||I pull the 846 Calai from it's one gallon
pot to re-pot it in a five gallon pot. To my absolute amazement,
I find the main tap root coiled around the bottom of the pot like the curled
tail of a dragon. Unfettered, the root is over 16" long from the
base of the plant. I have never seen anything like this. Three days
after breaking ground, the Calai has over twice the root system of it's
This is no ordinary ninja pumpkin.
A day later the cotyledons were over 8 inches across and the first true
leaf was starting to pop. This plant truly wants to rumble. It is
large and it is hungry. I got it out of the confinement of
the pot and into the ground on it's fourth day with a sense of relief that
I had not restrained it's appetite too much.
The Calai now crouches imperiously on it's
mound ready to pounce over the site. It's hidden dragon root spreads
its wings in its lair below.