Friday, June 26, 2009
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Two vines have emerged victorious at Yamagami's Nursery in Cupertino! Here's the latest on the saga:
The seedlings of Camelot are thriving. Land use is at a premium even in Camelot! There is only room for one ruler in Camelot. Guinevere and Arthur were dominant in their race to control Camelot while Lancelot lagged behind. Sadly, that meant Lancelot was beheaded as he was starting to cramp Arthur and Guinevere’s style. So now the race is on between Arthur and Guinevere for Camelot domination. The Godfather, Alan, and Waterwench, Poli, are carefully monitoring their growth and waiting for next week to determine who will rule. Both vines have grown over the walls of Camelot, spilling over into the neighboring kingdom.
Come visit Camelot and watch them grow! Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Cupertino-CA/Yamagamis-Nursery-Garden-Center/63172657808 for more frequent updates and photos.
Good morning, Pumpkinistas!
I have a dispatch from John Rector, near Seattle today:
Here is my status report.
Loretta and I wandered into your giant pumpkin lecture at Furney's Nursery in Des Moines, WA. We received 3 packs of seeds and a bag of fertilizer. I bought two more bags. I soaked two packs (11 seeds) for 48 hours (changed the water about 6 times). Of the 11 seeds I soaked and potted, 9 sprouted. I suspect the other two were not cared for properly. Loretta and I have planted 2 sprouts each. 4 sprouts went to family and friends. 1 is still in a pot. 3 people want it.
Everyone is a little excited about growing big pumpkins.
Monday, June 22, 2009
At about week 4 and the pumpkin is maybe 25# set 7’ down a 15’ vine. I haven’t fertilized much yet and there has been no real sunshine or heat up to this point in the season so it’s slow growing. Not a whole lot of leaves or secondary vines.
Seen here: http://erichasissues.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/updated-garden-shots/
With school out this after this week, I can sleep easy know that the vine is safe from little feet during the day.