Sunday, July 19, 2009
1350 in the Lead
A bit of a role reversal from a month ago. The 1566 is the better looking plant at this point but it can't seem to get a pumpkin growing on it. Didn't have any problem with side vine pollination's growing but everything on the main has struggled. The last pollination was 4 1/2 days ago and the pumpkin doesn't seem to be growing and the pumpkin hasn't laid down yet. Not a good sign. The 1350 on the other hand has a nice little beach ball growing at 11' and over the last 4 days it has been growing in noticeable ways. I gave the plant it's first fertilizer in almost 4 weeks today in the form of a 1/4 cup of 5-1-1 fish fertilizer mixed with compost tea. Also pollinated another female at about 16' today with the 1566 Rodonis. Right now I'm looking at taking off the pollinations after 11' feet because there isn't that much plant behind it so I don't see a big advantage of losing the two weeks of growing that I have already done. I'll give it a few more days and then decide.