Saturday, July 10, 2021

Some Fugicide & Insectocide for Pumpkin Plant

 We've been in the high 90s and low 100s for the last week+ so I've been running the misters extra long, sometimes, during the heat of the day running the misters non-stop for 4-5 hours a day, to keep the greenhouse in the 80s.   Normally I have the misters run for 1 minute during the heat of the day every 15 minutes.  That is enough to cool the green house by about 5 degrees, which is typically enough during the hot part of my summer days.  It is also enough time, with the greenhouse fans running to dry off the leaves between each misting, which helps to reduce disease pressure.

This morning I sprayed a combination of three different insecticides and one fungicide to help keep the plant from getting diseases.

1 comment:

Jules Limpens said...

Dear giantpumpkinman! ;-)
Via your Presentation on YouTube I found your blog. Nice read your pumpkin story. This is my first year growing a giant pumpkin and I wonder if you could help to answer my question since your experience is huge.
I hand pollinated some flowers which gave me a few pumpkins on the main vine. Since I want to grow a giant one I want to know which one I need to remove or keep for better results. The one at the end on the main vine or the one half way on the main vine. I hope you could answer my question. Thanks in advance! Cheers Jules