Friday, April 29, 2016
Don't Plant Your Pumpkin Plants in Cold Soil
If you haven't already, put your hoop house over the area that you will be planting your pumpkin plants or put down some clear plastic on the soil to help heat it up. You don't want to take your plants from the pots in put them in a cold soil. Cold soil has less biological activity making it harder for the plants to get at nutrients. This will sometimes stunt the growth of the pumpkin plant and possibly put it into shock. Warm soil, a little B-vitamins and a touch of kelp will help the plant transition to the soil faster, making for better growth.