One of the great things I find during Christmas is not the receiving of gifts, but the giving.
Giant pumpkin growers are a very giving people, from pumpkin seeds, to advice to help with a pumpkin event. If you need advice, have a question then make sure to get in touch.
Catching Up with Tim
I caught up with Tim the other day to check out how his patch was going, and I’ve never been out there so early into the season.
He’s doing the pot method this year for the first time. Instead of burying the vines he is putting pots filled with growing medium upside down on all the leaf axis.
He showed me the product Companion he is using for the first time this year. You can’t get small quantities of it like other places in the world and this will last Tim 10 years.
Sorted my Water Problem
I realised I should have put a pressure reducer on the tap for the micro irrigation. After a quick trip to Bunnings I hooked one up and it’s looking good.
I won’t have to worry about the fittings blowing apart, which is something I don’t want to happen while I am away in Jan.
The Great Pumpkin Carnival
Hats off to anyone that is organising a pumpkin event somewhere in the country. I know how much work goes into an event and we/I still have a lot to do for The Great Pumpkin Carnival here in Hamilton.
If you want to know how I manage a lot of the information with some great free tools online, then flick me an email.
The GPNZ VLOG EP6
Here is the latest episode. Find out how large Tim’s patch is and what he has been up to. This will give you some insight into what it can take to be the best giant pumpkin grower in NZ.