For the first time the pumpkin put on 30 pounds in one day. I would be even more thrilled if the gains hadn't been so small the last few days. The warm temperatures and wet ground really pushed the the pumpkin. It will be even warmer tomorrow so hopefully the gains will continue for a few more days without any spilts. The pumpkin put on 3 1/2 inches today so now we have 32 1/2 inches to go over the next 39 days to reach my goal.
It looks like I have the powdery mildew under control for now. Milk, earth worm casting compost tea, fungicide and removal of the worst leaves will hopefully keep it in check.