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Sunday, August 22, 2021 mrs.pumpkinhead Alameda, CA

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Sad state of affairs here in my hanging driveway pumpkin patch. First of all, the big lesson for this noob...do not plant more than one plant in a kiddie pool and expect things to thrive. Also, the vine on the trellis and pumpkins hanging up in the air... not horrible but, as I am sure the experienced folk knew, not the shiniest idea in the jewel box.

So where are we?

The pumpkin that was grown alone is doing pretty okay (meaning: it's not fully dead yet). It has reached 42" in circumference and is pretty heavy. It is also on a platform about 4' off the ground and most of the leaves that still are on the vine are in really bad shape.

The pumpkin that was growing 2-to-a-pool really took off. It was a little late to bloom but is now 39" circumference. It has the best developed and longest vine of all 25 of my original plants (yeah...i was overzealous). The best thing that ever happened to this plant was its poolmate totally crapped out so I cut it out.

 
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