Monday, May 26, 2014

Latest Pictures from the Pumpkin Patch

The 1791 Holland plant really kicked it into gear this week.  At the beginning of the week it was just a big bigger than the 282 plant but at its current growth rate it will be to the end of the hoop house by the end of this week.

The 1791 got a little hail damage yesterday.   Even in the hoop house the hail came in and got some of the leaves that were closest to the opening.  No big deal however.  My son's 1220 plant got the tip of the main vine taken off.  We will turn the next side vine into the main now to keep it going.  It will slow up the growth some for him but once it recovers you won't notice the difference.

The 335 is now growing well.  It is a few days behind the 1791 but is turning into a nice looking plant.  I expected the 1791 to be a more aggressive grower, but aggressive growing at this stage doesn't always translate into a great pumpkin growing plant so only time will tell.  The following are pictures of both plants.  Tomorrow I'm going to be pulling the other plants out of the hoop houses to give the plants I've chosen to go with more room.  I hate to pull that 282 plant but the 1791 looks too good to not go with it.

1791 Holland

335 Scherber
Today I gave the plants some foliar multi-mineral with a touch of fulvic acid in it.

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