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Deborah

deborahsloves@web tv.net
Ontario
Canada

Erieau, Canada

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JUNE JOURNAL

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CUCUMBER BEETLE

CUCUMBER BEETLE

CUCUMBER BEETLE

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OCTOBER 3 1999


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MY PUMPKIN TIPS:

MAKE SURE YOU:

: Have a well prepared patch

:enough space to grow

:try not to grow in the same patch every year

:Try to get your pumpkin on the main

: compost and multching ,important

:use the fertilizer required for each stage of growth

:don't get your leaves wet:when watering and especially when fertilizing

:check your plant daily

: don't fertilize,insecticide,and prune all on the same day

:try not fertilize and insecticide in the heat of the day

:try not to walk on your patch, use spiked shoes or boards

:be consistent with watering ,feeding,and insecticiding

:start insecticiding:fungiciding:with first true leaves

:anchor your vines, from geting wind damage

:have some form of plant protection from storms

:use wind breaks

:try not to touch your pumpkin

:Be careful not to disturb roots, when workng in your patch

:keep your patch weed free

:don't let your leaves touch the pumpkin

:build a shelter for shade and protection

:pumpkin sweating is a pumpkin: In its peak growing time

:keep your leaves a dark green

:Prune all runners especially 3rds.

:Bag or compost all pruned vines & leaves away from your patch:(insect control...beetles)

:Sterilize infected prunner tools

:I use hospital duoderm for vine splits

;I circle the pumpkin base with a insecticide

:I keep a insecticide film on my pumpkin at all times

as I learn more tips or think of more or recieve more I will add them:

THESE ARE MY OWN PERSONAL TIPS... I AM NOT AN EXPERT

JUST A PUMPKIN GROWER.

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STORIES & EXCUSES of the illusive PUMPKIN.

:My dog ate it..?

:It exploded..?

:It just diappeared..?

:The kids carved it up..while I was at work..?

:I cared for it too much..?

:I didn't care for it enough..?

:the bottom fell out of it..?

:it collasped..?

:the wife fed it too much..?

:The hubby fed it too much..?

:Had too much to drink & left the water running..?

:A mouse chewed a hole in it..and is living in it..?

:My cat sharpened his claws on it..several times..trying to get the mouse..?

:What pumpkin..?

My spouse axed it..said I was spending too much time with it..?

:Rolled out of the back of my truck..?

:Some-one sabotaged it..?

:My son drove over it..?

:Neighbour kids thought it was a big rock..?

:Some-one stole it..?

:people kept poking it ..thought it was fake..?

PRODUCTS I use:

:MIRACLE GROW (gran)&(liq)

:20/20/20/ (gran)

:ROSE FOOD (gran)

:PLANT STARTER (gran)

:SEVIN (conc liq)

:DIAZINON (conc liq)

:RAID/HOUSE & GARDEN (spray)

:CIL/FUNGICIDE INSECTICICDE;(dust)

:FLORITEC/FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE/ (conc liq)

:BAGGED MANURE

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DEBORAHS GIANT PUMPKIN DAILY JOURNAL

JULY 1999..... JOURNAL.....JULY 1999

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HELLO FELLOW GROWERS AND WELCOME:

SCROLL DOWN AND CHECK OUT MY MESSAGE BOARD...GOT A QUESTION..OR HELP WITH AN ANSWER ????

PLEASE NOTE: ALL QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS POSTED TO THE MESSAGE BOARD WILL BE RESEARCHED FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION..AND WILL BE ADDED TO MY TROUBLE SHOOTING LINKS AS WELL.

SEND ME ...YOUR PUMPKIN URL ...I HAVE A SECTION FOR THAT AS WELL

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DAILY VISITORS:
CLICK HERE TO LAST SEVEN ENTRIES

I hope you find some useful information here...I will be adding daily as I grow this years WINNER!!..LOLOL

My husand ...Dennis and I are members of the C.J. Pumpkin club....In our area... A hand full of us entered the Sarnia weigh off 1998...and we placed 15th....We were estatic with our showing and our trophy...1998 was our FIRST YEAR GROWING...2 other members took 13th..and 14th trophies.

See ROID..1998

PHOTOS #1 #2 #3 #4

I live in Southwestern Ontario Canada... close to the shores of Lake Erie...about 45 min.from Windsor We have warm summer days ...and usually cool evenings due to our lake location. Usually always a constant wind...and late and early frosts. Our soil or course is that lovely CLAY...So as you follow my journal...Please keep in mind what works for me ..May not work for you. I would apppreciate any and all feed backs on my journal...and any and all tips or info would be helpful.

I harvested 200 mature seeds from Roid..516.9 lb..last year...self pollinated and mailed out seeds to P.E.I./ OHIO /PENN./MASS. waiting for a feed back on their progress.A few local growers...also have a few of my seeds.

PLANTS REFERRED TO IN JULY JOURNAL ARE 'ROID"#2 "ROID"#3

JULY 1 1999

It is cool,windy, rainy,here today...not ideal pumpkin growing weather. I seem to have the beetles under control, finally. Checked my root system, very tricky to do,takes forever,but I was astounded with the length of the roots.I have traced some of them to be 18" minimum in length.This was my primary goal, a well established root network. If you don't have the patience for this teadious investigation, then I suggest you don't DON"T try it.It took me a litte over 2 hrs.to check.You would think I was excuvating TUTTS TOMB...lol. Main is growing at a incredible rate, a whole new section daily.I shouldn't be surprised at this: this year.

JULY 3 1999

It's been WINDY,had to remove the overhead protective cover due to the damage, Now it will hail. Plants are little unsightly with the wind damage,and I have some yellow spots,I believe from the beetles.I have had to prune a lot of leaves because of it, mainly on ROID # 2, my plant. Sprayed with DIAZANON,and fertilized.Buried some more secondary's.Watered quite heavily today. I have baby pumpkins popping up all over the place now.,on both plants.

JULY 7 1999

I am not happy,It has been so HOT...and HUMID..BUT the WIND has been relentless.The wind breaks have been almost totally useless.It has been gusting now since Thursday.I have a lot of leaf damage. It has finally cooled down a bit , and the wind has been diminished now to a breeze.But what a mess.I have been watering 3x's a day,and misted the leaves as well. I added more obstacles for the wind,my patch looks like a junk yard,No damage to my vines ,they have and were all buried and anchored.I will be pruning today, and insecticiding.Getting ready to pollinate, should be this week. I am behind last years, plant.Surprised at this with direct seed sowing..??? and the controlled pruning. Perhaps all my efforts are under ground in the root system..which will pay off in the end.

JULY 8 1999

Well if this isn't the icing on the cake:I have researched, planned,implimented new ideas,been diligent,just been a doating pumpkin mother...I DIRECT SEED SOWED, I'm ready to pollinate,sometime today...and guess what..???? Due to my limited foresight, and my competitive drive to get the jump on the other members of our club...which I have done..I have jumped wright into...NO-ONE in our club has any flowers yet,so I can not cross- pollinate !!!!I can't believe I didn't see this coming..daaaahhh! I installed soaker hoses today as to avoid tramping the roots and to maintain an even high moisture content.

JULY 9 1999

POLLINATED TODAY ROID #2

Temperature - 70 : rainy: breezy:used 3 flowers from Roid #3, and used 3 flowers from Roid #2(self) Had 5 pollination points.Tied the female shut...now I wait.No danger of insect pollination, I have checked the flower every 20 min.since 5:30 am.Rain and wind has also kept the insects at bay this am.

SOME-ONE HAS POSTED A QUESTION :ON THE MESSAGE BOARD :THAT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO. CAN ANY OF MY VISITORS HELP OUT.THANKYOU.

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JULY 11 1999

Worked in the patch the majority of the day...weeding and prunning, Buried all the secondarys. Roid #2 pumpkin is the size of a tennis ball, moving wright along. Roid #3 flower will be open tomorrow to be pollinated.

JULY 12 1999

Have a 675 lb.plant lined up for cross pollination of Roid #3.Covered the flower with a nylon until the flowers arrived to pollinate.Pollinated this am.Temperature:68 : pollination 5 points: tied the flower shut.Been very lucky , no natural pollination by insects, It's hard to beat us pumpkin people to pollination when we are setting alarms @ 4 :00 am,to check a flower...lol.We are not obsessed!!!!???

JULY 24 1999

I just got back from vacation. My Aunt has done a great job for me while I was gone . I am astounded at the one weeks rate of growth???? on Roid #2. I have a jungle to tame and a pumpkin that has gone from baseball size to bigger than a basketball. Roid #3 I don't believe set; with the cross pollination from the 675 flower. I'll start pruning this p.m. and removing other pumpkins.Extremely hot and humid, today,I have been told it has been this way all week.Have to put up the shelter soon.

PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN, ENTRIES ARE ADDED ALMOST DAILY AS MY PUMPKIN GROWS. BOOK MARK MY SITE;OR JOIN MY MAILING LIST;I WILL SEND YOU THE LAST 7 ENTRIES ON A WEEKLY BASIS;FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANKYOU:DEBORAH.

GOOD LUCK...GROWING YOUR PUMPKIN..!!!!

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