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Subject:  fertilizers and long gourds- do they split

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Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

I am curious to know if long gourds will split due to excessive growth after too much rain or fertilizer the way that pumpkins do. I have never seen this however my PB is only 102 inches. I am feeling the need to push them hard.
thanks!

8/17/2017 5:58:12 PM

gmay

bloomington Indiana

I have no idea why but had one split on me. look at my diary post gmay August 11,2013.

8/17/2017 6:33:28 PM

lcheckon

Northern Cambria, Pa.

They will split sometimes after a heavy rain, especially the older ones.

8/17/2017 8:15:27 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

They can split if it gets real cold while growing late in the season.

8/17/2017 10:18:54 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I like to alternate between foliar and drench feeding when they get about half grown. I use Schultz or Miracle Gro tomato food, add molasses if foliar feeding. Never blew one up that way, but there is a first time for everything.

8/17/2017 10:22:23 PM

Orange with Envy

Claysburg , PA

They DO split .. First split ever of a long gourd this year

8/18/2017 6:52:41 PM

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