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Re: FANCY YOUR CHANCES ? COME ON I DARE YOU :)
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2013, 10:21:33 »
Mine are just coming up.

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Given that we've had frosts in two consecutive Junes, I wouldn't dare plant them out yet.

I think Mal's have the luxury of their own poly-tunnel   :sunny:


I was going to plant mine out under a temporary polythene cloche, but I've chickened out of that idea for the moment as it's just too cold, wet and wild.  I've moved them out to the greenhouse and potted the largest one up in big pot which should keep it happy for a little bit, the other two I'll pot up in a day or two, but they are just not growing as fast and look a bit sad in comparison. One has a bit of crinkly leaf round the edge and is not developing that well, not sure what that is about?
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« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2013, 18:42:04 »
marrow sown tonight  66 baggs  70.1 thomas 94 carter 110 wursten and 78.4 bohnert i dont think the wursten will germ  but worth a try all in propergator  using the ziplok  bag method will check in 24 hours to see if any have sprouted
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the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2013, 16:51:48 »
Mine took 3-4 days on the windowsill, but I assume that's colder than wherever you germinate yours!

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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2013, 21:10:58 »
After a slight delay, it looks like now or never so I'm hoping to plant my largest plant out tomorrow with cloche cover.

Hope everyone else's pumpkins are doing well  :wave:
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« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 19:18:43 »
ok so everything is in  pkn is now around 8ft long should pollenate around the 1st july growing about 8 inches per day  in this good weather
 how are every one elses pumpkins doing  ?
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 #45 on: June 28, 2013, 14:26:18 »
Blimey 8 foot + already  :toothy10:
Slow to get going here, my pumpkin is about 4' long or so. The weather here has not been that great, it's only got an open ended cloche to help it along. But it is growing and I'm hoping it won't be long before it's romping away!
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« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2013, 16:02:52 »
8 ft was awhile ago  its around 15 ft now i did a pollenation on it yesterday but not sure if i willl keep it as flower was a little deformed
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 #47 on: July 01, 2013, 14:41:08 »
here is my 934 schieder plant as of today i did  a second pollenation today
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 #48 on: July 01, 2013, 16:48:12 »
Great looking plant.  Best of luck.

I have decided not to grow another giant.  Last years one was huge, but far too big to move, I had promised it to someone, but in the end there was no way of getting it to the car.  So it ended up as a rather sad rotting heap.

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« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2013, 17:36:37 »
i know what you mean size sometimes spoils the event  mine was 798 lb last year and it was a mission to get it  from my tunnel to ireland  but hey its all in the game  good luck with whatever your growing 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 #50 on: July 05, 2013, 21:41:51 »
last year I spent load of time planning how to move it by looking for pulley hoists in Machine Mart, designs to build a tripod and then how to get it out of the patch once in the air.  Turns out it was all in vain as I didn't manage to grow a single pumpkin. 

This year its all about the pumpkin and the subsequent photo's and sence of achievement.  If I can get it out of the patch then that's just a bonus.  If I can get it out of the patch and into the river and row it then that would certainly be the cherry.

Good luck everyone

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« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2013, 07:02:27 »
Love the blog Dandytown, your plants look fantastic, good to see you stopping by  :wave:

Mal, wow! and I bet they have grown so much more  :toothy10:

I'm hoping to pollinate the first flower today  :happy7:
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2013, 14:53:30 »
well things are picking up the weather has been good for awhile now

 plant is about 20 long and 25 wide at its widest point  four  side vines well outside the tunnel now
this is the pkn im going with its still only small  about football  size
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 #53 on: July 17, 2013, 11:09:43 »
Blimey!!!! That's growing quickly  :sunny:
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« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2013, 11:37:15 »
Hope someone can help with a bit of advice please  :happy7:

I have a couple of pumpkins starting to grow on my main plant  :icon_cheers: The first one pollinated (1st pic) looks quite nice and round (if this is a good quality!) and I think the one to keep. The second one (2nd pic) is growing slightly unbalanced, I've pollinated a couple more which seem to have taken ok. Just wondering what do I do next? If I go with the first one do I now remove all the other flowers and fruits? What about any leaves or side shoots and I notice from the above picture the pumpkin is resting on something, should I be doing similar?

Also I have two other pumpkins growing, last minute decision, but I notice one of the plants main stem is now faciated and the first flowers are in a pair (3rd pic). Is it worth carrying on with this one or best to remove the plant?
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« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2013, 17:53:09 »
things are starting to move a little now as the weather has been pretty good i know i gave a few seeds out for different things so here are how mine are doing  sorry if its getting a bit boring 




thats my pkn plant and its fruit so far and giant cabbages and  marrow plant  hope yours are doing similar things good luck all of you
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 #56 on: August 05, 2013, 23:43:29 »
Here's my update everyone, I have 4 plants on the go with 5 pumpkins growing.  The weather has been very kind and the plants have expressed their gratitude with some fantastic growth.

This one is 26 days old and is an estimated 215 lbs (211" OTT)

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=205910

and this one is another 26 day old pumpkin although a little smaller at 138 lbs (182" OTT)

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=205911

My other two pumpkins are 20 days old and will hopefully be very orange.

Best of luck everyone!



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« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2013, 18:17:16 »
glad your doing ok peter hope it keeps going good for you  nothing special happening here this year its just plodding along  at around 300 lb mark now
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 #58 on: August 18, 2013, 15:15:05 »
a quick update here is my pkn as of today  268ott thats approx 432lb been abit of a disapointment this year but not to worry some you win some you lose
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 #59 on: August 18, 2013, 15:45:50 »
It may be a disappointment to you but I say WOW!

Mine is just a baby in comparison!
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