Not sure what happened phil, only had a few of them seeds sprout, but they are in good organic soil ready to grow Hope the heat dies down some knowing it will stress my plants with leaf wilt, wish I had a mister out there
well now i gotta rethink my plan.. we picked up another 2 inches of rain last night, i don't think he needs any more water right now... i have three growing.. mister pumpkin pants is the one i've got growing in my garden, i have two more growing else where that aren't getting pampered as much. even the one the cat broke off came back, he is very small but very much alive.
he was a baby when i planted him but he must have had a that one true leaf, because i just stuck the top back in the ground and he grew, i've been feeding him stale beer and fire pit ashes.... mr pumpkin pants is doing great, his leaves are a little yellow around the edges though why do you suppose that is?
mostly old honey suckle.. the rest of him looks great just that one leaf. the one i've accually been feeding ashes and beer looks great, but i did put some wood ash in his hill too. but not as much as the little guy.
My son was reading over the site and wants to grow the biggest punkin ever he said..Will a regular punkin seed from the feed store work or not??If not do you still have any seeds available.. Have a good day
Post by Pharmer Phil on Jul 29, 2005 15:19:12 GMT -6
Although there are some seed that is available that grow reasonably large pumpkins, the Giants will have to come from a different source. Yes, I have seed...For 2005? don't know much about texas, but you need 90 to 120 days with night time temps no lower than 50?? But Yeah, the seeds are his, just say the word... I can also post some links to get him really into it, groups, tips, seed outlets...Raising Giants is a very Phine Phamily Hobby!
Post by Compost Pharmer on Jul 31, 2005 19:41:27 GMT -6
I planted mine that last of March. They were doing fine until the temps reached 100+ and no rain. I was giving each vine 2 gallons of water each day. The ground cracked under each vine and the majority of the soil I covered the vines with would drop down into the cracks. I went thru 300 lbs of soil. I mixed 50% top soil with 50% composted cow manure. Next year I will have better luck. I am in the process of building a raised bed 4 foot wide by 30 feet long. I am also gonna put in a misting system. I plan on growing a 500 lbs, or larger punkin next year. Found out they can not be out in the hot heat all day long. My raised bed will be filled with a mixture of 50% loam and 50% compost pre mixed. I plan on ordering 8 cubic yards. as soon as the bed is ready to be filled. It will not take all 8 yards. The rest I will start to fill in the cracks with.