Okay, this is one of those boring posts. Did a foliar application of multi-mineral on both plants. Blah, blah, blah, blah. The reality is that part of pumpkin growing is being consistent and giving the plants what they need when they need it.
Had a really interesting conversation with Bryant of urbanfarmcolorado.com on that very topic. If you ever want a fantastic raised garden installed (or any other type of garden for that matter), Bryant is your man. Outside of a select group of giant pumpkin growers and soil scientists, Bryant knows about as much about growing as anyone. The cool thing is that he isn't afraid to think out of the box and try new things. He has some interesting ideas that he has the wheels turning on for plant and soil testing for optimal fertilization. If he can get the ideas to work I'm the first one in line to buy the contraption.