Friday, July 15, 2011

Sun!

Today is the first day in about 10 or 11 days the we didn't cloud up. Full sun and almost not a cloud in the sky. I think we hit about 91 degrees in the pumpkin patch today. Actually had to mist the plants 5 or 6 times today. The new leaves couldn't figure out what the big, bright ball of gas was in the sky. They had never seen it before.


This evening I gave the plants some CalCarb to help with the heat stress. It is going to be back to warm again for the next week or so.

2 comments:

Chuck said...

I know what you mean about all of this rain. I too live in Denver CO and was wondering how your crops survived all of the hail we received. For those not lucky to have covers what would you recommend to nurse hail beaten vines? Cut the damage and apply any special dress like tree dressing? I am just starting a garden and growing the regular pumpkins. Great site never knew these existed before. Thanks. Chuck

Jamie Johnson said...

Pumpkin plants are amazingly resiliant. The last two years my kids plants were hit with hail and literally there wasn't a leaf left on either plant. Even damaged vines will still work. My kids grew a pumpkin that was 206 pounds last year with a late pollination on a plant that looked dead after the storm. Wipe damaged areas with a 20% solution of bleach. If you have any sulfur powder you can put it on the damaged area after the bleach as well. Good luck. Hail stinks!