Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Pumpkins Aborted; Darn
Both the 1451 pumpkin and the 1789 pumpkin showed up this morning looking dull. That means the pumpkins have aborted. 105 degree temperatures on pollination day can have that effect. Now I've gone from being a little too early for pollination to a little too late. The good news is, if I can get these pollination to take, because the plants are much bigger now they should make up for some of the lost time with a little faster growth early on. The bad news is that if I don't get this pollination to take on the 1789 plant then I'm not sure I'm going to get another shot. This plant doesn't like to produce females and I'm running out of space in the patch.