Friday, July 25, 2008

Pumpkin Plant Size

From time to time I get asked if that is just one plant. The answer is yes. And you can't see all of the plant in this picture. The plant right now is about 26 feet wide and 24 feet long. Some of the secondary vines are about two inches thick right now and the largest leaves are about 26 inches wide. I accidentally ran into some of the roots while digging some dirt to cover the vines around the first of July. I was digging about 12 feet from the stump when I saw the white roots of the pumpkin plant. I would guess that the root system of this plant is about 35 feet wide from one end to the other by now. That is how big these atlantic giant plants can get and we still have over two months of the growing season left to go.

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