|1451 Scherber Day 10 - 22 3/4 inches|
As you can see I kind of have the vine up in the air. That is kind of by design. I have the main vine in a V shape so as the pumpkin grows it won't grow into the vine and when I moved the vine to form the V it went up in the air like that. I decided to leave it that way because it puts more slack in the vine and as the pumpkin grows up it will put less stress on the vine.
I've named this pumpkin Christine after my mother-in-law. She has always been a big fan of my pumpkin growing and calls for regular updates, so I grow it in honor of her. The 1789 pumpkin was going to be named Elbert after my grandfather who was an excellent gardener, but since that plant is no more that name will be saved for next year.