It’s cold and gloomy here in our off season, what have I been up to and what am I looking forward to in the near future. And… what have you been up to?
What went well for me and what didn’t in the 2019 giant pumpkin growing season? I list down everything I can think of to help me prepare for next season and hopefully help you with ideas about your giant pumpkin growing in the future.
We went down to Gisborne to see pumpkins, things didn’t work out as planned. We had a great time and saw one pumpkin, find out what happened and how our trip went.
I went along and judged the Te Kowhai School Harvest Festival Pumpkins recently, a tough job with so many awesome creations.
Some of the vines were soft and rotting, leading up the stem which had a soft spot. I decided to cut Jerry from the vine. Hopefully it will last until the Carnival.
We went to the 2019 Kumeu A&P show to check out their pumpkins. We met the Prime Minister and much more.
The South African giant pumpkin record was smashed recently, find out by just how much.
It seems like ages since I updated. I’ve been busy, really busy, you’ll have to read more to find out with what.
Want to know what giant pumpkin events to take your giant pumpkin to? I’ve put together the giant pumpkin events 2019 list.
NZ Record Holder Tim Harris had an unwanted split occur in the blossom end of his largest pumpkin. I went to check it out, and find out what was happening in his patch.
This week I dealt with a soft blossom end on the pumpkin, and got my hands on a new type of mouse trap.
I put some sun protection over the pumpkin, added more sand and started to deal with powdery mildew.
Recently I buried vines into bags of compost, and setup my WiFi watering system so I can water the Tiny Patch by just using my phone.
The first week of 2019 and things seem to be going OK in the tiny patch, I’ve got female flowers and the plant looks good.
Happy Holidays to everyone, I hope your holiday period is a good one. Find out how my plant has been doing, and find out what a pumpkin tree looks like.
The end of the year is fast approaching. I almost killed my giant pumpkin seedling, have some miniatures growing and have been painting some pumpkins.
I’ve started a little bit later than previous year, find out how the start of November has been going.
With the pumpkin season upon us I’ve been kept busy this first half of October, find out what I’ve been up to.
October is fast approaching which means giant pumpkin growing time is almost here. In this post I think about the different bits and pieces I need to get for my growing season.
With around 3 months to go until the giant pumpkin growing season kicks off I thought I better kill some weeds that are taking over the tiny patch.