Posted 11:30 AM 10/19/2012 by Jill Graves
Congratulations to Jodi Waples! Jodi came in first place last night at Farm Supply's Great Pumpkin Contest - her pumpkin weighed in at 605 lbs! Wow!
Posted 9:22 PM 10/16/2012 by Jill Graves
Dr. Sabol grew a BIG pumpkin and shows us how to cut the pumpkin off the vine to take it to The Great Pumpkin Contest on Thursday, October 18, 2012!
We can't wait!
Posted 8:33 PM 9/22/2012 by Jill Graves
Mark your calendars!
Farm Supply's Great Pumpkin Contest is on Thursday, October 18th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Mission Plaza in Downtown San Luis Obispo.
There will be the 7th Annual Pumpkin Weigh Off, kid's activities, prizes and more.
Posted 6:21 PM 9/17/2012 by Jill Graves
Our giant pumpkin for Farm Supply's Giant Pumpkin Contest is off the vine and in our office, some cute bunny rabbit said enough is enough, this vine is lookin' too tasty! Dang, this pumpkin is HEAVY!
Posted 8:59 PM 9/4/2012 by Jill Graves
Mother Nature had her way again. It looks like bunnies hopped under our fencing, and maybe even deer hopped over our fencing and got to our monster vine number three.
Posted 9:22 PM 8/28/2012 by Jill Graves
Big Henry! That is the name of our pumpkin, and I think Dr. Joe Sabol will be very pleased. I was speaking with Darlene Chavez with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County this evening and she insisted that the pumpkin have a name, "How about Big Henry," she said.
Perhaps she is right! There (More)
Posted 12:37 PM 8/23/2012 by Jill Graves
It's time to cut off the smaller pumpkin on vine #1!
As you can see we have two pumpkins about the size of volleyballs, but one is definately larger than the other.
"It's a beauty!" Dr. Joe Sabol said with his wonderful enthusiasm! And it is! We keep the pumpkin covered with a (More)
Posted 6:47 PM 8/19/2012 by Jill Graves
And, we have pumpkins! We have had pumpkins forming for a couple of weeks, and if you click in you can see how much this pumpkin has grown since last week.
These pumpkins grow FAST!
Our other pumpkin vine has a couple of pumpkins just starting to form.• Photos (2)
Posted 5:57 PM 8/16/2012 by Jill Graves
Have you ever seen split vines on your pumpkins?
We did, and Dr. Joe Sabol had never seen this before. We had a puzzle on our hands so Dr. Sabol consulted his experts.
"Moisture extremes," or inconsistent watering was one theory. This probably happened early on since it is well healed now. Doesn't seem to be causing any problems now, however!
Posted 12:30 PM 8/14/2012 by Jill Graves
Ah, Mother Nature. So beautiful and mysterious!
And yet a hungry, and most likely awfully cute, little critter ate just enough of the base of one of our giant pumpkin vines last week to kill it. Ack!