Friday, June 5, 2009

Pumpkin Plant Growth Update

So far we are on track for the 1566 main vine growth (see previous post for more details). It grew about 4 inches yesterday. The 1350 grew about as much but since the main decided to go to the side rather than straight out (usually the main goes opposite of the first true leaf) we are about a foot short as I bend the vine around. Vine maintenance is done during the heat of the day so that the vine is more ply able and won't snap. I like to use bamboo shoots to guide the vine and also to stake it down so the vines don't get blown around in heavy winds. The 1350 is growing fast so no worries at this point on getting the main out to 10 feet by June 28th as long as the weather plays nice and warm.

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