Who has their Giant Pumpkins Planted

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  1. GR8PMKN

    GR8PMKN Well-Known Member

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    We have 8 plants started...10000sqf of patch prepped with close to 100yards of aged llama manure. 1500lbs of lime. Wind breaks and cloches are up. Who else is growing giant pumpkins. We will be planting the field pumpkins this weekend.
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  2. perennial

    perennial Well-Known Member

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    I bought seeds for regular pumpkins and giant pumpkins just for fun for the kids and I. I guess i shouldn't plant them near my veggie garden? We were never able to get a pumpkins, watermelon and anything like that grow in MA - not enough sun i think.
     

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    I have 3 Prizewinner Pumpkins growing. Largest is about 8 feet across. And I've already picked off about 2 dozen Squash Bugs! Ugh! Anyway, I've been picking off the male flowers to keep any pumpkins from starting yet and I'm wondering how big I should let the plants get before I let them set fruit?
     
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    GR8PMKN, I planted two of the numerous seeds you sent me on April 2. I planted the 300 Est and the 454 Engel. The 300 never germinated but the 454 is growing quite a bushy plant now. It is only now beginning to vine.
     
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    My 454 is up today, still waiting on the others.
     
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    GR8PMKN Well-Known Member

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    You guys will not be dissappointed with the 454..It produces one of the most beautiful giant pumpkins. Grow em big and make me proud.
     
  7. MaineFarmMom

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    I started four seeds on April 2 too.
     
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    i got one up in mine a atlantic giant hopin to see more
     
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    The 549's are both up!! Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!
     
  10. JAS

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    My son got his pumpkin/gourd/squash patch planted. He had a few Wyatt's Wonder and a few seeds he saved off of his Dills last year. I rained two days in a row right after he got them in! We are trying a new patch this year, not the feed lot. I will have to invest in some Miracle Grow!
     
  11. GR8PMKN

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    Go Organic on the pumpkins they will give a bigger pumpkin in the end. Use some of that Rabbit, and goat poop.
     
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    i thought it was too late to plant them. is it too late to plant atlantic giants??? i might have to go out and start diggin again.....
     
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    dcross Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Too late? That depends on how far between here and there you are:)
     
  14. MaineFarmMom

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    It's not too late. I didn't plant mine by seed in the soil until late May or early June last year. My biggest AG was only 122 lbs but it was still fun.
     
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    Pumpkins are set and growing...Will the make it over 1,000 lbs we will see.
     
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    ARE you really expecting that big??????????????//////
    Cause WOWWWWWWWWW
    btw Good luck.
     
  17. George in NH

    George in NH Well-Known Member

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    I want to grow giant pumpkins but I live on the side of a mountain and my property slants towards the road. I am afraid that the pumpkin will roll into the road and crush a car if it gets too big :)

    I had heard that the secret to getting giant pumpkins is to only let one pumpkin grow on the plant, use compost and inject milk into the vines. I have seen giant pumpkins at the fair and all I can do is stand and stare because they are so huge it is unbelievable.
     
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    NOOOOO MILK..Milk is Ok to spray for powdery mildew. The secret to Giant Pumpkins is Seeds, Soil, Sun, Source of Water, and some luck.

    Yep 1000 lbs or bust here...I have all the making for a great year with the pumpkins... Now if the rest of my life were as easy as pumpkins.
     
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    I'd have to have a green house to get a pumpkin that big to mature! I did plant some blue pumpkins this year.
     
  20. james dilley

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    I was thinking of planting them when I plant my fall watermelons.That would be mid August. I have A p/u bed of compost and rabbit manure, I'll be planting 5 rows of corn inbetween every row of curbits.. The ground is 100% weed free right now. Had A M H on the spot for 15 years.