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pumpconn

Sharon, MA

My Bushel Gourd plant looks perfectly healthy, but it just sitting in the patch for the last 2 weeks. Doesn't seem to be growing at all.

5/27/2020 8:13:09 PM

97pounder!

Centennial Colorado

I had that same problem with the plant I put in the ground first. I think leaving them in the pots longer is actually better. The two I left in the longest are already vining and past 2 feet. The one I planted early is at the same stage as your plants. I think keeping them heated longer actually helps.

5/27/2020 8:36:56 PM

97pounder!

Centennial Colorado

I had that same problem with the plant I put in the ground first. I think leaving them in the pots longer is actually better. The two I left in the longest are already vining and past 2 feet. The one I planted early is at the same stage as your plants. I think keeping them heated longer actually helps.

5/27/2020 8:36:56 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Is it growing way slower than normal Steve? My bushel gourds usually take forever to really get going. This year I am trying something a little different to see if i can get the plant up to size in a hurry. I am using Tetsukabuto squash as a rootstock, the squash rootstock is better adapted to the cooler moister soils of Spring. I will let you know how it works out.

5/28/2020 8:30:39 AM

daveigiantguy

North Pole,Alaska

I tried something new this year also,radiant ground heat for night time low temps. This is the first year they didn't pause growth for an extended period of time. Instead they took right off as soon as I moved them to the greenhouse. They seem to be very sensitive to night time lows.

5/28/2020 10:57:40 AM

pumpconn

Sharon, MA

Warm temps and heated green house worked. Got it to vine out to 12 inches in 5 days.

5/31/2020 7:25:42 PM

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