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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 32 Entries.
Wednesday, March 25 View Page
Have had this plant going since November. It was one of my immature squash seeds that I got to germinate. I had the plant almost 20ft long, but couldn't get anything to set. So, I decided to just keep it alive until planting time. I cut it every few weeks to keep it small. The cross is a self, from a Stellpflug squash seed that I grew in 2012. This is only the 2nd seed I got to germinate out of 134 tries. Squash was only 32 days old at the time, when it went down. Been working with the seeds for the last 2yrs.
 
Monday, April 6 View Page
Started some squash...
 
Monday, April 6 View Page
Another squash, this one is a 1998 seed.
 
Monday, April 6 View Page
My new used toy... Heritage Softail...
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Classic Stellpflug squash. Seed is from the 90's.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Classic Stellpflug squash. Newer seed, but old genetics.
 
Saturday, July 11 View Page
Squash aborted the other day. Was 22 days old, just over 100#. I was all in on this one, nothing else pollinated on plant. Going on a 2 week vacation next week, hopefully can get something going on it, if not, will pull plant when I get home. Plant is 700 sq. ft. Had the characteristics of it's lineage, Stellpflug.
 
Saturday, July 11 View Page
Cut squash open. Got a handful of seeds from it. These were in the blossom side. Appear to be mature. Hard outer shell, very full, and heavy. Chances of them being mature at 22 days old, slim. Will dry them out and try to germinate a couple. Crossed with another pure Stellpflug genetic squash.
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
This is the other squash I have going. It is just for genetics. Stellpflug squash genetics, I crossed it with another pure Stellpflug squash. Small plant, was limited with space, but growing good.
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
Trying my hand at tomato's again. This is a Megamarv, no other info was on the seed packet.
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
This is a blossom on the Megamarv. Counted 5 fused stems for sure, possibly more. Hard form me to tell, lack of experience in tomato's. It's big either way.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Been on vacation for 10 days. Got back to this massive tomato forming. This was the one in my diary before I left.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Another angle for size comparison. Stem is as big as my finger.
 
Monday, July 27 View Page
Blossom shot of one of my squash's. Looks true to it's genetics, Stellpflug. Only have about 100 - 150 sq ft of plant. Was just for genetics. Have it crossed with another pure Stellpflug genetic squash.
 
Monday, July 27 View Page
Side picture of the same squash. Decent size for the amount of plant I have.
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
This is another squash that I'm growing. It is a pure Stellpflug genetic squash. I had the opportunity to germinate an actual Stellpflug squash seed 2 yrs ago. These were the seeds that I have been working on, squash was to young and seeds were immature. I've had this plant growing over the winter. There is less than 100 sq ft of plant, enough for genetic cross. Still a young squash, don't think it is 20 days old yet.
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
Here's the picture....
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
One I have going on the 4.62 Fulk. Chugging away.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Bottom shot of the one on the Megamarv.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Side shot of the Megamarv one.
 
Wednesday, August 19 View Page
My genetics squash stopped growing, about a week ago. Today is day 65 for it. Decided to take it off the vine. This was just a genetic cross for me, barely any plant behind the squash. Pure Stellpflug genetics on both sides. Est. weight is 279#.
 
Wednesday, August 19 View Page
Unofficial weight is 310.6#. It went 10% heavy. This is a cross cut picture of it.
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
This is my 2nd year at attempting to grow giant tomatos. Front shot.
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Bottom shot. This was grown on the 4.62 Fulk. Great plant, steady growth. My plant was only 2 1/2 ft tall, but very full. My PB up until this point is 2.19#, that was my first attempt at tomatoes, last year.
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Picture of it on a scale. My new PB, 3.49#. Happy with that for my 2nd year.
 
Saturday, September 5 View Page
Picked the last of my Stellpflug genetic squash today. Day 57 for it. Less than 100 sq ft of plant behind it. Nice coloring.
 
Saturday, September 5 View Page
Another view of it. It estimated at 157#, came in at 187.2#, 16% heavy. Unofficial weight ! This one is pure Stellpflug genetics. This is the plant that I started in November, due to immature seeds.
 
Saturday, September 5 View Page
Picture of cross cut section. Very thick at both ends and very dense.
 
Saturday, September 12 View Page
Patch prep started today. Not the best season for me.
 
Sunday, October 11 View Page
New PB for me. Weighed 1520#, went 12% heavy. Cross is 1730 Werner x 1676.5 Daletas.
 
Sunday, October 11 View Page
Last of my Stellpflug crosses. Weighed 660#, was 15% heavy.
 
Sunday, October 11 View Page
New PB on gourds this year. One on left is 141.25", Ohio record now. One on right is 127.5".
 

 

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