This evening I did a soil application of nitrogen. Most of the application was to the 1985 plant since I just recently pollinated the 282 plant. On the ground I sprayed a mixture of RAW Nitrogen, RAW Cal/Mag and RAW Omina in spoon feeding quantities. I saw how fast acting the RAW Nitrogen was this spring and I don't want a big spike in growth at this stage. However, I do want to make sure the plants have adequate nitrogen to power growth for the pumpkins and I've given the plants very little nitrogen over the last month.
To the right is a picture of both plants. In the far distance you can see the tarp that is covering the 1985 pumpkin.