The following are the latest pics from the pumpkin patch. The plant grew 3-4 inches in the last 24 hours and seems pretty happy these days. The bricks that you see in the background are a new pest control system I have developed and it has worked perfectly so far. You may ask how bricks would help control bugs? It doesn't do anything for bugs but it does help keep my almost two-year-old son and his cars away from the pumpkin plant when he plays in the dirt. In pic #2 you will see the first two male flowers of the season.