I've kicked around the idea of adding some of the pumpkin growing products that I use to this website for a few years. I am the owner of a Denver website design business (pixoinc.com) and that leaves me only with verily enough time to grow my pumpkins and I didn't want to take on the added responsibility. But then it hit me. I've got two pumpkin growing children who could use this opportunity, so we are going to be adding a full lineup of great products under the 'Order Pumpkin Growing Products' tab of this site. Like I've said in the past, there is a lot of stuff on the market today that isn't worth much to a giant pumpkin grower or gardener. So what I will be listing are quality products that I have experience with that I think can help you grow bigger and maybe save you a little money at the same time. Watch this site for more details.
Today I watered both of my plants with compost tea that was made mostly from alfalfa pellets. Alfalfa contains triacontanol which is a growth hormone for plants that can help stimulate root growth. At this point of the season you want to focus on root growth. Leaf growth is fun to watch this time of the year, but it is the roots that are going to power the pumpkin, so ideally the plant shouldn't be growing a lot of salad which will be powered by nitrogen, but lots of roots.
In the compost tea at the very end of the brew I added 1/8 of a Biotamax tablet. I water the entire area in the hoop house with it in the hopes of getting a lot of friendly bacteria and fungi going that will help to feed and protect the plants.