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Saturday, April 11, 2020 Vineman Santa Rosa, CA

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The plant growing my best fruit that year lost about a third of its vines to fusarium in September. I thought it had a real shot to make 2000 pounds. Instead it ended up at 1786 and placed second to Josiah Brandt, who drove his 2095 pounder 32 hours from Wisconsin to the contest at Elk Grove. The good news was that I learned a couple things from Josiah which would make me a better grower. I also learned that no matter how big your pumpkin is, if someone shows up with a heavier one, they were going to beat you. Even if they had to drive 32 hours to get there and it was completely implausible that they would be competing against you on that day. I learned that anything can happen in a competition.
 



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