You wait half the year for the giant pumpkin season to start. Then you start a bunch of seeds, they take ages to germinate.
You wonder what you are doing wrong. Why does everything take so long. When all you want is a pumpkin seedling right now.
Anyone else been going though this lately?
Maybe I’m Being Impatient
Seem to Be on Track Now
While there were delays waiting for seeds to grow, I seem to be on track. I think. Having backups and staggering when you start those really helped.
I would have liked to get the seedlings into the ground this long weekend, but I think it will be another week until they are ready. Which works out well as I have that weekend off, and won’t be feeling like I am constantly rushing.
Here’s The Seedlings I have Growing Now
1891 Harris – These things take forever to germinate and the success rate isn’t that good, in fact the rate has dropped a lot since last year I’ve been told.
1313 Harris – I have a couple of these on the go.
759 – I have one of these that’s looking good, not sure who the grower is or where I got this from, will need to work that out and decide if it’s a keeper.
Generic Giant Pumpkin Seed – There are 2 of these. I think they are from Tim’s pumpkins, but unknown which one. They look really good though.
Old Orange Pumpkin – This is a seed from the second pumpkin I ever grew, the one that I took to the very first great pumpkin carnival. Has to be around 12 years old. Took a while, but germinated.
How’s your season going?
Do you have plants in the ground already? Are things looking OK? Let me know.