Australian Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkin Master Grower – Tony

Tony Hickman’s Pumpkin Patch Hello pumpkin enthusiasts. My Name is Tony Hickman and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. Duncan and I have made this web page to help all the people suffering the winter blues out there and to assist some fellow Aussie growers. I will post updates regularly when things start happening. I had trouble germinating seeds and […]

History of the Jack of the Latern

Additional Pumpkin Pages How To Grow – Records – Clipart – Seeds – Poems – Phantom – Carving – Pumpkin Recipes – FAQ’s – How Big is it? History of the Jack of the Latern Pumpkins are carved into Jack O’Lanterns for Halloween. We bake them into pumpkin pie. Tales of terror have used pumpkins to create an eerie atmosphere. […]

History of the Jack of the Latern

Additional Pumpkin Pages How To Grow – Records – Clipart – Seeds – Poems – Phantom – Carving – Pumpkin Recipes – FAQ’s – How Big is it? History of the Jack of the Latern Pumpkins are carved into Jack O’Lanterns for Halloween. We bake them into pumpkin pie. Tales of terror have used pumpkins to create an eerie atmosphere. […]

1999 Japanese pumpkin

A great pumpkin IKEDA, Japan – Takao Hoshijima, a farmer from Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture (R) shows off a mammoth pumpkin he grew that won the all-Japan pumpkin contest on Sept. 26. The pumpkin, the biggest among 62 giant pumpkins entered in the Japan No. 1 Giant Pumpkin Contest held in Shodoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, weighs 390.6 kilograms (859-pound).   Ooops.. 1999 […]

COMPOST FEEDING YOUR PUMPKIN

Additional Pumpkin Pages How To Grow – Records – Clipart – Seeds – Poems – Phantom – Carving – Pumpkin Recipes – FAQ’s – How Big is it? COMPOST FEEDING YOUR PUMPKIN By: George Brooks Although this season isn’t even over yet you should start planning for next year to improve your chances of growing a big one. The following […]

Growing Strawberries in a greenhouse

Growing Strawberries in a greenhouse Extra-early strawberries can be obtained quite easily by growing in pots in a heated greenhouse. Fruiting time is governed by when the pots are housed and the night temperature which can be maintained. A minimum tem-perature of 55°F (13°C) is desirable for ripening and, obviously, much more fuel is necessary to maintain this early in […]

FAQ on Big Giant Pumpkins, Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

FAQ on Growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins For many, conditions in the old pumpkin patch are not great yet. Don’t jump the gun as many beginners do. If conditions are sloppy…..wait. They will get better soon. It is about time for some to start seeds inside. Some of us must wait a little longer. By starting a plant 3 or 4 […]

Part 2 on Growing Big Pumpkins

Part 2 on growing big pumpkins Please review these links to see the wonderful pages on Atlantic Giant pumpkins prior to reviewing this page. Join the news group and learn the growing techniques. World Class Giant Pumpkin Homepage Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Homepage     Running Vines One of my plants has begun to “run” while the others have not. How […]

Growing Melons in a greenhouse

Growing Melons in a greenhouse Belonging to the same genus (Cucumis) as the cucumber, the melon requires similar conditions but provides us with one of the most refreshing fruits that can grace our table. Certain varieties of melon may be grown under cloches, in cold frames or in an unheated greenhouse, but in each case a high temperature is necessary […]