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Friday, May 23 View Page
#772 Zappa. 22 days old. Just starting to adjust to outside cold frame climate
Friday, May 23 View Page
My 2013 #700 seed from #772 Zappa
Saturday, May 24 View Page
Ha ha feels good to finally clean out the basement these plants are larger than the outside this year has been really cold outside and I could not afford to heet with electricity in the cold frames I wish I could afford heat in the cold frames I did use candles but that just does not compare
Tuesday, May 27 View Page
Everything is a little behind this year however the morels have been tasty and very abundant
Thursday, May 29 View Page
2012 may 29th looks twice as good as 2014 I hope plant will catch up at least to previous years.
Saturday, May 31 View Page
I gave um some Epsom salt and Hollands bio calcium growth finally started. I need to start imoclorprid 1.47% ortho tree and shrub. That had worked great last 3 seasons for vine bores No worries about them. It's the squash bug population I fight every year soon as plants are uncovered.
Sunday, June 1 View Page
65 clementz fp outside around 1week
Monday, June 2 View Page
772 Zappa I got my personal best last season with this seed. It was a slow starter last season as we'll but surpassed all other fruit I had. It is getting a nice stump but no vining yet. Here it is a a small local pumpkin festival #700 I had no competition last season. Previous year #635 got trophy
Monday, June 2 View Page
Slowest plant I have #772 Zappa It still has hope.
Monday, June 2 View Page
We'll last post was false I can't leave out my 625from a #1000 grenchik selfed seeds were thick brown hard shells and took longer to germinate. Than the white thin shelled seed. So they have been behind since day 2 in germination. There around 4 or 5 days behind. I still need to choose 1
Monday, June 2 View Page
They sure do grow like weeds. 772 6" over nite
Monday, June 2 View Page
Well this is my own seed 700 pound from a 772 self pollinated i'm not sure I think this is the same time of year last year I had to extend the cold frame mostly just for bug protection squash bugs
Wednesday, June 4 View Page
Something is checking out FP patch I hope not the wood chucks I haven't seen one 2 seasons now. Can't tell what these prints are from. Any one have idea what it might be?? I have electric fence wire up three runs high first one is 3"to 5" off the ground I have seen wood chucks in previous years go rite under it and just rub there back on it without even a twitch. I hope it was a raccoon or cat. Mirrors, shiny metal flashing fastened to polls to flap in the wind, radios,need to do list just som precautions. don't have Time to hunt
Friday, June 6 View Page
First time for everything. Yup got another new pest this season. Cut worm on beans. I've never seen holes like this. I found cut worms in them.
Friday, June 6 View Page
What I could find online looks like cutworms. That's all the fun just when i think I've seen all the pests I can nature proves me wrong.
Friday, June 6 View Page
Big pumpkins doing great! I'm going to extend remee over them for a bit. That worked well for me last season
Saturday, June 7 View Page
The race is on my selfed 772 is a rapid grower. Don't mean much now but there's a lot of hope
Sunday, June 8 View Page
Slowest starter in patch my 625seed from 2013 selfed 1000 grenchik. It has the thick vine traits from mother. Started imoclorprid yesterday will start infuse and eight next week
Sunday, June 8 View Page
New section of fence to detour woodchucks. Turned on the garden radio today. There was a blue racer hanging out of the sub woofer hole.
Sunday, June 8 View Page
We'll I could not get pic of it in the radio but it came out and raced to the edge of the property. Hard to believe this snake fits inside the speaker of my small radio. Its roughly 3' long
Tuesday, June 10 View Page
Fp back is#77a #92.5 off spring from 2013 front is a Howden biggy in ground organic and water nothing special. Just trying to get some nice carvers.
Tuesday, June 10 View Page
#65 clementz FP.
Wednesday, June 11 View Page
The sage is doing better than lavender this year.
Wednesday, June 11 View Page
Back up plants in the lawn. A shallow till in front of them.
Wednesday, June 11 View Page
Pic check. practicing pictures
Thursday, June 12 View Page
Slowed down only 4" on main yesterday. #700 just under a week out of cold frame
Thursday, June 12 View Page
Extended cover yesterday on a#700and#772 Zappa both are catching up
Thursday, June 12 View Page
My other #700 non official. 6/12/14. Both the 700's are showing kins. Plant in the cold frame is growing faster than the one uncovered.cold and cloudy last two days tomorrow may not reach 70 degrees.the higher temp in frame must be helping
Thursday, June 12 View Page
Main vine on uncovered plant. it has a girl on a secondary near the tip and a smaller one write on tip.will start bloom builder this week
Friday, June 13 View Page
FP patch. old dry lake is up this year making 1/3 of the garden unworkable standing water. Just enough to need Ruber boots to weed wack around fence on the Low side
Friday, June 13 View Page
It's not Sumer till next weekend officially hope Mother Nature takes part
Sunday, June 15 View Page
#772 Zappa has a female it will b around 8'-9' also has a toad I almost covered with good stuff while doing vines.
Sunday, June 15 View Page
First day I uncovered my last two AGs. I found the squash bug couple hours after I uncovered the plant while I was spraying it with Fert mix so I mixed in some bug be gone with imoclorprid %1.47 and sprayed eights after that I will need to do another contact spray tomorrow if I can't kill the bugs I'll kill the plants lol ugh!
Sunday, June 15 View Page
Squash bug
Sunday, June 15 View Page
Top of the hill pic
Sunday, June 15 View Page
Top of the hill pic
Monday, June 16 View Page
Windy picture plants had leaves flapping every direction yesterday hope they are not to damaged
Monday, June 16 View Page
My first AG I had no idea and still today is no different. Although I did pick out a lot of useful experience and wisdom from this site Thanks To All
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
Another boring post. Pumpkin plants loved the rain two days ago seen 10" on main vine. I think this storm will comfort them as we'll. 72 degrees at 4:00 am high around 80
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
772 Zappa this one got attacked but a cut worm and stump got some rot and I applied fungicide
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
My seed 700 showing two females so I am keeping them shaded
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
My seed 700 showing two females so I am keeping them shaded
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
Another one of my 700 showing a couple girls
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
My 625 from 1000 grenchik selfed 2013. this one is in the wet spot. Only plant that had hard brown shelled seed and germinated SLOW. I won't cull cause I like the genetics possible father plant
Tuesday, June 17 View Page
Burning wood this Sumer for hot water in the house. Will the smoke keep bugs down? It was in my face while I was in the patch
Wednesday, June 18 View Page
Garden little moist yet. Got the kids out to soak up some mud. Just field pumpkins this year. So buy end of July I think it will be dry enough for vines to have a place to run
Thursday, June 19 View Page
Nothing real aggressive this season all my own seed but 1-772 Zappa top rite pic. Three plants showing pumpkins. Will see flowers next 10 days or so.
Thursday, June 19 View Page
Gave all AGs infuse/blossom booster mix foliar/drench. And berried some vines today
Friday, June 20 View Page
Pumpkins plants are doing ok but the weather has been cool damp low amounts of sun. Comparing last year pics the plants are dwarfed this season. I must be patient for flowers to pollinate. C'mon sunshine
Saturday, June 21 View Page
Looks like the extras aren't getting thinned out. From weed waker yet. Maybe this weekend I will get to the weeds and the extra vines. I believe there's four maybe five plants there. Last year I grew two plants in this area and got 4 pumpkins all around #150 on the lawn/weeds.
Saturday, June 21 View Page
2012
Saturday, June 21 View Page
Second and third female the first one looks like it will open this week at around 9 feet
Sunday, June 22 View Page
Had this last season also. Infuse/imocloprid? It grew out of it last year on and off. This plant had gained 14" on the main over night. So not to worried. Just weird leaves.
Sunday, June 22 View Page
Better photo for reference.infuse/imocloprid overkill?
Sunday, June 22 View Page
Killing squash bugs on the FP.#65cementz.my #57 and #77. I don't spray poison on this plot it has veggies I want to keep free of it. So I manually kill bugs. They get some every year
Sunday, June 22 View Page
Plants look better from here. Leaf damage from wind and heavy-bug/fungicide spray.second one I take credit for. there are growing :)
Monday, June 23 View Page
My healthiest has a ray of sunshine on it. Lol yesterday. Rain today
Monday, June 23 View Page
This plant is taking a turn for the worst all four of my pumpkin plants showed symptoms at the same exact time two days after spraying them it's rained most of the day today and the plants look worse
Monday, June 23 View Page
First pumpkin setting at around 9 feet as long as plants stay healthy I will pollinate it wouldn't be the first time I ripped plants out just as they start getting pumpkins
Tuesday, June 24 View Page
Anyone had this look before. Infuse? Plant is growing but I don't no how it looks crazy
Tuesday, June 24 View Page
A secondary same plant up close. ????
Wednesday, June 25 View Page
4:52 am first kin ready
Wednesday, June 25 View Page
5 lobes on first one will measure later about 9' out. There are two back to back couple feet out 4or5 days ready on this #700
Wednesday, June 25 View Page
I thought I had giant cucumber beetles but closer look it's not never seen these before anybody know what this bug is? We'll I found it is a long horned beetle wood bore
Wednesday, June 25 View Page
And this one as well as new to me?longhorn beetle elderberry tree bore
Thursday, June 26 View Page
5:55am pollinated kin guessing 10' out. bigger # 700 plant selfed male and sibling male. And will leave open
Thursday, June 26 View Page
First female #772 Zappa pollinated self male and daughter male left open guess 7' out
Thursday, June 26 View Page
Woodstove rolling smoke right over the pumpkin patch tonight all the plants are outgrowing the shock from the in fuse fungicide so hopefully it'll keep the disease off the plants for a while
Friday, June 27 View Page
I thought I culled this AG 3 weeks ago. Pulled the main root and threw it over my shoulder. The main root middle top.
Friday, June 27 View Page
FP # 65clementz starting to run
Friday, June 27 View Page
#77 (#92.5zappa offspring) starting also. I need to get organic fungicide spray. Seem to have leaf spot this season In my last year veggie garden rotation didn't work so well
Friday, June 27 View Page
#57 Howden biggy these seem to have some disease resistance. This is the second generation seed.has made it threw the high disease pressure 2 generations now
Saturday, June 28 View Page
Looks like these two will open the same day same main. Probably Monday another pollination before work dark:30am
Saturday, June 28 View Page
My #700 seed from (772 Zappa x self) both the larger plants on left. Top right #772 bottom right my#625 (#1000 grenchik x self). All will get blossom booster and ortho systemic and soluble see weed and small amount of Epsom salt
Sunday, June 29 View Page
Fertilize the tomato plants all organic fertilizers some bloom little bit of fish and seaweed powder and Epsom salts some crystal humate. AGs got their dose of systemic for the squash vine bores today1.47% imidacloprid@ 1 oz pr gallon and blossom booster. Both larger plant have wet stumps I have kept fungicide on the wet spots I guess I need to start running fans :(
Monday, June 30 View Page
#700 pollinated with sibling and left open number 2 had 5 lobes number 3 had 4 large lobes. Out of three on main hope to get a keeper other plants a day or two out yet hard to tell in the dark
Monday, June 30 View Page
Warming the males. Giving them some coffee fumes
Monday, June 30 View Page
Field pumpkins and sweet corn in the picture. Culled all the first pumpkins on the AG's due to they were not growing. So I will have two I pollinated this morning before July 1 still a chance if not I'll be pollinating all the way into July
Tuesday, July 1 View Page
Pollinated 2nd #772 x offspring/open (left) (right) 2nd larger#700 plant not orange enough or not enough pucker so I left alone. Hope it opens tomorrow fingers crossed
Wednesday, July 2 View Page
O..... Boy Larger #700 number 2 female was ready waiting 1 day made the difference.odd shape 5.5 lobe?
Wednesday, July 2 View Page
4DAP on back up plant growing in lawn. I got 1 growing before July. This was the first female
Wednesday, July 2 View Page
Over view. done second pollination on larger 3 plants. Waiting on my #625 for first
Thursday, July 3 View Page
The field pumpkins are doing ok I have not been doing any tea or fert spray on them. But Season is not over yet. One of the #65 clementz opened a female I got to pollinate today my first holiday
Thursday, July 3 View Page
#65clementz FP
Thursday, July 3 View Page
Aggressive secondary. On my #700 AGs are showing a lot of girls now.
Thursday, July 3 View Page
Aggressive secondary. On my #700 AGs are showing a lot of girls now.
Thursday, July 3 View Page
My little over crowded patch. Previous seasons I have removed plants with disease buy now. I'm not Putin in as much Time as I would like. But I'm keeping up on pruning and bug systemic/ fungicide. Keep hoping to see a shiny kin swell up
Friday, July 4 View Page
4th of July enjoying 2nd holiday pollinated fourth and fifth KinI #700 Looks like third set is growing not sure which one yet Boars are full force these last two days killed three while just out wandering in the yard there slow this year not sure why in past years I can't get them this year there lethargic so more systemics today on my backups main patch next weekend
Friday, July 4 View Page
Crazy year my back up plan has a mushroom under the pumpkin going to soften it's fall. Mother nature put this here not me#772 Zappa offspring
Friday, July 4 View Page
3rd pollination #700 #772 Zappa offspring I hope it keeps it was a June 30th set
Saturday, July 5 View Page
Well this could mean a lot of work: pulling big plants out of the patch I could tell he had a share of systemics he was on top trying to catch a breath. Lol it does appear in some plants are looking yellow and growth stoping
Saturday, July 5 View Page
Sprayed the AG's with fruit tree fungicide pesticide mixture some bio calcium and a little seaweed powder
Sunday, July 6 View Page
Pollinated 3rd kin on #772 Zappa rough shape scar small 4 lobes. not sure 2nd kin on this main will grow
Monday, July 7 View Page
#700 pollinated 6/30/14 hmmm so slow I don't know Mabe next kin on main pollinated 4days later
Monday, July 7 View Page
#700 pollinated 7/3/14 cull or not to cull. Will wait till it's more difficult
Monday, July 7 View Page
Other #700 pollinated 7/2/14 vines are growing lime green pumpkin mite make it other will open tomorrow.will be 3rd main on this plant.
Monday, July 7 View Page
Beautiful day my last day of my holiday/vacation today#65 clementz is that early field pumpkin keeps throwing females second earliest is my#57 Howden biggie my#77 will open its first female in a couple days I am seeing some yellow vine disease in backup plants had a fruit set growing nice and aborted and now find tips are yellow pointing straight up main vine on this plant looks okay still so I will have to do heavy pruning to it today if there's any hope at all for it
Monday, July 7 View Page
#772 Zappa 6DAP. Haaha still have 5' of main with secondary vine females to try. Vine had rot inside
Monday, July 7 View Page
We'll hear it is.
Tuesday, July 8 View Page
3rd main female #700 sw x open. Kins won't grow fast after set so I'm having a hard time telling if they are growing. Hope this one takes have 2 on secondary's on this plant as we'll in case I have vine issues on this one also
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
1rst 625 (#1000 grenchik x self 2013)
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
1rst 625 (#1000 grenchik x self 2013)
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
Secondary vines both. What's left of 772 after much vine removal
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
Pollinated 3 different #65 clementz FP plants 2 were 2nd on main other was 1rst. All done before 5:30am these seeds all throw a Bunch of early females. Nice genetic trait compared to other large FP. Thanks mark
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
Looking at weather next 10 day is about the same as pic
Wednesday, July 9 View Page
We'll the less time in soil prepping and less weeding Is caching up I'm way behind last season. Just hope to get an AG.......
Thursday, July 10 View Page
I must admit I can't tell if this thing is going to grow. Going to try one more one it Saturday #700 N E. It would make the sixth female on the main this Saturday I thought I chose the right one but now I'm guessing. Disease perhaps
Thursday, July 10 View Page
This I can see has grown #65 clementz FP first kin on left 7' out one on rite 11' out same vine
Friday, July 11 View Page
#772 vine rott smells as bad as it looks the main is down to its last three secondary's Mabe 3'......it would be a miracle if it gets a pumpkin. I have 3 kins pollinated one on each vine.plant got bad super fast
Friday, July 11 View Page
#772 vine rott smells as bad as it looks the main is down to its last three secondary's Mabe 3'......it would be a miracle if it gets a pumpkin. I have 3 kins pollinated one on each vine.plant got bad super fast
Friday, July 11 View Page
#700 N E 6th female on main vine. the third pumpkin will not abort and it is growing slower than I've ever seen one grow.
Sunday, July 13 View Page
My 625 first female on main 4 dap
Sunday, July 13 View Page
My 625 first female on main 4 dap
Sunday, July 13 View Page
Boy I can't help but kind of laugh at this this pumpkin is set and growing 1 inch in circumference of day at this size pollinated this June 30 which makes it like I don't know 14 days old it's growing slower than just any pumpkin I ever grown.
Sunday, July 13 View Page
Lol this ones doing the same about an inch today I can't even hardly see if they were growing so I measured them three days in a row. This plant looks sick nutrient deficiency maybe too much squash bug juice so I'm not expecting much from this one
Sunday, July 13 View Page
Well all the plants I have tried to pollinate this year get about this size pumpkin then they just about stop growing but they're growing. I'll be happy just to get a pumpkin couple hundred pounds maybe a few of them that size
Sunday, July 13 View Page
Sprayed this systemic with seaweed/bio calcium/bloom builder fruit finisher
Monday, July 14 View Page
Yahoo ya I see an early cover crop in my near future in my AG patch. All plants are showing yucky looking sides. All mains are growing with a curled under tip and have pumpkins that are growing slow. So I think it could be the extremely cool weather keeping the bacteria at bay somewhat? Could be some deficiency. My other plant show this to weeks ago and the same yellow vines with tips pointing up turned green and started to curl their tips and grow again. Pumpkin growing slow slow slow. On that as well
Monday, July 14 View Page
Yahoo ya I see an early cover crop in my near future in my AG patch. All plants are showing yucky looking sides. All mains are growing with a curled under tip and have pumpkins that are growing slow. So I think it could be the extremely cool weather keeping the bacteria at bay somewhat? Could be some deficiency. My other plant show this to weeks ago and the same yellow vines with tips pointing up turned green and started to curl their tips and grow again. Pumpkin growing slow slow slow. On that as well
Monday, July 14 View Page
This is a side vine that grew out of the yellow tip up look. I marked where it was yellow with the steak when it stopped growing. can see it has grown a couple feet from that in six days not fast growth but growth
Monday, July 14 View Page
Okay this plant is showing the same yellow sides tips point straight up has been for a couple weeks this is a back up on my so-called lawn and has a pumpkin growing a little faster every day my largest pumpkin so far it looks like it gained its most yesterday and started to split it stem area
Tuesday, July 15 View Page
Pollinated 2nd #772 on a new back main. On plant with vine rot.
Tuesday, July 15 View Page
Any one ever had a kin look like this @15 dap? I will cull this one as long as next one pollinated is growing soon. It's putting on 1" cc a day that's usually what I get the last couple weeks of growth not the first couple.
Tuesday, July 15 View Page
Joze this is my leave that's about five or six back from the tips that look like yours picture so I will be interested to know what your test results are I don't know how much tissue test cost but I am very low on funds this year
Tuesday, July 15 View Page
Culled 3rd trying 6th female my #700. Main vine N. E. Have two sides growing on this plant as well
Wednesday, July 16 View Page
This is the fourth squash vine bore that let me pet him this season. With great pressure:) this means I will be doing surgery to my FP patch soon. Untill I figure out a organic systemic that works for the grubs I will just keep digging them out with my knife and hemostats. Kinda a ritual hear. Anyhow it's a controllable problem as long as I dig deep into frass I get larva %97 of the time. So this is nothing comparable to what the squash bugs bring to the fun.
Wednesday, July 16 View Page
Going with number 3 on main cut off 2nd 700 SW this plant is in bad condition but is growing fruit on the first couple secondary's and main has new one that looks like it may grow. Maybe this plant will turn around like the other one then keeping my fingers crossed. At least this one has been growing pumpkins the other one of the 700s has pumpkins but not as fast kins
Thursday, July 17 View Page
Only little bug I could see to get my frustrations out this afternoon. He ate the imoclorprid soaked plant. I spray and more just keep come flying in across the 5 acre of Cattails
Thursday, July 17 View Page
Only little bug I could see to get my frustrations out this afternoon. He ate the imoclorprid soaked plant. I spray and more just keep come flying in across the 5 acre of Cattails
Thursday, July 17 View Page
I'm in denial this plant has the fastest growing kins and looks like you no what. Three secondary fruit and one on the sickly looking main. If the fruit on the main Stops my backup plan is to chop the front part of the plant and let backsides take over until they stop growing fruit
Thursday, July 17 View Page
One positive 772 Zappa has only 24"of Main and Main stump looks to recover got pumpkin set on three sides waiting to see which one takes the best:)
Saturday, July 19 View Page
Week year so far my biggest and oldest on back up plant was 20 dap in pic
Saturday, July 19 View Page
Trying to push the main pumpkin that is half the size of the bigger secondary 700 NE
Sunday, July 20 View Page
Sprayed infuse/ seaweed/ nutri aid. Culled some more secondary's. plants still look like yvd but are growing pumpkins. Time will tell.
Tuesday, July 22 View Page
Cool veins. Hard to get in pic. Almost couldn't cut it. pumpkins set buy bees on a side near center of plant largest one. The main is 11 dap rather small yet
Wednesday, July 23 View Page
772 stump. I wasn't going to look at plants for a day but of coarse I can't stop...... So I have needy plants this season. Yup I see moisten stump so I carved hole and couldn't believe the amount of water that was running from hole in the center crack. So sulfur/ fan. Just culled three kins previous day from it Hmmmmmm
Thursday, July 24 View Page
#700 NE @ 13 dap set out over 17' on main
Thursday, July 24 View Page
#625 @15 dap
Thursday, July 24 View Page
#700 SW @ 16 dap my sickest plant around 15' out on main vine
Thursday, July 24 View Page
#772 Zappa15 dap set on a side vine within 2 foot of stump 9 foot out plant was drastically cut back so probably won't get much pumpkin from this one due to the vine rot
Saturday, July 26 View Page
#700 backup seedling in the lawn @ 27 dap. Not measuring. Just interesting to see growth on kin and plant has not grown in three weeks
Saturday, July 26 View Page
# 772 vine rot got main and now stump is a foamer. Has 4 vines on what is left on the main maybe 2' first time I have had a foamer far as I no. Which is not to much........ Lol
Saturday, July 26 View Page
# 772 vine rot got main and now stump is a foamer. Has 4 vines on what is left on the main maybe 2' first time I have had a foamer far as I no. Which is not to much........ Lol
Sunday, July 27 View Page
So the field pumpkins are in rough shape no spray or systemic gives the pests a field day until I kill them with my knife and fingers. If I can find the time that is.........
Sunday, July 27 View Page
Sprayed ortho bug b gone. Killed 4 squash bugs that we're staggering from previous systemic.pic of my yellow vines. kin still growing on main just past this side looks good for now.
Tuesday, July 29 View Page
We'll I am eating some sweet tasty peas from the garden this nice COLD Sumer. Also the bugs are slower I haven't had to hardly swat a bug this summer. Just squash bug a and vine boars. That's a given when growing pumpkins
Tuesday, July 29 View Page
Going too be orange my#700(#772zappa selfed)@18DAP bottom off white my#625 (#1000grenchik selfed)@20DAP.
Tuesday, July 29 View Page
My other #700 @21DAP.
Tuesday, July 29 View Page
My ugly yellowing AG patch. Maybe next year I can put more time into it starting this season with a cover crop.
Wednesday, July 30 View Page
#700 lawn plant 30DAP in pic (yesterday) blossom starting to get pushed in. Plant still not growing any larger.all my plants with kins are doing the same kind of growth. No new leaf or hardly any shoots
Wednesday, July 30 View Page
Got to pull my #772 Zappa can't seem to stop foam and now kins that we're growing seemed to stop I will give it little more time
Friday, August 1 View Page
#65 clementz FP? My most unique thing in all my gardens so far this season
Saturday, August 2 View Page
my#700 SW 25DAP plant still looks really bad
Saturday, August 2 View Page
#700NEplant 22DAP largest plant I have
Saturday, August 2 View Page
#700NEplant 22DAP largest plant I have
Saturday, August 2 View Page
My #625 24DAP fastest growing fruit. From my slowest starting plant. And has yvd so I'm chopping vines again this year.
Saturday, August 2 View Page
This is from my #625 the Bronze color has just started since the last couple warm days. All my plants have the vine tips that point up and stop growing. ????Yay
Sunday, August 3 View Page
Sprayed bonide fruit tree/ fungicide/pesticide in one it has a fuel odor. Pic of my wand just purchased to replace my 7 year old wand. Works good can be a hassle fishing hose threw the patch.im dreaming of a stihl back pack mister $$$$ someday
Tuesday, August 5 View Page
Out of my 3 kins I wanted to grow on main vines 2 have soft spots on blossom1 out of the two also is getting blossom end splits.last but not least 3rd had a squash bug on the vine extremely close to the kin. I guess I didn't get close enough to it with the pesticide 2 days ago.
Wednesday, August 6 View Page
My#700NE plant seams to be growing on and off with the funny tip yvd symptoms and yellowing. And then greening up and growing again. Kin looks good so far only one without cracks and blossom rot. Guessing #174 @ 25DAP
Thursday, August 7 View Page
RIP my #625 @ 29DAP stopped growth curve a few days of go and noticed a small tiny Rot spot on the Blossom today I split pumpkin in half an noticed rot was on the inside of the pumpkin only pumpkin I had on that plant. So plant is being ripped out making room for the weeds to grow??
Saturday, August 9 View Page
Sprayed Atlantic Giants with infuse blossom booster and seaweed and bio calcium i'm going to just keep pretending my sick plants will give me at least a couple hundred pounders or why not dream say I'll get 500 pounds
Sunday, August 10 View Page
Day 30 my north east #700 224 pounds estimate
Monday, August 11 View Page
My#700SW plant. Exhaust fan and catan/sulfur past. On a BES that started rotting. It has dried up and stopped gaining @ 80" cc??this plant has a back up kin on the first secondary around same size.down to 1 out of 4 main vine sets. ????????
Tuesday, August 12 View Page
Tuesday, August 12 View Page
Wednesday, August 13 View Page
My # 700 NE yesterday was 94.5cc 69ss 63ee=226.5 ott
Thursday, August 14 View Page
#772 zappa. I stopped fan and fungicide on this foamer because it seemed hopeless. So a bit under 2 weeks latter it has stopped foaming and has new roots forming right where I dumped all the fungicide.just growing to watch results it still has the pumpkin I set but it is not growing just the stem seems to b getting large.
Thursday, August 14 View Page
The just let it grow (NOT) approach. Leaf spot powder mildew vine boars squash bugs. All I recognize but there is most likely others
Thursday, August 14 View Page
Another one bites the dust boy 2014 diary is looking pretty bad for me this is just a lawn plant back up never even measured topside looks good but it's next picture shows nematode type worm
Thursday, August 14 View Page
This is the underside of the lawn plants fruit
Thursday, August 14 View Page
Oh yeah and I have to show this in my diary another one of my lawn plants i've had this before but it's usually soft this white spot is hard like a gourd
Friday, August 15 View Page
Brrrr. Great sleeping weather. Coldest August I can recall.
Saturday, August 16 View Page
#700 NE plant Day 36 101cc 72ss 66ee = #306
Saturday, August 16 View Page
#700 SE plant looks like??. The kin is growing I thought it stopped last week. Unhealthy plant= very poor kin. It has got new B. E. S
Saturday, August 16 View Page
#700 SE. Blossom end Capt. sulfur fan all that to try to get a 200 pound pumpkin why?because I love pumpkins
Saturday, August 16 View Page
My 77 pound field pumpkin seeds (92.5 Zappa offspring )grew this and I did not get any other pumpkins from that seed this year because my garden was unattended
Sunday, August 17 View Page
16 pound gain overnight I'll take it considering my plants health
Monday, August 18 View Page
60's this morning for a Change this summer. Instead of 40's and 50's
Tuesday, August 19 View Page
Probably won't need sprinkler this week.
Tuesday, August 19 View Page
#700 NE plant first side with territories in the back of the main 99cc 66ss62ee=#265this is my second pumpkin on the same plan looking like the only two pumpkins I will get at this point. I think this pumpkin is around 40 days as well as the one on the main just about 100 pounds lighter
Wednesday, August 20 View Page
#700 NE plant main kin @ 40 days cc 106.5 ss76 ee70= #360
Thursday, August 21 View Page
Main vine Kin from #700 SW plant it finally got the knife couldn't keep up with all the rot under the skin plant was looking rough from 0 dap.
Sunday, August 24 View Page
Almost....... estimate for 399 that's close to 400 she's only doing 1 inch in circumference today been doing that all week nice weather now I'm just hoping another hundred pounds maybe
Sunday, August 24 View Page
Sunday, August 24 View Page
Pumpkin on the back of the plant
Sunday, August 24 View Page
Pumpkin on the back of the plant
Monday, August 25 View Page
Been to lazy to pull the # 772 Zappa That had bad rot so I thinned out the bad. the kin I set in July split only #100. Now it's got 4 kins the bees started all under #50
Monday, August 25 View Page
#772 stem split I tried to save the little kin
Tuesday, August 26 View Page
Opening up the yard it should help afternoon sunlight to the pumpkin patch thank goodness for chainsaws and boom trucks and skilled tree cutters Big red Oak hanging right over the house kept bouncing on my TV antenna it's gone it'll help heat the house this winter.
Tuesday, August 26 View Page
I love my new phone can't stop taking pictures. Previous picture is my homemade antenna for TV in the background it got swiped by some tree limbs had to take it down for repair
Thursday, August 28 View Page
My 700 pound seed from a 772 Zappa I've never set A pumpkin out at 18 feet before it leaves me with a lot of halfway decent leaves before the pumpkin in the pumpkin is still doing about an inch and growing wide and call instead of long but nevertheless I got a pumpkin to go keep me comfortable out in the garden????????
Friday, August 29 View Page
Back kin is catching up to main. #700 NE plant makes me a little worried hopefully main kin will hold on a guesstimate 440 pounds today
Saturday, August 30 View Page
C'mon halloween lol. #700 NE main 1" cc a day last 10 days 50DAPcc116 ss83 ee76. Est #461 no netting. Thank you bigpumpkin. Com not a personal best but will take it
Monday, September 1 View Page
Another picture#700NE plant this is actually way more plant then I had behind my 700 pound pumpkin last season 2013 that plant also had two pumpkins. My biggest one on the main still has no netting at all I'm hoping September stays warm it seems as if the pumpkin wants to just keep growing very slow
Tuesday, September 2 View Page
How convenient this BigPumpkins.com app is on my phone it makes it too easy anyhow leaves have greened up great I have added a lot of Pee to my barrels next with my bio calcium from Holland seaweed from Holland and some blossom booster I also added 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt per gallon. ran out of funds this year so I needed a nitrogen and I used what I could. It's just so cool how it actually Greened my plant. Back pumpkin is approaching 400 pounds and the main is approaching 500 I hope I can keep The fruit going now that I think I finally found out why the plants were yellow also I have been using sulfur bonide fruit tree fungicide pesticide and infuse. And a imoclorprid
Tuesday, September 2 View Page
My little helper given our back pumpkin some luck and love
Wednesday, September 3 View Page
119cc77.5ee83ss = 279.5. 32.5 to ketch last year ott well hopefully I just got poor measuring skills and it still growing I seem to get a bigger circumference but not a bigger side to side I had some baking soda I mixed in a barrel with seaweed and I had some liquid fish fertilizer I mixed with that and some more sulfur and bio calcium and some more magnesium sulfate and sprayed with my sub pump and wand sprayer
Thursday, September 4 View Page
119cc 78ee 84ss I think it's going I can't help but check every day now#491 on the team pumpkin chart The larger they get and lumpy her they get the harder it is to get the measurements I think it's just barely growing I'm hoping to see some netting
Saturday, September 6 View Page
Infuse bio calcium see weed blossom booster and bonide fish Fert. It works great for the grass and weeds. Only Pumpkin plant I'm continuing to care for no powder mildew didn't take pictures last season wish I did. I grew my pb kins and I think i had smaller plants
Sunday, September 7 View Page
121cc85.5ss 78.5ee=#512 on team pumpkin chart well see this pumpkin has baby soft smooth skin like it should be growing fast but it's barely inching just getting some shapes
Wednesday, September 10 View Page
Picture of a garden pet I have plenty of tree frogs. Hardly any pumpkins. So I will take what I can get??
Wednesday, September 10 View Page
Picture of a garden pet I have plenty of tree frogs. Hardly any pumpkins. So I will take what I can get??
Friday, September 12 View Page
Covered plant with reemay. Before a strong rain storm it made it through now it's only 52 warmest part of the day here my little pumpkin was doing a half an inch circumference a day before this cold front
Saturday, September 13 View Page
64DAP 123cc 81ee 87ss#544 team pumpkin chart
Saturday, September 13 View Page
117cc 72 ee 75 ss#410 team pumpkin chart
Saturday, September 13 View Page
Don't even think we got to 55 today in the patch this photo is a back up plant with a pumpkin that had some unusual white spot that turned into this woodgrain looking stitch pattern scar i've Sulfur and it I've had to peel away some of the skin that was soft and rotten but the brown wood grain looking stuff is hard and the pumpkin seems to be growing real slow only around 100 pounds it was just a single Vine from my 625 seed grown in the lawn 1000 pound Grenchic offspring
Tuesday, September 16 View Page
Leaving blankets on kin. Rather give it sun but I will not be around for sun time.its trying to turn orange any how.
Friday, September 19 View Page
Circumference is 126 inches Side to side is 88 inches and two and 82 1/2 inches =296ott definitely my latest growing pumpkin I've had this one's been doing a pretty steady slow growth I still have plant covered with Remee I almost caught up to my my pb. this plant has really taking me by surprise all season
Monday, September 22 View Page
Still growing no frost yet and nice week of weather coming up September has proven much nicer weather this season than last
Thursday, September 25 View Page
Growing just enough to get a blossom end split and it is pushing 600 pounds I wasn't expecting to get 500 pounds with the health of my plant circumference is one 127 3/4 of an inch side to side is 89 and end to end is 83=299.75ott
Saturday, September 27 View Page
Beautiful sunny Saturday September and nice
Saturday, September 27 View Page
My largest lawn pumpkin from my #625( #1000 grenchik off spring)
Sunday, September 28 View Page
I straggler off a dead plant pumpkin Growing even after the stump and vines were almost dead circumference is 89 side to side was 65 and ee 69. The mice chewed it but it still healed with no leaves on the vines
Monday, September 29 View Page
Two more weeks. always wait till October second Saturday for 11 mile trip down the road with my old rusty truck and trailer. Got the tent over to keep it dry from the rain tonight and layered up with quilts and sheets The plant still has quite a few green leaves which is good for this time of year for me considering I had a late set on this one July 11. It would be thrilling to get a couple more inches of growth on the fruit
Thursday, October 2 View Page
Circumference 129 side to side 90 stem to blossom 85=304 while slowly but surely. my personal best is 312 from the mother of this one(772 Zappa)
Tuesday, October 7 View Page
No nice pic hear yet. I have been getting a couple every day for two weeks from 4 traps there chewing on pumpkins. Much more than last season
Thursday, October 9 View Page
Large field mice. They seem to be doin well growing in the patch
Thursday, October 9 View Page
Finally got our first frost and it was hard 32 this morning this is my Gord plant that was a volunteer from the old vines and pumpkin compost. it got hit hard and was really growing nice
Friday, October 10 View Page
Wow what a lot of stuff to do. you guys that grow the big ones congratulations! I can hardly keep up with the work on these. my biggest one this year is from my own seed from a 772 Zappa last year. the skin is still baby soft I'm going to try next year to get started way earlier it's almost hard to cut off the vine when it still growing
Friday, October 10 View Page
Last little pep talk. Letting her no it's ok to be heavy at a young age. 308 ott 4" smaller than her mother and around a month younger
Friday, October 10 View Page
Main vine less the stump 4' of vine
Friday, October 10 View Page
Ok cover crop planted before kin removal.
Friday, October 10 View Page
I love it pumpkins make everybody smile just can't help it my neighbors and some friends they all like to come watch me put the pumpkins on the trailer
Friday, October 10 View Page
Just realized I have no pic of moving kin. I have to thank big pumpkins.com. For the harness idea worked great
Saturday, October 11 View Page
OTT on the 675 was 307 so little bit heavy not sure of OTT on the other one I want to think it was right aroundThe chart. - the weight of pallets
Sunday, October 12 View Page
307 inches OTT 675pounds Unofficial Way off it's always fun pumpkin Festival Rolling pumpkins down the hill in the city Street they close for the five hours get my name on the trophy two years in a row now not much competition for it I just like to bring my pumpkin so all the kids can climb scratch them up and get pictures on them so it's great to see people smile. maybe someday I can to go to a Offishall way off??
Saturday, October 18 View Page
Left rye 10 days right 5 days something to watch grow.
Monday, October 20 View Page
Having some fun pictures before we carve
Monday, October 27 View Page
Got help getting seeds from my #675 Will try growing some in 2015 bunch of seeds some we're germinating in the pumpkin. Note to self squash bugs all over in the tree leaves must kill
Sunday, November 16 View Page
Ughhhh..............this shtuff came way to fast this year.
Wednesday, November 19 View Page
It keeps adding up. And I swore to myself this would not happen until end of December oh boy was I so wrong.
Wednesday, November 19 View Page
lake effect 100% snow showers today and winter weather advisory until Friday. 6"-10" tonight I already plowed my driveway twice today. Driveway has a small incline to the road if it's not plowed and salted we don't get out fun fun fun
Sunday, November 30 View Page
A picture to remind me I did not get the leaves picked up before snow fall.
Sunday, November 30 View Page
Well that snowman didn't move any of them for me. I guess the leaves will stay until spring
Friday, December 5 View Page
Winter rye looks good in green hopefully will have good soil test in spring and enough money for fungicides and pesticides

 

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