Saturday, July 4, 2009

Parental Advisory: Pumpkin Pollination Time

At about 13' there is a nice looking female on the 1566 plant. This is right in the middle of the sweet spot for growing and if it looks good it will be my keeper. Because of this I've put up the same shade structure that I used last year to cool the female and keep the elements off of it. Next week it is going to be mid 90s which isn't ideal for pollinating. Not like the cool rainy weather we are having today on the 4th of July. Last year's pollination was done on a 100 degree day and the shade structure I believe made the pollination possible. The female is developing a little slower than I anticipated so the Monday pollination won't be happening. I think it will be Tuesday or Wednesday now.

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