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first pumpkin patch

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:20 pm
by paulsflytrap
hi again,
this my first hand at a pumpkin patch,
have at least two started,
will see how big they get ,lol

Re: first pumpkin patch

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:59 pm
by schmeg
Nice!

We have a mystery gourd/squash/pumpkin vine along our chicken coop — clearly a stray seed from kitchen scraps. It's putting our flowers and we're excited to find out what's growing.

Re: first pumpkin patch

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:06 am
by paulsflytrap
well there not huge , but
id say not bad for a first time pumpkin grower .

Re: first pumpkin patch

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:29 pm
by schmeg
While the fruits are small, gently arrange the vine so the pumpkin is positioned stem straight up. This can help you get an evenly round pumpkin without a flat/blanched side.

You can also slide a bit of foam or cardboard or something under the fruit, to keep it off the dirt. It's another cosmetic improvement, and may also keep some bugs from chewing.

Our backyard mystery squash has turned out to be pumpkin. It's growing up over a chainlink fence that is already covered with grapevine, so it has a lot to hold on to. Still, we're collecting old pantyhose (hard to find these days) to make slings to hold the fruits as they get larger.