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Subject:  How many lopes per plant?

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lunker99

Iowa

First year going for size. Do you let a few grow per plant or do you keep culling down to 1 after pollinations like AG's?

7/1/2018 3:36:46 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

My first year with these as well.
From what I understand,you grow two to reduce splitting.

7/1/2018 4:06:06 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

I think leaving one would be better. Just what I do...

7/1/2018 4:52:07 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

No splitting issues with the heat and watering ?

7/1/2018 4:57:15 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

not yet, but I have not grown them a lot. We will see this year for sure because I am only leaving one.

7/2/2018 9:33:25 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

This is a good question for Vester, Holloway and the other good growers

7/2/2018 9:34:42 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Reading through the back pages is where I think I got the two per plant.
I believe Jake mentioned growing this way to avoid splitting.
His heat and humidity is a lot worse than ours though.
How is Fuquay Harry ?
Been about 20 years since I last went through.

7/2/2018 10:03:39 PM

andrew943 GWG

Liberty nc

I have 4 going on one plant right now. will cull to 2 in a few more days then to 1

7/3/2018 1:08:06 AM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

All I have is male flowers.
Haven’t seen any females yet.
Sausage party out there.

7/3/2018 6:10:33 AM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

Andrew, how big are they? I hear Danny might want to borrow my pumpkin lifting harness. if you don't need a harness, you might want to just pick the last off also..lol

7/3/2018 11:57:11 AM

Sandkin

Arizona

First year growing them here. I had one split first big surge of water. Im keeping 3 and slowly culling maybe..

7/3/2018 7:48:25 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

From the beginning I allow only one to set, and tried to keep the water consistence and so far they been holding. My tomato split when they get too much water especially late in the season. I understand culling 4-2-1. That helps the plant to build up then slowly redirect growth down to one without a "rush".

7/3/2018 9:25:13 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Thanks for the tips guys !

7/3/2018 9:47:04 PM

Charles B.(Team GWG/WWGG)

Grant, AL

Last year was my first year growing lopes and I would set 2 per plant and let them grow for a week them cull the slower growing lope. I grew a 43.5 lb lope on my first try and I really enjoyed growing them. They grow fast and like to split! They can be green first thing in the morning and file by that evening if it is hot. When they do turn they will fit and split quickly though!

7/3/2018 10:15:40 PM

Charles B.(Team GWG/WWGG)

Grant, AL

I meant ripe lol! I did lose 4 or 5 miles through the summer to splitting last year

7/3/2018 10:17:11 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

43,5 lope is a nice one. How are you doing this year?

7/4/2018 9:23:31 PM

Charles B.(Team GWG/WWGG)

Grant, AL

I meant lopes lol

7/4/2018 10:15:49 PM

Charles B.(Team GWG/WWGG)

Grant, AL

it growing them this year Harry just melons. I had a disappointing year on melons last year so I'm a little more motivated this year

7/4/2018 10:18:31 PM

Charles B.(Team GWG/WWGG)

Grant, AL

I meant not growing them this year

7/4/2018 10:19:33 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Dang spell check !

7/5/2018 6:07:02 AM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

where in Eastern Shore of VA do you live. My sister lives in Virgina Beach

7/5/2018 9:26:27 PM

H3

Fuquay Varina, NC

where in Eastern Shore of VA do you live. My sister lives in Virgina Beach

7/5/2018 9:27:44 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

You take the Bay Bridge tunnel across the Chesapeake.
I’m about an hour north of her.
I was born and raised in Rocky Mount.
Met my wife in college,and she brought me back to the eastern shore.
That’s where my name came from:
Eastern Shore heel !

7/5/2018 11:38:14 PM

Cancersurvivor

Spring Hope N.c Usa

when lope is 80 ott I go to one per vine.

7/12/2018 12:10:01 PM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Thanks Danny.
Does it normally take a while to see females ?
I’ve got a good size plant.
10 x12.
Nothing but males.
Have tried bloom booster,
Will hit again this weekend.

7/12/2018 2:21:47 PM

Cancersurvivor

Spring Hope N.c Usa

look close to stump.females will come soon

7/14/2018 9:20:36 AM

ESheel31(team sLamMer)

Eastern Shore of VA

Thanks Danny !

7/14/2018 9:49:35 AM

lbright

South Arkansas

I grow one cantaloupe per plant and have had no splitting issues. I pulled my best cantaloupe today because of damage due to rabbit nibblings that didn't dry and heal over. The OTT measurements totaled 141.5 inches. Even though it was damaged, I weighed it at the Hope, AR post office to get an accurate weight. It weighed 66 pounds and 13.8 ounces on the postal scales.

7/14/2018 11:58:55 PM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

I grow 1 per plant, 3rd year for them, yes I blow a lot up but I push hard too... The year I grew 53.4 lbs I popped 4 and it was the only one to hold up

7/16/2018 9:53:52 AM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

But like was said before consistent watering is key like with pumpkins

7/16/2018 9:58:13 AM

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