NEWS & EVENTS
DIARIES & DISCUSSION
They should be good in these for 2 or 3 weeks if need be i hope
Nice to see your 1959 is doing well. Ours is also doing well. A very strong root system on the 1959 plant, so that should indicate that it can absorb a lot of food & water. Pumpkin looks just like it's momma. Hopefully it'll grow like it's momma too.
Good luck Dan. We're cheering for you.
This is my one on the 1959 Hunt a later pollination but growing well , I can’t say enough about this plant very low maintenance maybe some of you more seasoned growers have seen this but I havent, this plant has about 70 % double root on top of the vine and about 40% double under vine,
Good luck Dan. Keep it going. You deserve a heavy one.
I cut some old weathered leaves to try and show how it’s growing back on itself the vine is in a 6 inch trench and the stem is about ground level it’s a strange shape and hard to measure but I’ve measured it the same way all along and the inches are there it is almost 6 feet wide 71 inches, I have no clue about weight and my pumpkins always go lite but it has the biggest OTT that I have ever measured and still doing 12 lbs a day last 7 days one month to go I hope it stays together
I bet the side way pic is among the tops we'll see this year! Very cute
Had to stand on my head to get this pic all looks good day 61 and 397 Ott
Not sure why this pic is sideways this is my grandson Lane sitting in birdbath
Day 41 Ott 337 doing 40lbs average last 6 days we got 2 inches of rain today it’s a bird bath now so I dug a little trench under the vine the stem is still about 10 inches above the ground and lots of slack this plant is a little over 1250 sq ft I will dead head the rest of the vines this weekend i hope all is well when I lift the sheet tomorrow nite
Day 35 on the 1413 Ott 302 it’s wanting to grow back on its stem I’ve turned it a bit and have lots of slack still in the vine but mite have to dig a trench for vine if I don’t blow it up first lol
Dan, try a deep soil drench to flush away Ammonium Nitrogen, then apply a heavy dose of seaweed and fish with a Phos & K drench and foliar. This will help you get one to set,
Thanks Ryan I’m finding it relaxing already the squash get to about soccer ball size and that’s it I’ve tried fans the cooler method shade covers I know I made a nitrogen mistake also which didn’t help best of luck to you this year and I’m glad your plants are doing well
thats too bad Dan. that was a hot 10 days straight up here. i got lucky being a bit early on pollinations but still lost a few. ive certainly lost my share of plants before, and one thing i will say is that once the frusteration of losing fruit wears off, youll be happy to have only one plant. you can baby it. feed, water, bury it better than you could multiple plants. one plant is relaxing.
Sorry that should have been 75 cc lol
This is 1413 Clement x 1803 Hoelke at day 20 ,175cc the fruits at 16,18,and 22ft all aborted in the heat wave this one is at 20 ft and holding steady , it’s the only pumpkin I have left I have a small squash going but they seem to abort easily in the heat
This is the 2nd pollination on Johnson butler 1038 at 16ft the stem is 8 inches long on a 90 degree angle is this normal for squash this is my first try at them
The 1413 is down and running but I think it will be high maintenance like the mother plant the leaves flag easily in the sun