This evening I sprayed 1 cup of fish & seaweed with some manganese on both plants (in a light rain) and then two hours later I sprayed 2 tablespoons of blood meal on both plants. I think a lot of nitrogen has leached from the soil so I'm trying to get it back up to par.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Burying Vines, Burying Vines, Burying Vines
I don't know how growers who have 6 Atlantic Giant pumpkin plants keep up with them this time of year unless they are retired or dentists (he, he, he). I only have my two plants and I can't keep up with the weeds and vines on these things. As mentioned before, both plants have been very aggressive growers lately with all of the rain and I got behind on burying the vines because of all of the mud. the last few days I've been burying vines and I still haven't got them all buried. I know the difference between the men and the boys this time of year so I just say to myself, "What is Barry, Gary, Joe, Pete, Gary, Marc, Ron, Jim and all of the rest of the RMGVG growers doing right now?" and then I start throwing some more dirt on the vines. It can be exhausting though. I'm sure 12 years from now they will find me lying dead in the patch from a coronary. Not a bad way to go, but it will probably be the year that I finally break the state record which will be a bummer.