Friday, July 5, 2013

Pumpkin Pictures

The following are my two pumpkins that I'm planning on growing.  The first is the 1421 Stelts pumpkin (aka Stanley).  The second is the 1775 Starr pumpkin (aka Elbert).  I have big hopes for these two pumpkins.  Stanley is 10 days old today and has a circumference of 23.5 inches which is 1/2 short of tying a personal best for a 10 day measurement.  The 10 day measurement means nothing but you always hope for bigger rather than smaller.  The 1421 is a bit of a bowling long with a touch of length to it.  The 1775 is long in shape with a big of ribbing already.


This evening I gave the plants a foliar application of Big Bloom, phosphate 0-1-1, calcium and CalCarb.  I won't be giving anything else to the plants for a week.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

jamie, i'm sorry about the slow reply, i have been busy. in answer to your questions i sowed the giant pumpkin seeds in mid april and the type of seed that my vines are are dill's giant atlantic. Also the flower last saterday was a male and there is a few females on the end of the vine that have not com out yet. Sadly today when i was mowing the lawn i accidentally cut the tip of the smaller vine, is at all possible for the plant to branch out and produce a female flower before it is to late?

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime, I've got a nice cantelope sized pumpkin on the main vine. Not much else on the plant yet. Problem is its only around 2 feet from the main root. I know this is not idea for sure. Can I possibly make it work ? I want a 2 or 3 hundred pounder. Last year I grew one about 6 feet from the main root and it weighed in at around 600 lbs. I worry about the pumpkin pulling the root out of the ground. If it can be done is elevation of the pumpkin the answer ?

Jamie Johnson said...

I would say 2 feet is too close. I think with a 300 pound pumpkin you may run into problems. For now keep it on the vine and try to set another pumpkin farther out on the main vine.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jamie. I appreciate the advice !