Friday, July 19, 2013

Figuring Out the Correct Amount of Water for the Pumpkins

Yesterday it got to about 91 degrees in Denver.  I noticed in the late afternoon that the ground was looking a bit dry.  Right now I have the Dan Micros set to run for 11 minutes each morning.  And then I mist the plants from 10:30 to 5:30.   I was a bit surprised to see it lightly dry.  Growth on the 1421 pumpkin (Stanely) was down 2 pounds yesterday which can easily be cause by a mis-measurement but it was against the daily upward trend that I've been seeing for the past week so today I decided to try an experiment.  Today it hit about 84 degrees in Denver.  A fair amount cooler than yesterday but I watered the patch an additional 4 minutes today to see if it made in difference in growth.  I'll check the pumpkin again tomorrow and find the results.  I can't say I've ever felt like I've got the watering thing down perfectly.

This evening I did a foliar application of Multimineral with yucca and a small amount of Big Bloom in it.

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