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Subject:  OK what is the soil missing?

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Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)


New grower and his soil seems to be severely deficient in some nutrient. I gave him some Urea Mate. Any guesses as this is the first time I have seen this and am stumped. He has heavy clay soil that has a good organic content. It has had compost added

8/21/2017 1:26:13 PM


Central Illinois

Two pumpkins on one plant or two separate plants

8/22/2017 8:15:51 AM

Andy H

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

I had one that looked identical and all I can offer is this. Right up until July 23 I had a healthy looking fruit which benefitted from regular feedings three times a week, fish, kelp, mg, CT etc. I was away for the better part of three weeks and during that time the plants only received inconsistent waterings. A second fruit that was round when I left was shaped like an acorn when I got back, co-incidence maybe.

8/22/2017 12:47:15 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Separate plants different genetics

8/22/2017 12:58:35 PM

megakin(Team Illiana)

west central IN/East central IL

Not enough water to move the nutrients all the way to the blossom end for proper fruit formation.

8/22/2017 4:27:10 PM


I. Falls, Minn

I have one that is large on the blossom end and small on the stem end. Let me know if you find out.

8/22/2017 4:42:48 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Definitely not a water issue. If anything We have had too much water.

8/23/2017 7:40:47 AM


Central Illinois

Would like to see the cavity when its finished

8/23/2017 8:04:46 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

I think it is excessive nitrogen..Turns out fresh manure was being applied to the plant

8/28/2017 7:47:53 AM

Glenoma Kins

Southwest WA

The fresh manure might harm the roots or affect nutrient balance? Looks like a root issue to me or the plant just isn't big enough to supply the pumpkins full growth. There can be a lot of bugs and other stuff that isn't great for roots in fresh manure.

8/29/2017 1:52:24 AM

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