Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Plants Say There is Now Too Much Rain

This morning I went out to check on the pumpkin plants after some big rain last night. The patch drains fairly well so there wasn't any standing water but the ground is saturated. All of the new leaves were lime green this morning. That tells me that the plants have met their limit for water and lack of sun. Fortunately it look like we are going to get into a dry, warm pattern in Denver for a couple of days after today. I gave the plants some foliar magnesium, calcium, a touch of humic acid and sugar to help with the photosynthesis. Tomorrow evening I may give the plants a little blood meal if they haven't greened up because I'm concerned that the nitrogen has leached out of the soil after all of this rain.

3 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

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Anonymous said...

My pumpkin plant has some leaves that have an orange thing at the connection between leaf and leaf stem that makes them fall down and droop. What is this disease? Are there any cures for it? I think it is a fungus.

Jamie Johnson said...

Never seen anything like tha before. Try posting on bigpumpkins.com and see if someone can recognize it.