Variety: Big Max
Sown indoors: 15th March 2014
First Seedling: 24nd March 2014
Germination: 9 days
Germination ratio: 2/4 seeds sown at 27th March
Another new variety for me. The seed was given to me by a friend and these plants apparently produce enormous pumpkins.
27th March: 3 days old
30th March: 6 days old and the first true leave is just starting to show
4th April: almost 2 weeks old and growing strongly in the greenhouse. The seedling is under fleece at night but this is removed during the day.
8th April: The true leaves are growing rapidly
13th April: 2 weeks old
11th May: As is often the case with pumpkins and squash, these have grown really quickly and have tiny flowers forming and so I decided to plant one of them out into the same raised bed as the courgettes. The others will be planted out over the next few days.
30th May: Looking a lot happier now
7th July: The first female flower! Hand pollinated but only time will tell if the pollination has worked and a pumpkin will grow.