Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Feeding Time for the Pumpkin Plants

This evening I gave my pumpkin plants their first fertilizer of the season.  I mixed one tablespoon of Fox Forms Organic Big Bloom with a pinch of blood meal and humic acid in about two gallons of water to help the plants growth a little.  Pretty much a spoon feeding at this point.  In another week I'll start feeding the plants a little higher doses and more regularly.  At this point I want the plants to focus on growing more roots than salad.  If you give the plants to much nitrogen early it will put most of its energy into growing vines but the root system will be under developed and you need that root system to grow a giant pumpkin.

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