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#1 Hippie3

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:53 AM

pumpkin 's doing well
counted 10 blooms on one vine this AM

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#2 Ben Dover

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

Lookin good!

Ever milk fed them bad boys? I have always wanted to try it. Was going to this year but I got a hold of some bad seeds...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:15 AM

no, what is 'milk fed' ?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:38 AM

They say it makes them sweeter (and big?)You can either cut a little, shallow slice in the stem 3 inches from the pumpkin, insert a wick, and put the other end of the wick in a covered cup of milk and a little sugar. This has to be checked everyday to make sure the milk is not curdled.

Or inject it with a syringe in the stem.

As I'm sure you can tell the only problem is opening the vine up for bad bacteria/viruses to get in but this does not seem to be a problem if you wipe the injection area with alcohol before hand and cover afterwards.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:57 AM

Interesting idea. Does it have to be milk? Seems like this would be a lot easier if you could just use a sugar water solution. Beware ants though.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Good question Tasty. I have also heard of using beer but I don't know of the results it has...

Guess there is a lot of things one could try

Then again this could just be gibberish..... :lol:

#7 Hippie3

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:31 AM

won't see me trying it, high risk imo .

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:47 AM

Nice Punkins! I decided next year I am planting Punkins only in the veggie garden so I can have a Punkin patch for my Yearly Halloween Party.

Hee hee

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:12 PM

I think i read this about making huge pumkins:
Find your best young pumkin. Find nearby runners with other pumkins starting. Cut off the pumkin a few inches down stem.
drill a hole in the stem of best pumkin a little smaller than the stem of the "donating" stem and stick it in snuggly. You can "IV" several stems into the Recieving stem. You can seal them if you want with super-glue.
The best pumkin should now recieve nutrients that would have feed the others and grow much larger for showing.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:09 PM

I've heard of inserting a water drip line into the pumpkin stem.
I wonder what would happen if you added pumpkin pie spices into that water.




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