simonssf
Aug 26

Weather trend

2 comments

Hi Growers,

My Mom and I want to go on a trip east in the spring, but I normally start my plants on Earth Day around April 23rd. Last year was late and this year it was mid June almost. So my question is do you think they were flukes or is this a new trend for Ontario? The few plants I have that decided to live after this spring of cold and rain. Then survived the drought of almost 3 months look like they should at the end of June mid July. Would they be okay if I started the plants in mid May and then in the garden third week? My Mom refuses to get heater cables or pay for the hydro.

 

Simon Southwell

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 27

Hi Simon

If your only shooting for growing 400 - 600# pumpkins to sell to grocery stores, then I don't see any problem starting them in late May. They should still have time to get that big. If your looking to break the Canadian record, then getting the early April start is important.

Good luck.

simonssf
Aug 28

Hi Mr. & Mrs. Hunt,

 

Thank you for the helpful advice on when to start my plants.

 

Simon Southwell

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