Tonight I did a foliar application of Lithovit, humic acid, fulvic acid, multi-mineral and RAW Yucca on the pumpkin plants. Tomorrow is going to be a hot one so I wanted to get a little Lithovit on the leaves.
The 282 Scherber pumpkin plant has a female on it that will be opening Wednesday morning at about 20 feet out on the main vine. Never would have thought that my first pollination would be the first week of July, but you have to work with what you get sometimes.
The 1985 Miller I'm guessing will be pollinated on the 4th or 5th at about 16 feet out on the "new" main vine. I cracked the original main vine when trying to put an S curve in the vine where the female I was going to pollinate was located. Nearly brought me to tears. Things with that plant had gone perfectly to that point in the season. I bent the vine very little. Maybe 4-5 inches, but the vine was thick and although it was nearly 11:00 it was still kind of cool that morning so it cracked.
My fix was to find a vine about 3 vines back that had a female on the tip. I terminated all of the vines after that vine and I'll treat this vine like it was the main vine. The plant won't know the difference but this will definitely set me back on what has been a great plant to this point of the season.
Seems like forever since I had a pumpkin on the vine. Pulled the plants in August last year so it is coming up on a year. Excited to finally get something going.
Both plants are good sized right now and growing well. Buried and terminated a mess of vines today. Also pulled a ton of weeks in the patch. You have to get those weeds when they are relatively small or they will cause you big headaches later.