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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:20 am 
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the citrus debris is not a good thing for the soil. you should get that stuff out of there...

meat, fat/grease, citrus ... only things I pick OUT of the garbage headed to the garden. Well, plastic...
Everything else gets dug in.

If something don't look quite so grand, I bury it closer to the perimeter or within a defined pathway where it will not be the biggest influence, soon, and I throw a bunch of weeds or newspaper in with it.
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rustycase wrote:
the citrus debris is not a good thing for the soil. you should get that stuff out of there...

meat, fat/grease, citrus ... only things I pick OUT of the garbage headed to the garden. Well, plastic...
Everything else gets dug in.

If something don't look quite so grand, I bury it closer to the perimeter or within a defined pathway where it will not be the biggest influence, soon, and I throw a bunch of weeds or newspaper in with it.
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Thanks for the tip rusty :) I planted that one under a long branch of my lemon tree, mostly for the filtered shade as it is the middle of summer here and I started a little late with growing. I generally pick up lemons every 2-3 days but I have been a little busier lately so I have slacked off a little :(

I'll have to get photos of the other 3 tomorrow or Tuesday.


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other 3 ?

I have been advised, an alternate is acceptable, for a while, at first, but there shall be only one.
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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
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rustycase wrote:
other 3 ?

I have been advised, an alternate is acceptable, for a while, at first, but there shall be only one.
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Pumpkins can fight til the death!

I originally sowed 4 pumpkin seeds :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
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here's a small pic of Dan's...

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He's got a whole buncha pics over in his punkin log.
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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
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1 month since sown... Lucky the weather here in Perth is pretty good all year round with no frosts in winter - I was up to 4 months late in sowing/planting but should have pumpkins within 6 months...

Tomorrow night I shall be trimming the vicinity (was meant to do it months ago so I could install a shadecloth area) but laziness got to me :)

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Looking good, you should soon be getting tendrils, then flowers not long after that. The ground right around the main stem looks kind of dug up and disturbed.... I hope that's from you and not from some critter.


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Looking good, you should soon be getting tendrils, then flowers not long after that. The ground right around the main stem looks kind of dug up and disturbed.... I hope that's from you and not from some critter.


I sometimes stand around the plant while I water one garden bed as that spot is under shade. Water often pools a little bit around when I stand there lol. Once I stop being lazy and put in shade cloth it'll be better! Waiting for it to cool down a bit... Got to 43°C today (about 108°F) so not quite "go out and work in the sun" time.


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LOL, it's -15C (5 F) here this afternoon, so not exactly go out and work in the sun time here either! :)


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Few flowers starting to appear and more tendrils. 42 days since sown.

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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
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Fun!

Will you be out there with a little artist brush propagating them ideally?

Is it true... All the male flowers are first, on the main vine, then come the females?
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rustycase wrote:
Fun!

Will you be out there with a little artist brush propagating them ideally?

Is it true... All the male flowers are first, on the main vine, then come the females?
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Would just remove a male flower and use it to pollinate. Going to have 1 or maybe 2 fruits only.

http://pumpkinnook.com/howto/pumpkinflower.htm

"The males will arrive in your pumpkin patch first, and in big numbers. Then, 10-14 days (or so) later, a female will show up. Then, another female will bloom, and so on. The male flowers will usually far out-number the female flowers"

Awesome, I look forward to seeing little fruits behind the female flowers, hello (hopefully) big ass pumpkin :D


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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Grow Log
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Well....big azz pumpkin update?


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