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Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

Which time of day you think is best? Why?

4/2/2021 12:37:54 AM

719.5 Pounder

North Of The Border

Morning, because the plant needs moisture throughout the day. The plant needs to transpire throughout the day, in order to create suction in its roots and suck up moisture and nutrients. I think it would be better to give sit too them before they need it, and keep them unstressed the whole day. However, I may also water during the day, so the soil has its moisture replenished.

4/2/2021 6:41:41 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Night - because it's when I'm there and can take some time at it.

Now, about the pumpkin plants, same thing, whereas they get the water before they need it all day, it has time to soak in and sink in and there is less evaporation and also, i feel that plants grow more at night when they are not affording their 'efforts' at absorbing sunlight and dealing with as many insects/heat and yes, whatnot; A plant is like the human brain...eg

4/2/2021 9:15:44 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Right after the patch takes it’s first deep breath in mid morning.. I bet the guys running CO2 know exactly when that is for their particular patch. Steve delates says water until fish can swim down near the roots.... right gritty?

4/2/2021 9:40:57 AM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

Absoluetly... get in the bathtub I say! And dont forget to scrub behind your leaves :)

4/2/2021 12:05:40 PM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

And between your tendrils. (I forgot that one.) Pumpkin parents..." there's a cartoon for Pap Wallace to do. -B

4/2/2021 12:16:58 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Do...the worms have a problem with CO2 and/or immense watering of the plants? i'm not being pissy; i really am wondering about it---eg

4/2/2021 10:21:13 PM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

I'm not using CO2. And the bathtub analogy is not viable I already have plenty of trouble with healthy roots this time of year. Porkchop is correct I would not know how to apply that much water this time of year without injuring roots.

4/3/2021 1:47:22 AM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

High 20s at night and some snow on the ground again here in NY. Good time to order any Mycorrhizae, cover crop (additional, since i have a lot from last year, lol) and to get TONS of seed-starting mix (Jiffy All-Natural Organic); Oh, yeah - floating row cover (FRC) for my 8' X 8' FRC houses. OMG>>>seed selection and Easter Sunday!
'Tis beautiful out---eg

4/3/2021 7:39:40 AM

spudder

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

4/3/2021 9:51:40 AM

spudder

should be qoutations around that verse

4/3/2021 10:00:20 AM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

Thanks guys. Sounds good pumpkinpal & think about it the myco wont work too well if you dont bury your vines? I've found that vine burying doesnt matter in terms of producing 400 lb pumpkins... but for me its been an important factor in producing anything bigger. The more roots the bigger the pumpkin. Every node you bury: most likely = bigger pumpkin.

4/3/2021 12:40:17 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Awww? So nice! When I was about 10 years old, at a Sunrise service and just before the sermon, it was completely quiet and a robin flew to the top of the tallest tree in front of us and began singing as if from a cue. Touching---eg

4/3/2021 12:43:44 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

'Tis like a radio - the signal is there, but if you don't turn on the radio? Your're just not making USE of it, and, why NOT?
Thing is, the 2003 Haist was adamant about being the most awesome and self-rooting plant ever for me, and it grew my heaviest pumpkin for me as well. It was simply a beast from sprout to finish, lol. Bury your vines, peeps! later---eric g

4/3/2021 12:50:02 PM

Little Kins

Nittyville or Grittyville

Just to be contrarian I'm thinking evenings will work well for me and the plants, but some plants might not like that. Disease is always a concern. Early evening would actually allow the plants to dry off. Often low humidity and a breeze in the summer here. Thanks for the discussion...

4/3/2021 5:16:44 PM

spudder

That is the opening lyrics from a song sung by Cat Stevens back in the seventies.

4/3/2021 7:30:38 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

I am only concerned with powdery mildew, and will hopefully talk myself into getting some Mildew Cure from Joel Holland as I have yet to call about Bio Grow Endo Plus for a number of years now - I'd like to give every SF a dusting this year; Anyway, just my opinion here that no matter what time we water, it may rain that night or the humidity might be high enough to cause condensation, etc., and i feel that the cucumber beetles are ever-present and i like to mess them up whenever i can, lol, whether effectively or not. splish, splash. ahhh, i can smell the molasses already.
Happy Easter, everyone---eric g

4/4/2021 1:05:48 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

I think watering is so key, and I have seen my weights go up since I started giving my plants more water. I usually like to water when I am home for lunch, as it helps reduce the wilting on vine tips and helps prevent leaf scorch. If I am not growing plant I would go with the AM watering right before daybreak. It will have all day to dry off the foliage.

4/4/2021 5:54:22 PM

Elaine

Mead, WA

I think night is best, water when it’s cool and plant can drink it up not just evaporate/maintainence but aide in growth. “I see the moon and the moon see's me God bless the moon and God bless me.”

3/24/2022 10:32:16 AM

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