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Wednesday, June 08, 2022 big moon Bethlehem CT

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Lots of arguing on the message boards these days. Dang! Here is my two cents Don't be mad at me if you are reading this and don't like it. Remember you clicked here.
There are lots of opinions given up on these boards. some of it is good advice and some of it is bad. As people we need to be able to discern what is right and what is wrong. Each of us will have to do this as individuals. No one can do this for us. Zuckerburg got it right the first time when he said the good information will outweigh the bad. Like cream the truth should float to the top (if it is allowed too)
The proof will often be in our results. (Plant health, pumpkin weights etc.) But not always........
Some of the smartest horticultural minds and best advice on this site over the years has often come from individuals that are not people who would be considered heavy hitters. A guy that comes to mind is Steve Jepsen, (He was limited by physical and patch location difficulties.) There are many, many more names but I fear actually calling them out will either be patronizing to the ones I remember to name and also insulting to the ones I forget to mention. As for the heavy hitters not really being on here anymore, yes it is less. But I bet if you asked a heavy hitter as to why they don't post anymore. It is not because some growers give bad advice. It is the hate... and the meanness... which the top dogs often receive from jealous haters. Also they are busy growing pumpkins and why should they bother posting on a message board when they can just privately email a grower they respect. Lastly they are busy, really busy growing pumpkins and maintaining there lives. To be great at this hobby is costly and requires great sacrifice. The tunnel vision and focus required is tremendous. They need to be above all the distractions.

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