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TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

My long gourd was at 74" this morning grew 7" over night dap is 13 days. I got the vine supported not sure if i deed to support the stem?

8/28/2019 7:38:14 PM

cojoe

Colorado

support it by the stem they can rip the vine when they get heavier

8/28/2019 8:07:54 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

should i make a hang mans noose?

8/28/2019 10:23:07 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

congrats cojoe on the guess of wixoms tomato

8/28/2019 10:27:42 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

does anybody have pictures on the stem support system

8/28/2019 10:30:54 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

john butler my a grower help me man

8/28/2019 10:44:55 PM

cojoe

Colorado

Use a rope thats a thick as clothes line or thicker. just make a loop and hang the stem of the gourd through the loop.You end up lifting the stem with the loop and the tying the rope tight on your trellis. As the gourd grows the bend in the stem against the rope keeps the gourd from moving and the stem is alot stronger and tougher than the vine.

8/29/2019 12:33:48 AM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

my top is farm fence I put a piece of a pool noodle over the wire and support the stem I then tie the vine back to the wire or support where it meets the stem with 1/2 " cotton rope
Good Luck Tim

8/29/2019 9:06:43 AM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

Thanks for the support. And pictures

8/29/2019 12:19:28 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

When I get a real good one going, I put screw eyes in the end of a 2x4 and tie it to the trellis by gourd. I use electrical tape to secure the gourd to the 2x4, as it stretches as the gourd grows. Then I put a stake or fence post in the ground at the bottom of the 2x4 and attach them so it doesn't swing in the wind. Unfortunately, disease has been wiping out my gourds until this year, when they are short and fat. For a picture http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=226444

8/29/2019 7:29:17 PM

Mr.Charlie

New Hampshire

I use a rubber "no hub" plumbing fixture around the top of the gourd. Remove the clamps, cut rubber to fit, secure bottom clamp, then run cable ties or wire between top clamp and rubber boot. Then hang gourd from that. It will take all the weight off the stem.

8/30/2019 7:28:01 AM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

Ok guys thanks. I got 7" in 24hours today.

8/30/2019 7:25:43 PM

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