I just thought I would start a thread about growing giant pumpkins this year.
Last year I made a halfhearted attempt to grow an Atlantic Giant using seeds sourced from the local Wallymart. Ended up with a normal sized pumpkin at the end of the season. This year I am going to put a little more effort into it starting with known genetics among other things.
@Derby42 was kind enough to send me 5 seeds from the pumpkin that he grew last year, Jason’s Pumpkin. Two of the five were viable.
SEEDLINGS 3/16/2018 (2 plants in back are fig cuttings) :
BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF THE BED 3/19/2018. Stripped topsoil for later use as raised bed:
REMOVING COMPACTED GRANITE AGGREGATE BASE. Planting area used to be a driveway. Yikes!:
SEEDLINGS 3/21/2018. Lots of rain today. Can’t work in the mud hole outside. Plants are growing fast. I need to finish the bed soon.: