Tuesday, August 26, 2008
New Pumpkin Growth
The pumpkin has been doing something strange over the last 4 days. For the longest time the pumpkin was more long than tall, then this last week it started growing more vertically than horizontally. Typically I just measure the circumference of the pumpkin so from that single measurement the new growth pattern hasn't been obvious. Yesterday and today I started to notice some new things however. For example the long twin sheet that I used to cover the pumpkin for the first time yesterday fit better going across the pumpkin rather than along it. Then today I noticed that the pumpkin was lifting 3 side vines off the ground when the day before there was just one side vine off the ground. The pumpkin only increased 1/2 inch in circumference in the last 24 hours but it grew at least one inch vertically if not more. I'm going to need to start doing regular OTT measurements to see if I can capture this new growth pattern.