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Saturday, July 11, 2020 Alex G1 Chicago Burbs, IL

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We have a big hill that runs the length of our backyard, about 120 feet long. I think it was used to dump what was dug up when they originally built the house. The soil is terrible, but I try to improve it every year (this is only our second year here). It's kind of ugly, but we turned it into a "secret garden" for my kids with a path and lots of pumpkins, watermelons, perennials, and sunflowers.

I planted this Wallace Whopper here, it's growing the wrong way from what I intended. I wanted it to grow DOWN the hill, towards the direction the picture is taken from, but it's growing ALONG the hill. I had to move a bunch of the sunflowers I planted right in front in front of it. But it's 10 feet long, with really good looking leaves. Secondaries are very small, but coming in. Maybe it'll give me something that's 100-200 pounds, which will be a win for the hill pumpkin!

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