Monday, August 17, 2009

Patch Update

This summer started slowly but August came with a bang. High temps and plentiful rain have given me some record growth rates. My largest pumpkin is 51 days old and over 1100 lbs already. (To compare, Nick's biggest last year didn't break 1100 until day 71). I'm praying it doesn't split; often if pumpkins grow too fast they basically blow up and split open. Then it is all over! My pumpkin grew 80 lbs in the last 2 days. EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!! If it does go down, well, it was one heck of a ride!

And in other news, school starts for me tomorrow. *tear*


Erika Jean said...

80 lbs in 2 days! omg!!!

Lanny said...

Awesome pumpkin' grower you are! I cannot let my fam see this or they will be back on the giant pumpkin kick. I know we do not have it in us to "care" for such a monstrosity, baby Huey comes to mind, my stinking brugs are big enough babies and I think I'm going to sell them next year to a nice retired couple with nothing to do!

Sorry 'bout the school thing.

Down On The Farm said...

That is absolutely amazing. What kind of pumpkins do you grow? What makes them get so big? What do you do with all that pumpkin?????

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

BB6: I must say that is some tremendous growth in your pumpkin. You ought to win a contest with that one.
Thanks for the visit.

Andrea said...

Wow! That's one obese veggie. Can you eat it? (over the winter, feed a school, that kind of thing)