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Thursday, April 17, 2014

PUMPKIN : INVASION...

This season, I'm having a pumpkin vine on my raised bed in my eastern back yard.
I don't know which variety is it.
I couldn't remember when I sowed the seed.
As I recall, the vine had been there since the previous pumpkin planting (the last was Rocky).
I planted the vine vertically on the trellis in front of my kitchen.


This vine grow so thrives.
Look the shoots... go here and there...
I can find the shoots on my terrace garden.


Some shoots have reach the roof of my drying area.


I can find some female flower buds on the vine.


Look the wide leaf...


The vine is covering the broccoli and packcoy plot.


I pick some pumpkin leaves to reduce the 'vine load'.


Actually, I want to 'restore' the vine to the trellis. 
But I also want to try 'hand pollinating'.
The vine position make me do pollinate easily.
I want to learn and practice a 'good agricultural practice'.
Be a good gardener....

20 comments:

  1. Pumpkin can be invasive! Those leaves are huge. I hope you'll get good pumpkins;

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    1. Yes, I hope so. Thank you for coming.Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Pięknie rośnie. Mam nadzieję, że doczekasz się wspaniałych owoców. Przesyłam pozdrowienia.

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  3. It's pretty spectacular, they grow so fast. No doubt you'll get some brilliant pumpkins from it.

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    1. Thanks CJ. It's that I want. Hoping the weather be friendly too.

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  4. Beautiful vines....I love peeking into your garden. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you Teresa. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Do you have to hand pollinate pumpkins rather than leave it to nature? We tend to leave ours,

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    1. I don't know. Actually I have never try hand pollinate before. Maybe hand pollinate will increase fruitlet production. I hope

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  6. This is so exciting! And look at how wonderful it is doing! I wish you luck with this beauty friend! A wonderful weekend to you! Nicole xoxo

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  7. Wow! Great job done by you! Wish you a good harvest. :)

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  8. That's fantastic! Hope it bears some fruit and you will get tasty pumpkins. I've not tried hand pollinating, I always leave it to nature, interesting to see how you get on.

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    1. Thanks Pumpkin Lady. I hope so. Actually I have never tried hand pollinating before, I let the flowers pollinated naturally. Maybe I can try and practice about a good pollination this season

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    2. Interesting to see how you get on. I will start a 'pumpkin watch' on my blog soon as the first pumpkin seeds were sown yesterday.

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    3. It must be very interesting! I have to follow your 'pumpkin watch'. I'm sure, I can take any lesson from it.

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