My first year with Giant Pumpkins
Allow me to say how much I appreciate the storehouse of knowledge that Gardenweb offers.
This is truly a great place.
That being said, I would like to offer a couple of images of my first attempt at Giants.
In the center are 3 vines of Big Mac's and on both ends 2 vines of the new White Lumina PVP hybrid.
The first image shows the entire plot and the second shows a few 'kins already growing. I hand pollinate and on a few, cross polinated the white with the Mac.
In total I have about 10 'kins growing and several females nearly ready for pollination.
I have them growing in a blend of Miracle-Grow garden soil and black dirt. Initially I was fertilizing with a blood meal/bone meal blend and when the vines leafed out I added a little potash.
Now I'm doing about 80/20 potash bone meal once a week.
Comments and tips appreciated and welcome