Friday, June 20, 2008
Watching the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Grow
What a difference five days makes. Finally some growth! The main grew seven inches in the last twenty-four hours and the sides are equally growing out. Gave the pumpkin some fertilizer on Wednesday and put some compost tea on it this evening. Maybe we still have a shot at pollinating by July 4th (although it is a slim chance)! The ideal time to pollinate is around July the 4th. In Colorado's environment that isn't always possible. To get the vine out 12-14 feet by those dates can be a challenge. This year we have seen our fair share of challenges. The good news is that the average temperature is looking to be around 84 degrees over the next 10 days in Denver. That is a pretty decent growing temperature and we want to Grow'em BIG!