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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 North Shore Boyz Mill Bay, British Columbia

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Shape changer alert! If you look at the picture from July 16, we had just put down the board and sand and adjusted the pumpkin so the vine entering and blossom end were equidistant from the ground. We also made sure we blocked up the extra slack in the vine, a great practice taught to me by SoCal Chris. I always admired his diary photos of perfectly placed and supported vines, and we spent considerable time at one of the conferences and online, about this technique.

But Wow!! 3 days later and many inches in circumference, this fruit became a shape changer and needed to be adjusted again, but down this time, eliminating some of the blocks in the process. We had a great conversation with Chris (including photos) and we devised a plan to adjust this pumpkin before it was too late and it became more unmanageable.
 



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