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.

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