This time of the year can seem long to a pumpkin grower. We are now half way between patch prep time and the end of last season. This time of year is spent working on my website design business, family, friends, church, skiing and studying up on the latest techniques for growing a giant pumpkin. I have to admit that for the later I haven't done as much as I would have liked. The holiday season was crazy busy.
This off-season I'm reading Teaming with Microbes. Definitely a worthwhile read.
Right now I'm planning on adding a second water line to the patch so I can get a little better water pressure to the dan micros. Other than that I plan on doing things about the same as last year. My patch prep was different this last fall however. I add a lot more nutrients into the soil which I hope will translate into more pounds on the pumpkin.