Posted 12:16 PM 7/31/2012 by Jill Graves
Do your pumpkin leaves wilt in the afternoon even though you watered your pumpkin just that morning?
That's OK! The leaves tend to do that on hot afternoons.
Remember to keep burying your vines as they grow with fine soil! This pertains to both the main vine and the (More)
Posted 5:04 PM 7/20/2012 by Jill Graves
We have pumpkin flowers on our vines finally!
Both male and female flowers have appeared on vine number 1, so Dr. Sabol came up to KSBY today and switched our fertilizer to 6-30-30 as I mentioned inthe article below titled, "It's July and you should have pumpkin flowers!"
Onward and upward!
Posted 10:54 AM 7/14/2012 by Jill Graves
Bury your main vine as it grows with fine soil, not the leaves, so roots will form quickly at every node. Be careful you don't cover your potential pumpkin!
Dr. Sabol came by KSBY and dug a trench last weekend in front of our main vine, adding compost to get ready for this additional root (More)
Posted 1:50 PM 7/6/2012 by Jill Graves
Well, we don't have flowers on our pumpkins yet but all of you serious competition pumpkin growers do!
Male flowers come first on the vines. These flowers are on a long thin stem and smell wonderful, according to Dr. Sabol. Female flowers will come later and will stay close to the (More)
Posted 9:30 AM 6/29/2012 by Jill Graves
Dr. Sabol visited us today, bringing us another vibrant, healthy pumpkin plant! We lost one of our plants already today to some sort of little animal enjoying life up here on the KSBY hillside. They chewed the plant off right at the base, so it could have been a gopher but there was no sign of (More) • Video (1) • Photos (2)
Posted 9:18 AM 6/18/2012 by Jill Graves
Giant pumpkins are growing at KSBY thanks to Farm Supply and Dr. Joe Sabol who has been such a help in planting our "little monsters," as he so lovingly calls them.