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Friday, May 08, 2015 DeanAZ Scottsdale, Arizona

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The 1666 Holland continues to be a sneaky plant. It has lacked the flash of the other pumpkins; but it's steady growth has now made it my biggest pumpkin in the patch. Weight gains are better than they have been at any time for the last 55 days since pollination. (Some of that slow growth was my fault). Still can break the Arizona State record (469 lbs) if the fruit can continue gaining at its current pace. That sure would be nice. OTT: 235 = 282 pounds.

At any rate, I will have a new personal best this season. Considering I changed our growing season; amended the soil - a lot; learned to deal with cold; overshot my need to shade the plant to prevent sunburn; and kept it all in a 450 sf space -- I'm pretty darn happy with this year.

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