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Anybody started yet? Yesterday I tilled my garden and got it ready for planting. I live in south Georgia so risk of frost was gone a month ago. I plan on getting some seeds this week to go along with the seeds I saved from carving last year and plant Saturday. This is my second year attempting to grow with last year not going too well. I had a couple of pumpkins reach the size of baseballs and softballs but ended up turning to mush seemingly overnight. Crossing my fingers this year for at least a couple of good carving pumpkins this year.
 

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I got my garden tilled last week! I have 12 pumpkin seedlings started, I have been hardening them up this week. I am hoping to plant them this week, after I figure out some sort of barrier to keep my lab puppy out of them!!!
I didn't have any luck last year either, I had pretty good size vines started, even flowered then either bugs or something wilted/killed them seemed like over night! Anyone know what it could of been! They just all wilted and died!
 

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Nothing yet. I'll till here in a couple of weeks as I don't plan on seeding until about the second week of June this year. Weather has been crazy. We still had snow coming down just a couple days ago. Didn't stick, but we're still having cold temps.
 

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Oh, yay!! The new pumpkin thread! I have my seeds, and my little mini pumpkin garden plot is all cleaned up, but the weather has been way too cold to start planting. I planted at the beginning of June last year and had a great turn out, so I will most likely wait until then again...or late May, at the earliest. IF it ever warms up, anyway. The way the weather has been with below average temps, I worry I won't be able to start planting until July!! I had my mini pumpkins growing up to and along my garage roof last year...it was CRAZY! Lol, I think I may keep them snipped back this year a little and only let them grow up to the roof, but not along it. It looked awesome, but was killer difficult to keep up with and trained. We shall see when the time comes. :D
 

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ya I don't think I will get to plant till end of may at this rate I laugh and tell hubby we are going to have pumpkins growing in the house if weather dose not warm up soon lol
 

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Your plants look great SG. I am so excited about my first time pumpkin growing adventure this year. Part of my display this year is going to be a pumpkin patch with a mixture of real, foam and plastic pumpkins. I was going to start working on building the mounds and prepping the soil towards the middle of May and then plant in June.

I am planting giant pumpkins and albino pumpkins. IIRC, the maturity date was 120 for the large and 80 for the smaller. I bought my seeds from Burpee. I have seeds for the Big Max and the Lumina pumpkins. Product pics are below:

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I'm finally joining in on a pumpkin thread this year. We've bought our starters, but have been waiting for the last couple of threats of frost to pass.

It's been many years since I've battled the squash bugs. Seems like a proper time to take another run at it.
 

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I will be trying my hand at some small pumpkin patches as well. If it can stop raining I will get the area ready for planting. Hopefully I can plant the seeds in the next few weeks or so.

Looking forward to seeing how your pumpkin patches will fair out!
 

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O'God I love seeing pumpkins growing again and Saki yours are already looking great. :D
thanks I am excited for them I also received these seeds for a gift am planting them too , so far I have 5 different plants that have started I will take pics of it.
 

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Seeds went in the ground today. I used some leftover seeds from last year. If nothing pops up in a week or two I'll go buy some newer seeds. I had ordered some seeds through Amazon last month but they never showed up.
Any secrets Matthew to get pumpkins to grow in Georgia soil, I mean Georgia clay? :rolleyes: I had planned on building a mound box and filling it soil and fertilizer about 8 feet out. Then letting the vines grow wherever.
 

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Any secrets Matthew to get pumpkins to grow in Georgia soil, I mean Georgia clay? :rolleyes: I had planned on building a mound box and filling it soil and fertilizer about 8 feet out. Then letting the vines grow wherever.
I'm using a raised bed I made last year using landscape timber and filling it with a mix of topsoil and compost. My yard is nothing but clay too.
 

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hoping next week we can get garden tilled and planted but so far my pumpkins are doing great. they are the ones in the middle


the snake gorues on the left, pumpkin and zuccine
 
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