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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon Apr 29, 2019

gamayun wrote:Impressive progress in just a one week. I am a little jealous


Yeah...they are all starting to really move now. All plants will likely be touching down within 2 weeks. The 1501 within 5-6 days would be a safe guess. Just look at what 2 days of growth has done for it.....and temps have been far less than ideal. The plant has beefed up the stalks, stump, and is pushing hard. Stakes are now on it for support. The others will be staked soon as well.

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby H2SO4 » Tue Apr 30, 2019

Doc- what’s your plan for watering? I remember last year you abused your lovely Jeep to haul water back from the river. Are you increasing the size of the tank, more trips,Installing a 2” water main at your house or mega rain collection system?
I’m still bringing my plants (flowers,Small shrubs) into the garage at night as we got 2” of snow overnight!
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Tue Apr 30, 2019

H2SO4 wrote:Doc- what’s your plan for watering? I remember last year you abused your lovely Jeep to haul water back from the river. Are you increasing the size of the tank, more trips,Installing a 2” water main at your house or mega rain collection system?
I’m still bringing my plants (flowers,Small shrubs) into the garage at night as we got 2” of snow overnight!


Kyle,good question. My current collection unit is a typical 275 gallon IBC tote. That was a stretch last year (which was a rainy summer). Something has to be done or I will be in serious trouble. The tentative plan is upgrading my current rain collection system with another larger 1550 gallon water tank while keeping the 275. This will be completed by the end of May with any luck.


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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby trapperrick » Tue Apr 30, 2019

We had a pretty good frost yesterday here in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
I'm figuring at least another 2 weeks before I can plant a garden here.
I just did my first grass cutting of the season last Wednesday.
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Tue Apr 30, 2019

trapperrick wrote:We had a pretty good frost yesterday here in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
I'm figuring at least another 2 weeks before I can plant a garden here.
I just did my first grass cutting of the season last Wednesday.



Going to Coal township Thursday for the weekend to camp and wheel. How far off are you?

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby agnostic » Tue Apr 30, 2019

Rodebaugh wrote:

Going to Coal township Thursday for the weekend to camp and wheel.

I trust you have a plant sitter :thumbup:

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Tue Apr 30, 2019

agnostic wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote:

Going to Coal township Thursday for the weekend to camp and wheel.

I trust you have a plant sitter :thumbup:



8-) yes.

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby trapperrick » Wed May 01, 2019

Rodebaugh wrote:
trapperrick wrote:We had a pretty good frost yesterday here in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
I'm figuring at least another 2 weeks before I can plant a garden here.
I just did my first grass cutting of the season last Wednesday.



Going to Coal township Thursday for the weekend to camp and wheel. How far off are you?


I am in northeastern Somerset County which is a good 130 miles southwest of Northumberland County if that's the Coal Township you're referring to. I would actually be closer to Mineral County, West Virginia.
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby MaryB » Thu May 02, 2019

I need to mow but super wet here... Garden is weeks away at this rate too...

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Thu May 09, 2019

It's been far to long since an update. The plants are doing nicely and some things have changed a bit.

The 2145 is starting to really pick up and add foliage. It is still my smallest plant. Looking at last year's photos it is on a comparable path to Girthtrude in terms of plant growth. She has received 2 waterings that included 5-1-1 fish fertilizer.
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The 1742 has laid down and is starting to run a little. The foliage has filled in nicely. She has also received 2 fert waterings.
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The 1501 is our pièce de résistance. She hit the ground running. I have removed her hut and set a temporary wind fence for protection. She has had 3 doses of fert and is adding 2-4 inches of vine a day right now. I estimate that she is a full 8-10 days ahead of Girthtrude in terms of Salad production at this point. I have also buried some vine. We may end up with an even earlier pollination.....or at least have more plant to push the kin once set.
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri May 17, 2019

Patch overview 5-16-17. :thumbup:


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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby MaxGravy » Fri May 17, 2019

DAYUM!
I'm clearly not very bright.

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby RLNcoinbuyer » Fri May 17, 2019

That was so fun. Thanks Doc for the tour and sharing the journey with us :clap: Also love the accent :thumbup:
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby iratebob » Fri May 17, 2019

RLNcoinbuyer wrote:That was so fun. Thanks Doc for the tour and sharing the journey with us :clap: Also love the accent :thumbup:


"Head on down the patch" LOL

2018 Pumpkin thread was my 2018 Thread of the Year on BS

2019 Pumpkin thread is off to a better start .... Thank you Doc
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby trapperrick » Fri May 17, 2019

Cool video tour of the Patch! :thumbup:
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby jareksdad » Fri May 17, 2019

curious about the sunflowers......... have any extra seeds???
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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Fri May 17, 2019

jareksdad wrote:curious about the sunflowers......... have any extra seeds???
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D, these came from a grower in Canada. That plant was 22' 4" tall. I only had 5 seeds so I planted them all hopiong to get 2-3 to germinate.

Next season I'll have plenty with any luck. :thumbup:

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby bigjohn » Fri May 17, 2019

You need to start kicking some sunflower butt! I want to see you on the top of this ladder next year

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby gamayun » Sat May 18, 2019

Why did you buried pumpkin vine? To grow extra roots or something else? I like your wind protection screen.

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Re: 2019 PUMPKIN

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon May 20, 2019

gamayun wrote:Why did you buried pumpkin vine? To grow extra roots or something else? I like your wind protection screen.


Extra roots, correct. At every node on the vine 2 tap roots can form. One on the bottom and one on the top of the vine. Covering those nodes with soil gets both tap roots active.

good question. :thumbup:


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