Thursday, December 25, 2014

Look What Santa Brought Me

One thing I've always felt a little in the dark on was with what I should be feeding my plants during the season.  I of course do a soil test at the beginning of the season so I know what I have in the season, but as the season goes on I don't know if my nitrogen is falling off  or other nutrients which is causing me to lose pounds.

One partial solution to this problem is my new EC tester.  With it I'll be able to tell if my nutrients are dropping off and if I need to add some fertilizer.  I won't know exactly know from the EC test what I need, but in all likelihood it will be nitrogen and so I can feed the plant as it needs it to keep it in an optimible zone.

After talking to a couple growers that have grown pumpkins over 1,900 pounds I realize that I need to do a better job with my feeding program to take the pumpkins to the next level.

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