Pumpkins are heavy feeders and nutrient requirements change, as your pumpkin grows. For the first few weeks, your pumpkin will require a fertilizer with more Phosphate, such as Fox Farm’s Fruit and Flower to help establish roots.
For the next 3 weeks or so, switch to a higher Nitrogen fertilizer such as Fox Farm Tomato and Vegetable Food to encourage your pumpkin to produce vine and leaf growth.
About week 6 or 7, switch back to 5-10-5,
until first fruit set, then stop feeding until you can see the pumpkin has started.
At this point switch to a fertilizer with high Potash to encourage fruit growth and that’s what you’ll feed your pumpkin until harvest. The value of fish and seaweed fertilizers is they are loaded with amino acids, enzymes and micro-nutrients, great for supplementing your regular fertilizers, especially during the Nitrogen phase. th, 2014.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
May is often the time when lawn diseases show up. At first, the lawn looks dry and brown and you may think needs water. But increasing the watering doesn’t seem to help. The grass stays brown or in some cases, patterns begin to show up often in the form of rings. In these cases, you’re probably dealing with a fungus, rather than a watering or sprinkler system problem. Begin by having the lawn aerated, using a core aerator. Core aeration involves remove a plug, which helps open the soil up allowing air, water and fertilizer into the soil. Products like Revive® will help break up the surface tension and allow water to penetrate better. Adding Soil Activator, which is humic acid will improve soil structure and increase root size, which will have a dramatic effect on your lawn. solution for your lawn.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Getting Started Growing Great Pumpkins
Whether you’re growing jack-o-lanterns, warty pumpkins or 500 pounders, here are some growing tips to get you started. Great soil is essential for growing your pumpkins. Get a soil test done by Colorado State University or do one yourself using a Soil Test Kit, then bring us the results so we may help you get your soil ready for growing pumpkins. Pumpkins thrive in rich soils that drain well, something you can achieve by adding organic material such as Sheep, Peat and Compost. Work in some humic acid and Fox Farm Fruit & Flower – a great fertilizer which also contains calcium, magnesium and Mycorrizah fungi to help make your pumpkin’s root system bigger. You can start your pumpkins from seed or you can choose plants that are started. In the compact, lighter weight plants, we’ve got Orange Smoothie, Small Sugar Pie, Wee Bee Little and Windsor. th, 2014 and stay tuned for more tips on growing great pumpkins.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Grafted tomatoes are often a combination of hybrid plants and heirlooms. In general, heirlooms produce very colorful fruit with great flavor, while hybrids tend to produce longer. " deep in the ground or in your container, in this case an Earth Box®.