Highland Utah Current Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Stats As of: 08/24/08Back to Utah County Weather
|Pumpkin 2 Growth -
Pollinated 7/3-This plant is a dud - No stats will be kept.
Patch from the South July 18th.
|12 Days||30" x 22" x 22" = 74|
|15 Days||41"x 31" x 30" = 102 (30lbs)|
|20 Days||43"x31"x31" hmmm problems right here in river city.|
|25 Days||41" - moldy, mushy, probed for samples for lab work, sent tissue and soil also 7/30. We will see what the lab says. Is it soil born? Isotox treatment? Chemical imbalance? Bad luck?|
|30 Days||Now main leaves are beginning to brown, lab asked for root samples. They think its like fuserium, blocks the vascular system so nutrients don't transport.|
|Post Mortem||The results came back as phthium ultimum and fusarium oxysporum at high levels. Phthium is said to be cause by over watering, and having standing water. I haven't figured that out yet, as I use the moisture probs to decide when to water. The other is not prevented by Root Shield which works against other types of Fusarium, but not this one. I see a regiment of Ban Rot and system fungicides for next year.|
|Pumpkin 3 Growth -
|20 Days||55" - my new hero|
|30 Days||58" - My season is over - this one is going soft underneath, some vines have began to shorten up, the new leaf stems are short and the distance between vines is shortening. Sigh... More tissue to send to the lab. Maybe the one plant that didn't take off early, will set something, just to put on the front lawn at Halloween.|