Dog wrote:What the world needs is for you to figure out a way to grow pumpkins without having one side all squashed down and horribly disfigured. You find a way to do that and you will be a rich and celebrated man (more so)!
We already discussed this Dog, my solution was to divise an elastic pumpkin hammock, to suspend the pumpkin upright over a depression in the ground around it. The grower would adjust the slack/tension as the pumpkin grew, and if you put a load cell on in you could get real time weight and growth chart.
I have yet to be celebrated for this idea.