|World Record Pollen|
One of the great things about crossing with a clone is that you know the traits of the plant and how big of a pumpkin it can grow. Many a grower has lamented which of their plants they crossed with each other because sometimes you have a plant that grew a massive pumpkin that you crossed with a dude of a plant. Crossing with a clone takes the guessing out of your crosses.
|World Record Pumpkin|
First, I'm hoping that this pollination takes. Second I'm hoping I can grow a big pumpkin on the 1775. Third I'm hoping that from this cross I can get the genes for the height of the 2009 and the width of the 1775 to get a very special pumpkin.
Yesterday I noticed some green algae on the soil. With three days of 95+ degrees I nearly doubled the water so the soil has been wet. This evening I gave both of the pumpkin plants some BiotaMax, Actinovate and Azos to help kill any bad stuff that might be trying to grow in the soil.