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#1 oldedeeres OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 02:36 PM

Who's up for a contest? Farmer John gave me an idea in another thread when he mentioned starting giant pumpkin seeds. I'll be starting some seeds right soon here, Dill's Giant Seeds, and it could be fun to see how we do in different parts of the country. I don't know a great deal about growing these guys, but I do know pumpkins don't like having their roots disturbed, so if I start them inside I put them in fairly large peat or homemade paper pots. That way the whole pot gets put in the ground with minimum shock to the plant.
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Posted April 25, 2015 - 02:53 PM

Sounds interesting...Maybe someone on here will get the world record largest pumpkin this year!


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 03:05 PM

GAME ON!!!!!The seeds I got came from an 1800 lb male and a 1775 lb female, and yes you do have to start them in a pretty big pot, ps they like 85 degrees
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Posted April 25, 2015 - 05:00 PM

I'll give it a try! sounds like it could be fun!


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Male and Female??  With the ones I see doing this all the time, needing special equip to handle and babying all the summer, think it is too hard! AND, serves no real useful purpose. Darn things get all soft and squishy when they are that big.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 06:48 PM

GAME ON!!!!!The seeds I got came from an 1800 lb male and a 1775 lb female, and yes you do have to start them in a pretty big pot, ps they like 85 degrees

How can you tell the male & female.....lift up a leaf and look under it?? :bigrofl:


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Look'n forward to the pics this fall!  I've tried pumpkins, have not had luck.  Maybe after I get the garden worked up/amended they will grow.  Good luck y'all!


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:53 PM

I will give it a try me and my nephew sow pumpkins every July.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:59 PM

How can you tell the male & female.....lift up a leaf and look under it?? :bigrofl:


O.K. KC9KAS, YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT? Google it.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 07:58 AM

the difference in male and female is in the blossoms, and as for usefulness when you get to a certain age bragging rights is pretty good,
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:20 AM

To heck with growing the pumpkins, the Blosssoms fry up like mushroom's.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:29 AM

O.K. KC9KAS, YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT? Google it.

Yeah, I was just being "cocky"!


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 10:06 AM

To heck with growing the pumpkins, the Blosssoms fry up like mushroom's.

 

I've heard of this with squash blossoms, are they really good tasting?  I should try it one of these days.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 11:16 AM

As usual, the no calories rule applies to the blossoms---- not so sure about the batter and oil though,  :wallbanging:


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 02:01 PM

The female blossom is the one that turns into a pumpkin fruit. The male is the one running all over the garden.


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