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Thursday, January 3 View Page
Found some grow lites for the Kin Cave today 400 watts!
Thursday, January 3 View Page
Have 2 more coming tomorrow you cant beat FREE!
Friday, January 4 View Page
If I hook these up to 277 volts I might have a WR pumpkin pie! LOL!
Thursday, January 10 View Page
My friend Harold gave me this photo today taken last September.This is the 209 & 190 grown on my 260.5 2012 season.I still cant get over how well they did in the weeds.The weeds won over about mid August and buried the plant by labor day.The 260 grew 30 pds in sept the year before.These pretty much grew the same rate in the weeds.So IMHHO.The late pollination due to compost binding up nitrogen was the cause for my drop in weights,Along with Jackson Fever!.lol.Note to self:screen sticks from compost.Supply nitrogen to plants early on.1 week is 35 lbs on a melon.
Friday, January 11 View Page
For some reason every ones giving me photos lately.My neighbor of 22 years passed away recently. His children sent these photos in a thank you bereavement card.This is Tom & I back in the 90s when I still went trick or treating!lol!I since have sold my drywall stilts as there pretty hard on the body.I won a few contest with this back in the day!
Friday, January 11 View Page
I wore this out fit at the Church,as I found some kids would drop there bags of candy & run with the Frankie Costume on.lol So I came up with this more Child friendly costume for Community Fun night at the Church.
Tuesday, January 29 View Page
This cool tree is on Boca Grande Island in Florida.It's not native to the Island.It's from Cuba.I think Ricky might have brought it over back in the day.lol
Saturday, February 2 View Page
Transplanting My lemon tree.I picked this one out myself from Lowes in port Charlotte Florida.The one my buddy got me last year died this fall.It was a lime tree anyway,been trying to get a lemon tree going since 2010.I hope this one keeps.
Saturday, February 2 View Page
Sprinkled soil with Great White.This is the 1oz. bottle,its like a salt& pepper shaker.I also sprinkled soil with azomite powder.I hope the tricoderma keeps her healthy.
Sunday, February 10 View Page
Heres the Bountea Brew kit! Mycoorhizae not shown thats sold separately.Auction ends today here on BP. Auction & raffle board.Great product! I used 2 last season.
Sunday, February 10 View Page
Heres new WWGG member on the right AL Paca.He is telling the drama queen.I will let you in on a little secret mate."My poo works the best to jack your soil"lol
Thursday, February 21 View Page
These seeds came with my EGVGA membership European Giant Veggie Growers! Wow! This is only some that were sent.I would like to grow some of these this year.The heavy carrot& radish might make it to the patch.Hoping to free up some time for this in my Handyman Schedule,and spend more time in the patch.I told my remodeling clients there starting to interfere with my passion.lolThis spring summer I will work 10am to 4 pm.A thirty hr week & 40 in the patch.THESE SEEDS MUST SEE DIRT!Priority's are in order!lol
Thursday, February 21 View Page
Just a note for future reference WWGG is at 60 members today! at 2 months 4 days old.WOW! Thanks Members!
Thursday, February 21 View Page
http://www.yahoo.com/ To Awl my southern friends.I will see you soon!
Thursday, February 21 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1vOQ4Ts2tg This is to awl my southern friends!!!
Thursday, February 21 View Page
Wow What a great Day! This Came in the mail today.I also got a 1495 Stelts in the mail from a great new friend.This will be my back up seed,just in case.It's nice being happy with the simple things in life!It's Awl Good!
Friday, February 22 View Page
Here there are the first 62 members packs.Drawing in 2 days.This is as much fun as growing Jackson Reed!The anticipation & suspense of it awl!Thanks for joining!
Saturday, February 23 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=8ecE1UML1q8&NR=1
Sunday, February 24 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw 1 hr 51 minutes! to worldwidegiantgrowers.com 1st big raffle!
Sunday, March 17 View Page
PuNkY PunKY!!! Punk ON!!!LOL!
Sunday, March 17 View Page
Met Ron Wallace at Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Seminar.Nice guy! I asked him his hot pick from his 2012 collection.He said the 1623.5 was his pick.Great Speaker!
Sunday, March 17 View Page
Nice Plaque! Congrats to OVGPG It was nice to be part of this.
Sunday, March 17 View Page
Congrats to Paul & Cheryl Fulk! GPC Rookie of the year award.
Sunday, March 17 View Page
Sorry I didnt get a better pic of Ron.My new camera is lousy at 20 feet.I may take it back.Ron looks much younger in person then on pics.I've seen of him.
Saturday, March 23 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMsueOnu0kY I really love this song.Although I missed being a Hippie by ten years I can relate to this song in a lot of ways.Great Band!
Saturday, March 23 View Page
It's official My growing season starts today.I will try and graft my favorite mater seed 4.3 Shymanski X sib from the 7.18 Harp.A new member of worldwidegiantgrowers.com stopped by today & took a look at my screenhouse & signed up for 5 classes.He gave me these graft seeds which are supposed to make a mater 20% bigger.If they make it I will grow them in the screenhouse this season.I'm putting up a second kin cave 28 X 60.I will leave room at the north end for a couple mater plants.I think they will love the shaded environment.
Sunday, March 24 View Page
I used this medicine dispenser to add a pinch of water to the seeds in the little peat pot.I had'nt soaked the seeds so I thought they might be 2 dry.I used 10 mils 1 fill up for all 10 pots.
Sunday, March 24 View Page
On that last post so no ones confused thats one dispenser full for all 10(they shared it)so thats just enough water to wet the seed not drown it.I also stole Sherrys meat loaf pan & covered it with saran wrap to stop the pots from drying out.The big bonus no meat loaf for awhile.I hate meatloaf!lol
Tuesday, March 26 View Page
Ok first seedling popping up in 3 days.I have some grafting clips on the way!Cant wait to get started this year.I'm staring to get bored!Long time since I said that.lol
Wednesday, March 27 View Page
Funny those pots look like meat loaf.lol
Thursday, March 28 View Page
This was me in 1970,9 years old.The dark bike in the back with the sissy bar was mine.It was a 5 speed stick shift.lol I remember taking a fishing trip my friend Paul was 3 years older & 50 lbs heavier drove the bike.I carried the fishing poles & sat on the handlebars.The mill pond was about 1 mile from home.Well the front forks broke on the way back.I landed on Paul A$$ over applecart & his glasses got smashed like on Christmas Story!His Dad was a tough old goat & we were terrified of the ramifications of our disaster!LOL!We knew we would get our butts kicked as we carried the parts home.LOL Memories aren't they great!
Friday, March 29 View Page
The new grow lites arrived today!
Friday, March 29 View Page
This grow lite covers a 6 foot X 6 foot square at 5 feet high.It also can be dialed from 500watts to 750watts to 1000 watts.No need to go to tanning booth.lol
Monday, April 1 View Page
I called the Bat Cave then Canada.I took there advice I'm starting 28 gourd seeds for grafting.I soaked them for 1 hr.I filed the seed edges filed the little horns off.I covered in saran wrap so they dont dry out.Thanks John & Nathan.BTW I scrapped the tom seeds in the peat pots only 1 germed I think they were to dry.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Heres Mr.Bill live from the Melon Dome singing one of my favorite tunes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXp5G6rpBDM
Wednesday, April 3 View Page
3 days no sign of life, on the 28 long & grafting gourd seeds I removed the saran wrap from surface today,a few hours later I lightly sprayed the top of media with water.I dont want to soak them.but I dont want them to dry either.Fingers crossed.I may be out of my gourd trying to grow a gourd for the first time ever.
Thursday, April 4 View Page
These are my choices for grafting,I gave the long gourd seeds 4 day head start.Now I will start these today they will soak for aprox 1 hr.Starting 18 melons & will graft all that germinate.Then I will plant the best 4 and give the rest to friends.There is one 239 leonard & 2_ 255 Mitchells.Not to mention the & 274&291 Kents(2 each).Todd Dawsons 282s (3)& the melon sisters minus the 219.We will see who makes it to the final four??
Thursday, April 4 View Page
Grafts on top Melons on the bottom.That will change in couple weeks of course.lol
Saturday, April 6 View Page
5 days there breaking soil!!!
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Shell on gourd seedling.I dont sweat this issue.I take two pair of tweezers & grab the 2 shells & break the shell away.This puts the pressure on the shell instead of the plant.
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Dr Homegrown to the Maternity Ward!.
Saturday, April 6 View Page
This one was a tuffy,I had to break out the razor blade & due a C section.lol
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Less then 48 hrs & the 282 Kent & 291 are popping through the soil
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Placed grafting gourds under light.I will leave heat on for 1 more night.I should of planted these in separate containers.So I can remove them from heat one at a time.Oh Well only grafts here.
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Michigan seminar today. Great time, Great people!Great Job guys & gals!!
Saturday, April 6 View Page
I won biggest Mater In Michigan 2 years in a row.I believe last years 3.89 is the State record.Don't be stewed Marvin & Darrell and all you Michigan Mater growers.You can Katch up!lol!
Sunday, April 7 View Page
If your new to the growing community in the past 2 years.You may have not seen this video!https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=512026105520237&set=vb.496971047025743&type=2&theater
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Melons 9 out of 18 are up in 2 1/2 days.There popping up like rednecks at a Larry the cable Guy Show.I used this sprayer to keep the tops damp(not wet).I spray once or twice a day.Dont let dry out.But dont keep them soaked either. You might be redneck if you have lost your bluetooth but will always have your green tooth,lol
Sunday, April 7 View Page
packing member packs with one hand & doing c sections with the other.lol these seeds were won by members.I won the 1770 it will be going in the kin cave 2.
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Hey! I learned a new way to get shell of seedling.Take pliers & squeeze gently It bows & cracks the shell.Then it slips right off.Gently grasshopper very gently & dont completely squeeze it all the way.lol
Sunday, April 7 View Page
I was given this grafted plant from a GWG member at yesterdays seminar.I transplanted it today.I will see what Great White & advanced nutrients will do to green this puppy up.The plant looks likes its about 6 weeks old or more.I will post its progress the next few weeks.
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Well enough growing & WWGG stuff for today.23 years ago today God gave me the biggest prize I ever won!It truly is a act of God for Sherry to put up with me for 25 years now.lol I think she deserves a Steak dinner and then some.lol
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
Heres my grafting candidates So far 12 melons out of 18 germ-ed.Were going on a dont ask dont tell system here.lolThey all are part of the new Addarootame program.lol The 2-255s & 2-282s haven't come up.I'm not sure exactly where the 255s spent the past 6 years but they maybe getting dried out.I will call the donator to find out.The 282s should be really fresh,only 2 years old.I do have one 282 that came up.Im thinking about 1 week ,I break out the Scalpel and call Dr.Homegrown to surgery!Maybe I will video tape it.Dr.Bubba Homegrown coming soon.Watch for flying grafts!lol
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
Heres the tools I use to remove shells.Pliers to crack shells that are super tight.Tweezers to grab shells from each side & pull apart 2 pr required.Knife to hold 1 side of shell & grab the other side with tweezers.It looks like the seedlings are singing It's fun to Stay at the YMCA! lol I have only damaged 1 seedling it was my 228 I tried to pull shell of with fingers while talking on the phone.lol
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
Note to self Dont ever buy the pyramid shape peat pots there tippy.I will stick with cups for grafting plants that will only be 2-3 weeks in there pots.Cups are nice.
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
Ok! I decided to dump out the 255 to find out whats wrong.It was to dry.The seed sprouted apparently on schedule but didnt break the soil.I didnt have the wet enough & it was drying out.I replanted it & re moisten soil really good,place back in heat chamber for the day will remove & put under lite this evening.I hope she pulls thru.Will be in ICU all day.lolI also watered the others pretty good we will see if they pop thru in the next day or so.
Wednesday, April 10 View Page
Heres the 255 Mitchells.I re potted them.They look like they just saw a couple of 245 Bartoli's in a dark alley.lol Everybody talks about doing germinating test before you bring out the big seeds.Well I learned a very helpful lesson here.To Dry not good either.I hope they pull through.They dont have much of a root system as the roots were drying out.I will keep them in low lighting for a couple days,I gave they a shot of Great white that should put some lead in there pencil.lol I have 2 more 255s for regular growing if not.
Wednesday, April 10 View Page
I think I found my real father!lol
Saturday, April 13 View Page
This was my first melon crop in 1995 with store bought seeds.My wife just tossed this on my desk.Shes cleaning house.When she cleans she tosses out everything.I strapped myself in my desk chair with bungee cords so I wont be next.lol Steven & Dustin are 30 & 33 now.This was pre WPC as I joined the 50,0000 dollar challenge that Ray waterman put up in 1996.It has come along way.But i think we have just begun.
Saturday, April 13 View Page
I remember the small melon on the left had been accidently cut from the stump and continued to grow with finger foots from leaf nodes.These were grown on 1 plant.
Saturday, April 13 View Page
The long gourd guys wernt kidding I started these April 1 st 6 more popped up today.I turned the heat off days ago and have kept them wet.There a little late I will graft tomorrow.i guess I will graft agin in 1 week or so.
Saturday, April 13 View Page
Heres another photo my wife dug up.this is the 255 Mitchell.I visited Marvs patch in September of 2007.This is uncle Jud making sure its real.lol
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Just made a grafting video it's on the getting started page at Worldwidegiantgrowers.com
Monday, April 15 View Page
Soaked melon seeds for 45 minutes,started 28 plants,I have a few locals I'm starting plants for.They looked a little terrified when I told them to start seeds at 90 degrees,and thats cool.lol Sprinkled GW in the seed starter mix.Plugged in heat mats Sunday nite 8 pm I will try Chris Kents system start 4 plants for your favorite seed.Then plant the best 2 and cull the weaker one in a couple weeks.My only problem is they always grow about the same.I have to flip a coin on who to AXE!lol
Monday, April 15 View Page
Jackson Reed will be 11 months tomorrow.
Monday, April 15 View Page
First nice day this season hit about 60 today.I went out and covered the compost piles.There calling for rain all week.The covered piles are for this season the leaves in the back are 2014s.Ready to grow & put the website on the back burner.Membership drive is done for 2013.
Monday, April 15 View Page
The addarootame sisters looking good 24 hrs after surgery!Nice & perky standing at attention.I have high hopes for them.I didnt remove lid tonight they look to happy.I did this morning though & sprayed them pretty heavy.I felt the soil might have been a bit dry.
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
picked up a cheap soil test kit to check some composted soil I may truck in.I wanted to test and see what the readings are before I haul it 15 miles.Another nice day! They were wrong about the rain thus far.
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
grafts after 2 days looking good to me ,but i really dont have a comparison.Time will tell?I misted them tonight & gave them each a gravy spoon full of distilled water.Thats the closet thing to gravy they will ever get.lol
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Soil test results are in.looking weak I dont think the compost is broken down enough it was packed down horse manure 5 to 20 years old with fresh on top.I removed the top(fresh).I think I I get this it will go in next years compost pile.I needs to be flipped a few times.
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
The weatherman called for rain all week.lol Another gorgeous day.I ran out & dug a pit for ground cables.I posted a pic on getting started page on WWGG website for newbies.7 out of 10 melons are up in less then 3 days.Cant complain about that.
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Ok 26 out of 30 melons are up in 4 days.I think I have my germinating skills finely tuned.I will tackle these seeds tomorrow the 19th.I wanted to get a 1 week jump on last year.I will push these plants like a teenager who needs a haircut and a J. O .B !!lol.Starting 2 of each and will cull the weaker one.starting 5 of Chris Kents 1067.5s will pick the best to plants to plant.It will be hard to cull the 2009 & 1495.I have never liked the idea of culling,but who am I to argue with success.Wish me luck! i will plant more in 5 to 7 days for the Kin Cave II.I thought it would be best to get one cave going then build the 2nd one.Soil test back today! PH 6.5 I like that as some of the ferts tend to raise the PH as the season goes.Calcium 4084 I think thats enough.lol
Saturday, April 20 View Page
starting the 2009 & 1495 and 1067.5.see video on getting started page.Worldwidegiantgrowers.com Will start the 1770 Lieber.1592 Platte & 1002 Jarvis 941 Sherwood in a few days when germinators are available.
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Started the Kins yesterday and awoke to this.lol
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Grafting the the last of the melons.There so leggy I have no choice but to operate.Dr MelonHead To O R.
Sunday, April 21 View Page
Letting the melons get some sun today.its a whole 46 degrees out which is too cold for melons ,but I figure in the sun its warmer then that.I dont need leggy plants.
Sunday, April 21 View Page
I'm screening compost threw chicken wire to get sticks out.It seems pretty broke down after 1 1/2 years & flipped a 1/2 dozen times.The big sticks didnt break down so Its a pain in the behind to screen,but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.This is a 2 hr effort I figure almost 2 yards here of leaf/grass a little Alpacca poo in it.It's looks like soil so I hope its good.Done for the day I need to save my back for the week ahead.lol Summer ahead
Sunday, April 21 View Page
Making some Bountea Compost tea This will make 40 gallons will be 60s tomorrow.I will drop this in a rain barrel of rain water.Then I will drop a sump pump in the barrel.I will soak my compost pile in tea to make it all break down faster.This I am told is good substitute for flipping the pile.
Monday, April 22 View Page
First to break ground! 1495 stelts.The 1067s are cracking soil.2009s should be up by morning I hope!I used the pliers & removed the shells on both 1495s.
Monday, April 22 View Page
LOL!
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
The seeds came up in order of size.small Stelts 1495 tiny seed came up first .Then Chris Kents 1067.5 is up .The 2009 Wallace came through last,but surley not least.I'm thinking bigger seed more Resistance to break ground.Maybe I think to much.lol There all up 6 for 6.I wrapped 3 -1067s in a rag to and placed in a bag none have germed.I cant get a seed to germ in a damp rag.I dont get it??
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
This is a year I didn,t grow giants I think it was 2006.I grew tomatoes in the Melon cave that year.The melons were tasty.I started the 1592 Platte (3 plants) this am & last minute decision to grow the 1486(2 plants) Jarvis & 1002 Jarvis(1).Very hard decision to make as I want to end up with a true green squash to enter the Master Gardeners award for the GPC.I hope 1 goes green.
Wednesday, April 24 View Page
I Couldnt figure out why these 1067 kents would not germ in a wet rag???I talked to Chris Kent who is a pretty fart smeller.lol He said did you soak the seeds first.My thinking was why would I soak them if there wrapped in a damp rag.So I took his advice I soaked the same seeds for 1 hr then placed in bag over nite.You never stop learning new things.
Friday, April 26 View Page
Time to start the long gourds! 2 proven seeds & 2 unproven
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Harding off the kins I let them have the morning sun till 12:30.then I pulled the rack under the deck(shade) till 5pm now there back out in the sun.I must say the 1067 Kent is looking the best thus far.
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Sorry if you dont see your seed in my start up.I had to go with my gut instincts and make some last minute changes.I had to many plants that were unproven.My melons are real leggy this year I hope they make it.I may have to drive over and an steal Marvins plants.lol!
Saturday, April 27 View Page
These grafts maybe more hassle then I want to bother with.I got a tip from my good friend Otis to try heat in the hospital.There are several ways of doing the healing process.I think my basement was a little cool.I threw a heating pad under this second batch and there looking better then the first set.There are 2 survivors from the first set,there both 291 Kents.
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Kin Cave 2, Mission certainly not Impossible continues.lol.Call me crazy but I am ordering 5 yards of sand for each cave.will till in with compost & amendments.I think good drainage is as important as compost.Plus compost & clay equal trouble with out aeration in soil.Crazy like a fox!!The 2009 was grown in sand.
Saturday, April 27 View Page
I built a higher knee wall for the Kin Cave 2 I think this will give more head height.
Sunday, April 28 View Page
1002 Jarvis didnt germ.So I will start this seed this warm nice morning.Looks like spring is finally here.The past 2 days were 60s & 70 out..Looks like great cross.946.7 Wursching 2012. The 2 1486 Jarvis world record squash are doing good forming there first true leaf.
Sunday, April 28 View Page
Ok I finally found the compost that looks good.
Tuesday, April 30 View Page
Peter Sweets Long gourd breaking soil thats fast.
Tuesday, April 30 View Page
Its Fun to Stay at the Y M C A. Melon grafts auditioning for American Idol.Outside today shaded loving it.
Tuesday, April 30 View Page
My Kins for 2013,There happier then a BP member at a Fertilizer debating convention.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
I figured out the secret to the Wallaces World Record patch!Dont tell a soul.If you cant keep this promise.Please leave now.Dont read any farther.lol It's the Sand!! I ordered 5 yards for each cave.No I didnt fall & bump my head.This is the secret!!!LOL
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
I will spread it about 2 inches thick.
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
Then lace it with this premium compost which tested adequate to high in N-P-K. Then I call the Tiller In.
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
BTW Gorgeous Day 80 degrees out.Will plant melons tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
Melon grafts the 3 survivors thats the 282 Dawson in the back the 2 - 291 Kents in the front.I'm 3 for 13 plants.Not good numbers but goal accomplished and a lot learned.I only need 2 plants. It's Awl GOOD!
Friday, May 3 View Page
Melons are in the ground today with ground cables.With any luck I will grow me lucky 300 with the help of Mikey here,lol this Hut has the 255 Mitchell one will get culled.(tear running down my cheek).Also other end 3 grafted plants.
Friday, May 3 View Page
Here is my grated(291s) plants the 282 is hiding behind Mikey
Friday, May 3 View Page
Not taking any chances on having a wet summer.Filling holes with sand.Who knows maybe the roots will grow down the path of least resistance.You can buy this Drill bit for 3.99 its a anchor for a dog chain.Cut off eye let with saw awl or cutting wheel.This will be the spot for the 1495 Stelts.Should have planted tomorrow.
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Ground cables in for kins
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Spreading compost ahead of the plant.No compost went in soil warming cable pit,just a sandy mix with lite amendments added.I think compost near the stump causes disease issues.Just my theory and sticking to it for now.
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Plants are in a holding pattern.1067.5 Kent is looking the best thus far.The 1495 Stelts is a close second.Should have lift off first thing tomorrow.Kin cover went on tonight.What a great feeling to have another fun summer ahead.The past week has been gorgeous.It went from cold wet crap to the 70s & low 8os overnight.No Spring.Ground cables are plugged in 5 pits 3 kins & 2 melons.If this sun continues through May, this should be a great year.
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Another Great Day! on Gods green Earth!Giving the melons there breakfast.Planting Kins today.HOOOORRAAAAAAYYY!
Sunday, May 5 View Page
The Wallaces our the first pair planted.They didnt like the premiere mix it stayed to wet so I plant them first to get them out of there wet pots.Note to self use better drainage type soil to start plants.
Sunday, May 5 View Page
The Roots of the 2009 world record Wallace.I planted it in the Jackson Reed/260.5 Clementz spot.It's on the high side of kin cave so it will get a little less water then the 1495 & 1067.There genetically thicker so hopefully the extra water dont split them.
Sunday, May 5 View Page
1495s went in today!
Sunday, May 5 View Page
1067.5 kents went in today
Monday, May 6 View Page
MonDay MonDay!I'm just as Happy as a herd of scarecrows a Brain Factory!LOL! Kin Cave Up & Rocking!!!See latest video http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/Getting_started.html
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
Have moved the plants to the sreenhouse.I will mix goodies with rain water.
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
2009 Wallace I will feed Mother Earth in trench to draw roots outward.Not watering center of plant.I watered about 3/8s of a gallon per plant.Let it soak in once & filled again.Ground is pretty dry so I wasn,t worried about to much water at this point.will be 80s in here today 70s outside.
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
Jackson Reed! getting his first feel of the soil.I think he is hooked for life.
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
The 1592 Platte I think this seed has great potential.Kin cave 2 will be completed in the next week.But I wanted plants in the ground.No cables on these plants.The true green squash will share this house 1486 Jarvis & 946.7 Wursching I think I spelled it right.lol
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
The melons are tucked in for the night,with visions of B-52 dancing in there heads.lol Sad news the 282 Dawson grafted plant died today.The 291 Kents are left,I have a 260 Clementz Backup & 1 other is still going on the back up team.Surprisingly 5 out of 13 made it.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Giving the 1067.5 Kent & all the plants there breakfast.I ate all the oatmeal so there stuck with this stuff.This is a 4 liter Jug.If you would like to try some of this its.around 27$ a liter.Month of May members only Buy 3 get 1 free Mix & match.All OrganicS!!!!!!!!!!!plus B-52-Rhino Skin- & more.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Putting compost in Kin cave.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Spreading compost by hand,I hope to get cover crop planted by weekend with MikeORisey.I will water it in with Great White water soluble a couple times,untill it germinates.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Compost just outside the pit screened for sticks.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Heres a better picture of the whole deal.Will till compost in & plant Red wheat to start mycorrhizae in motion.
Friday, May 10 View Page
The weather just took a crap on Michigan.This is the 1592 Platte.Gets a gallon of hot water and a blanket low tonight in the 40s.high for Sunday is 50 with lows in the 30s.Looks loike my shot at a 2009.5 is in Jeopardy.LOL!No ground cables on this one.
Friday, May 10 View Page
This will be the layout for the next 4 or 5 nights. BUURRRR!
Saturday, May 11 View Page
My backups I had to bring them back in the house.It's going to be colder then a dozen ducks asses floating in Lake Michigan In March!This is the Melon head lite on 750 watts.
Sunday, May 12 View Page
Thats not Great White! Thats frost!
Sunday, May 12 View Page
38 degrees in the Kin Cave,& frost outside.The biggest roller coaster I ever rode was a May in Michigan.LOL
Sunday, May 12 View Page
Happy Mothers Day! I walked in the post office the other day.The clerk asked me .Have you bought your wife a Mothers day gift?I replied no I'm not married to my Mom.lol She said dont you have kids?I replied Yes I do.My baby is 18 & if she dont take care of her mother without a reminder.Shame on her.I taught her when she was 4 or 5 to break out the crayons & make Mom a card.So no matter how old you are or how broke.Mom would love a good old hand made card.Heres one Michelle made some years ago,when I was young enough to be asked the question above.lol
Sunday, May 12 View Page
Cold today about 47 for the high calling for 31 tonight.It was 55 in the kin cave at 5 0clock.It snowed/sleet today.I was down the street putting up a fence when the snow started.The 1592 Platte was the only plant abused by mother nature.They still look pretty happy.One more day of this crap.Monday calling for 58.Tuesday even better. better.The melons are doubled covered with 6 mil plastic & a pool cover.Ground cables are helping a lot to warm small melon houses.Plants are growing in this cold snap.I keep watering as cables seem to evaporate water faster then you would think.
Sunday, May 12 View Page
Time to start the maters! Heres my final picks.
Sunday, May 12 View Page
Planted 2 seeds in every pot except the 5.64 Timm.I only had 2 of them.I will cull 1 plant from each pot.If theres 2??.The 2 best plants will go in the north end of each Kin Cave.Should have maters by next weekend.
Sunday, May 12 View Page
I'm really excited about growing maters this year.The Advanced Nutrients line & feeding schedule for Cannabis should work great on maters.I am told there both weeds & are very similar in nature.Maters are a lot less work then Kins and melons of that I'm sure.
Sunday, May 12 View Page
The 1592 Platte looked cold tonight,so I lit a candle.
Monday, May 13 View Page
There saying this is the coldest we will get 34 tonight & 50s for lows the rest of the week.I hope there right for a change.
Monday, May 13 View Page
Good thing I'm working in empty apartment right now.There replacing the carpet.So drop cloth not needed.This is a 12X15,runs about 30$nothings to good for the kins?lol
Monday, May 13 View Page
Worked the spot between the kin caves today added compost,K-mag,kelp meal,cotton seed meal & humic acid This is the area where the plants will be back to back about 8 feet apart.There roots will be here easily by 1st week of June,maybe earlier.I was thinking I should add some MikORisey.Then the boardwalk goes down & drip tape will run through here to.So all roots get water.
Monday, May 13 View Page
Hers my Long Gourds 125s Peter Sweet.My 108 Eatons did not germ.Must not of soaked them long enough.Smokey Mtn Pumpkin(Chris Kent) is sending me a 99 Lovelace.It's a bute! I hope it makes it.Will build trellis soon if it does.Will cross the 99 withe 125s
Tuesday, May 14 View Page
Compost spread!Weather warming up 70 today.
Tuesday, May 14 View Page
Tilled in compost & MikeORisey Like 7 small bags(4 Strains),planted red wheat.My farmer friend gave it to me.Not really interested in the cover crop as much as the roots colonizing the mycorrhizae.Calling for rain tonight.No wheat to the left of walk plank.But I did spread the mikeorisey so the plants will pick it up by early June.Thinking this wheat will take 2 weeks to germ.I may not have to mow it.Just till it in.The first few feet anyways.The far right is already raked in.Will plant Squash tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
The 99 lovelace long gourd made it!.This is how Chris packed it.I told you he was a fart smeller.lol
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
Notice how the cup is taped to box & packed.It never knew it left the house.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!! Headed to the patch to build my trellis!! WOOT WOOT !!!!ThX CHRIS YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
I stole the neighbor kids Jungle Gym.That will teach him to play around here.lol
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
Shes tippy! so I level up some 4x4s cemented them in.I will fasten the tower to post after concrete sets up.Looks like I may have to add on to this from what I'm reading on the forums.I will only be growing 2 plants.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
Saved enough energy to plant these 221.5 Clementz .They replaced the 270 Neptunes that were looking bad.Sorry Bill.If the others dont pick up the pace I may replace them to.The grafted are looking the best thus far.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Ok cemented 4x4s set up last night,so I secured the post this morning & attached some lattice I had laying around from a deck job.I tilled in some amendments will pick up some peat moss & plant Smokey Lovelace (lol) this evening.Thats the name I picked for my long gourd.Supposed to be real hot today like 80s.Thats hot for us Yanks.So I will plant this evening.We will give Smokey a day to get over the Jet lag.plus the shock of be a Yankee now.LOL!
Thursday, May 16 View Page
I got so excited getting Smokey in one piece.I forgot to post the planting of the 1486 Jarvis yesterday.Wind protection to the west.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
also planted 946.7 wursching squash
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Jacson Reed is one today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is mobile.Everything has to be Child proofed now!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, May 16 View Page
I asked Jackson How old he is today.This boy is sharp as a marble.lol
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Jackson Reed thinks we have a shot at the title.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
My Dad had the bluest eyes looks like Jacksons a throw back to his Great grandfather.Jacksons getting a cupcake teaser today the big bash is Saturday.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Look at the Roots on this 99 Lovelace.Chris said he used Voodoo Juice from Advanced Nutrients. Amazing!Now I will hit it with Great white.This is one healthy plant.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Meet Smokey Lovelace!This is a healthy plant Wow!!!
Thursday, May 16 View Page
This is the long gourd set up for now.The plywood is to keep the deer out.I used mater cages to cover south side.I will add another section & plant the 125 Peter sweet plant in a week or two.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Got smokey planted!I still had time to drop a sump pump in the wetlands & water my cover crop red wheat.I only watered the first half I figured whats the hurry on the second half??The rain should take care of that,if not I will have pump hooked up soon.need more pressure.I watered the kins tonight with rain water & Ancient Earth,B-52 and Mother Earth! I'm hoping to see some healthy plants this season for sure!Once the wheat germs I brake out the great White water soluble.The wheat will be on fire!I filled 2 tubs with river water to let it warm for kins & melons.I think the river water has more nutrients in it.In fact it has 660ppm,through the wetland peat bog.Straight from river only about 300ppm.
Saturday, May 18 View Page
Kin Cave 2 ready for hoops,Should have cover on tomorrow.
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Smokey lovelace the long gourd is preparing for the forecast ed storms tomorrow & Tuesday.Note tendril on lattice.
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Unrolling the Screen from Luiten 75 feet long, unfolded will be 30 feet wide.
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Weather hot today 88 degrees,shadded some of the kins a little scorch on the outer edges of leafs,I also sprayed will Cal carb bottom of leafs.Kin Cave 2 cover is on.
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Kin cave 2.left front the Platte 1592.middle left 1486 Jarvis.far back left 946.7 Wursching squash 1486 X 905 Vincent.Call me optimistic ,but I'm Wursching I Squash the competition and truly make them green with envy!LOL Sorry I couldnt resist!I only put hoops every 4 feet in this one saved about 100$ will see how it plays out.I wont be putting plastic on this one in less I add more hoops.
Monday, May 20 View Page
The red wheat is in heat,the maine vine they shall meet.
Monday, May 20 View Page
I was out this morning throwing red wheat down in the Kin cave two & a few bags of Mike O Risey.Calling for storms the next 2 days in the mid to high 80s.So I wanted it to germ with the rain, been getting dry lately.My neighbor Ginny came by & gave me this shirt.I said Thanks this is perfect!Gen.2-15.
Monday, May 20 View Page
I have the best neighbor in world! Thank you Ginny,"Thats all I got to say about that"
Monday, May 20 View Page
Time to cull the 1067.5 Kent.This is my most aggressive plant thus far.The one I'm about to cull is even bigger then all the others.
Monday, May 20 View Page
This will hurt me more then it hurt the plant.Why did Mom always say that before she kicked my butt?lol
Monday, May 20 View Page
Smokey the long gourd Lovelace getting hail protection.There forecasting hail at 8 pm.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
The storms missed me by 3 miles,so no rain.The ground is really dry so I made a trench farther out & gave the bigger plants 5 gallons of water letting it soak in like 3 times.I see some scorching on these leafs due to dry soil.Plants growing faster then I anticipated in a very unusual dry hot May.It will be fine I laid bamboo sticks on ground to keep leaf out of dirt.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
1495 stelts looking good.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
2009 Wallace plants.the one on the right looks a little rough,it has from the get go.WWPRD What would Pap & Ron Do??LOL The rough one has a much larger MV popping up.Should I cull now or wait?Pap Ron ??shoot me some advice please.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
946.7 Wursching only in ground about a week
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
1486 Jarvis World Record Squash
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
1592 Platte Spent some cold nights with no soil cables.They will bounce back.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
291 grafts(front) the 255 Mitchell graft & traditional all the way in the back.Hey Marvin You might of got a back seat,but at least your on the bus.lol
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
221.5 Clementz traditional
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
Smokey lovelace is on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Note Drop screen awning for hail protection.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
None of the mater seeds I put in seed starter.germed.so I talked to the man who wrote the book.He told me to soakem in a cup of water for three days & they would pop a root.These 3.98 Checkons were popped in 2 days.Thanks Marvin.
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
In fact 9 seeds popped in 2 days 3.98 Checkon,3.63 Clementz,5.51 mega marv and the 4.3 Shymanski my favorite seed so far.Mother of my 3.89 & 3.63 Michigan Sate record & runner up.
Wednesday, May 22 View Page
Oh! and the 5.09 Maston I put the rooted seeds inthe same pots that didnt germ.
Wednesday, May 22 View Page
Finally some rain it takes a 1/4 inch in to fill 1 barrel,Its on its way to filling the second one.Woot Woot!!
Wednesday, May 22 View Page
9 more maters germed today,So i have 18 plants started.Got a much needed 3/8s of a inch rain.I put skirt on kin cave 2 this evening.Will get drip tape set up this weekend.plants are starting to run.
Thursday, May 23 View Page
This is perfect!I didnt want my green green grass to be so thick that it is hard to till.This should be really full in 2 weeks so I can turn it over as it grows.I think I will let the King take it from here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzEjb8NAAO4
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Boo Hoo! Its 40 degrees out.I thought I might brake out the party table and have pity party.I hope Sherry didnt see me sneaking this out of the garage.lol!
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Calling for 37 tonight which could mean FROST!!!The 1495s are having a party in there tent.with soil cables at 74 degrees.
Thursday, May 23 View Page
I will call this Marktel 6.We will leave on light on for ya Smokey!
Thursday, May 23 View Page
I even brought in the lemon tree.I just brought this back from Florida this winter.2 lemons already.They can stand down to 35 but I dont like to chance it.
Thursday, May 23 View Page
My Peter Sweet 125 long gourd.Hope to get this in the ground this weekend.I will have to add on to trellis first.
Thursday, May 23 View Page
This is my last back up plant for kins.The rest are gone to good homes.This is the 1067.5 Kent.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Ok hit 38.5 degrees last night.no clouds like the night before.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Thats not Jack! Thats Frostttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, May 25 View Page
The frost is on the screen,never made it inside.This is the the new kin cave 2.The Platte ,Jarvis & Wursching are inside.No covers no heat,but are fine,I just sprayed there leaves down with room temp water to make sure before the sun hits them.But! the big buTT!! there was no sign of frost on them.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Ok Is this cheating the 2009 Wallace is on the far right of Kin Cave 1.It got my favorite spot (1478.5& 260.5)It will get the Sun first,like 20 minutes a day more then the other plants.Question is will this be reversed when the sun goes down?Will the lucky Spot pay off?Will we have a dry summer or a wet one?Will the world end this year?Will the the ideas & Questions ever stop.LOL!!
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Have a Great Memorial Weekend.Thanks Dad for standing up for our Country.23 years in the Navy,2 tours in Vietnam.Seawolf,purple heart,Died at 47 from cancer.He spent years time, on nuclear aircraft carriers & was a gunner on at chopper in the areas they were using agent orange.He went to Vietnam like John Wayne,came back like Lt.Dan, mentally was never the same.Thanks Dad!!!& all you Veterans!!,you did what you had to do.If you know anything about these patches please shoot me a email.I know very little.as my uncle gave these a couple years ago.I know this was his boot camp manual.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
John Michael Clementz United States Navy April 9 1969.His memory will live on as long as I am alive.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Time to cull the 1495 Stelts.They both looked great,So we are taking it down the road about 1 mile & planting it at Eris house.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Transporting the 1495 stelts to be transplanted.I really didnt want to start 2 in the first place.But it did make a difference on the 2009 Wallace.The others are all about equal so far.Hooked pump up today.Will lay out drip tape I finish long gourd trellis & plant the 125.75 Sweet on Sunday.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
If you dont think thats frost?Then you dont know Jack!!! 2 nights in a row.Spanked again!!!!Might be good for killing insects though??
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Covered them last night,taking no chances on my best 2 thus far
Sunday, May 26 View Page
This was the frame work for the 1067 & 1495 Dont tell Sherry & the grand kids where there furniture is.lol
Sunday, May 26 View Page
The past few days have been cloudy and cooler then normal or wanted.So the plants have turned a lets say Joe Cocker a paler shade of green.lol So I cant wait for the temps to rise today & Memorial day.I will give them some ferts to green them up & another hit of Great White to the outer root zone to keep them Clean & mean.They say the tricoderma is like putting a condom on the root against disease.So they were all get there rubbers on before the next storm of pathogens are met.lol
Sunday, May 26 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX2977WKCbo I'm sorry thats a Whiter shade of Pale.Oh! what the hale!!!!!!!!
Sunday, May 26 View Page
291 KENTZZZZZZZZZZ Grafts LOL!
Sunday, May 26 View Page
221.5 Clementzzzzzzzzz! replaced the 270 Neptunes.I learned 1 thing the past 2 years planting young plants with barely a true leaf is a waste of time.In my humble honest opinion.Now theres a oxi moron. lol.These will start to fly soon.Note to self start watermelons about April 7th next year.The first set should of been a week older when transplanted.That goes for the kins also.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Now heres the new setup for long gourds.I like to recycle.Those spindles came out of old farm house well over 100 years old.from the style & height they most likely are the originals in the house.I replaced this railing this past winter for a very good customer.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Finally got the 125.75 Sweet long gourd planted.Smokey Lovelace has a head start,but I have a feeling the sweet wont peter out early.LOL!Now on to set up my drip tape.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Very productive day! Drip tape in place pump is hooked up.This should be the last time I cover the plants.The next time I hope it will be the whole Kin cave I will be covering this fall.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
1067 is still in the lead grew about 6 inches today after a long cold snap.I will put down some more drip tape tomorrow.I more in the back & 1 in the front.To make sure the soil stays rocking ahead of the plant.Also will water red wheat by hand with siphon feeder & Great White.
Monday, May 27 View Page
2009 Wallace!Getting a slow start.
Monday, May 27 View Page
1495 Stelts looking good.The weather has been coo the past 5 days.They will start flying soon with warm nights in the forecast.
Monday, May 27 View Page
1067.5 Kent looking Good! I ran the drip tape for the first time this year today for about 50 minutes.Then it started to rain.lol
Monday, May 27 View Page
Hand watered the red wheat With river water & Great White with my siphon feeder.I hope it doesnt totally fill in.It will be easier to till.
Monday, May 27 View Page
Very productive weekend.Started raining about 4 pm so the partys over.I had some compost with to much wood it in so I made a berm with it.I will plant sunflowers & feed them nitrogen twice a week & see what happens.Inside the berm I will plany my giant maters & a couple just inside the screenhouses.Everything is planted Now except maters FPs & Lopes.
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
260 Clementz grafted the last of the back ups.
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Planted a back up today at the other end of the patch.These grafted plants seem more sensitive to the humidity in the little huts.Im either getting gummy stem blight or I burn a leaf with some compost spray I made up.The Neptune is back in the race this is a 248 Neptune.The largest fruit grown from my 260.5.I also am recycling this dog crate my son borrowed and trashed.Don let the kids borrow stuff if you want it back in one piece.lol
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Heres the 248 Neptune!
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
The grandkids said Grandpa we cant play on the swing set.I replied, sure you can.Blake you grab the tape & run out there 60 paces.Chelsea you take the scissors & cut the tape when Blake hits 60 paces.The games over when you hit 20 pcs.LOL!
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Tornadic Activity just north of us a few miles.This evening around 930
Thursday, May 30 View Page
Ok Heres one of my well kept secrets!I reinoculated the outer root zone today.Even though the ground is wet from 2 days ago,we had 7 tornados just west north & east of us about 5 miles as the crow flies.So today will be hot 87 degrees so these roots will be aggressive.Time to put on the rubbers to weather the storm in the soil they will meet.Water Soulble is the easiet way to go.This is a 2 gallon jug each plant got 1 teaspoon the jug.About 3-4 feet out from stump.
Thursday, May 30 View Page
ITS ALIVE!!LOL the 2009 Wallace waking up after a roller coaster May of 88 to 38.This Great White will take the bite out!!!
Thursday, May 30 View Page
High 80s storms keep coming & going through like pumpkin growers at a seed auction.Got a 1/4 earlier today,& just got another little 5 minute down pour.The 1067 is 5 1/2 feet long The 1495 is about 4 feet.2009 is about a foot or so.Kin cave 2 they are just starting to vine out. What a difference a week & soil cables make.Ran one more drip tape today.I maybe tilling cover crop next week.
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Maters will stay in house today.Severe storms from Texas to Michigan over 1000 miles long.Been to wet to feed the plants,But I did manage to spray some Wet Betty & mother earth on the leafs of the plants in the Kin Cave II.There pale green,not looking great but trying to vine out.Will go to work today & take Monday off to work in the patch.Next week looks dry & a tad bit cooler.Been warm & wet the past week.Looks like a roller coaster year for the plants so far.Is everyone on board for the BiPolar Express!!Toot TOOT!!LOL!
Saturday, June 1 View Page
I hope not to hear these words from anybody who missed the bus.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViFV1GxbVsk Last day to Join the Worldwidegiantgrowers.com contests!
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Heres the next world record kin folks on the 1067.5 Kent.LOL! This is out about 7 feet on main vine.Will be tilling cover crop today or tomorrow.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
2009 Wallace looking good! Dang cold snap just set in high today in the 60s & all wEEEEKKKK!Lows in the 40SSSS sucks!!
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Sherry told me to clean up the yard & garden.So I went & bought some soap,but contrary to popular belief I'm no moron so i started with some boron.If your new to growing giants.They say you need loads of calcium.They also say if calcium is the load, boron is the driver.You need the proper balance,I also threw down some kelp meal.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Kin cave 2 amendments added ready to go plants are small & look nitrogen deficient.I gave them Mother earth yesterday & Anccient earth today.They should green up .I also culled the 1592 Platte & the 1486 Jarvis.Not to worried about the small plants.The 1592 still has time to produce a 1600 pder & the squash have time to hit 1000 or better.Time will tell.The plants dont have soil cables & were planted much later then kin cave 1.
Monday, June 3 View Page
1495 Stelts is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!! The cover crop is tilled the mycorr is instilled.The walk plank is elevated and the main vine is no longer levitated. lol
Monday, June 3 View Page
1067.5 Kent is in the lead! There all looking great!
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Jackson Reed is hanging out with Gramps this summer!
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Smokey Lovelace 4 feet tall with a couple flowers.
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Meet sweet peter!!
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Heres Smokey Lovelace!
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Trying to green up the plants in Kin cave 2 there a little behind.
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Maybe the drip tape will help give them more water & ferts.
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Jackson loves my rubber spider,he is all boy.He likes the lawn mower also.Most babies cry around the lawnmower Jackson was all for a ride with Pa!
Thursday, June 6 View Page
291 Kent graft cool weather = slow start
Thursday, June 6 View Page
255 Mitchell graft!!
Thursday, June 6 View Page
If it ever warms up.our nites just got back in the 50s been in the 40s and 30s for a week now!looks like Bill Edwards has got the lead folks.It taint over till its over!!!This is the 221.5 clementz.Al Davis inspired me to grow this one.
Thursday, June 6 View Page
248 Neptune This is back up if the others fall short.
Friday, June 7 View Page
Im glad to see Jacksons a happy baby!I think your either born happy or born a cry baby.lol He is for sure no cry baby.The weather is cool 67 for the high today.10 degrees below normal.But I have news for the news man.This is typical normal Michigan weather.I love it.Gods A/C great working weather.I could weed 10 patches in weather like this.Everybody is running around crying its cold out.In ten days they will all be hiding in the A/C complaing about the heat.lol I love it They will sit in there SUVs & tell me with window half down."I love the heat".I ask them them why are you using your A/C??LOL!
Friday, June 7 View Page
2009 Wallace Looking healthy!
Friday, June 7 View Page
1495 Stelts pumpkin at 8 feet.Shes a pincher!
Friday, June 7 View Page
1067.5 Kent! Time to get out the MichTenn Hot line & ask Chris if he wants to keep this one or is it a pincher??10 feet on the main vine.I'm thinking I will get a June 20th pollination on this plant or sooner.
Sunday, June 9 View Page
MR Wizard!!! Actually this is Mrs.Wizard laying eggs in patch.This is a ground temperature/river temp thing.Last year they were hear on May 21st.I checked my 2012 diary.This is how late the ground warmed this year.WOW! 18 days later.What was the name of the turtle in that cartoon??He spun in circles like a time wrap screaming Mr.Wizard.lol
Sunday, June 9 View Page
Set up the boom box today.For you younger folks this was the latest greatest Boom box in 1972 a Regent Fischer 8 track & vinyl records.We played some hits from the Turtles.lol
Sunday, June 9 View Page
Ok Im coming out of the closet on this one.Using weed barrier this year.I cant let the weeds get me again.hoping for a 220 this year.I think it will be a cool summer with a couple flirts with some 90s.So with a slow start 220 will be great!Im thinking it will be better year for kins & long gourds.
Sunday, June 9 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVh--2FwKno I would like to dedicate this song to the snapping turtles. Yes I will be starting my lopes 56.7 Lyvers & 55 Kent today & the field pumpkins.209 Werner & the 140 Barker.
Monday, June 10 View Page
Gotta a little rain last night & today!I say a little cause compared to Smokey & Iceman there rolling there pants up to there knee caps.lol!Mailed the final member packs today.will ship raffle & prizes Tuesday & Wednesday.Will pack prizes tonight.to wet to work in the patch.Back is sore!Got a bad case of O.L.D.So Time for a break.
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
1067.5 13 feet long,pinched the the pumpkin off at 10 feet there's is one a 12 feet that just developing.Brought in my Big Bud to help out.
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
2009 Wallace
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
1495 Stelts
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Bag over my head The 946.7 Wursching Squash headed the wrong way!lol
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
1592 Platte Boy did the kin cave 2 get a slow start with no cables in the soil.
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
1486 Jarvis still plenty of time I just hope July is not to HOT to pollinate the greenies.
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Actually the last 2 are backwards the bigger plant is the 1592 Platte the smaller the Jarvis.
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
Needed to get these ferts to the Kins developing pumpkins right now.We had 1 1/2 inches of rain 2 days ago.luckly no rain last night,but there forecasting storms tonight so theres a 50/50 chance they might be right at best.lol So I only watered these in for 20 minutes which is like 1/8 of an inch maybe a pinch more then that.With developing kins at 12 feet on the 1067.5 Kent & 9 & 10 feet on the 1495 Stelts.I wanted to make sure there not lacking so these ch-elated ferts should fill the bill.I used 1 liter of voodoo Juice,1 liter of Big Bud & 1 liter of bud ignitor.I also added some nitrogen.My leafs are not as green as I like.I didnt charge the system first but let it fill slowly as to not damage the chemical injector.I heard from Tim Parks at a garden tour.Not to turn on injector to the system is charged.So I figured if I charged it slowly it wouldnt hurt the injector.This way the ferts are working instantly and not diluted.With only a 20 minute window to water I wanted a full punch.injector set at 2%.
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
first male flower opened this year 1067.5 Kent
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
The lopes are up! I removed the shells by gently holding the shell & stem while pinching & cracking the shell off with tweezers.Hold firmly so the stem cant twist.
Thursday, June 13 View Page
2 inches of rain last night Ok Todd & Chris you can take your rain back south now!Im glad those ferts were chealted.Cause there a bit diluted now.They had about 15 hrs to use them,the rest are down 12 inches by now.LOL!
Thursday, June 13 View Page
The field pumpkins are up the Werner & Barker from Washington State.
Friday, June 14 View Page
I Gave the melons, long gourds& Kin cave 2 sguash & kin a foliar this am.They need to be green up a little.with 2 inches of rain in the ground I cant water.I call this the Mother Betty B-52 Combo.If you would like to try these I have a contest going on now on General discussion page.You could win one or two absolutely free.
Friday, June 14 View Page
Made up some compost tea.My kins are 8-11 feet on the 1495 Stelts And at 12 & 14 feet on the 1067.5 Kent.The 2009 Wallace has a kin at about 5 feet.Will pinch soon.Great looking plant!I wish it was a 1 week farther ahead.I may still get a June pollination though.I want to make sure there getting all they need to develop those infants.I also added some Plant Success Mycorr with Kelp & humic acid to brew.Melons got a soil drench with brew.Dont forget wet Betty The label says to apply then turn the lights off so I sprayed about dark thirty.Had a little surprise,Stink bugs living in the melons.I was shocked as the stink bugs cant get in the kin cave I have never seen one in the melon cave.Im growing outside now! This Stinks!LOL! Will get maters planted this weekend.Its looking Good!!!!!
Saturday, June 15 View Page
2009 Wallace is on FIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! It's catching up to the others.Big Leafs!!Red wheat is popping up will get one last till in & then the tilling is done in here for the year.I will plant a Mater here with the 2009 later today!I gotta till in the goodies & set up the cage.
Saturday, June 15 View Page
1067.5 Kent
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Planted maters today will have 9 plants outside.2- 5.51 megamarvs 2 -3.63 Clementz. 3- 3.98 Checkon they all looked nice on the Checkons & 5.51s.1- 4.3 Shymanski.1-5.09 Maston.I also will have the 5.51 Megamarv in Kin cave 1 .a 4.3 Shymanski will be in the Kin cave II.I watered them in with the last of the compost tea laced with Great White.Thats 11 plants total.I will be BUSY BUSY BUSY!!LOL!
Saturday, June 15 View Page
The melons are finally taking off & I have a kin at 9 feet on the 1495 it should open Monday,but there is a another one at 12 feet I will most likely wait & pollinate about the 21st Of June.The Kent has 2 kins at 12 & 13 feet.should open by the 19th or 20th
Saturday, June 15 View Page
The wallace has a kin at 7 feet and plant is trucking along a high speed.
Saturday, June 15 View Page
291 Kent & others are finally growing.No I have to be the comeback kid.The little melon that could!LOL
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Very productive day.I tilled the covercrop in kin cave II.The 1592 platte is moving good now I sill think there is time to hit 1600 pds with this one.My World Record hopes are in the Kent & Stelts.Just real happy 2 out 4 are at a pace for dreaming.The 1486 jarvis is looking much better.The 946.7 Wursching is Beefy feller.(big vines).
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Oh! & lets not forget the 2009 Wallace its only 3 feet behind the stelts which is 3 feet behind the Kent.LOL.The way I'm pushing these plants with the great ferts.Anything is possible.I'm pushing these babys like a dozen little Circus Clowns pushing the bearded fat lady into a clown car.LOL!!
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Pollinated the 1495 Stelts today 9 feet out.Then went back 1 hour later and cut it off.LOL! Plant is 2 small only a little over 100 sg feet.Will go with the next one.I felt it could only take away fro the future ones so why keep it.Tough decision.2 out of 3 Heavy hitters told me to go with the next one on the vine.These were world record holders.So I listened for a change.LOL!
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Here is the next one at 12 feet.Should open by the 22nd of June.I still have 2 on the 1067.5 Kent that will open sooner.I think the 1067.5 Kent has every bit the same chance of growing a Kin over 1800 pds as the 1495 does.Great genectics in both of these.I really shouldnt be shooting so low.I think 2100 pds is obtainable.If I dont believe,Who will??
Sunday, June 16 View Page
I couldnt find a home for the Sweet 125.75 long gourd.So I planted it by the old barn.This barn is older then Moses.There used to be and old farm house on this lot,most likely about 1865 era same as Ginnys house next door.TMI lol
Sunday, June 16 View Page
I hope it will grow up to the top overhang so I can set one & let it grow over the doorway!
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Dang Burn it! Wrong pic here it is The overhang looks perfect if it grows up there I will brake out a ladder & tack some fence up there.
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Let the cage fights begin!In this corner from sevierville Tennessee home of some world record melons.Chris Kent packing some Voodoo juice & Wet BettY!LOL In the opposite corner from Italy the Italian Stallion,packing a 245 & a grafting knife.LOL! May the best grower win!!! Thats a 291 Kent graft just inside the cage LOL!
Monday, June 17 View Page
Grounds to wet to water,plants are looking a little pale green.So I foliar feed this a.m.I used this great product.I also gave the new 11 mater plants a shot of Voodoo Juice in 1 cup of rain water.There wasn't a lot of sun yesterday.I notice the cloudy days dont produce great growth.The tunes were cranking today on a country station.You might be a Redneck if your favorite song includes the lyrics."Chew tabaca Chew Tabaca Chew tabac Spit!LOL To TMI !!!!!LOL!
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Drop shipping a 3.98 Checkon Giant Mater to the Smokey Mountains!
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Im'happier then a dozen pigs at a all you can eat Chicken only Buffet!I think this kin will open tomorrow.The plant is 17 feet long with 1st side runners terminated.so the plant is 20 X 17 with 3 terminated vines,filling in nicely.Will be cool night low 50s.So I wont pollinate till about 9 am when temps get in the mid 60s & up.I informed my Customer they wont see me till after 10 am.lol! The 2 kins are at aprox 13 & 15 feet I havent broke out a tape.I'm usually right on the money with my guesstimates.June 19th pollination has got to be a first for me that puts me about ten days ahead of last year(Yukon) and 20 days ahead of the 1478.5 last year.Enjoying the cool summer.I will take a hit on the melons for a Big Kin!!!!
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
BTW Thats the 1067.5 Kent!!!
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
BINGO!!!! Pollinated the 1067.5 Kent 13 feet out aprox.maine vine.I had 1 male open on the 2009 Wallace.The 1067.5 Kent is from the Smokey Mountains home of Dolly Parton & Chris Kent!So I will name this Kin Dolly(also my Golden retrievers name).So it went something like this at 8:30 this morning."Hi Dolly my name is Wally.Wally Wallace!lol Those sure our nice lobes your sporting there.Could I invite you out for some Mycorrhizae & a liguid ferts?LOL!Well thats when I left the kin cave.I'm no pervert!LOL
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
This is how I gauge my water with drip tape! i dont know how accurate it would be but in 45 minutes I have about 1/4 to 3/8s water in this bucket lid.Just lets me see its working.I hit the kins this morning with a 1 liter of Mother earth 3-2-5 & 1 liter of 4-1-4.I cant help but think the plants should g be greener thats was placed on about 2000 sg feet in about 200 gallons of water.I also as I type have a 1-liter on Ancient Earth(humic & folic acids)& a 1 liter of 4-1-4 Mother Earth going on the Melons there first drip tape of the season.Im water the whole area to get the soil cooking ahead of the plant.
Thursday, June 20 View Page
Pollinated the next one down the line 1067.5 Kent at aprox.14 to fifteen feet on the maine vine X 2009 Wally Wallace.This is a 5 1/4 lober?LOL!
Thursday, June 20 View Page
We will call these the Double Dolly Double D Sisters!LOL!
Thursday, June 20 View Page
I fed all my babys this morning except Jackson.Genectics are funny how they carry over.Jackson insist on feeding himself,he doesnt want any help at all.My mother told me they I was the same way.Just like Gramps , sharp as a marble.lol.What a eater dont get your hand between him and the fork.We dont call him pit bull cause he can sing.lol Getting ready for the heat,may hit 90 tomorrow.I used Cal carb by RTI on all the plants today.Sprayed the underside of leafs.I also soil drenched some Azos in the soil,last but not least.I ran B-1 Organic & some superthrive hormones through drip tape.I'm pushing these plants like a spouse beating,chair swinging,Cheating,lying caught in a family affair Jerry Springer guest!LOL
Thursday, June 20 View Page
Drip tape installed this evening for maters & sunflowers.Heat coming 90 predicted for the next few days.
Thursday, June 20 View Page
Field pumpkins & lopes will get planted soon.
Friday, June 21 View Page
I gave them all a bath in Great white this morning.Who needs a measuring spoon.lol! I feel this is like giving Kool aid to kindergartners.You pump them up full of sugar in till they have gone wild then send them home with there parents.lol
Friday, June 21 View Page
I hand water a 2 gallon jug around the base of all plants with the Great White mycorrhizae.This was for the ones who didnt get the drip tape.I also ran a jug down the main vine & some side runners on the kins.Used 1/2 a 8 oz Jar today.The heat is here! let the melons explode!!The 1495 Stelts will open tomorrow.
Friday, June 21 View Page
1067.5 Kent Day 3. Dolly has doubled her weight each day,if this continues my new world record will weigh around 19,876 lbs.WOW! Kinda like the magic of compound interest.Mind shattering isn't it?LOL!
Friday, June 21 View Page
Smokey Lovelace was trying to escape so I broke out the ladder and tied him off! I could use some advice on how to prune & care for these.Any advice from experienced growers would be greatly appreciated.
Friday, June 21 View Page
Peter sweet 125.75 growing nicely
Saturday, June 22 View Page
2009 Wallace 13 feet on MV I hope to pollinate by the 28th 0r 29th.Nice plant! Big green leafs.Buried vines today & added some cotton seed meal & kelp meal in the soil.I saw a post by Don Young that low nitrogen can cause slow secondary growth.I think that is my condition here & in Kin cave II.The 1592 is 12 feet long but only has 3 and 4 foot secondarys at the base of plant out farther secondary's are tiny.So I hit the Kin cave II last nite with some overdrive 1 liter & 1 liter of mother Earth 4-1-4.We will see if the secondarys kick in now.
Saturday, June 22 View Page
1495 Stelts X 2009 Wally Wallace 5 lober!!! 13-14 feet on MV plant is 16-18 feet long with lots of secondarys.9 secondarys on each side from 10 feet terminated to about 1 footers near kin.
Saturday, June 22 View Page
1495 Stelts! A little feller.
Saturday, June 22 View Page
last but not least, I was sweating like a Squash vine borer at how to use Pesticide trade show Convention.Last night only got down to 70.But I buried all the vines & weeded the kin Cave 1.I'm just as happy as if I had a brain.lol 3 early pollination's.Temps are getting hot .Hung the fan in the Kin cave.I hope I dont get any scorching this year.I also hope I beat the heat and my pollination's took.Last year Jackson Reed was the 2nd kin down the line as I struggled with kins aborting due to heat mid 90s.there only predicting low 90.I hope there right.
Saturday, June 22 View Page
Yep I'm just as happy as a 3 year old wrestling a 1 year old to pose for the camera!Brooklyn tried but Jacksons fast & determined just like Gramps!
Saturday, June 22 View Page
So to wrap up this Saturday morning.The kins are pollinated.The weeds are dominated.The vines are subsoilnated.lol So I'm off like the flower on a male pollinator.Time to go work in a cool basement.Heavy sigh! I know what your thinking.Your off alright!lol
Saturday, June 22 View Page
All these guys at the hydro stores are like Wow! dude you should grow weed.You would be really good at it.Ok I guess I will give it a try.So who has prize money this year for biggest Weed?
Saturday, June 22 View Page
Warning Will Robinson! Warning Will Robinson.The SquashVineBorersS are here.First 90 degree day & Bingo 5 .Had 0 yesterday.If your a new grower living in the midwest.Go to TSC & buy a bottle of Bayer tree & Shrub.19.99 Without that your chances are slim of growing a healthy kin.They are why I built my first Kin Cave.
Saturday, June 22 View Page
Weed proofed the giant maters today! Getting smarter in my old age.The weed barrier is commercial grade I am using for a second year.The straw I had in the garage its free.The city slickers put it to the curb after holloween every year and I pick it up.Free Straw!
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Let summer begin another day of 90 degrees
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Ok thats it 6:30 am to 10:30 am in the patch starting to get hot.I had a couple leafs scorch on the 1067.5 Kent yesterday is was 98 in the kin cave I.So I wet down the soil & plant.Today I wont let the soil heat up.I will also water about 1:30 to cool soil.Once the plants cover all the soil in about 2 weeks I wont have this problem.
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Planted the 209 Werner & 140 Barker in patch today treated with Bayer tree & shrub.The SVBs are here.I also planted the 56.7 Lyvers & will plant the 50.5 Scherer this evening after things cool down to 85 or so.
Sunday, June 23 View Page
1067.5 Kent playing it safe I hope she keeps.
Sunday, June 23 View Page
1495 Stelts I really have my fingers crossed on this one it was pollinated at 74 degrees & looked kinda hot right away.At least the 1067.5 had 3 days of cooler weather to get started.
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Kin Cave 2 way behind,thats the 1592 Platte up front there is a kin at about 12 feet.I hope the side vines kick in fast so I can pollinate in June.The 1486 Jarvis has a squash at about 7 feet.I hope July is cooler.
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Sprayed Eagle 20 tonight on all kins 3 gallons.I ran the other half of that 4 0z jar of Great White through my drip tape at 1:30 pm.I wasnt real happy with the way it ran through the other day.I cleaned the filter it was clogged with micro size particles you could even see.I ran it over the entire 1680 sg feet of kin cave,If theres not mycorrhizae brewing now there never will be.They say you cant use to much and I feel its the key to good plant health.The Kins have there rubbers on, let the storms begin.lol I ran some voodoo Juice & Iquna juice on my giant maters,I gave the melons 2 tablespoons(Iquana grow) in 2 gallons of rain water to all for plants.I treated the melons with Bayer tree & shrub saturday evening.91 degrees today the dropcloths helped a lot no damage today.3 more hot days then back to 81 degrees Thank God!
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Oh & last but not least I planted the 50.5 Scherer lope to cross with the 56.7 Lyvers.Ohio State record & Kentucky State record!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 24 View Page
Another hot one pollinated at 76 degrees at 7:45 am 1067.5 Kent X 2009 Wally Wallace again.3rd one on the maine vine.Going to be hot for 3 more days.to hot to go to work at outside work scheduled.last week I was in a basement.Note to self, only take basement jobs in June July & August.I will stay home & make sure the plants get cooled off when needed.Set up a fan in Kin cave 2 .I think the lack of air flow has been part of there slow growth they may be to wet(soil) so a fan will help.Will resume work on thursday high 81 predicted.I hope there right.Heat stinks!
Monday, June 24 View Page
wasn't a lot to do this am so I cleaned up my stumps.I picked up the dead male flowers & trimmed some unwanted growth on the 1495 Stelts.This is the 1067.5 Kent here.Have you trimmed your stump lately?? Keep your stump clean & dry and dont forget to wash behind your ears.lol
Monday, June 24 View Page
just had 1/2 inch of rain in 15 minutes.Tarenchal downpour for sure.glad I didnt water today but I did spray the plants & soil down at 1:30 & 3:30 & 5 pm I just did the soil to cool temps.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Some may think I'm a little overboard with the pics,but I look back at previous diaries and I see I didnt take enough photos.Same with the kids.So let me not make the same mistake twice.I always have been overboard.The shoe fits and feels pretty good.lol!So here is Smokey lovelace reaching for the sky! 13 feet tall
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Smokey Lovelace!
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Maters & sunflowers 5/8s of rain last night.total maybe 3/4s the perfect watering.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
The melons are behind as usaual,But I may still pull a rabbit out of my hat!
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
the 2009 Wallace in the front,My prospect is under the pink table at 13 to 14 feet.should open this weekend with temps in the mid 70s.Nothing could be finer then to pollinate Walletta in the month of June!lol
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
1495 Stelts! just a little feller!
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Last but not least! The Double D sisters! Looking good like I was hoping they wood.DOLLYWOOD!!!lol! The 1067.5 Kent. if we can keep this plant healthy and I know its a long season ahead.I think this will prove to be a really great seed!
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
I sprayed foliage tonight.Melons Kins,Maters.Also added some Actinovate.Found out my nitrogen was really low with a tissue test from Western Labs.I will be adjusting my pumpkins panties per the labs specifications.LOL Never did a tissue test before.I knew I was low somewhere just wasnt sure enough to start throwing the nutrients to them.
Thursday, June 27 View Page
Pollinated the 1495 Stelts 2nd one down MV,it was a little cooler this morning high 60s low 70s.I think the first one is jumping ship.You guessed it, Wally Wallace is the father.He is such a stud in the Kin Cave!~
Thursday, June 27 View Page
Ok this Neptune I believe this is the 248 Neptune.I planted it as a back up plant at the other end on melon cage.It is way behind tyhe others which is my fault.I have been to busy to walk this far & micro feed it.Well I will do a little experiment here.I gave it a tablespoon of Urea 46-0-0 & a teaspoon of Peters 10-30-20 this morning in 2 gallons of water.I watered in in the entire mound about 2 feet out & the entire circumference of plant in rain water.I then chased it with a 2 gallon jug of just rain water.lets see what happens??
Thursday, June 27 View Page
2 inches of rain came down in 30 minutes,the high winds were sideways & visibility was about 10 feet.I was standing at the contractor counter at Home Depot.I asked the store manager for a depends.He replied You dont need a depends you need for sure!lol When I came home there was very little damage to my patch.So I dont think we got it as bad here.
Thursday, June 27 View Page
I culled 2 out of 4 kins on the 1067.5 per advise from lab & Chris Kent.I'm low on nitrogen,so intill i can spike it back up I need less stress on the plant.There is a kin at about 20 feet on the M.V. about 3-4 days from pollinating.If this one aborts I will be pollinating abut July 1st.Still 8 days ahead of the 1478.5.It's awl good!
Friday, June 28 View Page
Made room for my newly built stump covers! they may need to be a pinch taller??
Saturday, June 29 View Page
What we have here once again is a failure to communicate.I'm a tree hugger as much as the next guy.But I cant have moles in the Kin cave.I told these little worm grabbers to keep out.lol The only worm allowed in the kin cave is me.LOL
Saturday, June 29 View Page
65 degrees this Saturday morning at 8:30 cloudy,got another 1/4 inch of rain last night.Sherry told me the weatherman is calling for a cool July.Thats great! just what I wanted to hear.With the over 2 inches of rain in the ground & my plants low in nitrogen due to me going light on compost,due to availability & cost.I foliage fed this morning.1 tbl.10-30-20 with 1 teasponon of Urea 46-0-0 & 1/2 pinch of magnesium(epsom salts with a final Tbl. of Wet Betty in 2 gal. of rain water.Need to maintain the nutrients, once the rain stops for a couple days I will feed through drip tape.
Saturday, June 29 View Page
I have to thank Brooklyn for donating her table to the cause.lol This kept the 2009 wallace about 14 feet out dry last night.I am pollinating with the 1495 Stelts.Just under the wire for a June pollination Temps are cool.This plant is the greenest but the smallest plant but the biggest leafs?? Stymied?? Cool temps outta take!!!
Saturday, June 29 View Page
Pollinated the 1067.5 Kent 20 feet out,I will most likely cull this in a few days,after I get Dolly on a good dry pad.
Saturday, June 29 View Page
DaysAfterPollinatin=10 Ok Chris reminded me to take a 10 day measurement on Dolly.Cir=35 ss=23 ee=25 She looks like a big EGG! I still havent touched the skin I place the tape around the kin without my skin touching the kin.I rinsed some dirt off the skin with a spray bottle with rain water.A bit extreme??Maybe?but thats me EXTREMEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!DAP 10
Sunday, June 30 View Page
Ok! Im getting a little smarter.I put Dolly on her new pad on Day 11.(39 inch cir)Last year Jackson Reed was barely liftable when I did this.I had the 1478.5 leaning to much forward & it grew into the ground, had to dig out soil for the main vine not to snap.So Does this look right?? Any opinions will be appreciated.What about that tendril??
Monday, July 1 View Page
Hers the 1495 Stelts aborting I pollinated this on the first hot day we had about a week or so ago. Heres where Im at on July 1st! My tissue test showed deficiency in everything but calcium & boron.So I had to boost my soil I will be for the next 10 days will add 10-20-30 1 lb.water soluble along with 46-0-00 1-lb..So the Advanced Nutrients are a great Supplement & steady feed.I need a big boost to get level on the daily need.I also needed come copper sulfate 1/2 teaspoon per feeding thats 300 gallons of water.some Epsom salts.1 tablespoon.I also have some manganese on the way & zinc.I will add these in the next feedings,a 1/2teaspoon per feeding.I will apply this over 4 feedings.The whole patch is getting this over about 5000 sg feet.If you ask why were you so low.Compost is hard to find without 2 much wood in it around here.So I went lite on compost.I also added sand to improve drainage & fight disease.The combination left my soil a little over diluted.I also didnt want a lot of compost within 8 feet of my stump as I believe this adds to the disease issue.I live in a extremely high disease area.Plus its been raining a lot stealing the goodies I water in from the soil.I will be using some Rhino Skin & B-52 in my feedings in between feedings.These are great supplements.I will apply bud ignitor to the melons on the next watering with the potassium silicate while me melons are developing.Dont forget the Great White,I apply this every 2-3 weeks to keep the bad guys in the soil on there knees.
Monday, July 1 View Page
This is for my records/I like to look back and see where I was on certain dates.
Monday, July 1 View Page
That was the 1067.5 Kent grew 6 inches in circum in 24 hrs.pollinated June 19th.
Monday, July 1 View Page
1495 Stelts! first one is aborting waiting to see if 2nd one took.Im sure it did it was much cooler that day.
Monday, July 1 View Page
2009 Wallace! Plant waiting to see if 1st one took.
Monday, July 1 View Page
1067.5 Kent! Real happy with the shape.I hoping it looks like a rain barrel as it grows.Leafs are greening up nicely.
Monday, July 1 View Page
Cool wet summer so far,today was cloudy all day.Funny the weatherman said this morning it would be sunny most of the day with rain tonight.It tried to rain all day and started a light rain about 6 pm.I love cool summers.70s,lows 80s by weeks end.Great growing except on the melons.My daughter just came home been gone for a week,She said Dad how big is your pumpkin?I said I dont know really.pound wise??She said is it as big as that beach ball?I had to go see.lol!
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
My 291 Kent grafted plant.I will just make it under the wire.pollinated 2 today with the 221.5 Clementz.This is 2 plants your looking at the 255 Mithchell grafted is on the left the bigger plant is the Kent.
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
291 Kent.I hear a lot of talk about how big a melon plant has to be to set fruit.My 260.5 was set on a plant like this here.about 60 feet maybe 75 feet of vine.
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
Keep in mind thats 2 plans you were looking at the 255 grafted Mitchell was at top of page.
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
291 Kent grafted X 221.5 Clementzzzzz traditional.Size doesnt matter!lol
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
291 Kent on bottom.The 221.5 is on Top!Was it good for you???
Tuesday, July 2 View Page
I also pollinated the 1495 Stelts X Wally Wallace 2009 3rd one down the main vine.
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Happy 4th Of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Ok its just hot enough to like it.It's 81 today.It can stay here the rest of the summer,that would be fine,no hotter no cooler.The ground is starting to dry out as the river recedes.Funny we get 2 inches of rain the river rises a foot.Whats up with that?So the river level is 2 feet under my patch.as I am in a flood zone(landfilled) spot.So the ground will let me water & feed Dolly son.The 1495 & 2009 baseball size look like they took.There shiny & look firm.Dolly grew 6 inches in circum.thats up from 5 now 61 inch circum .(DAP 15) her rib lines are starting to show show.Shes a looker!!!lol
Thursday, July 4 View Page
If you would like to see the progress of the kin Cave I just made a 7 minute video.Its at the bottom of pumpkin class page.http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/Giant_Pumpkin_Class_.html Also Check out my new store on shop now page!
Friday, July 5 View Page
I used 8.oz of Great white through Drip tape in 2 applications.4oz each time.I think it might be working.lol!
Saturday, July 6 View Page
Dolly!1067.5 Kent, Back ground from Van hooks crosses.The 1450 Wallace & the 1407 Wolf.First OTT check DAP 17 Cir=74-ss=46-ee=49.5 grew 6 inches in circum. & 7 inches the day before.169.5= 116 lbs. Will check the next few days and see what shes doing.Looks like my pads a little off center.I will live with that.We aint picking her up now!lol The 1495 & 2009 are growing nicely small cantaloupe size.Nice!!!Foliar fed the melons maters & long gourds with B-52 last night.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Dap 18 cir 80 ss 49 ee 53.5 = 182.5 =142 lbs 26 lb gain.We had about 4 or 5 hours of clouds yesterday.So thats great growth.Rained last evening like 1/4 inch.Calling for rain today & moRRRRRRe cloudy weather!!!!Oh Well!I just foliar fed all plants with a pinch of urea,B-52,Mother Earth,manganese,zinc,Actinovate.Now a light rain has started to wash it in.Perfect!
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Covering Dolly when spraying also to keep the rain off.I dont think its a good idea for the fruit to stay wet for long periods,just my thought not a fact necessarily.Trying to keep her baby soft skin.I will do an OTT again tomorrow & the next day to get a better average on early growth.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Jacksons doing the Mexican hat dance around Superman.lol
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Jacksons first pool.Already has a leak in it.I told my daughter to take it back to the store.Shes says you cant,it comes with 1 patch.lol Its all junk anymore!I will drop ship back to China for a new one Monday!lol
Sunday, July 7 View Page
My first long gourd plant Smokey Lovelace.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
My first pollination selfed Smokey!
Sunday, July 7 View Page
These long gourds are really cool!
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Top of the trellis, look at the male standing at attention.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Stop shaking the ladder Sherry! Yes I will mow the lawn! later!lol
Sunday, July 7 View Page
I'm really liking the shape of the 1067.5 Kent.Im glad Chris convinced me it was a great seed.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Ok This is what I will be giving the maters for the next few weeks,plus some Ancient Earth .We will see if I grow a new personal best or not. Oh I forgot to post I pollinated 4 long gourds tonight 99 Lovelace X 125.75 Sweet.This is great pollinating twice a day .These long gourds open in the evening.I feel like im 19 again.lol
Monday, July 8 View Page
Dap 19 1067.5 Kent cir 86.25 ss52 ee56.75 + OTT 195=173 lbs. gain 31 pds.This was a mostly cloudy day with 3-4 hrs of sun.A little rain in the morning like1/8 inch.watching soil closely to not dry out, may water lightly if needed.Foliar feeding most everyday. Will tape 1 more day for a 3 day average.
Monday, July 8 View Page
It was a super humid day,I was sweating like a pig just looking at the hoe!lol
Monday, July 8 View Page
221.5 Clementz! Shes a beast! X the 274 Kent!
Monday, July 8 View Page
291 Graft X 255 Mitchell graft 2nd one out on mv.I already have a small one set on this plant same vine about a small pickle.
Monday, July 8 View Page
I believe this is a 6 lober! 1592 Platte X 1495 stelts.Picked 2 males.This is the same day I pollinated Jackson Reed!So I can get this to an OTT of 1640 pds 20% heavy= 1968 lbs.Think big! grow Big!Its awl good!
Monday, July 8 View Page
1592 Platte! I think this will be the next Hot seed.Just a heads up for all you seed rats!Nice plant grew my first unofficial 1000 pounder by the 3rd week of August,with no stump.
Monday, July 8 View Page
I have really been blessed so far with the heavy rains missing my patch.I just drove home from the other end of town.I was driving through flooded lanes,I saw a Dog riding a wave on a trash can lid.lol I thought crap theres 2 inches of rain fell in 10 minutes.I came home to find only 5/8s of an inch here.Dodged another bullet!
Monday, July 8 View Page
Was just blessed with another 5/8s.lol About 3/4 of inch of the 1 1/4 total made it inside the kin caves.
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Here comes DOLLY! Dagger!lol DAP 20 200.5 lbs estimated chart weight.circumference 91 side to side 54.5 end to end 59.5.I like shes longer then wider.OTT= 205 =200.5 lbs.So I'm 200 lbs ahead of last year.Its a long ways to the finish line.The 1495 & 2009 Wallace are approaching bowling ball size.The weather almost 1 1/2 rain yesterday,with more on the way.Glad its not coming till late afternoon.I have a fan going to pull water out of ground & keep Dolly & the gang moving.Plants are looking good.Main vine is growing after a slow spell.
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Dap 20 Dolly 1067.5 Kent 200.5 pds greening up nicely!
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Oh so the 3 day average 28 lbs a day
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgiPcTYtpFk Another night of rain
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Ok Heres the bowling ball pics Dolly DAP 21 daily gain 31-32 pds estimated of course.
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
1495 Stelts
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Meet Walletta! 2009 Wallace.Now shes got a stem!!
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
The rain & humidity has come to an end.I was fortunate.Only got 1 1/2 inches.It has been so humid & about 88 degrees.I cant stand to work in it.so I wait to after dinner to work the patch,stayed out to dark thirty.buried vines & weeded the 1067.5 & the 1495 Stelts.I also put cement coard under Walletta & the 1495.Cut a couple leafs off the 1067.5 to make sure the vine can move.Dolly is trucking fast,Its amazing to watch this kinda of growth.Cooler weather is here high 80 tommorrow.WOOT WOOT! You can have those hot summers.I will take a cool one anytime.
Thursday, July 11 View Page
Just culled the 1495 stelts back up kin.Plants are looking great! I foliar fed B-52 Mother Earth Bloom.A pinch of zinc,manganese,magnesium.Water on River is highest I ever seen in July.Even though I missed a couple real heavy rains the farmers 2 miles away didnt so the river is high.So no backups in Kin cave 1.No looking back, no regrets.I need all energy to go forward for plant and fruit growth.If I loose one? The other 2 plants will get more space.to late to start over now.Shooting for a Grand Slam!No matter what happens I find good in it.I still thank my Mom for kicking me out of the house at sixteen.one of the best things that ever happen to me.Thanks MOM!A lot of these things that seem negative at the time later are blessings.Its Awl Good!This would be a good time to play AC/DC Im a problem Child!LOL!
Thursday, July 11 View Page
Ok now I have 2 pumpkins.This puts and end to the old saying 2 is better then one!LOL!I wanted to see if early growth is any sign of a kin going heavy or light?This for sure would be an air bubble.flesh only 1/2 thick all the white inner matter im assuming would go air space,but not sure.This was the second kin down the line so it wouldnt get the nutrients that the first one did.Just thinking is there any way to tell.Should I crazy glue this back together and put back on plant??lol
Thursday, July 11 View Page
Watered tonight after a long wet spell soil was dry enough to feed.I liter of voodoo Juice & 1 carbo load Per Kin Cave.
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Feeding the sun flowers they should be a little greener.Lets see if this does the trick!
Saturday, July 13 View Page
I fed 1 liter of each of these through drip tape for about 1 hour or so to the Maters & kins.I also ran a few 5 gallon pails,I filled the bucket with the filter flush valve and ran it over to the long gourds,field kins,cantaloupes.giant watermelons got some to.I little boost for the gipper!Gonna GET HOT AGAIN! so they need to be ready to reach for the sky!
Saturday, July 13 View Page
2009 Wallace plant
Saturday, July 13 View Page
2009 Wallace,Walletta about Day 15 I believe it was the 29th on June if I look back.This I'm learning is the most important time to adjust her bottom(stem & blossom)to be level with vine.I equate this to bowling with to tight of underwear on.lol You have to keep adjusting them to keep rolling a smooth game.Lesson learned I switched to boxers.lol TMI!lol So I have placed 2x4s under the main vine & secondarys plus cut two tap roots up the main vine towards stump to prevent the stem from bending & kinking or cracking.downward.The vines have to be up to stay level with stem.I never have been real good at this.You never stop learning things in this great sport.So Dont forget to adjust your pumpkins panties.lol!I also think this photo proves I have jumped in with both feet!!lol
Saturday, July 13 View Page
1495 Stelts Havent thought of a name for this one,but im sure it will come soon.This was the second one on the main vine.On my way to Lowes to get some Delta sub floor to put under my babys.Then the sand goes on.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Dolly 1067.5 Kent Dap 25 OTT 248=347 lbs 31 lb gain.Temps going up may hit 90 today.I hate the heat.Should last 3- 4 days.If I ever get Rich I will spend summers in Alaska & winter in Australia.So i can grow all year long.The Dingo got me melon!lol
Sunday, July 14 View Page
1495 Stelts Dap 17 Tiny.I decided this one is named Tiny! cir.52.75 ss 37.75 ee 37.75= OTT 128.25 Shes a tiny block not on the chart yet.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Tiny!
Sunday, July 14 View Page
2009 Wallace Walletta Dap 15 cir 53 ss 35.75 ee 37.75 OTT 126.5 This is a great looking plant.I think it will rock our socks off soon.You grow girl!
Sunday, July 14 View Page
I put the word out party at Dollys.I couldn't believe all the lady's that showed up.I figured I dont spray any pesticides in here so a little back up insurance wouldnt hurt.I bought these at the local hydro store 10$ a thousand I guess they breed like rabbits.lol
Sunday, July 14 View Page
I also treated the melons two a couple hundred
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Loving these long gourds! They are cool beans!
Sunday, July 14 View Page
I asked the girls what they wanted for lunch.Dolly said Humics & Walletta said some fried Folics.LOL! Its 88 Degrees out fired is not a problem,& HEY either is both in one bottle.Watering in the heat of the day to cool soil with drip tape I will let her run about 1 hr.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
This is on the 125.75 Peter Sweet! Curly Would be a good name for this one!
Monday, July 15 View Page
My watermelons ain't keeping up with the kins.lol I picked a good year to be out of the prize money both the GWG & the WWGG.lol Next year there going back in the Kin cave II.To many dang bugs out here.They bug me!I'll BE BACCCCKKKK!LOL
Monday, July 15 View Page
That was the 291 KenTTTTTTTTT grafted.the rest are all little pickles!
Monday, July 15 View Page
This is my back up long gourd should ready for August pollination's.This is about 125 feet from the garden.I thought I would give it a little help.I added the fence & dog crate end today.This is the Sweet 125.75.I gave it 2 cap fulls of voodoo juice today & some humic acid.90 plus degrees today.I was driving home a mile from my house the streets were flooded.I got home to only 3/8s of an inch.So I ran the drip tape for a bit.I really have to pour the water to the plants with fans & temps in the 90s.
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Calling for 92 today & the next 4 days.Time to brake out the Speed o!lol This also keeps people out of patch.I wanted to post picture,but nobody would take it.Just like asking for weed pullers everyones to bizzzzzzyyyyy!!lol
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Dolly 1067.5 Kent & Tiny 1495 in the background.Dolly is flirting with 450 pds as I type.I will do a dap 20 on tiny tomorrow
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
I may never get all my ducks in a row,But I finally have my kins in a row.2009 wallace up front 1495 Stelts middle last but not least Dolly.Plants are growing slowly after the fruit.I think the house will be full in a week or so.90 today Humidity could drown a duck!I cooled plants at 230 with overhead watering through screen.I ran some ferts this am with Rhino Skin on entire patch.Gave FPs lopes & long gourds some more voodoo juice & B-52 I did 2-3 tablespoons in 4 gallons of water & soil drenched.
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Smokeys on FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! about 1 week old
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Ok Were going to put and end to the myth .You dont want a pear shaped watermelon.I will grow this to full maturity.I never have believed the uniform shape thing about watermelons.We dont do that with the kins so why the melons?Have you ever seen a 500 pound person that was uniformly shaped? I havent.So now that I have opened my big mouth!LOL Lets see what Bell will do I predict she will be bell shaped at the end but not as drastic as she is now.She will fill out dramatically if I crank the nutrients to the plant.So what the Hell Bell< YOU GROW GIRL!!!
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Ok I'm coming out of the closet on this one.I screwed up I let Dolly drop her stem by not having vine elevated.I caught this about a week ago.I was embarrassed at my mistake.So please dont tell anyone this is our little secret.lol I think she will be fine as I check her daily now the make sure her panties are adjusted.lol I figured Dale came out so I would to LOL!
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
OH NO! Handy Keep the Vine UP!!lol DAP 20 Tiny Stelts cir=71ss=49.5 ee=47.75 = 168.75 inches about 110 lbs
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Walletta Dap 18 OTT 161.5 about 100lbs Lesson learned! Vine elevated!I coming out of the closet twice in one day. I found the blue noodles in the garbage.Yes I'm a garbage picker!lol
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Ok its a kazillion degrees out so Im watering like a chopper over a wild fire.to keep her feed & cool.So i will run about 1/3 of this 1 lb. jar through the drip tape in about 150 gallons of water over 1600 sg feet.The tricoderma was explained to me by a neutral party is like slipping on condom on every root to protect against disease.So my translation is the little kins need there rubbers on to battle the storm of pathogens in the soil.lol Dont send your babys outside in a storm without there rubbers! Great White RockS!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
BTW The pear/bell shaped melon is the 221.5 ClementzZZZZZZ open pollinated.I did pollinate it with the 255 Mitchell,But heres the big BUTT again lol I didnt bag it so its open pollinated. I wish my melons looked like this 2 weeks ago.There running like Forest now!
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
With all the rain this year the mosquito's are so bad.I saw a I thought I would try this soap out.I hope it works.(No deet)
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Dolly tiny Walletta all the melons sisters & Smokey the long gourd & Sweet Peter all shared this for breakfast DAP 29 on Dolly shes flirting with 500lbs.The 2 gallons make up about 256 gallons of feed.Its so hot I'm putting down over 1/2 inch to 3/4s of water a day plus overhead sprays every 2 hours from noon till 5 I also wet down the weed barrier and walk ways outside the screenhouse to cool the ground.Thats where all the heat is coming from, the ground.its so hot I saw a gaggle of ants frying aphids on a pop bottle cap and feeding them to a marching brigade.lol
Friday, July 19 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl0LjPCYIi4 Dolly 1067.5 Kent Day 30 & the whole patch tour!
Friday, July 19 View Page
Meet stretch! DAP 12 The end of another heat wave,Back to high 70s & low 80s Praise the lord I love cool weather!
Friday, July 19 View Page
Meet Slim Dap 12
Friday, July 19 View Page
Figured I better take everyones advice & tie them off.i used the screen left over from kin cave.I figured it can breathe.I didnt tie them real tight as I figure they will be getting bigger and I dont want to inhibit growth.I cant get over the pretty colors & awesome designs on these KOOL BEANS!OH I also measured all the way to ground its 137 inches.lol!
Friday, July 19 View Page
20$ problem solved She never parked there again.lol
Saturday, July 20 View Page
31 DAP Dolly Double DD OTT 290.5= 548.5 lbs.Shes maintaing her 34 lbs a day in the extreme heat hitting 96 degress most every day in kin cave.I foliar fed this am.I will feed her daily to maintain her insatiable appetite. Gary Burke said when he grew the 1092 World record.'Slow & steady wins the race.Daily supplements is what I shall do.Yesterday she got 1 liter of Rhino,1 liter of carboload,1 liter of Mother Earth Bloom.I liter of B-52.This was shared by Tiny & Walletta.Some only measure weekly.I will measure Dolly weekly to keep my finger on her pulse.Tiny & Walletta will get weekly tapings.In less I get bored.lol
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Cool down is here.I hope her daily gains will increase with cooler temps.Plant after fruit is starting to excell.Will bring in compost to bury to vines.I cant dig in soil its all roots.So 5 gallon pails 1 at a time with compost to increase plant size & maintain the new plant that will take the girls into Rocktober!
Saturday, July 20 View Page
A really fart smeller sent me e-mail wanting to wheres the sand sand under Dolly.This is all you need.You cant build a hose on sand.Dollys is a brick house.I also want to keep her low to the ground.
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Build a house on sand LOL
Saturday, July 20 View Page
These long gourds blow my mind! This is stretch went fro 53 to 58 in 12 hrs.Wow!
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Correction! I will measure Dolly daily to keep my finger on her pulse.The others will get weekly tapings although there starting to visually take off them selves.I think I had to much coffee this am lol
Sunday, July 21 View Page
I was debating on weather to weed the kin cave 2? i guess I will I pollinated this on the 946.7 Wursching this am.We just had a cool night.So I hope it takes.I think the ferts & heat was too much for plants.I really need a squash to win the master gardeners award.I also may need a bigger fan in here.as this screen is a little tighter on top then the Kin cave 1.I will spend a couple hours in here as the kin cave one is top notch and needs no attention.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Thats the 946.7 X 1486 Jarvis
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Heres Tiny! DAP 24 OTT 211.75 = 219 lbs.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Walletta Dap 22 OTT= 190.5= 164 lbs. Dolly is special on day 22 she was 262 lbs.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Heres Dollys stem.I think she will be fine.As shes growing out and forward I have lots of slack.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Maine vine had a big bend in it .shes is pushing forward with no apparent stress on the stem.I am posting these for chris to see as he maybe concerned with my possible screw up.He is like the father of the Octomoms babies.pacing the floor biting his nails.Thinking Dang that child support is going to kill me,lol Only its that stems going to SNAP!LOL!
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Dolly only 15 inches from plank.I hope this becomes a problem.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
1592 platte kin cave 2 Thats 2 aborts now.I think it was too hot in here as plant is large but a little dwarfed from heat.At this point I will get a bigger fan before the next hot spell.I may just grow some 500lbers on this plant to sell to the locals for 300$ to 500$ a pc.I always get people wanting to buy the big ones.When I tell them there worth a buck a pound ,they turn a little green.lol I then suggest a little feller for a more affordable rate. A buck a pound.lol
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Put up a new sign,Everyone thinks there Special.I have found out a few times of friends & family wandering around the patch looking for me.Stepping off the walkways and such,So Mom if I catch you again you will be celebrating your Birthday solo.The rest of you I wont even go there.lol
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Kin cave 1 is full.Have a load of top soil coming tomorrow to bury the final growth down.I decided compost was a bad Idea so i have some sandy Top soil to bury vines with coming.I will also use on melons & fps to bury.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Sorry LOL
Sunday, July 21 View Page
OMG! The 291 kent grafted is on fire.Started slow but not anymore.I gave the melon sisters a liter of voodoo juice this am & another liter to the girls in the kin cave along with 2 gallons of Sensi grow .The long gourds got about 50 gallons of the sensigrow also.as did the melon sisters about 100 gallons of sensi grow.
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Some say I will go to any length to protect my patch.I dont know about that.But Smokey Lovelace is secure.Strecth & Slim are caged.I figure if the 8 deer show up, when they jump the fence there Antlers/heads will get hung up in the robe climb ceiling & I will have vension on the grill.Fair trade for a long gourd.lol
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Look at this Corn ten feet tall on July 21st.(This is not a typical Summer)This is one hour up the river from my house a town called Chessaning.I met a like 4th or 5th cousin last year.So I went to a family reunion to meet some family I never knew I had.Yep I'm related to the Children of the orn!lol Not really but my Great grama was a White and she married a Ford.Heres the eerie part I drive a White Ford cargo van lol!Food was great!Great day!
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Oh No!!Handy! Dollys doing 32 lbs a day even with stressed leafs after the kin.Good thing you buried and terminated all growth except the main vine.The rain is starting this will ignite the roots at the leaf nodes.Sprayed Eagle 20 last nite on Dolly & Tinys plant.Ran out of fluid at dark thirty will resume spraying when the rain quits & drys out.I saw a couple qtr size spots of PM.I'm hitting it a month earlier then last year.I hope Mr.Sluggo dont show!!!LOL
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
First Big mater 5.5 Mega Marv
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
This is the plant! 5.5 Mega Marv.I have pinched off all newly formed blossoms & potential fruit.The plants small lets see what happens.I have 10 more plants to try a variety of techniques on.
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Dolly the Barrel!
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Dolly the barrel
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
1067.5 Kent Dolly 3/4 of an inch of rain today just after I came home & watered on my lunch hour.The weatherman said no rain till 5 pm.Got news for him it rained at 1:30 lol! I watered about 3/8s of an inch.Dolly is growing in the same spot that Yukon did last year.Yukon was getting all the water as this end of the kin cave was about 10 -12 inches lower I did some excavating now there may be a 5-6 difference.Hind sight being 20 20 I realize the 1478.5 was not getting enough water.I dont believe its all genetics,water,boron ,calcium all can play a part in a lite or heavy kin.Well every root got water today & this is what you get.Dollys first crack!Very doubtful it will go all the way through as it is most likely 6-8 thick inches here or more.Dolly is flirting with the 650 mark right now with genetics of 14% to 20% heavy.Its kinda like Jackson loosing his first tooth.I know he will be ok but it still bothers you.
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Ok time to name the Melon Sisters!Meet Molly the 291 Kent Graft Ott 117 abot 50 lbs.21 days old
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Meet Holly The 255 Mitchell Graft shes a beauty perfect shape if your looking for a uniform melon.She grew up on the walking plant on a finger vine about 6 to 7 feet from stump.just like the 260.5 I grew.I cut the vine off after the fruit do to now where for it to grow against the kin cave,So I will try the dump the juice into the fruit method.No plant after the fruit.
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Meet Lawanna!She la wanna look like her sisters but she dont.Time will tell if she will, be a full figured gal like her siters.lol This is the 221.5 Clementz traditional.Drum roll SO please welcome the 2013 Melon sisters!!! P.S.The 274 Kent has not set fruit yet.Dang burn it!
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Dolly starting to cantaloupe & turn pinkish color.She is 540 lbs ahead of Jackson Reed last year on this day.So 1478.5 + 540 = 2018.5 lbs.Best I can figure if she makes it to the finish line.ROFL!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
Strecth on the 99 lovelace plant is 6 foot 4 and made of muscle on DAP 17 I just smiled & gave him Vegamite sandwich!
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
Cool snap in the low 50s.This will slow growth,but I think this is a blessing for Dolly as the heat was stressing the plant after the kin.She looks better already.grew 28.5 lbs with little sun & over 1 1/4 inch of water yesterday.She is 4 feet long & 4 feet wide growing off her pad.Off to the lumber yard to get more cement board.Tiny Stelts doing 25 lbs a day average at OTT 234=294 lbs.Walletta seems to want to grow plant & only averaging 16 lbs a day.Still need to bury a few vines on her.The main vine is growing really fast.I may terminate soon if growth doesnt pick up on fruit.
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
Oh Dolly was 666.5 this am RUN FOREST RUN!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
2009 wallace front 212 pds
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
2009 wallace the rear,maybe I should of named it The funky monkey!!lol
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
1495 Stelts about 300 lbs front view
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
1495 the rear!
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
I post so many pics because as I look back on recent years.I didnt post enough to compare week to week improvements.So I aint bragging,Im documenting & logging information.I hope you like the Diary.If not.Its Awl good!
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
This long gourd almost didnt get planted.Growing in my back lawn.no soil test no amendments,Just Advanced Nutrients Great White.And rain water.125.75 Peter sweet I figure this should be in time for August pollination.
Thursday, July 25 View Page
49 degrees in the Kin cave this am OUCH!! Sprayed eagle 20 last night on 2009 wallace & the long gourds,FPs & a lite spraying on melons.Sprayed foliar this am.Carboload,B-52,Wet betty Actinovate.& Mother Earth 4-1-4 and Voodoo Juice to encourage rooting on the last buried leafs.
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Sprayed Bountea Compost tea with Great White & Mother Earth Wet Betty mixed in hit all plants even the sun flowers Maters got a soil drench & spray as did the melons.Strecth the Long gourd grew 6 inches in 32 hrs.He is now 6 foot 10.I left a the tape measure cable tied to the robe climb & held to the ground with a brick,So all I have to do is look each day.Ma ma always said I was the sharpest marble in the pile.lol
Friday, July 26 View Page
Even Evil doesnt like cold nights!58 in Kin cave this 7 am.
Friday, July 26 View Page
I figured a pink blanket would fit Dolly just perfect.This southern gal dont like cold Yankee nights.lol Dap 37 has slowed her to 25lbs a day.Plus I just buried the final vines & sprayed the soil with voodoo juice & great white combo on the soil at the top on the leaf node.OTT 317.75 =712 pds.Hoping yo hit 900lbs by the first of August.If she peters out.Tiny Stelts(1495) or Walletta(2009WR) will half to take the reins.Its Awl Good! Having a BlasT Like Christmas in July! Stretch was 1/2 inch from hitting 7 feet this am.
Friday, July 26 View Page
Smokey Lovelace Plant Strecth is 7 feet 1 1/2 inches on DAP 19.doing 3.5 TO 4 inchs a day after a cold snap.Bummer another cold snap is coming.
Friday, July 26 View Page
I thought I better get the drip tape down.I had been hand watering these plants.This will be my first serious attempt a field pumpkins I always have let them go wild.This year I hope to get one over 125 lbs.Plus Stretch needs all the water he can get to hit 10 feet or better.209 Werner up front 140 Barker in back .lopes on the right.No more drip tape.The weed barrier is nice.This is commercial grade.Doesnt get hot.I cut slits & bury the node
Friday, July 26 View Page
Thats no more drip tape to lay.Stick me with a fork!@
Saturday, July 27 View Page
Ok I dont get it! look at this plant! Gorgeous 2009 Wallace
Saturday, July 27 View Page
Biggest Plant in the Kin cave! 2009 Wallace
Saturday, July 27 View Page
So Im taping this am.Hadnt taped in 3 days kin was only growing 16 lbs a day.I thought Walletta look a little pale on the buttocks!lol Sher certainly had the Funky Monkey rear end going.lol Is this too much nitrogen?? Matt the mad scientist please respond if you know whats wrong Please! I will let it set for a few days & see what happens.Im sure its not all the way through.I heard a spring like snapping noise ans said Holy bat poop!This is crazy!!!!This plant did get the hogs share of compost as this was where the piles were dumped.
Saturday, July 27 View Page
Heres a close up of Wallettas crack!lol I was going to hit all the plants with some ferts this am.But heres the big butt again.Dolly is greening up nicely & grew 28.5 lbs yesterday.I think I will back off on the groceries for a couple days.Tiny Stelts is a nice green deep & dark.I think the compost is putting out nitrogen know The break down is complete.Time to start looking for a kin on the 2009s MV lol!I will just water if it doesnt rain Cloudy & cool the next few days.The forecast saying we may hit 80 tops by Wednesday.
Saturday, July 27 View Page
Dollys a big eater! Feed these 5 - 4 liter jugs in about 500 gallons of water & fed to the entire patch this am.Then late this afternoon we got 5/8s inch of rain.Perfect.Funny I drove to a graduation party down by Utica they got nailed with flash floods like 3 inches of rain in 15 minutes.I keep dodging the bullet on the huge rain falls.I think a lot of this is the luck of good weather.I also fed the Kins & melons a liter of voodoo juice 3 tablespoons of Great white.Rhino Skin 1 liter.Carbo load 2 liters.Dollys got to have her sugar,To keep her a sweet southern gal!lol Strecth the long gourd is 7 foot four at 7 pm.Day 20
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Oh OH!! Shes getting bigger! Crack Kills!lol
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Keeping my finger on Dollys pulse.circumference =149.25 side to side =87.25 end to end measurement=89.25 Total =326.25 =767.5 lbs 27 lb gain. keep in mind yesterday was cloudy & cool most of the day.We had maybe 5-6 hrs of sun with 5/8s rain & temps bottomed out at 55 last night.So Im liking these #s.I think Dolly will return to the 30s when Summer returns.Plus with the potential heavy genectics here 27 lbs may very well be over 30 lbs a day now.I hoping to end my Air bubble reputation on this one.lol! To awl my friends in Ohio Valley! Have fun today on your Garden tour.It was a blast last year.Wish I could be there.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
DAP 39 on the Dollster 1067.5 Kent!X 2009 Wallace!
Sunday, July 28 View Page
For my records High to day 68 degrees predicted .If anyone sees Summer today please give her my address.I love the cool temps but Dolly doesnt.I may have to break out the electric blankets & plug the ground cables back in.My Hopes for Dolly is She sets a New state Record! Michigans is 1725 set by Ken Sweet.That would be SweetTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!To hold that record!
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Stretch is 7 foot six grew 2 inches on a 55 degree night with wet ground from rain & watering.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Walletta! I had a request to post a picture of the 2009 wallace day 2 Horrific fruit splitting tragedy!
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Front view of Walletta
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Wallettas sister said Shes ready to take over if needed on the main vine..Twisted sisters!!!!!!!!!!lol
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Its so cold out 58 degrees at 10 am.1495 Tiny Stelts about 400 lbs needed a flannel sheet & some six mill.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Ok after getting and E-Mail from the mad Scientist.Thanks Matt for responding.I decided to send Walletta to the great patch in the sky.He thought she would certainly split all the way through.So my good friend Chris Kent said cut her off & let the juice got the next one on the MV. I agreed so here it is Dr.MelonHead doing surgery again.lol I will cross the 2009 Wallace with the 1067.5 Kent.That will be a great cross I hope I can find a male flower.Well I have 5-7 days to let one form if not.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
So I had a brain storm I up rooted the last 10 -12 feet of the 2009 Wallace and brought her around to use the same pad Walletta was on.Know I have a week to think of a name for the new one.I think if all goes well I might get a 1000 pounder on this set.LOL Im a dreamer!
Monday, July 29 View Page
Dolly Dap 40 793 lbs .The picture here somes up yesterdays weather.Cold high was like 68 we had a bout 2 hours of weak sun.I was building the doors for the Rock Shack.it rained about once an hr for 1 minute to 5 minutes.Just enough to make me run around & cover my power tools.lol The low was 58 thats good compared to last weeks 49.OUCH!.Dolly still did 25.5 lbs.So Im very optimistic about Dolly returning to the 30s if summer ever returns.The weirdest winter I ever spent was a July in Michigan.Handy Twain>LOL!
Monday, July 29 View Page
Dandytown ask to see some plans on a kids play house on stilts.I built this in 1996 my first year growing giants.This is the Drama Queen shes 18 now! This was 8 X 10 built on a willow tree stump thats was over 18 feet in circumference.This was my version of a tree fort.lol Bummer it caught fire one dry August hadnt rained in a month.caught fire at 2 am weird to say the least.It had a staircase with railings at the opposite end.If you need more details let me know.Dandytown.
Monday, July 29 View Page
I guess I have always been high energy I built this clubhouse & kept this garden at the same time.My recliners look untouched.I think they are.lol
Monday, July 29 View Page
This was after the fire.I remember it well I had a kin on August 2nd taping 500 lbs.That was big in the late 90s.I planted it close to the swamp thinking it would have all the water it wanted in a drought.A drought it was.lol
Monday, July 29 View Page
Strecth is 7 foot 8 and 1/2 inches this am
Monday, July 29 View Page
Making my own compost was one of my better decisions this season.I feel Im putting 100% in the the hobby now!lol.I thought I would post this for some of the new people.Gotta Keep it fun!Another cool cloudy day! high about 70.low will hit high 40s I bet,I sprayed Agrifos on all kins in Kin cave 1 & the melon sisters,long gourds,Field pumpkins.Stretch is 1/2 inch from being 8 feet.I also finished the doors on the rock shack!!
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Holy Ketchup Batman! The 4.3 Shymanski Strikes again!
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Ditto Robin! The 3.63 Clementz daughter of the 4.3 Shymanski.Them Shymanski's like my soil.lol
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Ditto Robin! The 3.63 Clementz daughter of the 4.3 Shymanski.Them Shymanski's like my soil.lol
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
This is on the same plant as the last 3.63 Clementz.It looks like 2 but there sharing the same stem.
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Save the bestus for lastus!! 5.5 Mega Marv! They really like the iquana juice,Big BUD!,Bud Ignitor.,Voodoo juice & Great White!! I think I will call this one BIG BUD!!!lol
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
I wanted to documant plant size. coming out of a cold snap so there looking like that Joe Cocker lighter shade of pale green!lol I will hit them tonight with a little booster pail of goodies.
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Document for all you English police.lol
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
After seeing those nice maters I figured I better keep feeding them.I put 1 tablespoon of each of these in a 2 gallon watering jug & gave each plant a gallon of water.Then I came back & washed it in with a gallon of plain rain water.I didnt want to waste it on the straw.
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
I sprayed maters with Daconil tonight,first time I used a fungicide on my maters in years.I thought Id better.I have never put this much effort in to maters before.So I'm hoping for a 5-6 lber.
Wednesday, July 31 View Page
Dap 24 for 99 Lovelace Stretch is now 99 inches just like mom! (tear running down cheek) or is that the 1 inch of rain we got today running down my face?LOL!.Cloudy all day Ouch again!!!!!
Thursday, August 1 View Page
DAP 43 The Doll! The Dollster! The Dollsteretta! The DollyLama!!!LOL Im not excited but these Kins! NO NO !BUTT they keep me 12 years old!Ok She has slowed I think mostly due to Who stole Summer?Please bring her back!The last 4 days were almost total clouds except 1 day.Plus really cool temps lows 49 & high 1 day 68.So thats Dollys excuse and shes sticking to it.I cant seem to grow one with out a dill ring somewhere.Oh well Its Awl Good!! cir 156 ss89.75 ee93.OTT 338.5 = 853 lbs.YOU GROW GIRL!!!!!!!!!!Summer is returning today!WOOT WOOT!!!!!!
Thursday, August 1 View Page
Dap 34 Tiny! The Tinster! Tinyetta! Shes keeping a good pace considering the temps & awl. OTT 276 = 476 lbs Jackson Reed(1161) was at its peak one year ago today hitting 42 lbs a day at 389 lbs est.So Tiny is ahead of Jackson by 85 lbs date to date. Stay tune this evening I will post the 2 week video coming to a website near you! Worldwidegiantgrowers.com has the exclusive.lol starring the melons sisters & Strecth Lovelace. Punk ON!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 1 View Page
Sorry I had a problem loading video I will post on friday.
Friday, August 2 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXAnXszuveo&feature=youtu.be
Saturday, August 3 View Page
I dont think were In Kansas anymore WizzzzzYY! I think were in the land of the GIANTS!! Well here it is pants around my ankles daily report.Dolly taping 902 pds.Tinster 524pds.They both grew 22 pds.Yep we had another mostly cloudy day,so they dropped 5 lbs.Kinda funny there both at the same pace.Sent 2 leaf stalks.(1495)to John at Western Labs!What a nice guy.I will find out where were at on the nutrients for the final Grown Down,or should that be the final grow up??lol!Either way tissue test is the only way to grow.Without one your swinging at baseballs with a blindfold on.
Saturday, August 3 View Page
1067.5 Kent Dolly,Covered for the night 2 sheets & a quilt.calling for 55 in the city,that means 50 out here in the sticks.Dolly 902 lbs gain only 22 pds.I have never seen so many cloudy days in July & August since I dont know when.If we ever get a full day of sun I might get 30 pds growth in a day.Oh Well I wanted a cool summer.Its great working weather.Tiny stelts grew the same 22lbs as Dolly now 524 pds and shes a looker! Real orange & round.
Saturday, August 3 View Page
LOL! I submitted the growth rates twice I didnt think the balloon pic was posted.I was having issues with computer and had to reset my wiFI modem.Sorry for the duplicate info.lol
Sunday, August 4 View Page
Jacksons throwing a stick,then he picks it up & throws it again.His hand eye coordination is amazing.Wow! there precious
Sunday, August 4 View Page
I weeded under the canopy this weekend something I dont like to do.I take my shirt off as the material seems to grab the stalks.I use small OSB boards cut about 8 inches wide & about 18-20 inchs long & step on those & kinda leap frog my way through.I feel like a contortionist sometmes as I lower myself under the canopy & do my G.I.Joe crawl.lol I most likely wont do this again in less the weeds start to get higher then the canopy.I never weed after labor day its pointless.
Sunday, August 4 View Page
500th post were halfway there lol! I forgot to mention When Im in the G.I. Joe postion I use the Kung fu grip on the weeds.lol I also fed the Kins today 1 liter of voodoo Juice I big splash of plant success with seaweed/humic acid. 2 liters of carbo load,1 liter of Rhino Skin and last but not least 1 liter of B-52.Oh and a splash of Ancient Earth.YOU GROW GIRLS!!
Monday, August 5 View Page
These cold nights and cloudy days continue to keep the gains from climbing.The 1495 though is steady 24- 26 lbs a day.Figures I didnt grow Jackson.big round orange & lite.So I get a 1495 big round & will it be lite??Odds have it it will be.lol!Dolly has slowed I was hoping for a new State record.May not happen.We still havent had a full sunny day.
Monday, August 5 View Page
I put up a new rain gauge.Now I will know exactly how much is coming through the screen.
Monday, August 5 View Page
Made some new cards on the computer tonight.If you have friends that grow/garden let me know I will send you some to pass around.Dont forget each month 1 lucky purchaser wins 100$ worth of Advanced Nutrients.July winner was Eri Welton of Michigan.
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Molly 291 Kent grafted!
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Mollys Stump. Much larger then the traditional plants
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Holly the 255 Mitchell grafted.
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Hollys Stump. grafted 255 Mitchell
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Lawanna 221.5 Clementzzzzz Traditional carolina cross.Note the pear shape starting to push out.She lawanna look like her sisters,maybe she will some day.lol
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Lawannas Stump.221.5 ClementZZZZZZZZZZ
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Meet Katherine! 274 Kent traditinal
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Katherine s Stump.All these names of the melon sisters are special people in my life .Some I just met and some Ive known 20 years.I will reveal more on the next video!!August 16th.
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
99 Lovelace Strecth!!Still growing
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Started this new long gourd on the Peter sweet plant.Curly is about 8 feet on the other side of trellis.They grow really fast at this size.
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Im culling this mater on the 3.98 Checkon
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Heres the Keeper.3.98 Checkon
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
The keepers in the first photo also lower right corner
Tuesday, August 6 View Page
Wow! Do the numbers change.lol
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Stretch! Is 9 feet 2 inches,grew 1 inch last night.The past 2 nights have came back up to the 60s,even though were still having mostly cloudy days,the growth rates have improved.I will a start taping twice a week on kins.Its getting hard to get a good circumference when there so big.I dont need a second person in there stomping on vines & such.Dolly flirting with 1000 lbs.Tiny 600 lbs.Will add the sulphur & some triple phosphate on the next watering along with Johns other recommendations.
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Bizarre Sky this am,with sounds of thunder in the sky.!!!! I was looking at this thinking what if God hollered threw the clouds?You Grow GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Pollinated the 2009 Wallace X the 1495 Stelts,It was raining just minutes before I had fruit under a chair so it was dry.The males were a little wet.So I also followed it with a 1592 male.I wanted to make sure I get a set but with nitrogen in 16,000 range it might not set. lol
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Whoever returned Summer Thank you Thankyou Very MUCH!I hope Dolly returns to Summer gains.Time will tell
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
The Tinster Thanks you also!
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Strecth still doing a little better then 1 inch a day!You grow guy!
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Strecth 110 inches
Thursday, August 8 View Page
Jackson and Pa hanging in the patch.He is all Boy he tried kicking the pumpkin a few times.I havent taped her in a couple days.I bet the Dollster is flirting with a 1000 pds.Very sunny nice day like 80 out.I better get out the goggles She might blow!!!!!!!!!!lol
Friday, August 9 View Page
This is my ferts for this evening for the Long gourds field pumpkins giant cantaloupes and my Veggies for eating.Thanks Advanced Nutrients for helping me grow my first early August 1000 lber.Couldnt have done it without them!
Friday, August 9 View Page
The Sunflowers still have a foot or two to grow,but loving the Advanced Nutrients line.
Saturday, August 10 View Page
This is what I fed the melons & long gourds tonight.Molly taped 107 pds,so I figure if Im going to catch Chris Kent SmokyMtnPumpkin.I better brake out the OVERDRIVE!lol I bet hes over 107 pds ahead of me by now.I put 2-3 tablespoons of each in a 5 gallon pail of rain water.I wanted to get rid of rain water as its starting to turn green.I dumped the buckets a few feet away from stumps. 10 gallons per plant.calling for rain on Monday.Its nice having summer back 4 days in a row Sunny at least still only 75 high mid 50s lows.The coldest Summer I ever spent was here in Michigan!lol
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Ok! Heres the poop! Scoop!Due to high nitrogen I watered 3 days in a row real heavy like 1/2 to 5/8s water.Dolly & Tiny both dropped to a pinch under 20 lbs a day due to drowning the roots which removes oxygen from the soil & slows growth.This should help leach the nitro off.I taped there circumferences this am.Dolly is 169.5 & tiny 141.25.I left tapes taped to kins,This way I will be sure I'm taping in the same spot.As the water leaves the soil I will watch for growth gains?or not?If nothing else I will learn how much water my soil needs.I also dug 2 holes under the 2009 Wallace abot 2 inches circum and 6 to 8 inches deep.I will do a soil test today.The ground is Wet wetter then ideal for sure.I contiue to give Rhino,Carboload,Voodoo juice the high sugars could help burn the nitro off.Time will tell.Hoping to keep them going 20 lbs a day for a few more weeks.The 1495 looks like the perfect pumpkin.Should hit 700 today.Dolly about 1050lbs to the chart.Thats just a ballpark figure.Ballparks are really big!!lol
Sunday, August 11 View Page
i gave ferts yesterday none today of course.
Sunday, August 11 View Page
125.75 Peter Sweet is on Fire!!
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Sorry to much coffee.I shouldnt drink Coffee.Like gas on a fire!!LOL
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Dang Burn Wood Chuck! ate the tip off the 2009 Werner.She aint getting my 140 Barker.This is my first nice FP.I figure with a hot September they will grow nicely.I found this bird cage in the garbage.I love garbage picking if the drama queen is with me.I pull over start sifting through the cans,while she crawls under the seat.Sometimes I yell to her.Wow! There throwing away these fine underwear!LOL!!She dont like traveling with me much anymore.I cant figure out why??
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Ive heard that some southern species are migrating north due to global warming.Does anyone have Al Gores # I think this is an emergency!
Sunday, August 11 View Page
STRECTHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! is 9 feet 5 and 1/2 inch or 113.5 inches at 1 month old.I'm hoping he hits 10 feet.Did 3.5 inches in 4 days.
Monday, August 12 View Page
Another Cloudy Day with all day rain off/on type.Yesterday was Sunny about 3-4 hrs very interrupted with clouds.Nights 50s Highs 70s.The coolest summer since 2009.
Monday, August 12 View Page
The Long gourds are Spectacular pics dont do them justice.A giant M
Monday, August 12 View Page
Tired of these cold nights.I walled off the 2009 Wallace inside.Will heat the 1495 & 1067.5 Kent.Lows in the low 50s predicted all week highs 74.I will roll plastic back over the 2009 wallace at the north end on Kin cave during the day.& let the heat roll out over the other two.Then cover back up the cave about 6 pm & let it heat up to 90 before night rolls around.If Dolly could talk Im sure she would say.The coldest winter she ever spent wasnt in the freezer it was in the Kin cave.lol
Monday, August 12 View Page
Sunflowers on fire!
Monday, August 12 View Page
WOWSERS! This 291 Kent graft is my biggest melon.The roundest fattest melon i have ever grew thus far
Monday, August 12 View Page
BTW That was MOLLY by GOLLY!!
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
I know shes growing fresh cracks!Dolly of course
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
Heres the wall to keep the heat in Sorry 2009 your outside now kinda lol
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
Wow! My timing on the heaters was great! I walked out the front door this am to a cool 53 degree breeze.Felt like October.I walked in the Kin Cave 62 degrees by the door(no breeze of course) down low 15 feet from heaters.It was also 62 at the other end by Tiny.Dolly put on 2 inches it circum.Rain/heat combo.The plastic will go on every night till we return to 60 degree nights.High today now there saying 68 OMG! tonight 49,that means 46 here in the sticks.I may put a gas heater in there tonight propane/kerosene ?? I will do some research and figure which ones best.Any feedback Please let me know.Mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
So cold & cloudy this am I will leave the plastic on till noon or the sun comes out.Im working 1 mile from my house.So I can come home anytime.The next 2 days really cool with nights in the 40s.Gradual warm up there saying by Monday mid 80s again.I hope there right for a change.Today was supposed to be 74 they changed over night to 68.So I dont trust the weather people much.Might be better to call Dionne Warwicks physic hot line instead.I called her once.I said your Physic you tell me my credit card #.She couldnt so I hung up.lol!
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
OUCH!!!!!!!!!That was herd all the way to Gfellers house I bet.It was so cold this A.M Strech & Slim Shrunk 6 inches.Im sure you guys understand.lol
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
The good news Dolly Double DD didnt feel a thing.So I heater propane with one infa red heat circulatory with fan on low to circulate air will keep it about 13 degrees warmer then outside.I will need a second propane heater in September.I will use this again the rest of the week to fine tune it for the final push.Depending on the weather I may need a big pig delivered,lol
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Knee level 55 degrees up high on the other about 57 degrees.It was suggested to use a fan to ciculate air.But is the fan pushing the heat out at a faster rate??Maybe better without fan??
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Using Blu Rhino propane with Rhino potassium silicate from Advanced Nutrients.Dollys not a just a double DD.Shes a double RR.LOL!!!!
Thursday, August 15 View Page
Wow! The weatherman called for 52 last night I assumed we would hit 47 as we usually run lower.But 44!!When I first came out at 6:15 it read 39 degrees.I reset it.It went haywire for a second.I took battery out Now it reads 44
Thursday, August 15 View Page
This is one heater propane set at medium.This is only 3 feet off the ground in kin cave.Beats the hec out of 39 WOW!!
Friday, August 16 View Page
41 last night 57 in kin cave.I dont know what the weatherman is smoking?but he better have a medical card for sure!They predicted 52 for the low.
Friday, August 16 View Page
Summer is finally back been gone for like 2 weeks now.It feels warm today & the sun is out78 predicted.We will see..These cold burst of air must be from the polar caps melting.The cold air has to go somewhere.Scary!What happens after the gone?Then it will get hot??Time will tell?Will post new video this evening for 2 week progress.
Friday, August 16 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rZUhTvwnO8 August 16th Elvis tribute!
Sunday, August 18 View Page
The Dollster turning green!
Sunday, August 18 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeCXsHX_J7I Dolly 1067.5 Kent over 1100 now!
Sunday, August 18 View Page
Dollys stem end
Sunday, August 18 View Page
This is the spider mans view
Sunday, August 18 View Page
Lemons doing good
Sunday, August 18 View Page
125 sweet long gourd
Sunday, August 18 View Page
1495 Stelts looking exactly like the 1770 Leiber.It still has time to get that big too.Nearly 800 pds with almost 2 months to grow.The 1770 0nly taped 1540 something.The kin cave put 400 pds on Jackson last year in September alone.Im always optimistic! You have to reach for the sky! Then be happy with the cloud you get!We got alot of them this year.lol!
Sunday, August 18 View Page
The new Walletta! 2009 Wallace.Heres one for the grandkids.
Sunday, August 18 View Page
Ron Barkers 140 UOW looking great! I removed the cage & threw a sheet on her today.
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
I awoke this am to this cool feller on my front door.I slid a jar down the screen and captured him.I will let him loose in the kin cave.Spiders are my friend!
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
I put him in the screenhouse in the back corner,so I know where hes at.He or her I didnt look to see.lol Built a nest already and caught a grasshopper.LOL Spiders are my friend!
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
Molly 291 Kent grafted.Btw my favorite seed. Is a big fat PIG!!!taping 134 lbs. Im hoping to hit 200 lbs with this one.3 years in a row over 200 will be good.Holly(255 graft) is 103 pds.Lawanna (221.5 Clementz)102 lbs.
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
I was just busting on Chris Kent for having a truckload of culls.I didnt see these 4 days ago when I was making the video.LOL
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
Ok now Im getting excited!! This peter sweet long gourd is 14 days old!!125.75 Sweet 93 inches long already.WOW!26 more days to go possible.I think it might be contender???
Tuesday, August 20 View Page
Pollinated 2 long gourds on the 99 lovelace as strecth & slim have petered out at 116 inches
Wednesday, August 21 View Page
Culled this from a back vine on the 140 Barker this am.I will let 2 grow on plant maybe one??209 Werner has a nice looking one on a back vine(long shape)Dolly & Tiny have picked up pace.Now that summer is truly back 88 to 90 predicted today,last night was 62 in kin cave.Tiny doing 22.5 lbs a day.Dolly a little less.I'm optimistic I can get the Dollylama to 1500 lbs by October.Then if she aint heavy shes my brother.lol Its awl good.20% heavy?? I could live with that.If my aunt had a pair she could have been my uncle!LOL!
Wednesday, August 21 View Page
Heres my good friend Eris 1495 Stelts.This is the plant I culled & gave to him.He is learning the hard way how to grow them.Trial & error.Nice Kin.By the color he got the heavier one.lol
Wednesday, August 21 View Page
Eris 645 Sweet from the master gardeners pack.Chris Kent had a great idea,I cut a vine off this plant today about 3 feet long.& transplanted it with Walletta #2 in the kin cave.I watered it in with some voodoo juice.Vine had 2 females & several males on it.along with ternary still on it.I may have a squash plant yet???
Wednesday, August 21 View Page
Heres one of Dollys(1067.5 Kent) sisters.A double DD for sure.Eris has another that looks the same.This is a great seed indeed!
Thursday, August 22 View Page
5.09 Maston Heres my keeper!
Thursday, August 22 View Page
5.09 Maston This is on the same plant as the keeper I just showed in last post.To cull or not to cull that is the question?
Thursday, August 22 View Page
More culls today LOL! There cranking in the heat.
Friday, August 23 View Page
Wheres Waldo??
Friday, August 23 View Page
sorry wrong caption techinal difficulties Thats Dolly!
Friday, August 23 View Page
LOL call the English PO PO
Friday, August 23 View Page
Tiny Stelts sneaking up on 900
Friday, August 23 View Page
Organic bug control! Captain SpiDEEEE!!
Friday, August 23 View Page
The new Squash transplant 645 SWWEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTT!
Friday, August 23 View Page
Calling Dr.Melon head to surgery! Emergency dripabypassami.lol'Looked a little wet near the vine so Dr.Melon head cut out 2 emitters & used a pig vein to remove the the issue.LOL!
Friday, August 23 View Page
Gary Burke said in 1997 when he grew the 1092 WR "Slow & steady wins the race.Dolly is slow by some standards,but shes steady!
Saturday, August 24 View Page
Tiny c 156 ss 95.25 ee 91.50 total=342.75 =885lbs shes a looker! Dolly cc 179 ss98 ee101.25 = 378.25 =1176 lbs. She may crawl to the finish line.
Monday, August 26 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=q-y0sH4Vv-s&ns=1 I almost gave up on this plant producing this year.LOL!
Monday, August 26 View Page
http://youtu.be/q-y0sH4Vv-s Try this video!LOL!
Monday, August 26 View Page
140 Barker Rons grandson.lol
Monday, August 26 View Page
209 Werner Quins Grandson!
Monday, August 26 View Page
5.5 Mega Marv!But I got some honeys on the way!!!!!
Tuesday, August 27 View Page
Culls are starting to pile up.I wonder if the mower will mulch them & throw them in the bagger?Hmm will load test the riding mower when the rain stops.Calling for rain today.1/2 inch rain in gauge.I will pull plastic over cave if we hit 1 inch.
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Mega Marv! 5.5
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
5.5 Mega Marv!
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
3.63 Clementz!
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
3.98 checkon or the 4.3 Shymanski! not sure and its dark out.I have them labeled in the patch!LOL
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
This is the 4.3 I believe dont hold me to it.lol
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
My new squash 645 Sweet! Starting to grow.
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
5.09 Maston
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
5.09 Maston
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
The end my new long gourd is dying.Does anyone know what causes this? This is the 125 Sweet that was 93 inches in 14 days.
Saturday, August 31 View Page
5.5 Mega Marv.I was surprised it didnt go 3 lbs.oh Well more to come I hope?I registered this with GPC.
Saturday, August 31 View Page
Hers the other side of the 2.77 ClementzZZZzzzZZzz.I will make garden Video on sunday & hope to post by Labor day.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Time to throw in the towel! UNCLE!!!LOL! You cant beat no sun .Yesterday was mostly cloudy.Today is starting that way.This weather needs an Enema!!! LOL! Its like a broken record.lol.Hats off to the Wallaces & Bill Neptune they took the year off.Smart fellers! Great Call! LOL!
Sunday, September 1 View Page
OTT on Molly (291 Kent grafted)My PB growing outside is the 291 Kent grew my 198.Will see if I can top that this year.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
My biggest 2 melons are the grafted plants.still doing 2-3 pounds a day.With no SUN!!LOL!!Somebody slap me up And call me Skinny!LOL This is Holly the 255 Mitchell grafted.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
My biggest 2 melons are the grafted plants.still doing 2-3 pounds a day.With no SUN!!LOL!!Somebody slap me up and call me Skinny!LOL This is Holly the 255 Mitchell grafted.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
One of the biggest thrills this summer was growing the long gourds.This is Peter sweets 125 from the Master Gardeners pack.This plant sit in the pot and got planted real late.
Monday, September 2 View Page
Did a Nuclear Power plant or a Volcano erupt? Did I miss the news reel? Another Cloudy day (unforecastesd) in Muddy Waters.
Monday, September 2 View Page
I forgot to post my salmon fishing trip.Took Tuesday & Wednesday off & drove to Ludington to fish Lk.Michigan.I had worked last weekend to finish a school remodel& repaint.So I took 3 days off.I love being on the water.
Monday, September 2 View Page
Nice 20 lber!
Monday, September 2 View Page
Dolly Stop growing about a week ago at 1200 aprox.lbs.3 days clouds 1 day sun.repeat all summer.Tiny is doing about 11 lbs a day getting close to 1000 lbs.Its awl good!
Monday, September 2 View Page
Video in progress will post soon!
Monday, September 2 View Page
This is how the weekend started this is how it ended.Oh! I mean this is how the summer started this is how it ended.lol CLOUDMAGEEDON continues,THE SKY NEEDS A ENEMA!!!LOL!
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
If I could sum up this summer in one picture.This might be it. Check out the 2013 Labor day video!http://youtu.be/_Q_rnqJouME Its Awl Good!!!
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Tap root on the 2009 Wallace.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
My new squash plant the 645 Sweet! Will it produce a green squash by October 13th????
Thursday, September 5 View Page
Should of named tiny Charley(1770)junior.Looks just like it.The only thing missing is 700lbs.LOL Still moving about 10lbs a day.Will stay with it,you never know how long they will go.I used some Sensizym for dead root matter om the last 2 waterings.Maybe she will grow till October.Its Awl Good!
Thursday, September 5 View Page
Well! Still scratching that boulder on my shoulders,I call my head.lol! Why Dolly Stopped??Doesnt appear to be rotting.If you want to shut your pumpkin down a month early.Try some Urea it will do the job!LOL.Lesson learned.Dont panic when you get a tissue test and use crap ferts.Well onward & upward.Making arrangements to get my kin weighed.My good friend Marvin Mitchell is nice enough to come over with his hook scale & weigh Dolly.Hoping to do this next week sometime.I also have a friend about 6 blocks up the street with a loader with 10 foot forks.It will pick up a school bus.We will weigh Dolly while still on the vine.I will make a video of this & post next week.
Thursday, September 5 View Page
Sorry I never posted the Labor day Video! Here it is LOL http://youtu.be/_Q_rnqJouME
Friday, September 6 View Page
Partly Cloudy 75 | 57 F Chance of a Thunderstorm 82 | 61 F Partly Cloudy 70 | 46 F Mostly Cloudy 79 | 64 F Fog 86 | 68 F Mostly Cloudy 81 | 57 F Partly Cloudy 70 | 48 F Clear 70 | 48 F Partly Cloudy Chance of T-storms 30% chance of precipitation Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Fog Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Clear Talk about roller coaster weather!! Strange!!!
Friday, September 6 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NSz-9qqgKE Strange Days
Friday, September 6 View Page
Hasnt rained in a few weeks.sxv nnnmnc vcxc zcvbggz Jackson wanted to type a few words ,lol n
Friday, September 6 View Page
Feeling Froggy?
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Not a great pic,battery was going dead.I let him go in the wetlands my daughter found him on the lawn.So the snappers have hatched to run to the river.Funny my giants are moving like turtles also.lol Molly taping 1849(176lbs) OTT Holly 171(143) OTT Lawanna 164(127)OTT Hoping to get Molly to the high 190s.Maybe being grafted she will grow better in the fall temps??Dolly stalled at 1200lbs.Tiny slowing down at 1010 lbs.Amazing how Urea Slows things down.
Sunday, September 8 View Page
tHE dOLLYlAMA!!!lol! I thoght she petered out!I aint, taped her in a week.She is growing like a turtle.OTT 384.75 cir 182.25 ss 99 ee 384.75 =1229 lbs. Or is the ground sinking??lol Couple little cracks appeared with a drip of water on them.So I thought I should tape her again.
Sunday, September 8 View Page
The (1495)Tinster! tapping c165 ss101 ee96.25 OTT 362.75 1,043 lbs..Growing better then I thought.I hope she can make it to October I want Dave to see his granddaughter.LOL!
Sunday, September 8 View Page
The Buttocks!!
Sunday, September 8 View Page
The rarely seen eastern view!lol
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Jackson Reed busted me!You missed one Pa.lol
Sunday, September 8 View Page
My biggest lope the 56.7 Lyvers
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Another long gourd thats just hanging out!!
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Strechs replacement Smokey Bandit II
Sunday, September 8 View Page
140 Barker starting to turn.I will call this one Hairy!!!lol
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Welcome to the kin cave,I think you will like it!
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Spidee keeps relocating his nest.must not be finding much to eat.He is now nesting by the mega mater & the 2009 wallace plant has moved 3 times.I will throw him some dinner.
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Wow! Thats FREAKY FASTTTT!!
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Chance of Rain 81 | 70 F Partly Cloudy 95 | 66 F Partly Cloudy 81 | 59 F Partly Cloudy 73 | 48 F Mostly Cloudy 64 | 43 F Clear 63 | 45 F Chance of Rain 68 | 48 F Partly Cloudy Chance of Rain 30% chance of precipitation Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Clear Chance of Rain 50% chance of ROLLER COASTER WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 12 View Page
I was waiting for a train,Check it out.The pot of gold is in me kin cave.
Thursday, September 12 View Page
WOW!
Thursday, September 12 View Page
My wife calls me a shutterbug!lol
Thursday, September 12 View Page
Thats the last time they screw up my order!LOL
Friday, September 13 View Page
this was grown on the 3.63 Big Zac Clementz ,I havent weighed it 22 inch circum.The weather turned cold will be in the 30s tonight.The bottom is just starting to turn red.So I picked it.Will take to Hamilton or Canfield.It will store nicely in fridge in a sealed container.
Friday, September 13 View Page
Molly 291 Kent grafted,One of the few surviving grafts in the U.S. so Im told by other growers.taping about 175
Friday, September 13 View Page
Holly 255 Mitchell
Friday, September 13 View Page
Hollys grafted stump real healthy thanks to Voodoo Juice & Great White!
Friday, September 13 View Page
Mollys stump a little funky,nothing serious
Friday, September 13 View Page
140 Barker Should be a new PB since my pb is 65 lbs.lol I wonder if this will fit in the fridge.I better go ask the wife.LOL!!!
Friday, September 13 View Page
Ok the mater from the Kin cave 5.5 video aborted.I finally got one to set. I still have like 30 days till OVGPG.We will see.
Friday, September 13 View Page
Still trying to set a squash!lol call me Die hard.
Friday, September 13 View Page
Heres the squash plant
Friday, September 13 View Page
Dollys still cracking,so she must be growing.I hope she makes it to OVGPGers if not,She might land in Hamilton Or Dundee Or Andy TsSSSSSSSSSSSSS!LOL!
Friday, September 13 View Page
This gadget tells you if the pumpkin is still pushing out.It moved last night about 1/8 of an inch.
Friday, September 13 View Page
Calling for low of 36 tonight.I cut off a sunflower stalk & used to fasten insect screen.Some of these maters are still young.
Friday, September 13 View Page
The I figured what the hell! Wheres the duct tape??
Saturday, September 14 View Page
Jack is Back! No not Reed! Mr.Frost himself!
Saturday, September 14 View Page
This is the 274 Kent plant.Katherine is only about 80 lbs.No biggie.The weed barrier works great for weeds but if you dont have time to cut & bury nodes.The size of the melons will suffer.The melons go back in the melon cave next year.I like the thought of less plants to give them better care.Plus when you have so much to do you miss things that matter.Hind site is 20/20.I may plant a squash here next year in this area.The squash didnt like the kin cave .Too hot for them.
Saturday, September 14 View Page
The 255(grafted) Holly & 221.5 traditional ClementzZzZz Lawanna after there first frost.They look bigger then there taping to me Holly about 156 estimated.Lawnna should be 20 lbs smaller,havent taped yet.
Saturday, September 14 View Page
Ok my Barker 140 FP is 92 lbs.I left scale under & will keep her fed & find out do they gain weight after turning orange ??It takes to weigh as scale has to be zeroed out each time.This is a new PB by 28 lbs.Also my first time growing on weed barrier only the MV is rooted in.
Saturday, September 14 View Page
It takes TWO!!!LOL
Saturday, September 14 View Page
Dolly taping 1250 Tiny taping 1087 lbs crawling along.Been a good year.Happy to have some beauty's growing.Learned a lot this year.
Sunday, September 15 View Page
140 Barker on the scale.Summer is over,by spring Jackson Reed will have out grown the pool.I hope I dont get in trouble.lol
Sunday, September 15 View Page
This 5.09 Maston is 19.5 inches one way & 20 inches the other.I'm hoping it can gain another 1 lb or so.Its 30 days old aprox.
Sunday, September 15 View Page
Some of the others didnt grow as well as I hoped.Soil not right?Calcium,Phosphorus???
Sunday, September 15 View Page
Gave the kins,LGS FPs some of this for there final push.
Tuesday, September 17 View Page
Another frost this one harder then the last!
Tuesday, September 17 View Page
I cant decide? Should I early entry or take to a weigh-off??Fell short of my goal a little.Dang Clouds!
Tuesday, September 17 View Page
OMG 666 The devil made me do it! LOL!
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
Had to pick the 140 Barker didnt go all the way through.Will try to keep for a weigh off a new PB for me.
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
I never liked the idea of having 1 fruit on a plant,worked out well this time.This is on the MV about 20 feet out.The other 140 was on a secondary.Lets see who makes it to the scale with a bigger weight??We will chart this one to see.Circum 67.25.Cant really get the other 2 #s as the scale has it off the ground.
Thursday, September 19 View Page
She may be Ugly! But shes my Doll,Double Dills,Double DDss.I dont know about you but Im ready to head to the scales.She still pushing out.184.25 circum.103.25 ee 99.75 ss aprox 1265lbs.Nice today about 80 out.Cool down this weekend storms tomorrow.
Thursday, September 19 View Page
Tiny 1495 Stelts. getting real close to 1100 lbs.I was hoping she might get as big as ma ma.which taped 1197.But may not get there.
Thursday, September 19 View Page
I had to rent this boom truck to paint a chimney.So I thought this would be a good time to work on a new long gourd trellis.
Thursday, September 19 View Page
This is the side that gives me encouragement.She dont sound like Jackson reed when I knock on this end.Kinda reminds me of the Jethro Tull tune.Thick as a brick!!
Sunday, September 22 View Page
Oh No! Handy!! Mr.Frost is coming tonight for 3rd time.This 5.09 Maston is taping 21 inches circum.and 22 the other.Im hoping to put 1 more inch on her.Could be a new PB!!.
Sunday, September 22 View Page
Jack Frost aint going to do.Dang ditilly ding dang dong To me mater.Put a little ceramic disc heater set at 50 degrees.The pole holding up the plastic is a sun flower stalk still rooted in.
Monday, September 23 View Page
3rd frost of the year
Thursday, September 26 View Page
Weighed the Dollster! Shes no air bubble,Went heavy Stayed tuned to your GPC site postings to see her final weight.
Friday, September 27 View Page
Weighing the melons still on the vine.
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Lawanna came in at 138 lbs. At Central Great lakes today
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Heres Bill Edwards congratulating Tim Bussel on his 239 melon grown from my 260.5 ClementzZZzZZzz.Bill took 2nd with a 229.Congrats to both of you!!
Saturday, September 28 View Page
another shot of the 239 Brussel it weighed 3 lbs heavy
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Heres Andy T with his 2nd place field pumpkin.My 92 Clementz took first, a new PB for me. Also Eri Welton who took my cull last spring from the 1495 stelts grew a 552 lb pumpkin & won new grower of the year at Andy Ts Central Great Lakes weigh-off.1st place and 150$ .I will get some pics later as my battery went dead in camera.
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Sweet Rosetta!!
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Jackson found a good use for the pumpkin I gave him.He loves swinging that bat.Play Ball!
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Ok Handy! It grew 1 more inch still green.22 1/8 by 23 1/8 inch.mater on left is 6.5inches tall one on right is 5.5 inches tall.Its awl 1 mater of course.Fingers crossed,Dont even say the word red or pink.Shes getting old about 40 days or older.!lol
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Heres Eri Welton.Local member of the Worldwidegiantgrowers.com This is his 552 Welton,grown from the 1495 stelts that I culled in May.He won 1st place 150$$ at Central Great Lakes (Andy Ts) yesterday.This will be entered in the Kin class for the WWGG. Congrats SI !!!lol
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Oh Eri said he was going to paint it red and enter the worlds largest apple competition.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Here is the fruits that took 1st place at Andy Ts.92 lb field kin from the 140 Barker. 2.93 mater from the 4.3 Shymanski.53 lb true green squash from the 946.7 Wursching,I found this open pollinated in the kin cave 2 a couple days ago.It was buried in the jungle.19 inch sunflower head.Last but not least Lawanna 138 lbs from the 221.5 Clementz.I saved Dolly & Tiny for Ohio!Got to take my heaviest there.Only the best for the buckeyes!!Molly & Holly will follow.lol
Sunday, September 29 View Page
This was the only year I won the melon class at Andy Ts.10 years ago.I was taking them to Pt.ElGin prior to that.I think it was a 156 lb melon.Bill was fruitless that year due to aphids if I remember right.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
According to this mater chart, my 5.09 Maston is about 4.25 lbs.Its a 19 inch mater and a 17 inch mater so that adds up to 4.25 lbs.I hope she Keeps going to about 5.5 lbs.
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
Harvested Slim today or is this Sretch? OH Well! Smokey lovelace done good.99 Lovelace X 125.75 Sweet
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
Harvesting sunflower seeds.No bird will go Hungary in this neighborhood.lol I will save some for growing.Maybe a few in the oven also.
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
Is it me?Or are pumpkins a big part of our lifes.lol My daughter was making this Jackson Reed Pumpkin today a the kitchen table.LOL!
Friday, October 4 View Page
My big 3 for the year 2 over -3 lbers & a new Michigan state record iffin no one else beats me.The one on the left is in the mid to high 4 lb range.Lee Zappas got me smoked.I wonder what the mighty Quinn has??See you at Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh-off on the 12th.
Friday, October 4 View Page
Stop by to show Richard my new state record.lol.I better call Tom and see if he wants to see it.
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Dolly getting loaded for Hamilton Ohio,SOGPG weigh -off.My first time using a tripod for loading.By the time it was over I wanted get loaded.LOL
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Jackson Reed directing the judges.lol
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Jackson directing the judges & lifting staff.lol
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Jerry Rose with the winning Pumpkin.1480 something Congrats Jerry!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Dolly 1067.5 Kent on right,Dave Stelts 1495 in the middle and Quinns on the left side.Quinn took 2nd at 1383.The Dollster 1326lbs taping 1220 9% heavy.Tiny looks just like Daves 1495 only a deeper shade of Orange. Cant wait till Canfield on thwe 12th.Will be taking my 1495(tiny) that was taping 1120 like 12 days ago.Shes a looker!!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Final weight!!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Had dinner with Dave & Carol,Quinn,Jerry Rose & son.Very nice folks.Its amazing how far the GPC and OVGPG has come.The Socializing at these events is half the fun.
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Jackson loves his vittles!lol
Sunday, October 6 View Page
The new world record watermelon.350.5 Kent! Congrats Chris with the weights you grew this year you are the undisputed best grower in the world.I think I will donate all my melon seeds to a seed spitting contest.No point in trying to beat you now.lol
Sunday, October 6 View Page
No words needed here
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Mia & Jamie with a Regatta Kin!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Barbeetoo with her 232 I believe 2nd place 500$$ Woot Woot!!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Great weekend! 3 trophys Sweet Rossettas & 5 checks!!! Wow!! Southern Ohio Giant Pumpkin Growers! Nice town!Nice folks! I really felt at home Thanks again!!!
Sunday, October 6 View Page
What a melon! 350.5 lbs 291 Kent grafted
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Oh and we cant forget Bubba Elvis showed up to congratulate Chris Kent.Thanks a Hunka Hunka Burning melon Baby!!!LOL
Sunday, October 6 View Page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=524516234293569¬if_t=video_processed Check out Chris Kents World record! 350.5 lb melon
Monday, October 7 View Page
The top 3 at SOGPG weigh-off Hamilton Ohio.
Monday, October 7 View Page
Tiny Stelts 1495
Monday, October 7 View Page
Im really excited about this one Tiny Stelts taping 1160 last time I taped her she was 1120 about 13 days ago.Now time for inter bulking!LOL!Im hoping she falls in the 1300 range.What a looker!!!See ya in Canfield Fellas!She aint Heavy! Shes my Tiny!LOL
Tuesday, October 8 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1_EeKI9WwA The weighing of Dolly at SOGPG Great time! Thanks guys! 9% heavy Woot Woot!
Thursday, October 10 View Page
My new Michigan Satate record Mater from the 5.08 Maston.going to OVGPG this weekend
Thursday, October 10 View Page
Meet Moose on the right 350.5 Kent world record.Holly the 255 grafted on the left aprox 175 lbs. LOL!! talk about dwarfing.lol
Thursday, October 10 View Page
Meet Moose on the right 350.5 Kent world record.Holly the 255 grafted on the left aprox 175 lbs. LOL!! talk about dwarfing.lol
Thursday, October 10 View Page
Houston we have lift off!
Thursday, October 10 View Page
Ready to ignite the turbo long gourds! Destination Canfield Ohio.Moose & Tiny ready to Rock!!!! Let the turbo trailer be OFF! LOL!
Thursday, October 10 View Page
www.abc12.com The local news did a nice story on my garden ,but as usual they confused some of the numbers.Oh Well
Thursday, October 10 View Page
http://www.abc12.com/story/23660558/giant-pumpkin-grower-brings-in-noteworthy-harvest This is it
Thursday, October 10 View Page
Loading Tiny for Ohio & the 350.5 Kent,Im holding hostage.lol fhttp://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ns=1&video_id=vawlBnxRsGkor
Thursday, October 10 View Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vawlBnxRsGk
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Bubba Presley made back home.Had a great time at Ohio Valley.Stay tuned for some great videos & pics! One more weigh-off on Sunday.See ya soon!
Sunday, October 13 View Page
The shipping of the 350.5 Kent world record watermelon making its way to New York.Had a pit stop at Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers this weekend & the girth was measured for the first time on video. http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Tiny made the Top 10 at Ohio Valley! 14% heavy! Woot Woot!. I can resign as president of the Air Bubble Club! I wasnt just a member I was the president!LOL
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Top 3 OVGPG! Paul& Cheryl Faulk were 3rd last year,took 1st this year.Congrats to Paul & Cheryl Faulk!!!
Sunday, October 13 View Page
My new State record 4.75 was a twin mater.lol Was disqualified & weighed as two maters. Oh well! I hope that guy with the present record isn't mad at my jumping the gun?? Nope I'm not mad the 3.89 Clementz stands again!!LOL!!
Sunday, October 13 View Page
They say if you ask enough people for advice sooner or later,someone will tell you what your looking to hear.lol So I figured if I took Tiny to enough weigh offs sooner or later she would win.LOL!
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Weighed Mike Steele's watermelon a 274 Kent weighed 124 lbs at Berville. Eric Procter had a 161.
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Tiny (1495)getting weighed at Berville today 1314.5 lbs.Didnt have her covered on the way home.lost 2.5 lbs in a 4.5 hr plus 1 more hr today.not bad.
Sunday, October 13 View Page
The last time I saw Tiny,Well the second to last,Will go to her new home & get seeds out in a week to 10 days.Only 10 miles from my house.I better take a 12inch saw zawl blade when I go.
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Bubba weighing Tiny at OVGPG!!LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXanUVxHC0
Sunday, October 13 View Page
The Howard Dill winner at OVGPG 701 lbs. Great Job!
Monday, October 14 View Page
Harvesting the seeds out of Strecth!99 lovelace X 125.75 Sweet! Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my Canadian friends!
Sunday, October 20 View Page
Ok I still have one hanging! 125.75 Sweet!!I have heard it said"What is done in the patch this time of the year is how contests are won" So I think I get it finally get it !! Contest is in front of my barn in 2 hours!! May the best long gourd win!lol I think I might win this one!LOL
Sunday, October 20 View Page
Spent 1 hour in the patch today removing the screen cover on the Kin Cave II.I noticed this mega blossum on the 3.98 Checkon.These maters are still growing after a dozen frosts by now.We will hit 27 degrees this week, so there done soon .I still have a lot of clean up to do.Will take a month to put it all way.Its nice not much to do anyhow.I like to work the garden all year.
Sunday, October 20 View Page
It was pollinated also.We have had a really dry warm fall.
Sunday, October 20 View Page
Forecast 57 48 Today 53 35 Tomorrow 46 32 Tuesday 42 29 Wednesday 43 29 Thursday Winter STINKS!!!
Tuesday, October 22 View Page
WOOT WOOT! They finally showed up!I told Sherry they would.
Saturday, October 26 View Page
I dont always hang out with the second most interesting man in the world,but when I do I wear my OVGPG shirt & Big Bud hat! LOL!!
Sunday, October 27 View Page
Tiny was carved today and seeds harvested.Tiny Stelts! 14% heavy 1495 X 2009 Wallace.This cross will Rock!! Stay tuned for video in a few days.
Tuesday, October 29 View Page
Kin cave 2 picked up drip tape & vines today
Tuesday, October 29 View Page
Kin Cave 1 vines are in the compost pile.It never fails every year somebody comes by and tells me how much work it is to clean up my patch.lol.I only spent about 2 hrs or less on Kin Cave 2 today.I love working the patch year round.They leave me alone out here.lol.No phones,no DRAMA! Just pure Heaven!Blasting the music & finding peace in a world gone nuts! it sometimes reminds me of John Coffey watching his flick on green Mile.Im in Heaven!I told my wife when I die just toss me in the compost pile & stick a pumpkin seed in my A$$.One last shot at a world record!LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSo5dDoXYAM
Wednesday, October 30 View Page
Sometimes life hands you lemons.Sometimes thats a good thing.This tree I bought at Lowes in Fla. last winter.Wow ^ lemons already on this tiny Charlie Brown tree.
Thursday, October 31 View Page
Jackson Reed wont hold still so I can get a good picture.He is growing up to fast.
Thursday, October 31 View Page
My 5 grand kids came over to get a treat.
Thursday, October 31 View Page
Had 8 tricker treaters this year.It rained most of the day but warm out like 50s to 60
Monday, November 4 View Page
http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/ Bubba carving Tiny 1317 Clementz.Not a funny video but if you havent seen one craved its alright.
Wednesday, November 6 View Page
http://www.worldclassgardening.com/products/index.html?action=fulldet_seed&p=260 Seeds are dry will be shipping next week!
Sunday, November 10 View Page
Heres a sneak preview of 2 more products I havent used yet.Piranha & Trantula.I used Vodoo Juice in 2013.The Voodoo juice is 78$ a liter at the Worldwidegiantgrowers.com store.All three bottles will be 78$ a pc,(1 liter)each bottle makes over 130 gallons each.The 3 of these will get your roots & plant off to a great start.The Piranha has the Trichodermas in it to fight disease.I will be using them for the first time together in 2014. I presently have 8.oz bottles if you would like to try them on one of your plants next year.You can get all three 8oz.bottles for 60$ shipped to your house in time for Christmas.Great stocking stuffers!Get a set for the whole fam damily!LOL I will post this soon at store.or shoot me an e-mail to pre order.I will check on shipping to Canada & overseas.They will fit in a durable bubble shipper so I think I can keep the shipping around 10$ for over seas.Sample size(8oz) enough for 1 pumpkin plant or a couple melon plants several mater plants etc.The 8oz bottle makes about 30 gallons each.Mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com
Sunday, November 10 View Page
BTW If your 1st in one on the 2013 veggie classes.You will be getting a set of these & more shipped to your house.1 liter bottles maybe larger.plus more Congrats!!Advance Nutrients has gladly agreed to ship them.There in over 70 country's.10th place will get some also.CONGRATS to AWL!!!
Sunday, November 10 View Page
I had this shirt made for the WWGG.There will most likely be more to come this(different designs) winter.This however will go down as the first shirt made in 2013.If you are interested in one there 20$ plus 3$ shipping.The back of shirt reads Worldwidegiantgrowers.com in a arch.I will post photo on next post.
Sunday, November 10 View Page
Back of shirt,Let me know if you would like gray or white shirt instead of black.The size shirt & paypal 23$ to payment@worldwidegiantgrowers or mail check to 103 W.Sherman st Holly mi.48442 I will take orders for a few weeks prior to ordering the shirts.
Sunday, November 10 View Page
payment@worldwidegiantgrowers.com is the correct address
Sunday, November 10 View Page
http://shop.worldwidegiantgrowers.com/ These are now posted at the WWGG store.I will ship to Canada free.
Tuesday, November 12 View Page
This is what the back of the gray shirts look like.I know the Bubba Presley shirt looks a little conceded.lol But I had a lot of fun this year with Bubba in the patch and on the road.I will be making a more group oriented shirt this winter.Advanced Nutrients will have some graphic artists come up with a real cool shirt or two along with some feedback from growers.2014 will rock.We will have some great new contests coming for awl to enjoy.Have a great Thanksgiving & happy hunting.After I get all the prize money sent out and celebrate Christmas.The new improved WWGG site will start to roll!!!!!Bigger Better more exciting then ever!!!Thanks to AWL!!!
Tuesday, November 12 View Page
Jacksons first snowball.Note the Gramas cell phone in his hand.What is a 18 month old doing with a phone??lol Note Grama looking down the hallway.lol
Wednesday, November 13 View Page
Sunflower roots from Voodoo Juice!! Final clean up on patch.
Wednesday, November 13 View Page
It was a balmy 37 degrees today but the sun was out.Getting ready to plow the patch this Friday.Came home at 4 today & bagged up weed barrier moved walk planks out of the way.I missed the 8 track shack,cranking the tunes & living the dream!!Its AWL GOOD!!!
Wednesday, November 13 View Page
Were truly blessed to be able to work the soil,so many cant.I will enjoy every moment of Gods gift.I hope they will have pry the weeds out of my fingers, as they plant me in the ground someday! Its awl a gift!!!
Friday, November 15 View Page
Plowing the patch today,I feel this is mandatory to prevent disease ,growing in the same spot each year.Today is also the deadline for entries in the Worldwidegiantgrowers.com contest.Will have an awards/winners video coming in December.Congrats to AWL!!!
Sunday, November 17 View Page
Ok I made some adjustments on the shirt.They put a white outline around photo and added the word Tiny under kin.I had the first 10 made.Those of you that ordered them this is the final design you will get this week.If you would like a shirt I will put another order in when I get 6-10 more request.I know this looks conceded,but for all the 100s of hours I put into this first year of the WWGG I want the shirt as a keepsake.This is my prize for the season.I will ship your orders this week.There 23$ a pc shipped in US 30$ to Canada & 35$ to Europe/Asia/Australia/ or worldwide mate!You also get 2 Tiny seeds with every shirt.You can send money paypal to payment@worldwidegiantgrowers.com with your size and shirt color.all colors are available.womens V neck add 5$ more.
Sunday, November 17 View Page
Heres the gray shirt.
Monday, November 18 View Page
2 seeds per shirt,second shirt gets 1 seed and so on.Non growers will not get a seed.
Wednesday, November 20 View Page
Sent seeds out to clubs today.I will wait to send out the rest for a couple weeks.Im still trying to get seeds from Dolly.I sold her with the agreement I would get the seeds back.Wouldnt you know the lawn guys hauled it away & billed the lady for it.She thought we came and got it.No lol!"What we have here is a failure to communicate" I hope there still obtainable.I should know in a couple days.I had a few request for Dolly also.So you cant plant them till spring anyhoo!!If not I will grow the 1067.5 Kent again next year,Great seed clouds & nitrogen slowed her down.Thats my story and Im sticking to it.lol
Wednesday, November 27 View Page
If you noticed The previous picture.There are 2 seeds in a pack. Im putting 2 seed in every pack.For the first 20 bubbles I have already received.I also have had a couple orders already from WorldClassGardening.com .For a limited time I will put 2 seeds in every pack purchased from http://www.worldclassgardening.com/products/index.html?action=fulldet_seed&p=260 Please click on link,or copy & open to see inventory.I really would like to see Tiny grown I will be growing 2 out of my six plants next year from the 1317Clementz(14%heavy).Hopefully the weather is better in 2014.Great cross! 2 for 1 while supplies last.
Wednesday, November 27 View Page
Oh I almost forgot the Black Friday Special!lol From now till Christmas with every Tiny seed order.If you buy the 260.5 Clementz watermelon seed.I will add another pack free!Thats right! 2 for 1 on the 260.5 Clementz .Mother of the 297 Kent!248 Neptune & more.So 6 seeds for 25$ & 2 Tiny seeds for 25$.WorldClassGardening.com Great site!!
Wednesday, November 27 View Page
OH!! Dont watch for falling prices!! This aint Wally World.lol This 50$ package does ship overseas.same price.I will pay the shipping from proceeds.
Thursday, November 28 View Page
Getting a much needed day off.Will spend the morning in my Homer slippers the kids always buy me.Sherry laughed at me and said you put the wrong slippers on.lol.I told her.No I didnt.I have another pair just like these in the closet.LOL!Happy Thanksgiving to AWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 28 View Page
Should have time to fill the bubbles today.Will get them in the mail Friday morning.Bad news!Couldn't get the seeds back from Dolly.If you wanted one shoot me an e-mail and I will put a 1067.5 Kent in your bubble instead.I will be growing this seed again & cross it with the 2009 Wallace.Great seed the 1067.5,cant wait to grow it again.Went 9% heavy and was 1000 lbs by first week of August bad weather & bad judgement call (urea) slowed her down.I wont get fooled again!!! So let me know I have plenty to go around.
Thursday, November 28 View Page
I was asked to fix the label for Tiny! Ok label fixed.LOL! Im not wasting ink,gas,or paper,actually I dont think its 100% wrong.Looking at the genetic pedigrees the males on top,female on bottom.Who cares! You say tomatoe I say tomato.lol Just to keep the future crosses correct I fixed it..
Thursday, November 28 View Page
Patch plowed & getting temps in the teens at night.Coldest November we had in years,maybe decades? This is Great!With no snow on the ground and I just plowed to turn over soil.The cooties will all get killed.Usually we get a blanket of snow that prevents the ground from freezing really hard.It's awl GOOD!
Thursday, November 28 View Page
My best buddy helping me pack seeds!
Thursday, November 28 View Page
Jason Gfeller sent me these seeds.I would like to know if there is enough interest in having a contest for these with some prize money.Please send me an e-mail if this class is something you would enter for 25$ fee.??or 20$ for a secondary class??
Wednesday, December 4 View Page
http://www.worldclassgardening.com/products/seeds/pumpkin Seed orders coming in now.Just had a order for 2 Tinys.Its 2 for 1 from now till Christmas.So this person will get 4 seeds for the price of 2.I also will give a free T shirt to 1 lucky purchaser drawing to be held Dec 26th.White/gray/black.I plan to make this the next hot kin seed.These genectics at 14% heavy are very likely to do the trick.I will be growing at least 2 of these next year.I have ordered 50 yards of compost from a compost company.My organic matter has been on the low side.I also have a couple of secret ideas I cant share at this time.SHHH!!LOL The proceeds from the seed sales are going to the get Bubba Presley to Orlando fund.LOL! 1317Clementz will ROCK!!!
Wednesday, December 4 View Page
I know what some of you are thinking.Who the hec does this guy think he is??So he grows a 1317 lb.pumpkin thats pretty & orange & heavy.SO What!Well to answer your question.Well right now I'm Mark Clementz.Then at lunch time I could be eating a Hunka Hunka boloney sandwich & become my alter ego Bubba Presley.Then by dinner I slip in utter madness & become Handyhomegrown.Hey!! 3 for the price of 1.lol!I will say this.I know the voices aren't real.But they do come up with some pretty good ideas!!!LOL!!!!Its AWL GOOD!!!
Thursday, December 5 View Page
All bubbles clubs/donation/purchased are in the mail.Been real busy no time to fill out custom forms.Sent our over 2 dozen this week.I still dont get it,some people only put 2 or 3 stamps on a bubble.You have to put 2.07 on a bubble to keep it out of the rollers that smash the seeds.I really apreciate the guys who put 5 bucks in there request.It really helps with the shortage.Some where sent postage due.The mistake some make is asking(postal worker)for the cheapest way to send a bubble.Just tell them your shipping fragile seeds and you dont want them crushed.Its 2.07 no matter where you live. in U.S. Italy was 6$.
Thursday, December 5 View Page
We need to design a thin cardboard mini container no more then a 1/4 thick to put seeds in then you could send for .92 cents.I think that could take the impact of rollers.
Friday, December 6 View Page
Just got a great seed donation from Germany!African kettle gourds,marrows, sunflower heads and kin seeds.Keep them coming guys.The more that come the more interest I will figure is in each veggie group.Thanks Sebastian Luders Worldwide we will truly be!!!
Saturday, December 7 View Page
Sherry went to the church tonight for a womens Christmas thing. No dinner for me,fend for your self she said.I looked in the freezer and didnt find much.so looks like Im thawing out this 85 inch F-Sweet X 99 M-lovelace long gourd I grew on the barn this year.Time to get the seeds out. Its like 15 degrees out tonight,this baby is froze solid.LOL!
Saturday, December 7 View Page
125.75 Sweet X 99 Smokey Lovelace
Saturday, December 7 View Page
What a coincidence just found this bubble on the kitchen counter from Alan Eaton.Canadian long gourds.Keep em coming guys.This seeds will go in the 2014 seed giveaway for Worldwidegiantgrowers.com I cant wait to start looking for more sponsors this winter.
Sunday, December 8 View Page
Splitting the 85 Clementz open to harvest seeds.I hope there mature.lol
Sunday, December 8 View Page
OMG! I just put the 85 Clementz Long gourd F125.75 sweet x M99 Smokey lovelace seeds on the drying screen and realized there going to dry out with the 85 Clementz field pumpkin seeds.They both were left behind to freeze the thawed out & harvested.can you hear the Twilight zone music playing?or is it just me???lol
Tuesday, December 10 View Page
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=212012 Dont forget the black Friday Special running till Christmas.Just had a order from Turkey.Bought nine 260.5 seeds.So they get 18 seeds for 75$.Only 2 weeks left.While supplies last.Worldclassgardening.com Grab your seeds now!
Tuesday, December 10 View Page
Or if you really want a hot pack of seeds.Buy 2 sets of seeds(260.5)50$ & shoot me an e-mail to mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com. asking me to place a set of 291 Kents 3 seeds in place of one of your free packs.So you would get 9 seeds from the 260.5 Clementz & 3 seeds from the 291 Kent.Mother of the 350.5 World Record.Thats a dozen hot seeds.for 50$.Going to my Orlando or bust fund!!Thx for the help!!
Tuesday, December 17 View Page
Can we have a moment of silence,while Mr.Bill sings Happy Birthday to the Worldwidegiantgrowers.com.We are 1 year old today!!Woot Woot!!!What a Great Year!!!Can wait too get the prize money in the mail next week.Then lay out the new prize money for 2014!!!Bigger! Better!!then EVER!!!We will be using products we havent used before.I gave Great White an exclusive mycorrhizae deal in 2013.So we were unable to use 2 of Advanced Nutrients products.Trantula & Piranha will be used in the Kin Cave for the first time ever.I hope some of you will join me trying these products.Thanks to awl for supporting us in 2013 .Hoping to get awards video posted before Christmas but no later then New Years.hard to get the whole gang together at one time.BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!
Tuesday, December 17 View Page
2014 We will be SMOKING!!!
Tuesday, December 17 View Page
Can wait to sink my teeth into the the prize structure!!!lol Well better go to work now!!BUSY BUSY BUSY !!!LOL
Tuesday, December 17 View Page
Look what came in the mail today! I talked to then on the phone recently.I told them about Fabrice Boudyo 6.83 lber. They sponsored the class.There looking forward to 2014 also!! Thank You Luiten !!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 18 View Page
Sherry asked what are those for??I told her I did my Christmas shopping for the grand kids. lol! They love the simple things the best. LOL!
Friday, December 20 View Page
Ok starting from the top & will work my way down.The first 21 checks will go in the mail next week.Thats 1st 2nd & third.Taking this weekend off to work on this & a Christmas party on Sunday with family & friends.My little sister will be 50 on Christmas day.Holly Noel from Holly Mi.we lived on Holly rd once in the mid 70s.Now she is Holly Hollyoway!lol! Happy Birthday SIS!
Sunday, December 22 View Page
Ice storm last night.Family Christmas maybe rescheduled for next weekend.
Sunday, December 22 View Page
Found this great new sign for the kin cave.Some say I take protecting my Giants a little to far.I dont know?Really??LOL! Christmas shopping is fun!lol
Monday, December 23 View Page
Now the ice is coated with snow!160,000 people lost power.But it sure is pretty.
Tuesday, December 24 View Page
Every morning I wake up on the right side of the dirt.I look out back to this.Wow Its pretty!Looking forward to a Michigan Christmas.Will listen to my favorite music & hang with the piglets(grandkids).Our very own Rocking Robert a couple years back.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj36MsDjbfc Merry Christmas! God is Good!
Tuesday, December 24 View Page
Just went out & did some last minute shopping.Sherry asked for a ring.She silver or gold she didnt really care.I hope she likes it.lol
Friday, December 27 View Page
http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/ 2013 Awards Video is published.
Friday, December 27 View Page
little slip up on the photos!lol
Monday, December 30 View Page
The T- shirt drawing I will pull on News Years Day.I almost forgot.The wheels are turning for 2014 season ideas.Dont let me forget. http://www.worldclassgardening.com/products/seeds/pumpkin Seed orders coming in now.Just had a order for 2 Tinys.Its 2 for 1 from now till Christmas.So this person will get 4 seeds for the price of 2.I also will give a free T shirt to 1 lucky purchaser drawing to be held Dec 26th.White/gray/black.I plan to make this the next hot kin seed.These genectics at 14% heavy are very likely to do the trick.I will be growing at least 2 of these next year.I have ordered 50 yards of compost from a compost company.My organic matter has been on the low side.I also have a couple of secret ideas I cant share at this time.SHHH!!LOL The proceeds from the seed sales are going to the get Bubba Presley to Orlando fund.LOL! 1317Clementz will ROCK!!!
Monday, December 30 View Page
testing
Monday, December 30 View Page
Been trying to load pics of watermelon dolly & it keeps poping up errors when loading,but it will post on FB.What the french toast is going on??
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
2009 Wallace the pollinator for the 1317 Clementz.A perfectly normal beautiful plant in till I got a hold of it .lol
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
lol not again
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
2009 Wallace the pollinator for the 1317 Clementz.A perfectly normal beautiful plant in till I got a hold of it .lol
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
Fruit looked normal inside.
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
How bizarre! Too much nitrogen.lesson learned.Operator error! Great genectics here.
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
Year in review here folks!
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
Clouds
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
Birth of the kin cave 2
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
More clouds
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
More Clouds lol
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
The cloudiest summer ever
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
We cant forget the great DOLLYLAMA!!LOL
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
They lasted for days
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
All the clouds made me feel crazy
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
Barely made the Top Ten at Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers
Tuesday, December 31 View Page
AWL in AWL a pretty good year! Happy new Years to Awl!!! I Hope 2014 will ROOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your roots to some Mighty Big Fruit!!

 

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