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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #16. Size does matter.

As it turns out, size does matter. This was supposed to be a competition but my mate moved his while it was flowering and it’s struggling along. He did have a fruit though, so anything is possible – but my … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #14. Home stretch.

Things are very real now. In the space of only one week the female flower opened and was pollinated – no doubt by insects, before I manually pollinated it just in case. Bees are loving the pumkin flowers. You can … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #13. And recovery!

In the last article Little F–k Thong (ฟักทอง “fak thaawng” meaning “pumpkin” in Thai), as I have named the pumpkin, had a major set-back by way of a hail storm. A really, really bad hail storm! With the only fruit … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #10. And disaster.

Things were going well. Really well. Until Tim Minchin’s song was chosen not to be aired on the Jonathan Ross Show, and then the hail hit. The hail was the serious kind of hail. Both of our cars were damaged, … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #5

Egypt, Libya, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq – sheesh, too heavy! I just want to grow a pumpkin! So it’s week five and things are going well (I assume. I don’t have any previous experience, your Honour). The pumpkin looks … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #3

Earlier in the year my best mate and I decided to go head to head, mano a mano, in the manliest of all the pastimes – growing giant pumpkins. A suitable supplier was found (http://www.diggers.com.au/) and the seeds were purchased … Continue reading

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