Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some Azos for Growth

The pumpkin plants keep growing however slowly. A little more sun the last couple of days have helped but I'm hoping for more. Today I gave the pumpkin plants some azos. Azos is a nitrogen fixing bacteria that was originally found in the jungles of Brazil. It can take nitrogen from the air and give it to the plants. I know it works because I've put in on seeds before planting and the germination rate is screaming fast when you put it on. However it can be a little to fast where the cot leaves can be ripped right off the plant because it grows to fast. Azos must be applied when the soil is at least 60 degrees. Right now the soils in the hoop houses are above that but the "outdoor" soil is only close to that right now.

I figure a little extra nitrogen can't hurt the plants night now to get thems moving along. It is four weeks from germination time and I need to get the vine out to 11' and I'm at about 2' right now so we have a ways to go.

If you would like to try Azos try my Giant Pumpkin Growing Kit.

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