Hoop Type Shade for your Giant Pumpkins

Another year into giant pumpkin growing and another year into providing shade for the pumpkin. The idea behind providing shade to the pumpkin is to help stop the sun from drying out the skin too much preventing growth of the fruit. In the previous years I have used a...

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Patch Update 10.02.2013

It has been nice and warm around these parts which is nice, I think I prefer the warmth to the cold any day. Some of the miniatures have already come to maturity so have pulled them off and have them hanging out on the table, always a great conversation starter, even...

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Giant Pumpkins NZ Patch Update 02.02.2013

Hello here is an update of what has been happening in my little part of the world and more importantly what has been happening in the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are starting to grow From my many advanced calculations I have 5 pumpkins at various stages starting to grow....

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Bills Big Pumpkins – A Giant Pumpkin Documentary

If you have signed up to the Giant Pumpkins New Zealand newsletter you would have seen me mention this video a while ago. It is a full length documentary 87 mins in length that shows what Bill Foss goes through in his quest to grow the largest pumpkin in Minnesota...

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Product Review – Neta Litre Meter

I'm starting something new on the Giant Pumpkins NZ website for 2013 and that is reviews of products. There is no real timeline of when they will appear but it will be items that I actually am using for giant pumpkin growing.  I want to share with you the giant...

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Patch Update 12/01/2013

Hi there. I was supposed to post this on the weekend but got busy so you can get it now. The two plants that are planted in the horse/rhino poo with the in ground watering system are doing way way better then the others just planted in the normal soil. Here is the...

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Back from holiday update

So being away from the pumpkin patch for over a week isn't ideal, but these things happen. On my return I found a massive amounts of weeds growing, which although is a pain is a good sign that the soil is good for everything. The two plants that are doing the best are...

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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...

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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 actually...

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