Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Some CalCarb & Calcium for the Pumpkin Plant
Growth of the pumpkin has been consistent for the last week. I'm hoping to see about 180 pounds added to the pumpkin before the weigh-off in September which isn't great but it is what I think I can still get out of this plant. This evening I gave the plant some CalCarb and some calcium metasolate as a foliar application. I don't expect a personal best pumpkin this year but if this pumpkin can go heavy on the scale I have a descent shot at a respectable pumpkin. The pumpkin thumps really hard so it could be thick, but you never really know until you weigh it. Although 85% the progeny of the 1161 Rodonis that was the pollinator of the 1451 Scherber seed that I grew have gone heavy and some have gone big heavy. False hope is better than no hope at all.