's important to me (none of the rest right now). I still have gourds and a couple squash that need spots.

    I love the giants, but I'm going to stand on the sidelines and watch again. If I can get a 50-60 pound pumpkin, that will be giant to me.
    Victor/Red Warty and "Peanut" aren't to fussy here (so far), but they do have Hubbard squash genes, which means they're extra-tasty to SVB. Yep, batwing is a bush type. They're a little more of a challenge here, because their dense form holds more moisture and they shade themselves. They get more mildew, and seem to host more pests that spread viruses.

    We still have nights in the low 40's here. I imagine when it turns it will go fast, right past spring into summer But I'm not starting cucurbits yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooojen View Post

    We still have nights in the low 40's here. I imagine when it turns it will go fast, right past spring into summer But I'm not starting cucurbits yet.
    Yeah, we had snow on Wednesday, and it'll be 76 by Sunday. Lows in the 40s consistently and still frost danger.
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Lol. Now I have go meet this guy & find out what type of Seedlings he has
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    What a day! I was working on cutting pvc for my enclosure and I looked down at the patch. I saw some blurry yellow since I was not wearing my glasses. I was like "is the bagged soil down there in yellow bags, I thought it was green." So I went down to the patch, and to my surprise I had two flowers blooming. Not sure how I missed two fully formed flowers.

    I wish I had my enclosure up. The goal now is to get up by the end of next weekend. I have about half of the lower pvc up. I might have bitten off more than I can chew, but that is nothing really new.



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    So, what is going on with the enclosure? What are you trying to accomplish? Kinda crazy how much they've grown already!


    So, my Big Moose seeds come coated...I've never experienced that before, looked like a pink sealed bag over each one. Not knowing how they would react to my preferred baggy method, I just plunked them into pots this year.

    9 Moose, 8 Early Giants, and 2 each of Jill be Little, Casperita, and a Blaze mini I don't remember buying or what it looks like?

    Garden fully tilled, turkey manure in, tomatoes planted with a row cover over them. Millet and Sunflowers might go out this week since I don't see anything sub-40 on the forecast.
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    Like ooojen and some others, our weather is still too up and down to start and pumpkins or squash. All I have planted outside is still some lettuce and carrots...which recently started sprouting...and I just transplanted some of my flower seedlings from my greenhouse into my fairy garden, which I set up, yesterday, and into pots. We will see how they do with our up and down temps and more upcoming rainy weather (come on, Illinois is already drowning and flooding!!).

    I still have Marigolds, White Sage and my Pumpkin on a Sticks in the greenhouse, waiting for the weather to hold up for safe transplanting. I have already started a timer in the greenhouse for the grow lights to turn off, at night, to get the plants used to day/night and have been starting to harden some of them off with a little time, outdoors, like the flowers I just transplanted outside. I'm hoping to get the Marigolds and PoaS seedling transplanted outdoors, soon...I want to wait to make absolutely sure our freezing is over and until after the rain for days we have coming.

    Pumpkins, gourds and squash will be started in the greenhouse about mid May, or a bit later if the weather keeps this crap up. Oh, and y'all reminded me I need to get my Sunflowers going!!! I keep forgetting...I meant to do that yesterday...

    I love seeing and hearing about the progress everyone is having with what they have started!
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