Thursday, May 15, 2008

Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin

Pumpkins love good rich soil. We've already talked about how to build your soil before you plant your pumpkin. There is one other thing I'm trying this year in order to grow an even bigger pumpkins. About 2.5 feet from where I'm planting the pumpkin I am adding on each side of the pumpkin a 1x1x2 foot area of nothing but straight compost and cured cow manure. Once the pumpkin is well established and growing I hope to feed the pumpkin with these patches. This compost shouldn't be too rich, but as the plant's roots reach out I hope to give it a great food source for the pumpkin a month or so from now. I'll let you know how it works. One pumpkin is getting the compost treatment and the other one isn't so we should be able to see if there is a difference by the end of the growing season.

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