Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Pollinated the 1421 Stelts Today at 12 Feet
Weather in Denver will be 90 today which isn't too bad. I have the female shaded and gave the plant a little extra water this morning. However the next three days will be 95-100 degrees. If a plant is stressed it will abort the pumpkin so we have to pray over the next few days that this pollination will take. We will know that for sure in about 10 days.
This female is an almost perfect specimen. There are 4 lobes, which is what I prefer and they are decently formed and the female is positioned very nicely on the vine. Now we just need her to grow big! If this pollination takes it will probably be my keeper pumpkin and I'll name it Stanley.
This evening I gave the plants a mixture of Metalosate Calcium, humic acid and Lithovit.