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Friday, July 19, 2019 LJ South Dakota

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DAP 13: Pumpkin has stalled out growing. Stall corresponds to my culling off one pumpkin along with a thunderstorm that dropped 1.75 inches and broke off several leafs. Also the same day, I had a dumb ass attack and mistakenly cut off one of my main secondaries about half way while cutting out some rot on a broken leaf. She has also just recently developed two cracks in the vine node on the stem where it hooks to the vine. I know all of this could be contributing to the growth stall, but I wonder if I have been over watering and the big rain made thing too wet to grow. Things are drying out and I am going to cut back a little on the drip irrigation. Also just add fertilizer last Friday, may have contributed to the cracks. Hope she don't abort, this is my only pumpkin left on the plant. I am going to pollinate another this AM, but this late will be just to salvage a little of what I've put into it. I guess my PB is only 337 last year on my first grow, I do have that goal too, although I was thinking 1000 lbs. LOL

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