Thursday, April 17, 2008


Good evening, Pumpkinistas!

The first giant pumpkin seeds of the season have sprouted!

You can see from the pictures that the seeds were soaked starting Saturday evening, 8:45 p.m., April 12th, planted 12 hours later, at 8:45 a.m, Sunday, April 13th. These pictures were taken at 4:40 p.m., Thursday, April 17th. That's roughly 4 days and 7 hours for germination. I used heated seedling mats from HydroFarm to help provide consistent bottom heat.
Finally, I'll be a guest on the "Garden Gossip" radio program tomorrow morning at around 11:15 a.m., as a guest of Lisa Cullen, radio station, KZSB-AM 1290 kHz Santa Barbara, California "Santa Barbara News Press".
Have a great evening!