Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pumpkin update


Yes, I know, it needs weeded some more - you should have seen it on Friday, lol. There's dirt on some of the leaves from me burying the vines this morning to protect them from pests. There's also yellow on some of them, I was trying some organic fertilizer spikes and whenever I'd place one under a root node I'd get these yellow spots on the leaves, so I quit using them, and the rest of the plant is nice and green. It also got attacked early on by cucumber beetles, I took care of them. :)

Anyway, I have a female flower out at about 10 feet, which is a good position, I'm starting to bend the vine to accomodate it. Pretty soon I'll have to provide shade for the flower, and later the fruit. Not today, though, it's a nice, cool, overcast day and we should be getting some rain to wash the dirt off the leaves.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Joys and Sorrows

Joys:

The Pens won the Stanley Cup.
Eric Stewart will be the new ARBA Executive Director.

Sorrows:

Bob Whitman
Brian Hartzell

Two people who always had time for me, one lost an on-going battle with his health, the other taken much, much too soon.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

pumpkin update


Here's the plant, a little bit bigger. Sure could use some heat!