Re: Burying runners

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Posted by Greg on July 16, 2001 at 22:25:24:

In Reply to: Burying runners posted by LarryLand Farms on July 16, 2001 at 12:10:41:

Pasted from secrets to growing the big one.

Mounding soil over the vine to crate a double root system is something I did not do last year. This is a must to get that huge hummer. Take your shovel an place the dirt over the vine. It is recommended to use the surrounding soil versus different types of medium. Most of the prized pumpkins are at least 10 feet from the main root tap. So pile it on.

: How much soil should I place over the runner?

: And exactly where? Between the mound and the pumpkin?

: What if the runner has two pumpkins?

: This is my 1st year at this.

: Thanks

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