Well I finally managed to plant out the random one that was going very skyward in the pot, I’m not sure how it will fair in the ground and it looked a bit wilted especially in this photo, but after a good dousing with water it perked up a lot.
As well as that I have the generic mitre 10 pumpkin plant growing in another corner. This pumpkin for some reason doesn’t want to do much growing at the moment and doesn’t look like it is putting out any vines, but it has produced a female flower already.
The other 3 “main” pumpkins seem to be doing quite well, I am always worried one of them is going to snap it’s stem off in some of the wind we have been getting, but it seems to be OK, but it did almost get broken by other means, more on that later.
I also have these two in a pot at the moment, need to work out where they will fit in around here, and get them growing.
So lots and lots of giant pumpkin plants this year and so far most of them seem to be going OK.
The one in the ground seem to be all good and are starting to spread out. The ones in the pot are looking all sorts of cramped as all six plants have grown, I am thinking of leaving them all in there and seeing how it all pans out. I will be giving them doses of liquid fertiliser as the season goes on.
Stuff I brought this week
I’ve been meaning to get one of these watering wands for like the last 3 years and have never got around to it and I have no idea why, so I went and got one and man does it make a difference to how I will be watering this season. I wont go into it in this post, but I will be doing a product review on it in the near future.
But I will say that my pumpkin helper seemed to like it a lot and wanted to spray everything in sight, the only problem is that she got distracted by the hose and almost completely smashed one of the giant pumpkin plants with the wand, so care is needed to be taken.