May 23, 2009

The Pumpkin that Bloomed Too Soon

Doesn't this look like a healthy pumpkin plant? I thought so too until I looked closer and saw it already had flowers on it.

This can't be right, it hasn't even started to spread into a vine yet! I have a feeling that those early blooms don't bode well for future harvest potential. Any pumpkin experts care to enlighten me?


godsown said...

I can't answer your q....but wanted to say hi....I'm doing my round to go to all the new blogs from momdot
I like all the flower and garden info on your blog...and know now how to find your blog!


Ailurophile said...

Hmm dunno much about Pumpkins..but I like your blog though. Love the cool background template color too..

Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

I'd pinch that flower to give the plant more time to root and vine out. It could be a response to being root-bound if it's a new planting. Then pinch out all but one or two of the flowers once it gets going. Padawan Learner had a HUGE pumpkin a few years ago by keeping it to only flower.

DJ said...

@godsown @Ailurophile: Thanks for visiting, enjoy your weekend.
@Obimom: Good idea! I did just transplant it a week ago, maybe it is root-bound. Thanks!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Do you read the Crazy Bloggin' Canuck? Her husband is into growing supersized pumpkins and has his own blog about pumpkins:

DJ said...

@Holly: Thanks for the tip!

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