Awesome! They will be really neat full grown. I had one when I was younger. As for pumpkins and space, you could always do Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins like I do each year, if you don't have room. You can either plant them in ground and train them up a trellis, or you can plant them in a large planter. I have done both with great results!! I have pics in last years Pumpkin Patch thread...and also in my personal albums, if you want to see how I did it. Barely took up any space, especially in the pot. (Well, the one On the trellis got a bit carried away, lol, only because I let it...this year I may tip it at a certain point to keep it a bit smaller along my roof. )I don't have any pumpkin plants because I don't have a garden area big enough, I can only grow a few tomato, peppers and herbs. I do have some venus fly traps starting to sprout and grow their first non-active traps.
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Storming here, too. It's odd that Texas and Illinois would be having the same weather at the same time, lol. It keeps raining so heavy on and off with high winds these past few days that I'm glad my seedlings weren't started yet...they would've drown or blown over and broke! As it is my herb seedlings are quite drenched...We are having weird weather in Texas, too. It has been in the 90s and tomorrow high will be 60. Storming right now and sky is black. I hate this time of year. Hope the tornados stay away.
Exactly one week after planting my seeds have sprouted.
I went with Big Max, too. In my area, carving pumpkins get down to $3-$5 each, but the larger ones are like $100 bucks and up. I wanted a larger pumpkin but not so large that it lost its round shape. Plus, a 100lb pumpkin is all that I care to pick up and wheel barrow around the yard.Ok, I did it. I got some big max seeds today, and I've got them started in a ziploc on a damp paper towel.
I could be mistaken, but that appears to be a smallish atlantic giant pumpkin. Big max usually has smaller ridges and is more orange. My uncle plants atlantic giants ever year, and while I don't use them at home anymore, they regularly get that size.Yeah, I can get cheap little things easily enough but I haven't found any really good, big pumpkins in a few years. I want another couple that are this size:
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(That arm in its mouth is life-size, for scale of course...the one behind it you can just kind of see was just as big or larger.)
I've got them started in a ziploc on a damp paper towel. We'll see how this goes.
Good for you. I was starting to get worried about my little Maxes. After four or five days in the ziplock, I only had about 6 germinate. But after eight days, I had 25 out of 30 germinate. I never used any external heat source, other than heat from the sun, and it was overcast and in the seventies half the time, and sunny 85 the other half.They're sprouting! I'm going to give them one more day, then move them into small containers.