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#1 serrano

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:37 AM

Anyone growing pumpkins this year? What are your varieties for this season?

This is my first try at pumpkins and i got myself lots of them. 

So far i have small seedlings of:

 

Hubbard blue

Pink banana

Hokkaido

huskless seeds one (dont know the name)

bottle gourd

 

and waiting for some more.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:05 AM

cool. i hope lots of pics end up in this thread. i dig pumpkins.

 

originally from up-stae n.y. ive seen my share of patches that where thousand acres and monster pumpkins. i miss those days. fall in watertown was a very special time.

 

i think i would be fighting a losing battle trying to grow any at my place.

 

so where are all the pumpkin pimps?  i want to see pie,beer,baked seeds,jam.butter,bread and blown up pumpkins.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:16 AM

Best wishes with your grow, serrano! Pumpkins are so versatile…. I think people forget they're not just for halloween any more. 

 

i think i would be fighting a losing battle trying to grow any at my place.

Nah - my mom "accidentally" grew pumpkin a couple years ago - someone smashed her halloween pumpkins and one managed to sprout in her front bed in the spring. She didn't know what the plant was, of course, until it fruited, but she decided to wait it out and see. She lives in the Houston area, so her weather isn't very different from yours… maybe hotter. 


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

Nah - my mom "accidentally" grew pumpkin a couple years ago 

 

lol this is true ^ we had a seed get washed away last year and it popped up in the most random place.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

You'll love how big some of your plants get!!  Though I don't categorize Hubbard Blue and Pink Banana as pumpkins - rather as winter squash.  In any event, these 2 get HUGE if you give them lots of room/water.  My last year's neglected golden hubbard was over 19 lbs. and will definitely be planted again this year.

 

The pink banana can grow over 2' and has been very prolific in the past. 

 

In 2014 we'll be growing lots of pie pumpkins for the Head Start kids (best size for them to carry themselves), and 3 or 4 winter squashes - most likely: golden hubbard, butternut, buttercup, and pie punpkins.

 

Good luck with your garden!


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:49 AM

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I'd love to grow some of these monsters someday.. The breed of pumpkin that produces the largest in the world originates from right here in Nova Scotia. :)

 

I usually plant "Atlantic Giant", but I've never bought them directly from Dill's and I usually just plant 'em and let 'em do what they'll do rather than put in the effort to give them the conditions to grow -really- big. Last year I bought same packs as I was do and I ended up with some sort of melon instead. *shakes his head* It was the first year I decided to grow more than just pumpkins and I ended up with no pumpkins at all. Hopefully this year I'll do much better. Plan to start some inside for once. :)


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:26 PM

i grow one plant a year.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:39 PM

You'll love how big some of your plants get!!  Though I don't categorize Hubbard Blue and Pink Banana as pumpkins - rather as winter squash.  In any event, these 2 get HUGE if you give them lots of room/water.  My last year's neglected golden hubbard was over 19 lbs. and will definitely be planted again this year.

 

The pink banana can grow over 2' and has been very prolific in the past. 

 

In 2014 we'll be growing lots of pie pumpkins for the Head Start kids (best size for them to carry themselves), and 3 or 4 winter squashes - most likely: golden hubbard, butternut, buttercup, and pie punpkins.

 

Good luck with your garden!

 

Thanks. I don;'t go for huge (in terms of vine sizes) because of limited space - i go for tasty. And to me all those are pumpkins :)



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

I will do those two for sure

 

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Cucurbita Maxima Pastila-Shampan Vaniil

100 - 110 days. This is a quite unusual pumpkin, with its elongated ellipse shape. It smells and has an excellent lovely taste of vanilla, meat fills almost the entire interior space. The fruit weighs 2-3 kg.

 

 
 
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Cucurbita Moschata Orange Butternut (Soncatök)

This not very well-known variety is bred and cultivated in Hungary: The name »Orange«corresponds with the colour of the ripe fruits. Mature flesh exudes a strong moschata scent.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Isn't that a butternut? I've heard nothing but good things about them.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Isn't that a butternut? I've heard nothing but good things about them.

Yes it's a  variety type "Butternut" on aromatic dark orange flesh is firm, sweet, nutty. Exquisite raw . or fried, in soups, etc ... Keeps up to 8 months, but at its best in January and February, when the green skin turned a beautiful tanned orange color. Plant runner. 100 days to maturity. 


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:12 PM

Best wishes with your grow, serrano! Pumpkins are so versatile…. I think people forget they're not just for halloween any more. 

 

Nah - my mom "accidentally" grew pumpkin a couple years ago - someone smashed her halloween pumpkins and one managed to sprout in her front bed in the spring. She didn't know what the plant was, of course, until it fruited, but she decided to wait it out and see. She lives in the Houston area, so her weather isn't very different from yours… maybe hotter. 

im not saying its immpossible. i see pumpkins growing in theses parts. my wife has said that they would grow a couple in their garden when she was young ""on this property." 

 

 

 

im just saying its a little harder in this climate,insects,.

 

 

i woud want to grow some monsters if i did. and not just one.growing one of anything for me is not my kind of groove. i start thinking pumpkins i see selling a thousand or two in october.and hay rides for the customers all that jive.  guess its just my child hood,lol.

 

 

so when i read the start of this thread i automatically seen a acre of pumpkins and was thinking how i would move them,lol.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

i might go for a giant one next year :)



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

I have tried to grow pumpkins and other fruiting ground vines like cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew  here in the past, but have not met with much success. at least one problem, perhaps two, that I've had to deal with include the common powdery mold, and possibly caterpillars. I treated for both, but didn't have a lot of results in the end. Got a fruit set on the pumpkins or two, but they never grew large. I'd gather that I'm probably not growing the pumpkins under the right conditions-i.e. poor soil, not enough plant fertilizing, weather ect.

 

I think perhaps that we have cool dry winters and hot rainy summers.

 

for now, I just carve them. :D

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

I have tried to grow pumpkins and other fruiting ground vines like cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew  here in the past, but have not met with much success. at least one problem, perhaps two, that I've had to deal with include the common powdery mold, and possibly caterpillars. I treated for both, but didn't have a lot of results in the end. Got a fruit set on the pumpkins or two, but they never grew large. I'd gather that I'm probably not growing the pumpkins under the right conditions-i.e. poor soil, not enough plant fertilizing, weather ect.

 

I think perhaps that we have cool dry winters and hot rainy summers.

 

for now, I just carve them. :D

I am growing two Conneticut Field pumpkin plants this year, I too have run into the powdry mildew problem in the past. Will see how this year goes.

 

Nice work on your carving, I like carving them too, we may have to have a carve off in this thread come October

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

I am actually growing a pumpkin as well. Not a good idea as i live in an apartment but my mom bought a small one to cook and i decided to harvest the seeds and planted one.

It grew, much to my surprise. Repotted it and its growing well i suppose. I mixed in some chicken manure with the soil. But currently its leaves are looking like this

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Is it anything i should be worried about? I checked under the leaves and found nothing.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:14 AM

I picked up one of those miracle gro seed pod things, a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin, on a whim. We'll see how it does. I also was going to stir my compost pile when I noticed something growing in there, I pulled it out and planted it. I'm pretty sure it's a pumpkin seedling from one of the halloween pumpkins I chucked in there last winter. I've also got some spaghetti squash and acorn squash growing. I've never done squash before, beyond the zucchini that I managed to kill last year. I'll probably be rolling in squash come this fall.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

i am growing small sugar or pie pumpkins, jack o'lantern pumpkins and lumina pvp (aka white) pumpkins, so far so good, they are 3 week old seedlings right now. i think pumpkins are pretty cool lol especially the white ones


I am actually growing a pumpkin as well. Not a good idea as i live in an apartment but my mom bought a small one to cook and i decided to harvest the seeds and planted one.

It grew, much to my surprise. Repotted it and its growing well i suppose. I mixed in some chicken manure with the soil. But currently its leaves are looking like this

E4EDD8F2-94F0-4EF4-9588-86FE41D29144.jpg

Is it anything i should be worried about? I checked under the leaves and found nothing.

that looks like sun burn to me but i could be wrong. if it is, there is nothing to worry about


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

I grew this in 2014, but my season has just ended!

Atlantic pumpkin, hydroponic, grew an 18.6kg pumpkin earlier in the year but it died off because of a nutrient mistake I made.

 

So all I'm left with is this 16.4kg pumpkin

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

i am growing small sugar or pie pumpkins, jack o'lantern pumpkins and lumina pvp (aka white) pumpkins, so far so good, they are 3 week old seedlings right now. i think pumpkins are pretty cool lol especially the white ones


that looks like sun burn to me but i could be wrong. if it is, there is nothing to worry about

Definitely looks like sun burn, it gets pretty uniform on our squashes/zucchinis every year.  If I remember I'll get a picture.

 

Also, those little tiny ornamental pumpkins that are the size of a baseball?  great to chop into cubes and fry up with some onions and oil and some spices


Edited by ikeepfish, 14 June 2014 - 11:00 PM.

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