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2011 Personal Best with Giant Pumpkin

I just finished with the Jared’s weigh off and ended up with my personal best of 660 pounds!  I’ll post more about it later, but here is a picture of me with my pumpkin.

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September 2011 Growing Update

The best looking pumpkin that I’ve ever grown:856 Hoffman Seed!  Has a orange hue even though it looks white Alisha’s 1308 Mohr.  This is hardly a pumpkin plant and was damaged by hail numerous times.  She was so happy to grow a pumpkin over 250 pounds! This will hopefully be my personal best and meet my goal of over 500 […]

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First Frost of 2011

September 4th and Frost. I was out first thing in the morning checking the big pumpkins since I was worried with what I saw the temperature doing the night before.  Our house hit a low of 35.1 this morning so I figured I had dodged a bullet and that there would be no frost. Upon further investigation, it appeared that […]

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The Big 5 Pumpkins

I have to start the lineup with my daughter’s pumpkin.  This pumpkin plant looks horrible and I’m still amazed it has produced anything.  It takes up about 150 square feet and has produced an OTT 194 on day 35. The next pumpkin is the best shaped pumpkin.  This is the Hoffman 856 on Day 38 This is the biggest pumpkin […]

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2011 RMGVG BBQ and Patch Tour

My son and I recently had an opportunity to go on the RMGVG http://www.coloradopumpkins.com giant pumpkin patch tour in Colorado.  This is a great organization and they have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to growing pumpkins.  We left Wyoming around 8:00 am and it’s a good thing, I-25 was bottle necked to a single lane.  We made it […]

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Kill Insects That Could Harm My Pumpkins

It is getting close to that time where insects start appearing.  I found my first little cucumber beetle in the garden three days ago.  I figured it was time to purchase some organic insect destroyer material.  I found this product on the Internet and wanted to give it a try.  http://www.saferbrand.com/store/garden-care/5118 .  It stated it would be safe to eat […]

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Pumpkin Acid Injection System

I installed my acid injection system this weekend.  I purchased an EZ-Flo Automatic Fertilizer Injector System online and am ready to test its capability.  I am initially running fertilizer and citric acid.  The ph has gone from 8.2 to 4.0.  I sure hope that it will not be too acidic. I initially installed this on the drip system where my […]

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The Shade Is On

Hi All! It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to post an update for everyone.  My 1308 Todd seed named Sam, has really taken off.  It is 30 inches in circumference and pure glossy white.  Here is the big goof I did.  I was hammering in my re-bar that I was going to put my PVC piping over to […]

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Survived Hail Storm July 2011

I heard Day weather http://www.dayweather.com predict the storm we experienced today.  I guess the worst of it happened around 3:00 pm today.  My kids told me it was raining and blowing so hard they couldn’t see anything and decided to go downstairs in case a tornado hit.  It was probably their excuse to go play video games.  The wind was […]

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Scary Day

Well, today was a very scary day.  My wife called me at work and told me a major thunderstorm was heading our way.  They were predicting ping pong size hail with 60 mph wind.  She told me that her and the kids would tighten down the hail netting before the storm came.  After they started adjusting the netting, a HUGE […]

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Hail Netting Video

My Hail Netting Video

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Pumpkin Soil Sample 2011

I’m writing about the results of my soil sample, while watching outside to see if it’s going to hail again or not.  Luckily, I do have my hail netting in place now, but I really don’t want to test it.  We’re experiencing sustained 30 mph wind with gusts up to who knows how strong. I learned a couple of things […]

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First Hail Storm 2011

Why Cheyenne and where I live?   We have had THREE hail storms over three separate days where I live.  My pumpkins are barely holding on.  Last night, the wind blew so hard, my wind fence and my wood fence blew down.  In fact, I have heavy duty metal poles and one of them was bent when the fence blew […]

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Pumpkins That Have Potential For 2011

Well, it’s been an interesting start to my growing season this year.  I did an experiment this year starting my seeds.  I placed the seeds in a wet paper towel and placed the seeds in a sandwich bag.  I also kept the temperature of the room between 85-90 degrees.  You can visit this page to get additional information. The experiment […]

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Crazy Weather

The wind seems to never stop blowing in Cheyenne, WY.  This hoop house was outside the protection of my wind fence and was completely ripped in half.  I will have to put a snow fence in front of this hoop house before I try it again. You can see my steel posts have been pushed over from the wind.  I […]

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Pumpkin Sitemap
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Wind Fence

I finally have my wind fence up that will be used to protect my pumpkin patch.  I hope to grow a giant pumpkin over 500 pounds this year.  I found 50 feet of material 6 feet high from a company on eBay.

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April’s 2011 RMVGG meeting

I just made it back from the spring RMGVG meeting.  What is RMGVG? This club is the Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable grower’s group.  Their web site can be found at the following url http://coloradopumpkins.com/.  They are a good group of people and I really wish I could have stayed for the whole meeting. They provided some quick insight into what […]

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2011 Giant Pumpkin Seeds To Try

Well, I just selected the pumpkin seeds I plan to try this year and they are as follows: 690 Grande 10  I love the shape and color of this pumpkin1308 Todd 10 1306 Mohr 2010 856 Hoffman 2010 856 Hoffman 2010 1011 Hoffman 2010   I will narrow this down to 3 and my son will grow the other one.  […]

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Small Pumpkin Seeds

Variety Harvest Color Vine Weight Autumn Gold 90 Orange 7-10lbs Baby Pam 100 days Deep Orange 5-6 lbs Mystic Plus 100 Orange 5-10lbs Oz 90-95 days Bright Orange 3-5 lbs Peek-A-Boo 90 Orange 3-4 lbs Small Sugar 100 Bright Orange 5-8 lbs Spookie 105 Orange 5-6 lbs Spooktacular 85 Bright Orange 3-5 lbs Sugar Treat 90 Bright Orange 2-3 lbs […]

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Jumbo Pumpkin Seeds

Variety Harvest Color Vine Weight Big Max 120 Orange Large Vine 30-100 Big Moon PVP 120 Orange Large Vine 40-200 Prizewinner 120 reddish-orange Large Vine 50-200

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Miniature Pumpkin Seeds

Variety Harvest Color Vine Weight Baby Bear 105 days Orange Vine 1-2 lbs Baby Boo 100 days White Vine 1/4 lbs Jack-B-Little 95 days Orange Vine 1/4 lbs Jack-B-Quick 95  days orange Vine 1/4 lbs Lil’ Pump-ke-mon 95 White/Green Vine 1-2lbs Lil Ironsides 100 Dark Orange Vine 3-Feb Munchkin 100 days Orange Vine 1/4 lbs Sweeite Pie 90 days Orange […]

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Medium Pumpkin Seeds

Variety Harvest Color Vine Weight Autumn Gold 90 days Orange 10 Casper 90 White 10 to 20 Frosty 90 Orange 10 Funny Face 100 Orange 10 Harvest Moon 100 Orange 10 to 18 Howdy Doody 90 Orange Vine 17-Dec Jackpot 100 Orange/Yellow 10 to 18 Jack O’ Lantern 110 Dark Orange 10 Jack of All Trades 90 Orange Semi Bush […]

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Large Pumpkin Seeds

Variety Harvest Color Vine Weight Alladin 100 Dark Orange Vine 30-50 Apogee 105 Orange Vine 40-50 Appalacian 90 Dark Orange Semi-Bush 25 pounds A&C Hybrid #300 88 Dark Orange Semi-Bush 16-20 A&C Hybrid #500 95 Bleft Orange Vine 18-22 A&C Hybrid #510 95 Deep Orange Vine 22-26 Aspen 90 days Deep Orange Semi-Bush 18 to 20 lbs Autum King 105 […]

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Giant Pumpkin Seeds

In my opinion, there is only one giant pumpkin seed to use.  This pumpkin seed is called the Atlantic Dill Pumpkin Seed.   If you want seeds straight from the owner’s of the trademark, navigate here Giant Pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Genetics

Interestingly enough, pumpkin seeds do have genetics.  Often when you get good seeds, you will see something like this:   856 Hoffman 10 1180.5 Pukos 07 X 1544.5 Revier 09.   What this really means is Hoffman grew an eight hundred fifty-six pound pumpkin in 2010.  The female flower was from the seed of 1180.5 Pukos(Grower’s last name) and grown in […]

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2010 Pumpkin Record

Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wi.

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Bio

I’m not sure how long Ron has been growing pumpkins in Wyoming, but I do know he seems to break the record every year.  You can learn more about Ron at his web site. The 1446.5 plant was a vigorous plant and was easy to work with. By day 10, the first Fruit in the “pollination zone” began to noticeably […]

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Ron’s Pumpkin Layout

Ron provided this detailed diagram with suggestions on how grow a pumpkin. Pumpkin Layout

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Ron’s Growing Seasons

Ron has had many successful years growing pumpkins.  I have provided links to his web site to view how each season turned out for him. 2010 Growing Season 2009 Growing Season 2008 Growing Season 2007 Growing Season

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Cold Frame

Well, it’s getting close and I feel I’m behind in regards to where I should be.  I’m in the process of creating a new design for my cold frame.  I like to get them outside before April 1st to start warming the soil.

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Pumpkin Seed Genetics

Interesting enough, pumpkin seeds do have genetics.  Please navigate to this site tools.pumpkinfanatic.com to view the genetics of the seed.  Many times you are able to contact the original grower of the seed to find out if they have any available for purchase.

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2004 Pumpkin Record

Al Eaton grew this 1446 pound pumpkin

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2005 Pumpkin Record
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2006 Pumpkin Record

Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island 1502

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2007 Pumpkin Record
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2009 Pumpkin Record

Christy Harp of Jackson Township, Ohio

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