Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Updates from the Pumpkin Patch

I gave the pumpkin a light folier spray and drench of Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed and a touch of organic nitrogen this evening. The plat has grown 19 inches since Sunday and right now it is looking like I'm on target for a possible July 12th pollination. Depending how the plant is reacting I will probably give it one more light hit of Neptune's next week and then leave it along (except for some compost tea) in preparation for pollination. For about 7 days before pollination and about 7 days after you don't want to give your plant much in the way of Nitrogen. Nitrogen around pollination time can sometimes cause your pumpkin to abort.

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