Monday, June 14, 2010

Pumpkin Plant Hail Damage

So far it looks like the 1161 damage isn't to bad. One side vine was terminated but the rest of the vines look like they should still grow. Leaf damage for about the first foot of the side vines was realitively bad, but it was only about a foot or so of the side vine ends that got hit so it shouldn't be a big deal.

I've been thinking about terminating these side vines a little bit early and growing the next set of vines that are closer to the pumpkin really long filing in the space where the other vines would have grown. I like the idea of younger, longer vines closer to the pumpkin to feed the pumpkin later in the season.

Almost no growth since late Friday on the plants but they are water logged and primed to grow right now. All of the vine tips are pointed in the air from all of the rain. Once the heat comes back to Denver tomorrow and particularly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will probably be growing a foot a day or more.

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