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Saturday, September 12, 2020 Showmepumpkins Lebanon

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First harvest of the season. I gave up growing for size about half way thru and let several more flowers set fruit after my main kin seemed to stall out, the three on the floor weigh 102, 45, and 103, all from the same plant, which currently has 4 more growing on it, each in the 50-60 lb ballpark, wishing I could have had all that in one, but a bunch of good size kins is fun too.

For next year, need to do much better on weeds. Protect and manage the stump better. Start using liquid fertilizer much earlier, I used granuals in the trench mix and don't think it got nearly enough early in the plant growth phase. Use rooting hormone on the nodes, but maybe not bury the entire vine. Definitely need to stay after the tertiary vines, they got way out of control. And limit the number of fruit I allow to set, 1 or two max, not freaking 7!
 



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