Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Pictures from the Pumpkin Patch

First picture is the 1791.  Second is the 335.  The pictures are a little deceptive because it makes the plants look like they are about the same size.  The 1791 is about 2 feet longer on the main and has bigger leaves.  The 335 also has a narrower hoop house.



4 comments:

Greg said...

Hello, 2nd year grower here. Last year not so much luck as I had ground hog issues. This year so far so good my plants however are only half the size of yours with 4 leaves. The vine is just starting to run. I put them in the garden about the 3rd week of May. I have 3 plants, (2) from a 890# and one from a 530# is it best to cross pollinate or self when the time comes. Growing in CT
thx

Jamie Johnson said...

Hey Greg. How has your weather been this spring and when did you start growing? From what I have heard New England has had a pretty tough spring and that can slow things up. My 1791 plant is ahead of most growers in Colorado. It is an aggressive plant. If your plant is relatively young (i.e. seed started after April 24th) don't sweat it. If it doesn't start kicking into gear soon give it a little foliar liquid fish or fish & seaweed and see if that will get it going.

Greg Morgan said...

Yes Jamie spring here has not been a warm one. Only a handful of warm days. My plants are healthy, big leaves, good color but slow growing. I have glass panels on both sides which has helped. I put about 20 bags of cow manure compost in the garden in April. I will try your fertilizer suggestion.

Jamie Johnson said...

Former World Record holder Ron Wallace emailed me yesterday and said the same thing so you are in good company. For the fertilizer just go light and see how they react. I'm guessing that when the sun comes out and thing warm up the plants will pop into gear.