|Morning sun makes the pumpkin look more orange|
I started watering the plant a little more on day 30 and the ramp up in gains has gone up and I still seem to be ramping up. Today was the first day that I saw gains in the 25 pounds per day range. I'm not sure if the gains were from a few extra minutes of water per day or if this pumpkin is just kind of a late bloomer in it's growth pattern. I know it's mom was a bit of a late bloomer. If anyone knows Ken Sweet if you wouldn't mind asking him what the growth pattern was for his 1,725 pounder I'd love to know. The pollinator for the 1451 Scherber was a clone from Ken's 1161 Rodonis plant.