Labour weekend update, seedlings are growing well, I built a cheap shelter for my seedlings, and I forgot some stuff, read all about it in this post.
I finally hooked up the water to the patch, check out the video to see how that all went, and I also very nearly managed to stuff up all the giant pumpkins.
My weekly round up of what has been happening around here for the last week. Miniatures and giant planting feature in this update.
New world record giant pumpkin grown by Tim Mathison and tipping the scales at 2032 pounds.
An update of what has been happening over the last week here in my part of the world. Giant sunflowers etc.
For people with very little space, growing miniatures in a pot might be a good option. I’m trying it out this year.
The Mitre 10 kids big pumpkin competition is happening again this year. Check out this post the find out all about it and what prizes you could win.
This weekend I managed to dig the ground up more with the fixed rotary hoe, and I also did a ph soil test. Read the post to see how it all went.
Choosing what seed or seeds you want to grow is always a taxing time for giant pumpkin growers. This season I am wanting a large orange giant pumpkin. In this post I am sharing with you what I have decided to grow.
I found some of these Jiffy 7 peat pellet in the shed and decided to give them a try with giant pumpkin seeds. With growing medium and peat pot all in one pellet, they might be just the thing to start seeds of right.
The 2014 season edition of seed starting. Linking to previous posts and providing with all the information you need, plus a brand new video covering it all.
An update on the website problem this week. How the cover crop is going and why I’m not getting a soil test done this year.
Miniature pumpkins are a great alternative to growing the giants. Find out what types there are, how to grow them and everything else you need to know.
After prepping the patch I have put down my cover crop, in this post I show you what I have done.
There are lots of benefits to using a cover crop in your giant pumpkin patch, learn more about them here.
Lithovit is a product I came across at the national fieldays. It is suitable for a wide variety of plants, giant pumpkins included. In this post I give you all the info about it.
Preparing the patch early allows me to make sure there are no weeds when I want to plant, this year I will be trying a cover crop.
A simple sheet to help with tracking your giant pumpkins throughout the season. Check it out and download it for free, share with anyone who will find it useful.
The Giant Pumpkins NZ One Page Guide to Growing Giant Pumpkins free download for all the people out there wanting to give giant pumpkin growing a shot but don’t know where to start.
Ron Wallace is in many peoples eyes is one of the top giant pumpkin growers of all times. He has held two world records, one for his 1502 pumpkin and the other this year for the 2009 pound pumpkin.