Tuesday, June 23, 2020

1325 Pumpkin first Measurements

Today I put a tape on the 1325 pumpkin for the first time this year.  This is the latest I've ever done that.  It is ahead of last years pumpkin, but that doesn't say much, because last year's pumpkin slogged along for the first half of the season.  I'd say this year's weather has been comparably as bad as last year's.  So at this point I don't know what I've got.  Really, nothing typically matters until around day 28 after pollination and then you typically see what that plant is made of.  My pumpkin last year didn't really start doing okay until about day 36 last year.  I think the cold delayed everything and getting my potassium a little low delayed growth by a week or more last season.

I haven't named this pumpkin yet.  Wasn't sure if it was going to be my keeper, but I won't have the 2nd female on the main vine ready for another 4-6 days and this one seems to be doing okay.  I'll pollinate the 2nd one and keep my eye on both however.

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