Pre Christmas Update 2012

Hello there. It’s been a while between updates, and I totally missed doing anything about transplanting, sorry about that. This year has been crazy busy with various things all going on at once, I made a quick video to show where I am at with things This years...

It is almost time to transplant

The seedlings are all growing well, I have heaps of different stuff this year on the go. So it is about time I put some thought into transplanting, and one thing that I didn’t really think about, but has become apparent that it might be an important thing to...

Technical Hiccup, and what’s been happening

Hiya Hopefully you can read this post fine, I had a technical hiccup yesterday, which resulted in the website not being available for most of the day.  I somehow forgot to pay for the domain name, and it lapsed over at 1am in the morning, luckily someone told me the...

The seeds are growing

Hows everyone’s long weekend going? Mine has been good, I was at the Armageddon Expo up in Auckland yesterday, which has nothing to do with giant pumpkin growing at all, but you will be surprised at how many people I ended up talking to about it.  Was a very...

More prep work on the patch

So more prep work has been happening in the patch in the last week. I dug small trenches to take the weeping hose I had, the idea is to deliver the water direct to the roots without covering the leaves, and reducing the chances of powdery mildew. In the trench with...

Seeds have been planted into their pots

So here we are, 7 days into October and I managed to plant the seeds, now what seeds exactly I hear you asking, well these seeds: One of these seeds, a little bit old but I am sure it will do fine.  And I am also planting two of the following: Not the greatest seed...

Mitre 10 Mega – Big Pumpkin Competition 2013

There seems to be a trend every year when one big company seems to have a giant pumpkin growing competition, last year it was RD1 who from what I understand had a great interest from people wanting to take part, I haven’t hear anything about them running it...

Seed Starting – Helping them out

Just like that it is October, and with that it means it is pretty much the start of the season here in NZ for giant pumpkin growing. For the truly dedicated growers out there the work has been going on for months with preparing the patch for planting sometime soon....

A New World Record – 2009 Ron Wallace

Well, that didn’t take long to break the world record again did it? Ron Wallace and his world record 2009 pound pumpkin Ron is a big name is the giant pumpkin growing circles in the US and is well known around the world, his brother Dick is also up there and no...