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.
It seems like ages since I updated. I’ve been busy, really busy, you’ll have to read more to find out with what.
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.
My 2018 End of Season roundup, how things went for myself and things I am wanting to do next year.
My season has some to an unexpected end, I blame the humidity, check out how bad the pumpkin got in the video.
In this post I talk about the launch of The Pumpkin Podcast, and I caught up with Tim and Alex and saw their awesome pumpkins.