amandap80 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 pm
This makes me so happy to see! My pumpkins failed this year. I need to learn your secrets! They look just gorgeous!
Thanks, and I do not tell my secrets..
Just kidding.. some work, good weather, do not make soil compact by walking to much around them (they like well tilled and aerated soil to have big roots), water it regularly if you do not have watering system or rainy summer
.. and a little bit of knowledge..
Mayor of Haddonfield wrote:Wow, that's a pretty nice harvest. What kind of seeds did you plant, and where did you get them? My results so far this year have been really disappointing. Very small pumpkins, most of which I won't be able to carve.
I love what you have. The stems look really nice and the coloring is perfect.
Varieties that I grow this season are Spartan F1, Zeus F1, and my own hybrids of those two, self crosses, reverse crosses, etc.. Spartan F1 is bigger, PM tolerant and a little bit elongated, and Zeus F1 is round, beautiful pumpkin which is tolerant to powdery mildew and most importantly has good resistance to viruses.. overall great disease tolerance.. even my own F2 crooses show same traits..
I got seeds from Germany and Netherlands shops who seel pumpkin seeds, but ofc. you can find them in US, for example I think that johnnyseeds and harrisseeds have them..