A big thanks to Joe Scherber who watched my plants for me while I was out of town for the last week. Even though I may do a dispute over pumpkins with my wife on national television from time to time, in reality family comes first. Just got back from a great trip to Canada to see my wife's family and then some camping in Waterton and some time in Glacier national park.
The pumpkins put on some nice weight while I was gone. Both pumpkins are more than a foot bigger in circumference than my pumpkins last year and both pumpkins last year were personal bests. No complaints where things are at right now.
The 868 had one concern this evening however. A tiny bit of sap was coming from the blossom end. It was a clear, gel like substance. In that area I wiped it down with a solution of 50% bleach and the put a little sulfur powder on it.
Gave both plants a touch of fish & seaweed along with some calcium.