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General Discussion / Re: Cell Division of Fruit
« Last post by PWB on April 22, 2015, 05:32:56 AM »
Russ if I understand your thoughts process, you would not want to pollinate the first pumpkin if you were planning on pollinating the second?  Rationale being that the first pumpkin would somehow take away from the second pumpkin unless you terminate it prior to pollinating the second?   
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General Discussion / Re: Cell Division of Fruit
« Last post by Big Kahuna 12 on April 21, 2015, 07:09:31 PM »
Jim That's a really good question. Let me try my view of this.

Back in the day the old school of thought was that the first pollination was always the fastest or best grower. I believe There was a study or two that set out to prove this. However the conventional view has problems with today's line on thinking.

Today we need to focus on what ever we choose to be the primary Fruit Sink. It is important that the Emerging FS be swaddled and treated as we would any young seedling. From the moment it starts to develop its critical to reduce stressors.

IMHO it makes no difference if the FS is the first or second on the vine. It's much more important that the FS has no competition at all. Treat it with the methods we have described and it will surely grow.
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General Discussion / Re: Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by benj on April 21, 2015, 01:04:33 PM »
Thank you Ryan, all the best this season.
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General Discussion / Re: Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by phunt on April 21, 2015, 12:40:01 PM »
Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Cell Division of Fruit
« Last post by jim+ kel on April 21, 2015, 09:00:21 AM »
Hi Russ- Is it essential to take the first female on the main or can we pick it off and take one later when the plant is more developed.
          Thanks Jim
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General Discussion / Re: Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by Ryan H on April 21, 2015, 06:08:25 AM »
A & L Labs in London, and then the numbers get plugged into the Langley Amendment Estimator.
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General Discussion / Re: Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by phunt on April 21, 2015, 05:21:24 AM »
Ryan, who did your soil test?

Phil
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General Discussion / Re: Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by Ryan H on April 20, 2015, 09:29:12 PM »
Here's my soil test from this week. Ideal rations can be seen in the noted column.
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General Discussion / Soil sample ratios!
« Last post by benj on April 20, 2015, 04:10:38 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm looking for the best soil ratios for growing giant pumpkins.
What numbers on our soil tests should we be aiming for? If someone can help me out that would be awesome.
Ben.
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General Discussion / Re: Have you started your pumpkins yet?
« Last post by Dutch Brad on April 20, 2015, 05:55:46 AM »
2009 Wallace and 1751 Lovse (1623 x self) up and running. 1884 Paton (1623 x self) failed to germinate.
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