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Monday, August 08, 2011 Dandytown Nottingham, UK

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Been wasting some time today by putting all my measurements down on a spreadsheet. Worked out that if my pumpkin was to hold the same growth for another 55 days then I could hit the 300lb mark easily. Sounds good on paper doesn't it. The weather doesn't resemble summer today. Day 26 and 27 showed OTT increase of 8" and CC of 4". That has dropped a little which is hopefully a reflection of the weather. I also terminated all the secondaries today. Probably a foolish thing to do but I really want to direct growth into the pumpkin while its growing and appreciate that I will not be hitting 1000lbs.

Apart from the location of the pumpkin which is not ideal, I cant help but wonder what the condition the soil is in.

For next year I will get some soil tests done and ammend the soil as neccesary with manure and green manure in by the autumn

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