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Dandytown

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2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« on: July 27, 2012, 16:00:36 »
How is everyones Giant Pumpkins coming along?

The weather has been poor but I'm hanging in there.

Here's  'Nubbin' at 18 days after pollination (DAP), it should grow a bright orange fruit
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=185350

Here's 'Bullet' at 18 DAP, this one is growing quicker and geneticallly is more likely to grow quicker and bigger... and it is!
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=185349

Looking forward to hearing your updates  :D



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2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 17:11:23 »
Well I am only growing standard pumkins,but got some useful tips from your photo s, and the  jargon DAP.
Great stuff and inspiring!



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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 17:57:32 »
Sadly our pumkin project is practically a wash out literally with all the weeks of rain, sunny now but I suspect it is too late for us. Roll on next year.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 18:15:24 »
Mine are the size of tennis balls.  Will they have time to mature?

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 18:16:38 »
Yours are massive!  
Mine were at a standstill for ages and have only recently started to send out shoots and produce flowers.  I'll take some photos tomorrow, but I might need a magnifying glass if I find any fruit!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 15:23:10 »
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This is one of my plants, at least it is growing now, it wasn't for ages!  There are a few flowers but they haven't been pollinated yet.

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 17:01:20 »
Love the pictures and your written diary, so informative, thank you.

My two are very slow, plot was flooded for ages and only dried up in the last few days. Hoping they can make a good recovery. But I guess I'm not expecting much, if I get something to set I will be amazed!
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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 16:25:11 »
its been a hard year for sure  everyone is struggling  here is mine
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 17:49:54 »
Wow that is huge!



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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 18:07:33 »
I have a golf ball size pumpkin  ???

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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 18:22:16 »
The flowers just did not open until the sun came out so now my biggest is about the size of a tennis ball.  Pollinated by hand.


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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 08:08:53 »
What a beauty she looks slyfox-mal  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 16:54:21 »
the pkn isnt growing as quick as id expect right now but is putting on a steady 18lb per night its currently weighing in at around 180 lb 29 days after pollenation so plenty of time to go yet with 70 to 80 days of limited growth left in it i hope time will tell  atb mal
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 12:11:14 »
Mine is only at about 50lbs, not a great year for me (so far).

Mal, I can't see your picture due to my work pc but am intrigued to see your dairy update later.

Really pleased for you 180lbs after 29days is cruising and I hope you hit 1000lbs if your growth continues like this.





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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 16:16:14 »
My twin paton's fromT@M didn't even germinate.

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 19:01:14 »
i wont get anywhere near 1k pete but im happy enough so far taped at 233ott today thats 290lb thats a little short of target   regards mal
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2012, 14:03:23 »
here is mine as of today est size is 308 lb still putting a steady 18lb plus per day
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2012, 14:12:13 »
I have a couple which might win a prize as a melon if no one notices they are pumpkins.  But I have one which is excelling itself and is football sized.

But yours slyfox is really impressive. 18 lbs a day is amazing.

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2012, 15:39:27 »
Such a pretty shape, 18lbs a day is a scary amount  :o ;D
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Re: 2012 Giant Pumpkin Updates
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012, 20:22:54 »
Mine are about the size of tennis balls now ;D