Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
Grower Diaries
 
Entry Date Nick Name Location
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Gerald Watlington, UK

Entry 97 of 98
Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
Show Full 2020 Diary
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary
The water in the allotment gets cut off over winter but I thought I'd fill the water butts and see how long I could keep a cover crop of rye growing rather that just covering everything until spring like I have been doing. Pic shows seedlings popping up this morning. Pulling the pumpkin plant showed root rot so I sent samples to the lab and they said Phytophthora. So I'll get some brown mustard in with the rye if not too late. I can't say I'm surprised given the amount of watering I've done this summer. Next year I will ease off a bit with water, and rethink the fungicide schedule.
 



Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2020 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.