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Tuesday, March 1 View Page
My 2011 season started early august 2010. After the fruit on my 1421Stelts plant splitted i carefully removed the vines. Taproots were cut of to stay in the soil.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Next step was loosen up soil with this oneshank subsoiler.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
It's going in about 80cm(2,5ft.) deep.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Greenhouse nr.1 done with subsoiler.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
And greenhouse nr.2 ...
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
After subsoiling soil was superficially rototilled and mustard seeds went in. This is my mustard covercrop early september.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Early november i mowed mustard down.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Soil looking good !!
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Christmas came...
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
Last summer i had some roots eaten by voles. I tried many things to keep the away, but nothing really worked. Than my friend from France,Mehdi came with the idea of digging in ' corrugated sheets '. A wall of them 80cm(32") in soil and 20cm(8") above soil should keep them out.
 
Tuesday, March 1 View Page
So, now i have 65meters(213Ft.)of wall around my greenhouse and no vole, mole or even mouse can get in there. Thanks for the idea , Mehdi!
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
1344Berrens . 4 weeks in the patch.
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
1207Young . 4 weeks old.
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
1306Jutras is 5 weeks old now. Today i burried some sidevines.First ones of the season.
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
1306Jutras plant will be 7 weeks old tomorrow.First 2 or 3 sidevines reached the edge of the greenhouse and were terminated .
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
First female bud on the 1306 is 15ft. out . No other one in sight yet, so as i'm 99% sure this will be the keeper i allready pinched of the leaf and secondary in same node.
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
947*Cuypers plant is also 7 weeks old and planted back to back with the 1306.
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
This one on the 947 will open soon, but it's only 7ft. out so i will propably go with another one.
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
1207Young will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. This plant has only one mission : Growing me the biggest fruit i've ever seen. That's the reason why you will only see vines and leaves on this one . All the rest is pinched away, tendrills, males ,tertiaries and all females except 1.
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
1344Berrens. 6 weeks old.
 
Tuesday, June 7 View Page
Got stem ?
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
1306Jutras plant is 8 weeks old now. Within 2 weeks plants will have filled up the greenhouse and the vineburrying job will be over. I have a 5 days old fruit on it at 17ft out and another one coming at 23ft. out.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Fruit on the 1306
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
1344Berrens plant is 7 weeks old now. 1 fruit set at 10ft out but waiting for another one at 14ft.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Fruit on the 1344
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
1207Young plant is 7 weeks old too.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Fruit on the 1207 at 11ft. All or nothing on this plant : this will the keeper, next females are culled as soon as they show up.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
947*Cuypers. 8 weeks old.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Not sure yet on the keeper of the 947*. This might be the one.
 
Friday, June 17 View Page
947*Cuypers
 
Friday, June 17 View Page
1207Young
 
Sunday, June 19 View Page
Under the leafcanopy...
 
Sunday, June 19 View Page
XXL bed for little baby-pumpkin. I learned it's easier to install plywood before fruit has 'landed' .
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
I like the color and shape of my 1207Young fruit, 16 days old today.
 
Tuesday, July 5 View Page
947*Cuypers fruit .
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
1207Young fruit. 30days old today and est.weight is 270lbs. 947*Cuypers taped 258lbs on day 30, and the 1306Jutras 325lbs. I didn't manage yet to set a normal fruit on the 1344berrens.
 
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Day 35 for the 1306Jutras fruit. Est.weight is 458lbs.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
947*Cuypers at about 500lbs. est.day 41.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
All females had deformed lobes on this plant. I hope blossum end will hold.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
1306Jutras fruit tapes 301" at day 40. Est.weight is 577lbs. 130lbs last 5 days , so 26lbs/day average.
 
Friday, July 22 View Page
1207Young fruit is 44days old and est.wgt. is 606lbs. The fruit on the 1306Jtras is 45days old and tapes 697lbs. 947*Cuypers est.600lbs. on day 46.Gains were about 22lbs/day for the past 5 days on all 3 of the fruits.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
Very cold last 5 days here and it shows on the gains of my fruits. 947*Cuypers in the pic here is 51 days old and tapes 672lbs. 16lb/day last 5 days. 1306Jutras gained 20lbs/day and tapes 800lbs day 50. 1207Young still did 22lbs per day and tapes 716lbs on day 49.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
1306Jutras stump .
 
Friday, August 5 View Page
Fruit on the 1306Jutras fruit developped a very small pinhole near the blossom end. Unfortunatly it goes into the cavity, so day 59 was the last one for the 1306 fruit. I'm down to one pumpkin and one squash now.
 
Friday, August 5 View Page
Last pic of 1306 fruit in the patch.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Day 60 for the 1207Young fruit. Est. weight is 970 lbs. Instead of slowing down this one is getting in gear now. 24lbs/day for the last 6 days.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The plant is in an excellent condition, and i'm still burrying vines. I won't terminate the last 3 of them before i notice gains on the fruit start to drop.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
1207Young fruit.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Fruit on the 847*Cuypers is 62 days old and est.weight is 820lbs. Gaining 10 lbs./day now.
 
Friday, August 12 View Page
947*Cuypers. 67 days old and est.weight is 900lbs. Averaged 15lbs/day for the last 6 days.
 
Friday, August 12 View Page
Fruit on the 1207young is 65 days old and tapes 371" for an est.weight of 1070lbs. 20lbs/day for the last 5 days.
 
Friday, August 12 View Page
I found the time to bring the damaged fruit of the 1306Jutras fruit to a scale today.
 
Friday, August 12 View Page
454kg. 1306Jutras*self is now the 1000Ghaye11DMG. 3% heavy. Not to bad for 59 days.
 
Wednesday, August 17 View Page
On day 70 the 1207fruit tapes 1157lbs. 17,5 lbs./day during last 5 days. There's still 2 vines running.
 
Wednesday, August 17 View Page
Here's a pic of the stump and the fruit at 11ft.out. Plant is still in excellent condition for it's age.
 
Saturday, August 20 View Page
947*Cuypers is 75 days old today and est.weight is 1000lbs.
 
Saturday, August 27 View Page
1207 fruit 80 days 'young'. It slowed down a bit and it gained 12lbs/day during last 5 days. Ott is 397" for an est.weight of 1307lbs.
 
Friday, September 2 View Page
947*Cuypers is at 1100lbs.est.weight now at day 88.It slowed down , but this precision tool i got a few years ago from Anders Lilja tells me it's still gaining.
 
Friday, September 2 View Page
1207Young. My friend Marcin helped me with taping yesterday. Ott. on day 85 was 401" for an est.weight of 1347lbs.
 
Friday, September 16 View Page
Fruit on the 947*Cuypers is 102days old and almost done growing now. Est. weight is about 1150 lbs.
 
Friday, September 16 View Page
1207Young fruit is 100days old today. CC: 186" EE: 107" SS: 116" OTT: 409" for an est.weight of 1429lbs. It's my biggest OTT ever , my 1452 back in 2009 only taped 391".
 
Saturday, September 24 View Page
1207Young fruit on pallet. ss117 ee108 cc187 for an ott of 412"
 
Saturday, September 24 View Page
947*fruit. ee103 ss109 cc174 ott 386"
 
Saturday, September 24 View Page
Stemside view
 
Saturday, September 24 View Page
947* and 1207 fruit blossom end view
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
Giant stem on my 947*fruit.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
Loading for the trip to Kaiserslautern.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
1207young fruit
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
Tied fit.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
The pumpkin 'queen' and ' king ' talking to the press before the weighing.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
947*Cuypers fruit right before it hit the scale. Weighed in at 542,8kg and will now be known as 1196Ghaye11.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
1207Young fruit...
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
... will be now known as 1581Ghaye11.
 
Wednesday, September 28 View Page
Group pic. Thanks Owen, Matthias,Norbert, Jan and everyone for your help and for this nice event.
 

 

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