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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 48 Entries.
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Late start to the diary but better late than never. 3 pollinations done this morning. First pic is of 1579 Revier.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Next we have the 1916 Barron pollinated with the 1317 Clementz.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
This is my 1514.5 from last year. I pollinated it with the 1916 Barron. This is my biggest plant so far but not by much.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Oh ya I forgot 1579 was pollinated with 1916 Barron. Not many options as there were very few males. It takes them a while to come thru the dirt if you bury them with the vines lol.
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
2185 brandt 5 lober pollinated with 1514.5 knochel and 1865 harnica 4 lober also pollinated with 1514.5 knochel today.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
2nd pollination on 1514.5 5 lobe pollinated with 1916 barron. Also 2nd pollination on 1916 barron 5 lobe pollinated with 2185 brandt.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
This is the 1579 Revier 10dap.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
1579 Revier again
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
This is the 1916 Barron. A little smaller than the others but given its track record I bet it will be heavy.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
Another 1916 Barron pic. Oh ya 10dap also.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
This is my 1514.5 Knochel from last year 10 dap. These 3 plants are all doing great but this plant is the biggest.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
Another pic of my 1514.5
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
The roots on my 1514.5 are looking amazing. Triple tap root coming off top of vine.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Never seen this before... a tap root coming off leaf stem even on 1514.5
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
1579 Revier 20 dap 159 ott looking good.
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
1916 Barron 20dap 134 ott. plant also looking good
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
This is my 1514.5 Knochel. 142 ott. Never seen a plant with so many tap roots... don't know if it is from lack of water or just very vigorous plant but noticed 5 tap roots coming off top of vine before burying today.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
1579 Revier 25 dap 238ott 308lbs. This pumpkin is growing like crazy. My soil experiment must have worked.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
1916 Barron 25 dap 199 ott 184 lbs. This one has really picked up steam in the last couple of days.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
1514.5 Knochel 25 dap 190 ott for 161lbs. This one has been moving slow I think because of stem stress but I have fixed the issue and seems to be doing much better last couple of days. Didn't think stem stress would slow fruit growth but it must because as soon as I relieved the stress it picked up the pace.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
1865 20 dap 175 ott for 127 lbs. This plant I ended main at fruit and am trying to let side vines get longer as they get closer to pumpkin. I figured less distance to travel thru main would me the vines closer to fruit could be longer and still feed well.
 
Friday, July 29 View Page
1579 Revier 30 dap 272 ott for 454 lbs.
 
Friday, July 29 View Page
1916 Barron 30 dap 244 ott for 331 lbs.
 
Friday, July 29 View Page
1514.5 Knochel 30 dap 220 ott for 246 lbs.
 
Monday, August 1 View Page
1865 Harnica dap 25 220 ott for 246 lbs. 5 day avg. of about 24 lbs. per day.
 
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
1579 Revier 35 dap 303 ott for 620 lbs. Just over 33 lbs per day avg.
 
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
1916 Barron 35 dap 276 ott for 473 lbs. 5 day avg. of about 29 lbs
 
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
1514.5 Knochel moving real slow for some reason. 35 dap 242 ott 324 lbs. 5 day avg. of only 16 lbs a day.
 
Saturday, August 6 View Page
1865 Harnica 30 dap 248 ott for 347 lbs.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
1579 Revier 40 dap 327 ott 772 lbs. 5 day avg. of 30 lbs per day.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
1916 Barron 40 dap 305 ott 632 lbs. 5 day avg. 32 lbs per day.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
1514.5 Knochel 40 dap 257 ott 385 lbs. 5 day avg. 12 lbs per day. This one is splitting like crazy all around stem side of pumpkin. Maybe it is really thick preventing fast growth, not really sure because I have never seen such deep splits on this small of a fruit.
 
Thursday, August 11 View Page
1865 Harnica 35 dap 272 ott for 454 lbs. 5 day avg. of just over 21 lbs. per day.
 
Saturday, August 13 View Page
1579 Revier 45 dap 345 ott 902 lbs. 5 day avg. of 26 lbs per day.
 
Saturday, August 13 View Page
1916 Barron 45 dap 325 ott for 759 lbs. 5 day avg. of 26 lbs per day.
 
Saturday, August 13 View Page
1514.5 Knochel 45 dap 268 ott for 435 lbs. 5 day avg of 10 lbs per day.
 
Saturday, August 13 View Page
Anyone ever seen one crack all over like this. It is even starting on top and blossom end.
 
Wednesday, August 17 View Page
Was praying for rain most of the summer and looks like it has all come at once. almost 4 inches in the last couple of days means season may be over. I have good drainage but it is hard for any ground to take that much water in such a short window. I can't complain because corn and soybeans really needed it. Hope it was not to late for the corn.
 
Thursday, August 18 View Page
1579 Revier 50 day 358 ott for 1004 lbs. k day avg. of 20 lbs per day. 1916 Barron 50 dap 340 ott for 865 lbs. 5 day avg. of 20 lbs per day. 1514.5 Knochel 50 dap 280 ott 493 lbs 5 day avg. of about 12 lbs per day. and 1865 Harnica 42 dap 295 ott for 574 lbs. 7 day avg. of about 17 lbs per day. Could not get any pics because camera battery was dead. Hand sprayed with manganese, quintec fungicide, and warrior. After all this rain had a major cucumber beetle outbreak but did not want to run micro sprinkler system because patch is already drenched from all the rain.
 
Tuesday, August 23 View Page
1579 Revier day 55 about 1200 lbs.
 
Tuesday, August 23 View Page
1916 Barron 55 dap about 1000 lbs
 
Tuesday, August 23 View Page
1514.5 knochel 55 dap about 550 lbs
 
Tuesday, August 23 View Page
1865 Harnica about 650 lbs
 
Wednesday, September 7 View Page
1579 Sitting pretty.
 
Wednesday, September 7 View Page
1916 Barron still putting on around 20 lbs. a day and is now biggest in the patch.
 
Wednesday, September 7 View Page
1865 Harnica is just inching along as disease has a couple of plants almost completely wiped out.
 
Wednesday, September 7 View Page
1514 Knochel still inching along.
 
Friday, September 9 View Page
1916 Barron day 72 180 circumference 100 side to side and 102 stem to blossom. 382 ott for 1211 lbs. This is the only fruit still having decent gains as disease has slowed everything else down.
 

 

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