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Post  llama momma on 7/17/2012, 10:03 pm

Midday wilting of both fourteen ft. long atlantic giant pumpkin vines in extreme heat. Isn't that the saddest looking thing? Central Ohio had 25 days above 90 degrees so far and still counting....


Same 2 vines reborn by 8 p.m. the same day, just before sunset


Birthday of another atlantic giant pumpkin. Amanda now has a sister, this is Betty Boop

Mortgage Lifters doing fine in the heat, and little supersweet 100's on the bottom left.

This is how a freaky pepper grows during freaky heat, it is 7 inches long.

Left tip of the vine showing more potential pumpkin females, there is one on the right vine tip but its harder to see.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/17/2012, 11:01 pm

Oh you are growing some beautiful things! Wow that is funny how your giant pumpkin wilts during the day and recovers at night. She is one beautiful mama of Amanda and Betty Boop! Your compost looks so nice also! Your mortgage lifter is sure producing so well, I will have to get me one of those next year because it sure is doing good! Are they tasty? My tomatoes are smaller than marbles still. Hopefully they will decide to grow bigger plants and bigger tomatoes before too long. Thank you for sharing! Very Happy
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 7:26 am

Triciasgarden - Thanks! I don't know how they taste, it's the first time growing mortgage lifters. The picture shows a cluster but there is a dozen more on the plant. All the fruit is green so I'm looking forward to them ripening. The pumpkins are growing out of one small pile of compost, the second bin to the left is a work in progress, the third bin to the left is hidden in the picture. It's ready to sift and be stored in bags and containers.
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Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/18/2012, 9:54 am

llama momma wrote:... it's the first time growing mortgage lifters. The picture shows a cluster but there is a dozen more on the plant. All the fruit is green so I'm looking forward to them ripening....
We grew Mortgage Lifter l/y! They were prolific and tasty! Good luck!
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 10:03 am

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/18/2012, 10:51 am

I laffed out loud here at work when I saw that you named your pumpkins! Laughing So cute! And they recover so beautifully from the heat. Plants are truely amazing, aren't they?

You have peppers already? That's great! Mine are still flowers.

Good to know about the Mtg Lifters. I'll be on the look out for them next yr. All my maters are still tiny, too, except the occasional Sungold cherry that I cut in half and split with my mom. Together we ooo and ahhh over each one. I love you

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Post  Squat_Johnson on 7/18/2012, 10:58 am

Some of my squash are showing that same heat stress. It finally killed my yellow squash. No worries though, Patti told me NO MORE. I have been giving them away, freezer is good on yellow squash for the year. Very Happy

Looking forward to Aussie butter squash (do they need names?).
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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/18/2012, 10:59 am

awww....amanda is going to be a big sister Razz

i didnt relize you are growing them out of your compost pile Shocked ....cool!

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Post  tinakocher2000 on 7/18/2012, 12:07 pm

Great pics! okay
My husband wants to do some big vine plants next year, but not sure if they will be pumpkins or watermelon. I could can pumpkin for pies, but he wants the watermelons for eating.
I grew mortgage lifters last year (had a late start, June 15) but they still grew over 6 ft tall, and produced monster size tomatoes. They are a little pink looking, but full of flavor.
I had let some fall and rot, and had 30 starts come up this year that I was able to transplant, and already have a softball size one starting to turn. I think you'll be very happy with the ML.
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 7/18/2012, 12:23 pm

We had temps around 115 this summer and my plants did not wilt because I had 30% shade cloth over them. I also found out that Home Depot sells small sheets of shade cloth. Remay works great and so do sheets. Just make a little tent.......even just a few post to tie the sheets to.
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 12:59 pm

CC Ha, glad you laughed, I'm going in alphabetical order, obviously after Betty Boop I'm working on 'c' and 'd' and 'e' names since there are 3 more immature females. And the peppers finally all have fruit, called "Tasty Orange", Chocolate, Big Bertha, and Sweet Banana. Pepper plants always look weak yet produce, I'd love to know if there is a nutritional trick to getting them robust looking.
SJ Thats funny -- "No More" says Patty. I'm beginning to feel that way about sweet banana peppers. SOmeone said they got over 200 from 1 plant, I have 2 plants and its already crazy production. I put em in my salad, my breakfast eggs, shouldn't complain about the freshest possible! I've got to start freezing these crazy things. I am taking your statement about the heat killing your vines very seriously.
Rose - yes, the smallest compost heap became the bed for the pumpkin vines. I felt pretty good about putting them in a straight nutrition kind of bed with last Autumns contents. We'll see how this plays out.
TinaK Tell your husband to have fun and grow both types of vines! I read the 1885 amish paste brandywines are considered pink, the pictures I've seen wasn't a strong pink so it's good to know they are suppose to look like that. I am shocked at their leaf size, the biggest one I measured from stem to tip was 5 and 1/4 inches long.
CarolynPhillips Between what Squat Johnson and you have said, I am going out right after finishing this post to get a sheet over those vines. Thank you both in advance.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/18/2012, 1:24 pm

llama momma wrote: yes, the smallest compost heap became the bed for the pumpkin vines. I felt pretty good about putting them in a straight nutrition kind of bed with last Autumns contents. We'll see how this plays out.

I'm growing my squashes & melons on mounds made from last falls compost also, nothing else in them. I've never been able to grow them before so like you, I'll just sit back and watch.

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Post  elliephant on 7/18/2012, 1:54 pm

llama momma wrote:CC Ha, glad you laughed, I'm going in alphabetical order, obviously after Betty Boop I'm working on 'c' and 'd' and 'e' names since there are 3 more immature females. And the peppers finally all have fruit, called "Tasty Orange", Chocolate, Big Bertha, and Sweet Banana. Pepper plants always look weak yet produce, I'd love to know if there is a nutritional trick to getting them robust looking.
SJ Thats funny -- "No More" says Patty. I'm beginning to feel that way about sweet banana peppers. SOmeone said they got over 200 from 1 plant, I have 2 plants and its already crazy production. I put em in my salad, my breakfast eggs, shouldn't complain about the freshest possible! I've got to start freezing these crazy things. I am taking your statement about the heat killing your vines very seriously.

I've been drowning in banana peppers since May. Already pickled some and have put some up in the freezer, but they just keep on coming!

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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 2:02 pm

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I've been drowning in banana peppers since May. Already pickled some and have put some up in the freezer, but they just keep on coming![/quote]

So -- I suppose if peter picked a peck of pickled peppers it probably came from one picking from a couple of sweet banana plants? yahoo
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 2:04 pm

Squat_Johnson wrote:Looking forward to Aussie butter squash (do they need names?).

SJ -- You might as well diginify them with names! Smile
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Post  cheyannarach on 7/18/2012, 3:04 pm

Ummm, Cheyanne is a great C name Wink
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 3:55 pm

Indeed that's a pretty Cool name. I'm searching for goofy silly stuff. There is a site just for funny names, how about this one, it might make you groan. (say it fast) Carrie Oakie. well, i'm still working on it..
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/18/2012, 4:06 pm

rofl

Carrie Oakie is a FABULOUS name!

(folks in the office are wondering what I'm giggling about over here...)

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Post  cheyannarach on 7/18/2012, 5:25 pm

That's pretty good, I like how CapeCoddess is going to be known as the weird person that giggles to herself because of you Razz
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Post  Squat_Johnson on 7/18/2012, 5:26 pm

Naming my squash reminds me of this...

"You Didn't Tell Me You Were Gonna Kill It."
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Post  llama momma on 7/18/2012, 5:52 pm

cheyannarach wrote:That's pretty good, I like how CapeCoddess is going to be known as the weird person that giggles to herself because of you Razz

who?me? who me?
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Post  walshevak on 7/18/2012, 11:35 pm

CarolynPhillips wrote:We had temps around 115 this summer and my plants did not wilt because I had 30% shade cloth over them. I also found out that Home Depot sells small sheets of shade cloth. Remay works great and so do sheets. Just make a little tent.......even just a few post to tie the sheets to.

One of the Lowes in town has 50 ft rolls of shade cloth, the other never heard of it. Go figger.

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