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Thursday, June 25 View Page
After all hope was lost with my original seed line up. The 2015 season is 1087 on the right and 900 on the left. My best plants from last year. Did a self pollination on 1087 this am. Still some tilling left if it will dry up enough.
 
Thursday, June 25 View Page
Same seeds in the second patch. My youngest is giving it another try for a big one. Her plant is on the right. It is the 900. The 1087 on left will grow multiple big ones for fall we hope.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Culled a beauty in the 1087 x self est 175 lbs nice orange streaks starting. It is a gamble but had to go for it. Putting it all on the line for a 40 lber x 900 set farther down the main
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
It's been an SVB crime scene all week. Went all organic this year. I will change that next year.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Most are at the top of the rot area. I have found more than one in many areas so far
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
This one had one on top. One in the middle and one almost into the main.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
In the leaf
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
The base area. I used a skewer and pulled the last one from the main
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
The male flower stem
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
The easiest of all to cut off the plant. Pulling out dozens on each plant
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Last pic. Been seeing this all week. Lots of time spent de-SVBing. Blahhhh
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
Beautiful day today. Had time to practice on the early cull from the 1087. I would say he will watch over the patch but chances are his face will be eaten by a squirrel by the am.
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
Close up.
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
2nd patch pic. All hope is lost for a monster size pumpkin. Trying for a few in the 500 lb range. 2.25 inches rain in past 24 hours. Noticed new splits this am
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
Nice surprise with this one. If all is perfect for the next month it could be a new pb. Since this whole season has been one issue after another I'm not counting on it
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
I keep thinking one of these might kick into high gear any day.
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
Another rotten pumpkin. Carved inside yesterday during rain storm. By morning the entire house smelled like spoiled cheese. Extra gross
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
This was supposed to be the big one this year. Split in the back
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Carved before compost.
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Moved over to this side vine pumpkin. 2 more behind it
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
The biggest has slowed. Around 650 now. Growing 3 other nice size pumpkins from the same plant.
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Side pic shows other pumpkins
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Patch 2. My kids plant had to be pulled. Looks terrible
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
I seeded mustard into both patches Friday. Today they had sprouted. The extras on the leaves are ready to grow
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
3 little 50 lbers. Sunflowers are still doing well
 
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Sidewalk pic of sunflowers
 
Sunday, September 6 View Page
Another one down. This one stopped growing around 175 lbs. patch is loaded with powder mildew and downy. Hope what I have left holds on for a nice house display.
 
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Looks like I will get 4 nice ones from this plant. Still gaining a few lbs each day.
 
Tuesday, September 15 View Page
This pumpkin was my daughters last survivor. It started to rot on the bottom. Same happened to the other 2 about the same size. They are mush now. Tough year over here
 
Wednesday, September 16 View Page
Mustard filling in well. Makes the little 50lber look giant as it turns to goo
 
Wednesday, September 16 View Page
Top view
 
Saturday, September 19 View Page
Did my first pumpkin gig of the season. Carved one of my est 275 lbers
 
Saturday, September 19 View Page
They raffled it off to some poor guy that has to figure out a way to get it home now. He was still scratching head looking at it when we left. Kinda funny
 
Wednesday, September 30 View Page
This took 10 th place at bengtsons on Sunday. 794 pounds. Looks real big stood up in front of our little home
 
Wednesday, September 30 View Page
The pumpkin house is coming together. The ones closest in picture have big gooey holes in them. They won't last long
 
Wednesday, September 30 View Page
The same plant that grew the 794 also grew a 425 a 275 and a 225. Could have gotten close to 1000 if I plucked those off, but happy with a few more to carve
 
Wednesday, September 30 View Page
It was now or compost for this one. Rotting quickly
 
Wednesday, October 7 View Page
Carved one of my side vine 125 pounder at a local nursery on Sunday
 
Wednesday, October 7 View Page
Beautiful day for carving a pumpkin. I'm going in order of which one starts to rot next
 
Tuesday, October 13 View Page
It's been a yearly tradition to host field trips for the local schools. This is my youngest with her 5th grade class. Always love seeing my kids in the group. Middle school next year makes this the last time for that. Didn't want to close that chapter so fast
 
Tuesday, October 13 View Page
The kids wanted a pumpkin carved. Couldn't say no
 
Tuesday, October 13 View Page
70 on Monday made great carving weather.
 
Tuesday, October 13 View Page
The field pumpkin is so much easier to carve than the Giants. Way less impressive.
 
Friday, October 16 View Page
Big plans for the Saturday Halloween. Gonna carve like a giant pumpkin grower grows and do as many as I can for the big day
 
Tuesday, October 20 View Page
Little mini cubkin
 
Tuesday, October 27 View Page
Carving between rain showers
 
Tuesday, October 27 View Page
This is the third carving for this pumpkin. The flat bottom side today
 
Wednesday, October 28 View Page
My mom made us this amazing pumpkin tree for the pumpkin house. It fits in perfectly
 
Friday, October 30 View Page
Got to carve my biggest of this year today. Rain tomorrow but still plan to carve around 20 more in the next 24 hours. Also plan to sleep for that long when I'm all done
 
Friday, October 30 View Page
Nice little 400 pounder out front
 
Friday, October 30 View Page
Getting the display started
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
It rained all day on Halloween. Slowed down the display a bit
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
Pumpkins
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
Pumpkins
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
And more pumpkins
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
Today was a beautiful day. Carved at a local fest for a couple hours
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
Funny guy
 
Sunday, November 1 View Page
It was nice that no one vandalized the display this year. I may get to do a couple rare November carvings since a couple pumpkins still have a solid spot to work with.
 
Monday, November 9 View Page
Mowed down and spread out the mustard before tilling inn
 
Monday, November 9 View Page
Last of the season
 

 

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