Saturday, July 26, 2008

Updates from the Pumpkin Patch

Dillboy the pumpkin put on 6 inches yesterday and today and seems to be doing pretty well. Measured at 47 inches this evening. Had some stem stress earlier in the week but I think I have that resolved now. Gave him a little less than a half of a cup of Neptune's Fish & Seaweed yesterday. All of the secondaries are now pruned except for a couple after the pumpkin. The main will be terminated in the next few days. It is amazing to think that this pumpkin was just a flower 16 days ago. I predict a new Colorado record this year for some grower if this weather keeps up. Warm nights seem to be really adding pounds to the pumpkins this year.

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