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LJ

South Dakota

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=304408
Please take a look at my diary post and give me some advice - info. Thanks.

6/23/2019 1:55:54 PM

spudder

I do not recall anyone having a definitive reason for that. I wonder myself if maybe some fertilizer burn when very young but do not know for sure. I think you have a good plan. Others might chime in before you do anything.

6/23/2019 2:32:34 PM

spudder

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/msgboard/ViewThread.asp?b=3&p=661638
This might be of use to you.

6/23/2019 2:35:32 PM

cjb

Plymouth, MN

How warm was your spring? I suspect the cooler weather has been stunting some of my secondaries. I'm growing in flag pattern this year. On both plants, the secondaries nearer the wind break have been doing better than the ones going out to the garden. One of my plants had it's first strong secondary go weak on it. Growth is picking up with the warmer temps, so I'm looking forward to seeing whether any of these weaker secondaries fill in rather than cut them.

I did have one of my secondaries go weird like the "flower vines" discussed above--was one of the first few secondaries on the plant. Cut the defective tip, left the bud for a tertiary to see whether it'll fill in.

6/23/2019 3:17:28 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

In my patch it is normal to get a few stunted secondaries on a plant. Not sure what causes it. I think it happens to most growers. The extra space between side vines can be filled easily. I like the extra space for easy maintenance and it is a good place to get into the center of your plant to inspect the main.

6/28/2019 7:59:45 AM

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