MAD MAX reaches 439 lbs!

'MAD MAX' reaches 439 lbs

Well my giant pumpkin, MAX or MAD MAX as my neighbor calls him has now (according to the tape measure) reached 439 lbs! He is squeaking out the lbs but still gaining nonetheless. If this is true he will be the new NM State Record set last year at 421 lbs by Kong. I’m holding out for the Oct 15th GPC Weigh-Off. It’s suppose to get cold later this week-down to 36°F at night but as long as it doesn’t reach 32°F Max will be ok. I always cover MAX every night with blankets but will cover the whole plant as well starting on Thursday when the cold snap hits, just to be sure and give the leaves a few extra degrees of protection. I’ve never gone so late to a pumpkin contest because here at an altitude of 7000 feet high you really are playing Russian roulette with the weather. We always get a freeze in Otober, I’m just hoping it waits till after the contest…

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6 comments on “MAD MAX reaches 439 lbs!

  1. Diane says:

    way to go girl!! Max is looking pretty good to me.

    Diane

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  2. John R. Marks says:

    Looking so good!

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  3. Flynn says:

    Woohoo go Max!!

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  4. Frances says:

    Good Luck Jannine (and Mad Max)

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  5. Elodie says:

    Way to go, Master Gardener! we bow to you and Mad Max…

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