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Green Toe


I have a fruit and it's my only one left after a June heat wave that was averaging 40lbs a day from day 35 to 41then we got 3 inches of rain over 2 days and instead of a growth spurt it slowed to the mid 20s for 5 days now it's back up to average 36lbs the last 5 days I have never seen this before once mine start to drop off they always stay on the decline I haven't drenched in a 9 days and only foliar TKO regular for powdery mildew has anyone experienced this?

8/19/2018 8:43:10 PM


Central Illinois

Maybe during the 20-pound period, it was gaining more on the inside than out, and they can slow down if the temperature dropped. Your other pumpkins dropped in weight due to other reasons like genetics, or maybe a bad fertilizer program.Just my thoughts

8/20/2018 8:46:06 AM

26 West

Swamp Hoggers Paradise

Never experienced this, but I think baitman expressed it right. I think your plant is putting on weight inside. Filling the cavity. Jim

8/20/2018 9:04:38 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Fluctuation in Temperature, and Available sunlight. Cool cloudy days = less growth. Warm Sunny Days= more growth. I used to track Growing Degree Days and it would fall in line with the growth pattern.

8/20/2018 12:47:54 PM

Green Toe


Thank you guys that makes sense

8/20/2018 7:01:11 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Plants don't like the soil too wet. Read Pcaspers diary. He has one doing the same thing. And Linus is right. Cool weather that comes with rain slows growth.

8/20/2018 10:52:20 PM

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