Although manganese is essential, it is also easy to over-apply -- which will block out uptake of other nutrients. Follow the label carefully.
Rain and cooler temps today, finally, cooler temperatures in the forecast for the next five or six days. I hope Charlie continues to grow, I will do a measurement tonight.
Cool day with rain!!! Yeah!!!
Estimated weight 596 lbs
It looks a bit alien. If in moonlight it might glow.
That's what fluorescent nitrates are for!
About 94% of the weight of squash is water. A cubic foot of water weighs about 62.43 pounds. So Charlie presently contains about 1/3 cubic yards of water!
And that's why you sure have to water it if it doesn't rain.
I waited three days to measure Charlie, the growth is slowing so it helps to wait a few days . 626 lbs today
Derby42,Charlie looks very close to ripe. I'm betting around another month what do you think? My guess is September 5th.
I agree , Clark, it is changing, the skin is tougher and if you give it a slap it sounds hollow, like the seed cavity had opened up. I really think it should get a more pink color when mature. Early September is probably right.
Amazing! When did you plant this bad boy?
Go back to the 1st Post in this thread.
April fourth, I try to plant early to get the best growing weather but my last pumpkin barely kept until October. You probably have a better plan if you are trying to meet a weigh off schedule. I just grew this for fun
Charlie is still gaining, nice rain last night and sunny day today. Estimated weight 681, wow,I would have never guessed it would get this big!
Lotta stretch marks, it looks pregnant
I hope it is, with big fat seeds, lol
Estimated weight 713 lbs tonight
Save some seeds.
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