Monday, August 1, 2011

High Tech in the Pumpkin Patch

I got the latest app for giant pumpkin growers and gave it a try today. Pumpkin Pro is an iphone app that helps you calculate a pumpkins weight based on the Over the Top (OTT) measurements. I like it because it was always hard to remember the measurements by the time I got to the house so I could look them up on the chart. Now I don't have to remember anymore.

Gave the pumpkin plants some Actinovate this evening. August is when powdery mildew tends to show up and Actinovate helps fight powdery mildew among other things. The important thing is to stop it before it starts because you can't get rid of powdery mildew once it shows up. You can only hope to contain it.

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