Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Has Sprung in the Pumpkin Patch

Its time to get busy again in the pumpkin patch.  76 degrees in Denver today and a month from now I'll have pumpkin plants under the lights.  This week I sent a soil sample in to get my soil tested. Unless you know what you have in your soil, you don't know what to add to it.  I hope to have the test results back the first of next week.

This last week I started some pots with ProMix BX, mykos, myco grow, Rootshield, Actinovate and Azos in each pot.  I plants some sorghum sudan grass and a pumpkin seed in each pot.  I learned a few years back that it takes about 3 months for the myco to mature enough to be a benefit to the pumpkin plants.  By getting the myco going a month early in these pots I hope to get more results from them earlier on in the season.  Each of these pots at seed starting time I'll take and put some of soil in my planting pots next month to inoculate the roots of my actual plants I'll use this season.

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6 comments:

Ryan Nefcy said...

I can't for the life of me find seeds local to me down in the Springs. Am I stuck buying online?

Ryan Nefcy said...

And I am not trying to break records. Just beat my friend in a bet we have going.

Jamie Johnson said...

There are some growers down in the Springs, but the only grower I know hasn't grown for a few years. These seeds aren't the kind you can get at the store, so let me know if you need some seeds. Got to make sure you beat your friend!

Ryan Nefcy said...

I would be in your debt if you could provide seeds! I'll pay too of course if needed!

Ryan Nefcy said...

He has some Atlantic giant seeds from a garden center. Says 800 lbs but I am skeptical lol. I believe seeds will be my advantage. That and my knowledge of the feeding I must do to keep these guys going!

Jamie Johnson said...

Personally I wouldn't grow any seeds that I didn't know the genetics of. It is good to know who mama and papa is as well as to know that the seeds weren't pollinated by the bees. Because if the bees pollinate you could end up with a giant spaghetti squash rather than a pumpkin. Drop me a note with your address at http://seeds.denverpumpkins.com/contact/