This is a record of how long this particular set of seeds took to germinate and how they looked at various stages from first appearance to the development of the first set of true leaves and beyond. I hope this will prove useful.
Variety: Cheyenne Bush
Sown indoors: 15th March 2014
First Seedling:21st March 2014
Germination: 6 days
Germination ratio: 4/4 seeds sown
This is the second year I have chosen to grow these and I hope the weather will be kinder and we will have a decent number of pumpkins come October.
30th March: at just 9 days old the seedlings were quite big and were ready to transplant into larger pots and moved into the large greenhouse. These have been covered with fleece during the nighttime to protect against potential frosts and are doing really well. You can see that the first true leaf is just starting to show.
4th April: The fleece blanket is working well and the seedlings are growing well, as you can see from the growth of the first true leaf.
16th April: Nearly 4 weeks old
17th May: Not quite two months but the plants have now been planted out into the raised beds
1st June: The first pumpkin flower of the season
24th June: Fingers crossed that this flower was successfully pollinated.
30th June: Yay!
6th July: Looking good
23rd July: This is now the size of a galia melon