How’s It Going?
Hope things are doing amazing for you. Has your pumpkin season started on the downward slope? Mine sure has.
The pumpkin has put on 10kg since I mentioned it in a video I posted on Facebook. But hasn’t really grown since. By my estimation it is around 65kg in weight.
The Plant is Hammered
The main reason this plant has gone downhill, in my opinion, is the harshness of the sun.
The UV in the sun has been burning the plant. I should have had misters to cool the plant and shade set up. If I had, I think the plant would be much better off right now.
I’ll be doing more of a overview of the season in an upcoming blog post.
Already Thinking Ahead
I’ve been taking notes on what I want to improve next time. Both on growing and content and well everything.
I hope you are learning something if you are growing right now.
And are getting excited about the present and also looking to the future. I love it when new growers are already talking about next season.
If you’re currently off season. I hope the patch prep is going well. And you have the seeds that you want.
I wish the seed situation was different here. If we could get the amazing seeds that are around, I’m sure there would be more giant pumpkins pushing the weights achieved here in New Zealand.
In an upcoming blog post I’ll show you what else I’ve been trying to grow here.
Until then, take care wherever you are.