Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dan Micros & Some Fertilizer for the Giant Pumpkin Plants

This evening I gave a little foliar calcium, fish & seaweed and Big Bloom for the pumpkin plants.  Even with this extreme heat the plants are still growing relatively quickly.  Yesterday we tied an all time record of 105 degrees in Denver.  Today Denver hit 105 degrees again but I don't think it ever got quite that hot at the pumpkin patch.  Some early clouds I believe kept us a few degrees cooler.  The pumpkin plants seemed happier today anyway.

Maybe it was the new Dan Micro sprinklers that made the plants happy.  Yesterday and today were the first days that I've fully run them.  As you can see in the pictures below they sit low to the ground which allows you to water under the leaf canopy reducing dry spots which has been a big problem for me in the past.  I've always had cracked ground under the larger leaves where the over head sprinklers couldn't get under the umbrellas.  Thanks to Thad Starr and Gary Grande for the tips on how to set it all up.

The 1789 seems to be growing.  It is lying down on the ground today.  We will know in the next 7 days if it is going to take.

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