Had a very nice time with a number of growers at the Wiz's pumpkin patch last night. A little BBQ and a lot of talk about pumpkins.
Some very nice growth on the pumpkins the last couple of days. I was beginning to wonder. At about day 22 after pollination the pumpkins tend to start kicking it into gear some and around day 28-30 they should start cranking it up. However, not all pumpkins turn up the speed the same way. Some are more slow and steady but end up huge. They don't do any big gains on any one day but a whole lot of medium gains. Other pumpkin rev up really fast and then drop off a little more quickly. My pumpkin last year was kind of that way. And then other pumpkins never crank it up and never amount to much.
Saw a nice pumpkin yesterday. Joe's 282 Scherber. I'm sure he is working extra hard on that plant just to put in my face, since I pulled my 282.
Today I setup little structures over the pumpkins to help keep them dry. I basically bent pvc over the pumpkins and then clipped silver tarps on the pvc. Not completely necessary, but it worked well last year.
The following is the latest pics of the 1791. I forgot to take a picture of the 335. Both pumpkins are getting more orange each week. This evening I did a drench of Xtreme Tea aerated compost tea on both plants that that had a cup of fish & seaweed added to it along with a little Actinovate and Azos that were added at the very, very end of the brew.