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Sunday, April 3 View Page
Gotta luv snow in April........
 
Sunday, April 10 View Page
Soil Test Pulled first week of March...
 
Sunday, April 10 View Page
Thanks John
 
Sunday, April 10 View Page
Some Goodies added today...Also 5Lbs. of Kelp.
 
Sunday, April 10 View Page
Still Shooting for a May 1st Planting Day....
 
Sunday, April 10 View Page
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Wednesday, April 13 View Page
4 days of sunshine in the forecast and than rain. Figured it was now or never to get it done!!
 
Monday, April 18 View Page
Seed start day... Sanded and Soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide for 1\2 hour. 6 hour soak in kelp tea solution..
 
Monday, April 18 View Page
Lights out...see ya in 36 hours;)
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
Went to the "Council of Rabbits" and asked that they keep out of the Patch this year...
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
While away over the weekend I went 50/50 on Germination.. 1317 Clementz Popped and the 744.10 Offermann but unfortunately lost the 772 Poirier and the U.O.W. 350 McMillan 15'. Started Back-ups...I did start a few U.O.W. 200 from last year (575 Wolf x U.O.W. 600 McMillan 14'(811 Gerhardt x Self)).
 
Saturday, April 30 View Page
Something Funky going on with the 744.10 Offermann?
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
Happy Cinco De Mayo!!! It's Go Time......
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
Perfect time to get her in the ground as the roots have just reached the edge.
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
Cover crop is just screaming!! If the Plants respond to the added ammendments as much as this cover crop they should do very well this year. This is what the crop looks like after already 2 mowings. gotta love "green manure"!! Weed suppression and added nitrogen and OM.. a total win win!!!
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
back-ups....UOW 600 14'
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
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Saturday, May 7 View Page
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Tuesday, May 10 View Page
Another clear cold night with frost warnings... Feels like another spring;)
 
Wednesday, May 11 View Page
Long gourds this year will be..... 90" McMillan 10' (121.75" Butler/Johnston 08'(125.75" Urena x 114.5" Jutras) X U.O.L. 70" McMillan 09'(106.5" Lovelace 07' x Sibb) 121.75 Butler/Johnston 08' 85" McMillan (135 Jacobus x Self)
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
1317 Clementz is doing great !!!
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
Always wanted to grow Cascade Hops as I'm a big fan of Ale's!!! Look out Long Gourds you have company on the trellis;)
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
744.10 has really gone into double vine mode!! Going to see If the upcoming heat and extra watering will kick her back into a regular growth pattern? I just really like the genetics of this plant to cut her too soon.... The arrow shows where the main is growing
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
1317 Clementz is doing well, should be on the ground and running tommorrow...
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
transplanted the cascade hops into it's new home today. Used some azos and myco in hole.
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
Decided to install a trellis pole set up just for the Hops.
 
Friday, May 20 View Page
UOW 350 McMillan 15' and UOW 200 McMillan 15' Doing well without soil cables, definately behind the other plant in hoops with cables.
 
Tuesday, May 24 View Page
Got my bird......
 
Tuesday, May 24 View Page
Mmmm Mmmm Good..........Bacon wrapped turkey breast.
 
Tuesday, May 24 View Page
Plants are doing great,just what they needed sun and heat!!! Plant Long Gourds today.
 
Saturday, May 28 View Page
1317 Clementz is moving right along. Multiple secondarys forming and mainvine running. Sprayed a light dose of foliar 20-20-20 chleated ferts and Orthenex for PM and Cuke beetles
 
Saturday, May 28 View Page
744.10 Offermann on the left,I pinched one side of the double mainvine and hopefully the one left on will keep growing singular. I really want to grow out this plant (love the cross) but this is the last week i'll give it to straighten out!! The UOW 200 McMillan 15' (on the right) is growing well and might end up winning the spot this week? Gave Plant same foliar spray treatment of 20-20-20 and Orthenex.
 
Tuesday, May 31 View Page
Opened up the 1317 hoop today giving her a little more space...
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
Sprayed plants tonight Neptune's,Warrior and 0-0-25.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
1317 Clementz just loving this warm,rainy muggy weather Secondarys are really coming along after foliar treatment with Kelp powder,Neptune's Fish and Seaweed and rainwater The growth hormone-rich cytoplasm is definately helping the secondarys. Will have to start a early fungicide program, with this wet muggy weather probably rotate Daconil and Immunox again this year?
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
744.10 Offermann and UOW 200 McMillan 15" are neck and neck !! I really have to make a decision as the two plants are shading each other too much and slowing down the development of secondarys This has always been my biggest struggle! I really want to keep the 744.10 as the new mainvine is growing perfectly normal now after pinching of the other fused main tip a week ago.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Ok the UOW 200 McMillan 15' is beating the development of the UOW 350 McMillan 15" This is the hoop started without cables and on the eastside which gets the latest sun of the day
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Long Gourds are just starting to find the trellis.. Lost the 121.75 Butler/Johnston 08' and 85" McMillan (135 Jacobus x Self). Just these 90" McMillan 10' (121.75" Butler/Johnston 08'(125.75" Urena x 114.5" Jutras) X U.O.L. 70" McMillan 09'(106.5" Lovelace 07' x Sibb) left now?
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Cascade hop bines running up the lines... I can almost taste the Fall Ale!!!
 
Tuesday, June 7 View Page
Sprayed Daconil,kelp and neptune's
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
First Blooms of the season on the 1317 Clementz and the UOW 200 McMillan 15"
 
Thursday, June 9 View Page
Did this a few years back...."Apple in the Wine Bottle"
 
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
3 Females ready to open in the morning... One on the 1317 Clementz One on the UOW 200 McMillan 15' One on the 744.10 Offermann 15'
 
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
744.10 Offermann 15' (1317 Clementz X 772 Poirier) Contemplating crossing the 1317 Clementz back into her?
 
Thursday, June 23 View Page
Perfect cool 71 degrees for pollinating.. 5-lobe,14ft on mainvine with 16 secondarys behind her!! crossed her with my UOW 350 McMillan 15' (811 Gerhardt x 575 Wolf) Sounds like another Big and Orange cross too me;)
 
Thursday, June 23 View Page
4-lobe females on both the 744.10 and UOW 200 McMillan crossed both with pollen from the 1317 Clementz!! More Big and Orange genetics!!
 
Friday, June 24 View Page
Testing out my new watering gauge today...Gotta keep them plants hydrated;)
 
Saturday, June 25 View Page
I think she took? So one on the 1317 Clementz x UOW 350 McMillan 15' and one opening tomorrow 2 feet further up the main!!!
 
Saturday, June 25 View Page
Always happy to pollinate Females;) Just hate making the culling decisions, when and which one's?
 
Saturday, June 25 View Page
90" McMillan 10' (121.75" Butler/Johnston 08'(125.75" Urena x 114.5" Jutras) X U.O.L. 70" McMillan 09'(106.5" Lovelace 07' x Sibb)
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
2nd pollination on the 1317 Clementz Another 5-lobe beauty,16ft on Mainvine crossed her with the 744.10 Offermann 15' (1317 Clementz X 772 Poirier)
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
1317 Clementz x UOW 350 McMillan 15' Strange shape on this one and not as orange as I had hoped? Two more further up the main, will have to wait a little longer to decide on this one?
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
744.10 Offermann X 1317 Clementz Luv the color and shape on this one!!!
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
UOW 200 McMillan 15' X 1317 Clementz Great color and shape on this one as well!!!
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
744.10 Offermann She's Gonna be a "Looker"!!!!
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
UOW 200 McMillan Another "Looker" in the making;)
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
1317 Clementz This one has gotten my attention!!!
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
Canopy starting to fill in.... Got hit by a huge wave of cuke beetles in the morning yesterday Today found hundreds of them dead on the leaves and ground!! Guessing the overhead watering i did two nights ago did it's job Immunox,20-20-20 and bayer tree and shrub all injected into the hose with the syphon
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
Gave Hops and Long Gourds a long watering of plain fresh water. Hops are just starting to form flowers.
 
Thursday, July 7 View Page
first Male bloom on the Long Gourds tonight
 
Monday, July 11 View Page
1317
 
Monday, July 11 View Page
744.10
 
Monday, July 11 View Page
UOW 200 McMillan
 
Friday, July 15 View Page
http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=250706 I can definately see some resemblance of the parents in the prodigy of this cross;)
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
1317
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
744.10 Offermann
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Hops are growing
 
Wednesday, July 20 View Page
Just a beautiful summer day.....
 
Thursday, July 21 View Page
Stay vigilant right too the end!!!! SVB still a threat!!
 
Thursday, July 21 View Page
Thankfully I have a "Pidgey" keeping a eye out for me.......lol
 
Monday, July 25 View Page
Rain all day today!!!Plants and Kins just loving it!!! 1317 Clementz
 
Monday, July 25 View Page
744.10 Offermann is going to be a looker!!!
 
Monday, July 25 View Page
Cascade Hops loving the soaking today as well.
 
Friday, August 5 View Page
Wide Load!!!!!;)
 
Friday, August 5 View Page
Great Color!!!
 
Friday, August 5 View Page
Hops!!!!!
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
1317 Clementz
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
Hops...
 
Thursday, August 18 View Page
The "Behemoth"!!! "Don't you grow no ugly pumpkins";)
 
Wednesday, August 31 View Page
Busy week....Bottled and conditioning;) "Lawnmower Ale" 1/2 grain and 1/2 Extract but all Cascade Hops from the "Back 40"!!
 
Friday, September 2 View Page
Beautiful September Day!!!
 
Friday, September 2 View Page
1317 Clementz....
 
Friday, September 2 View Page
744.10 Offermann.... Gotta Luv ORANGE and Beer;)
 
Tuesday, September 20 View Page
"Don't you grow no Ugly Pumpkins";)
 
Saturday, September 24 View Page
Best Wishes too All at the Upcoming weigh-offs!!!! Enjoy the "Fruits" of your Labor Cheers!!!!
 

 

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