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how do i make my pumpkings grow really big?

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Nigeela Mon 25-Aug-08 16:28:24

did idream it or can you inject them with sugar to force them into monsters?
also if i just leave the corgettes will they also ge really big?
am getting bored with real vegetables.

eddiejo Mon 25-Aug-08 19:42:11

Apparently it's real fertilizer that does he job. Proper stinky manure regularly - YUK. GAve mine to my friend to grow on her allotment as couldn't stand the smell!

missingtheaction Tue 26-Aug-08 16:48:51

yup. they want food, and warm water. apparently in some places you pee on them (well what works for the compost heap...)

NigellaTheOriginal Tue 26-Aug-08 16:49:59

can't believe spelt pumkins like that blush will try peeing on them.

ajm200 Tue 26-Aug-08 16:55:36

Make sure that there is only one pumpkin per plant so that each has the maximum chance to grow.

Lots of fertilizer and water. Sunshine is good too if you can find some.

NigellaTheOriginal Tue 26-Aug-08 16:57:54

ah. sunshine may be problem.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Tue 26-Aug-08 16:57:58

I heard on gardener's question time this week that they like tomato feed and also tons of water. haven't tried peeing on mine yet but I'm sure dd would oblige!

ajm200 Tue 26-Aug-08 17:11:01

I've grown butternut squashes for the past 3 years and they have always done well on tomato feed.

This year though nothing is growing properly, the broccoli bolted without forming proper heads, we are still waiting for some peas and the squashes would fit in the palm of your hand. I blame a summer of autumn weather.

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