Wednesday, August 27, 2008
2nd Biggest Growth Day this Year
The pumpkin surprised me today. Nearly 30 pounds of growth in the last 24 hours. Today's temperatures were nice but there wasn't any particular reason I would have expect exceptional growth today. This new growth has created a new concern: main vine stress. The pumpkin has grown vertically so much lately that the main on the stump side seems to be getting pulled a fair amount. On the other side the shoulder is pressed up against the main vine of the pumpkin fairly tightly. I'm going to have to figure the best way to alleviate these pressures or risk something getting broken off. I am now down to 19 inches remaining to reach my goal. The weigh-off is exactly one month from today.