I am gearing up for a growing experiment this year. I want to try to grow a massive pumpkin! I have heard of people growing these and have seen pictures, but have never tried it! So here goes!
I started with 5 'Dill's Atlantic Giant' Pumpkin seeds...
I direct-seeded on May 12, 2012. (For cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, gourds, etc., we prefer the direct-seed method.) The guys built a raised bed in the back of the nursery for the project- we filled it with a mix of top soil, compost, and peat moss.
On May 18th seedlings appeared! Happy and healthy!
On May 24th, I gave them a weak solution of Fox Farm's Grow Big (my favorite organic fertilizer).
So, we will see how the project goes! I have read about people injecting the vines with a milk mixture (not sure I will go THAT far), but I know I will have to eventually provide a piece of carpet (or something soft) for the pumpkin to lay on and I will have to built a shelter/shade for it when it gets really hot!
I will keep you all updated!