Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Charting at 1000 Pounds?

Tomorrow is day 20 after pollination and if the pumpkin can put on 8 inches by the evening than we will be exactly on target to get to 1000 pounds. There is a lot of growing season still to come however so we aren't going to get our hopes too high yet. The men and boys typically get separated at day 40 so three weeks from today is when we will really know where we are at. I'm still seeing consistent gains every day right now so if the heat of the next 4 days doesn't beat us up to much we should be okay. I gave the pumpkin 1/2 cup of Neptune's Fish & Seaweed tonight as part of my regular feeding schedule. Hopefully that will push it along a little more.

Just a slight hint of orange starting to appear on the pumpkin so it looks like we have one with some color. I'm not a big fan of the whiteish giant pumpkins.

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