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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Don't know that I mentioned, but the seeds I bought this year were coated, so I didn't dare do the baggie method I normally do. I'd been getting nervous since it'd been a week, but we finally have some pumpkins. 3 of the Big Moose have sprung to life. I double checked one of the minis on one of the Early Giants, and they both had barely germinated, so will bee a bit behind.



    We also sewed a bunch of indian corn I got in a free pack with one of my orders and a bunch more sunflower seeds directly into the garden, and transplanted the millet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor of Haddonfield View Post
    . I believe a have about 7 different varieties I’m going to try this year. I believe I’ll be direct sewing the seeds this year since I plan on having around 40 plants this year.
    40 plants! Wow that is very impressive.

    UnOx - I googled Big Moose. It’s very pretty. I’d love to grow something like that

    The JBLs sprouted. I’m getting excited about the pumpkin arch. We usually have the arches in the back yard but we decided to move it & hopefully make it a part of our Halloween display. Also planted 2 seed packets of Lion’s Tail for fall/Halloween garden

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    Last cold snap of the year. Suppose to be a low of 49 tonight, then mid 60's for the low over the next 10 days. Heck, next Wednesday is suppose to be high of 90. Talk about not having a spring. lol
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    Wow, Mayor-- 40 pumpkin plants! Holy cow! (I'm thinking I might find room for 15 or so!)
    I went ahead and put one single pumpkin seed-- a Wyatt's Wonder -- in the garden, covering it with a milk jug. If/when it comes up, I'll take the covering off pretty quickly so it firms up enough to face the wind and sun. If it doesn't germinate (the ground really hasn't warmed up yet. We've had lows in the mid to high 30s in the last few days.) that's no big deal. I'll try again in another week or two.
    I feel like I'm so far behind when I see the progress of others on here! I have to remind myself that I always get a late start, but I always have something ripen before Halloween. That's what counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooojen View Post
    I have to remind myself that I always get a late start, but I always have something ripen before Halloween. That's what counts.
    Plenty of time left for Halloween growers such as yourself. If I have a pumpkin worth getting an official weight on then Sept.5 is my weigh-off date. My local fair is September 20th. My goal was to be pollinated by June 1st, plus with the heat any July pollination is iffy. Believe me, when you post that pic of all your pumpkins displayed nicely it will make me feel like I was lazy.
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    Lesson from the millet experiment.

    Millet is delicious. That is all.

    Something dug all of it up and ate it from the garden yesterday/last night, after my cats ate what they could reach indoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Lesson from the millet experiment.

    Millet is delicious. That is all.

    Something dug all of it up and ate it from the garden yesterday/last night, after my cats ate what they could reach indoors.
    Oh no ~ that sucks! I’m so sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Lesson from the millet experiment.

    Millet is delicious. That is all.

    Something dug all of it up and ate it from the garden yesterday/last night, after my cats ate what they could reach indoors.
    ahhh... We're sorry to hear that. We have neighbor cats that come in and mess things up in our yard. They kill our snakes, squish our frogs, and of course see the entire backyard as their littler box, especially my little potato container which is mostly sand. But our number one nemesis in the Northwest is the slug. They chew down new growth faster than I can throw out slug bait. We mourn your loss because we know they cost you quite a bit for the experiment. And of course, on a somewhat selfish note, we were eager to see if your millet turned out as beautiful as the pictures online.

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    Yeah, I was prepared for a huge fail from the get go, but to have it down to it being eaten is hard to swallow. I'm not set up in any way to prevent such eating in the future either. I actually encourage the likely culprits of cats or skunk (more likely with the digging) to keep away other unwanted things anyway.
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx
    I actually encourage the likely culprits of cats or skunk (more likely with the digging) to keep away other unwanted things anyway.
    But still it really sucks. My millet isn’t doing anything. It’s got chicken wire wrapped around it. Idk if it’s even alive.

    Remember when I promised not to grow pumpkins in front yard? Well I found a Cinderella packet from 2016 & a underused corner out front
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