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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Fryght View Post
    I am in the process of building about a 1200sq ft insect exclusion house. I wish there was a shorter name,
    Bugproof bunker?


    Also, I should probably plant out some of my first seedlings....
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    Well, after 3 years of trying. Assuming 25 seeds per pack...I am now officially 1 for 75 on getting gourd seeds to germinate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Well, after 3 years of trying. Assuming 25 seeds per pack...I am now officially 1 for 75 on getting gourd seeds to germinate!
    That sounds about like my success rate with luffas! Even when I got plants to germinate, I'd wind up with all the same gender, or no flowers on the male plants while the female plants were blooming (or vice versa). On the extremely rare occasions when fruit would start to form, they would be killed by frost before they got mature enough to be fibrous.
    So when I finally got one single fruit to mature, I called it a win, and decided to wash my hands of them...so to speak.
    So, naturally, here I am a few years later with 8 seeds planted from what's supposed to be a miniature variety. Some people never learn.

    Lord_kobel -- Yep, looks like planting time The seedlings do look good!

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    Cinder blocks are a great idea. There’s a few in the yard I can use. Thanks Col.

    Started the tomatoes using the paper towel method in early February. It’s a great way to get a head start It was a brutal winter but spring feels like summer. I’m just glad I could get the seedlings in the garden before it gets to hot.

    The corn is growing but the millet isn’t (frustrating!)

    I love reading the Pumpkin posts. I googled every single pumpkin mentioned & learned so much. It’s so much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Well, after 3 years of trying. Assuming 25 seeds per pack...I am now officially 1 for 75 on getting gourd seeds to germinate!


    Well...I guess one is better than none! I hope that one you have, so far, makes it and gives you some gourds! Here's to hoping maybe some stragglers will germinate and pop up for you to give your single one some friends!
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    I got my Sunflowers started, yesterday, in my greenhouse. I just kept forgetting to start them...grrrr. Oh well.

    They are both Giant varieties: the Mammoth Gray Stripes I usually plant and some new Russian Giant ones that a friend sent me some seeds of. We will see how they do as, last year, animals ripped all mine up and the one that made it was broken before it could bloom...sigh...

    It's getting closer and closer to time to start germinating my pumpkins, squash and cucumbers...counting down the days!!! This weather needs to stop giving us every other day temp drops!!!
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    I made a sunflower house for my daughter out of the russian giant ones a few years back. They seemed much more hardy and not as big as the mammoth, and attracted some different bees, which I found interesting. Don't know if the seeds are any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    I made a sunflower house for my daughter out of the russian giant ones a few years back. They seemed much more hardy and not as big as the mammoth, and attracted some different bees, which I found interesting. Don't know if the seeds are any good.
    Interesting. If I can get some of each to germinate and get to full size/bloom, it'll be cool to see the differences in the two and what they each attract in my area. I love sunflowers...they are gorgeous and always give me those first "Fall is coming" feelings in the Summer...plus, they give me seeds for the animals for the Winter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    I made a sunflower house for my daughter out of the russian giant ones a few years back. They seemed much more hardy and not as big as the mammoth, and attracted some different bees, which I found interesting. Don't know if the seeds are any good.
    That is such a cool idea. I mean that sounds really cool. I would love to see pics if you have them.


    Quote Originally Posted by WitchyKitty View Post
    Interesting. If I can get some of each to germinate and get to full size/bloom, it'll be cool to see the differences in the two and what they each attract in my area. I love sunflowers...they are gorgeous and always give me those first "Fall is coming" feelings in the Summer...plus, they give me seeds for the animals for the Winter!
    I have a couple of packets of sunflower seeds myself. I had planned on planting them around the "bug bunker" to catch rain off and to add decoration. I grew sunflowers one time around the mailbox several years ago. They were really easy to grow. But now that I am trying to grow sunflowers for the fair, it will probably be hard as heck. The state fair has a category for the best sunflower head and the best set of three sunflower heads.
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    6:45am. Found a Leaf Footed Bug. We trapped/killed it. Is it me or is it WAY to early in the year for these
    F’ers?!?
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