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Subject:  way to go Dale

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Queensland, Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-02/pumpkin-record-smashed/6061278
smashing em

2/1/2015 8:17:28 PM

AAA.NZ

New Zealand

Wow great job. Congrats

2/1/2015 9:41:57 PM

Giant Pumpkins NZ

Hamilton - New Zealand

Awesome stuff Dale, what was the previous Australian record for giant pumpkins??

2/2/2015 2:17:39 PM

dale

Australia eastcoastcitrus@hotmail.com

it was 619 kg at sydney royal easter show grew it in 2013 weighed 638 but sat in shed for 2 months and lost weight and grew a 684 last year but cracked on blossom end so didnt get weighed anywhere official

2/2/2015 2:34:26 PM

bluesilver

Tasmania Australia

Nice work on that great result Dale.
Can i ask how you watered yours?
Did you use a drip tape setup of overhead sprinkler setup?
Just trying to figure out how to best setup mine for next year.
Think i could be under watering mine here in Tassie

2/2/2015 6:12:53 PM

Speedy

Tasmania , Australia

Hi Dale, congratulations for a fantastic growing effort this season. You have really raised the bar in Australian growing and inspire other growers to achieve there personal best.. Well done and we shall look forward to your efforts next season.. I had the 1666 seed to grow this year and elected to grow the 1791 instead.. Cheers Speedy

2/3/2015 12:01:29 AM

dale

Australia eastcoastcitrus@hotmail.com

hi bluesilver your plants look good in the photos i do use overhead watering doesnt help with mildew but we often get rain and i liquid feed over the top with a hose on a tank so if i put drippers in i wouldnt use them enough but maybe i might want to change one year but when your busy its easy to just turn on the sprinklers if i overwater here i usually get phytophora but i have the beds crowned now (lots of shovelling)defenitely worth it

2/3/2015 5:03:15 AM

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