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#41 Plantguy76

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 06:24 PM

As a kid I tried to grow these a few years they make fruit so big then drop them cause of rot.
I think it was a combination of squash bugs and some kind of fungus

Every dead Japanese beetle is a victory!


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:08 PM

That is a very common problem. If you put the fruit on some type of platform you wont run the risk of exposing them to those bugs. Keeps them from rotting etc.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:15 AM

I found sulphur dust to be a big help on my last pumpkin, I had bits of rot coming near the base so I cut out the rot and dusted with sulphur it kept going for weeks.

I've heard of guys doing all kinds of crazy things with sulfur to stop the rot and fill big cracks. 



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

Sulphur dust huh? Interesting I may have to buy some.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

A neat vid:


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

Looks like it has survived the last couple of hot days! Looking slightly bigger but most importantly still has a nice shine on it.   When they go dull they have usually aborted.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:56 PM

Very nice. Can't wait to see how big it gets. Mine are just starting to get second leaves. Can't wait until I get one. Lot's of pumpkin pie in my future! Be sure to save the seeds too haha.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:42 PM

    Found this on YouTube, is this you Super David? Kinda looks like your setup.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:31 PM

Ha yeah thats me!  Will have to do another one if this pumpkin gets going!  Its getting there



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:01 PM

Cant wait. Ill subscribe so I can stay updated :)
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Posted 27 February 2015 - 02:52 PM

So far so good, still too early, but its getting bigger.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

Looking pretty darn good considering it only being a few days old. What is that you have the pumpkin sitting on?
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 12:46 AM

I've got it on a board of ply wood and some beach sand.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

I was going to try not to spam your thread with photos...but I got back to work this morning and had a look, got a bit of a shock, its really put some height and weight on it!  Its a slightly different angle but I think its fair to say this thing is starting to take off.  Not bad for 24 hours

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

Mine isn't doing a whole lot so go ahead and spam the thread :D

 

Friday the pumpkins had just started to get second leaf. Got home from a trip today and it started to vine out. Hopefully it warms up soon. It's supposed to snow sometime this week. 


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:14 AM

Its bigger than my head already.

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I pollinated this one 27th Feb,  I feel like its fattening up faster than my others.  This is from the 823lb Rahe.  Good size pumpkin with very good orange genetics.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

Whoa! How much do you think it weighs? 


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

from the measurements I've got 73 inches, On the calculator I used last year it doesn't give you an estimate until you get to 100 inches.

 

I just downloaded an android app call GPC Weight Estimator which puts 73 inches as 25lbs.  Which I'm 100% sure isn't right.  I just straightened up the pumpkin a bit to make sure it is perpendicular to the vine so it doesn't crush its self and it feels more like 10lb and less to me.   I dont think these calculators are too accurate until you get some real size.

 

This is the one I used last year and I found the end weight of the pumpkin was fairly accurate.  Would have been spot on if the underneath of my pumpkin wasnt concave.

http://www.giantpump...ght-calculator/



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:27 PM

Looks about right. How old is the plant itself? Just wondering so I can kind of figure out how much mine will take. Boy are they growing fast though. Pretty soon I will be putting it outside I would say within a week or so. 


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

A little older than a month I would say, I've got photos from the 7th feb where they have just started to be a vine.

 

I'm not sure how the speed compares to soil grown pumpkins.  I guess with the right soil there shouldn't be much difference at all.






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