Down on the Allotment

What's happening down on the allotment? An intimate account of a passionate veggie grower.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Giant Awakes...

Finally I have germination of my Paton Twins giant pumpkin!  I planted the first of two very expensive seeds on 30th April and nothing at all has happened, it failed to germinate.  Just a few days ago I planted the second seed and just one day after germinating the seed leaves are about 3 inches across!
I have been preparing a mound on which to plant it.  The contents of a compost bin, chicken manure, composted grass clippings and well rotted horse manure.  This lovely pile has been sitting for weeks waiting for lift off.  Stand by!

5 Comments:

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

hurrah! best wishes little Giant x

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Why I garden... said...

I had a similar experience sowing courgette seed this year, with the second sowing germinating in only a few days. Funny that. Hope you have great success with your pumpkin. I'm growing Jack O Latern and Mammath this year.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger LindaG said...

Good luck! Hope you get your giant pumpkin!

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger sylvan said...

wow... looks like this could be huge,
good luck! and progress reports please...

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger mypatch25 said...

Look forward to seeing the pics. I'm growing Atlantic giant pumpkin this year!

 

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