Friday, July 28, 2017

The Pumpkins After a Week

I've been up in Canada for the last week and a day and just returned tonight after dark.  I can see the plants have put on some descent growth (particularly the 1685 Scherber) and the pumpkins obviously have continued to grow.  The 1685 Scherber in particular has grown in size.   Just a few days ago it hit 30 days after pollination, so right now it should be really taking off.   I don't expect really big growth for the reasons I've cited in previous posts, but this pumpkin is obviously doing better than the pumpkin I took off the plant a couple of weeks ago so it will be interesting to see how it ends up.   Right now it looks like it has the potential to catch the the 747 Johnson pumpkin (AKA Jumbo).   I still need to come up with a name for this pumpkin.   Maybe Cujoe?

This evening I did a foliar application of TKO, with some nitrogen, kelp and humic acid.   Foliar applications if the fastest way to get nutrients into the plan and with no feeding for the last week plus, the plants are probably starting to get a little hungry.

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