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Wednesday, February 3 View Page
hi friendly growers of all kind , big and small Another season is about to begin and im ready again , with only two spots in my patch ,the odds of getting a great pumpkin to the end are about 50/50 So last season and the one before didnt give me the chance to do so, (almost did last year as i lost it pretty late) I will try again this summer so here is the potential seeds i will use this summer i would love to try a 1623wallace again this year ... i will keep on trying to get one i got the chance two years ago to get a seed from mr wallace himself and i ruined the germination first on the lineup is 1921 weston wich was an amazing pumpkin to watch taking weight hope it kept some good genes and the second so far is the 1754wallace wich as some 1623 and 2009 in but if get a 1623 this one will change
 
Wednesday, February 3 View Page
...nice view from last season ...
 
Tuesday, April 5 View Page
Good luck with that older seed southern man its heading your way
 
Wednesday, April 6 View Page
With the help of another grower , i have finally perfected the art of germination , I am now running some more test to make sure i get 100% on all trials.. I dont want to spoil a 1623 wallace
 
Monday, May 16 View Page
1496 cronk in the house not yet planted waiting for hotter nights this will be my second plant.
 
Monday, May 16 View Page
my cover crop was doing too good , gave it a haircut yersterday.
 
Monday, May 16 View Page
here is the 1921 weston my main plant this year backed up by 1733 kline Its waiting for the cold front to pass.
 
Monday, May 16 View Page
Two truck loads of organic matter , (cow dung) 6 month old and 2 years old I ve got lots of work to do around the house AND in the patch This will be a busy spring , i have not started to put up my irrigation system yet , it will have to be done soon..
 
Tuesday, May 17 View Page
nice 8 pounder laker on a white jig , got to love it
 
Wednesday, May 18 View Page
I took the day off to go fishing for lakers again tomorrow last week was great with jigs blue sea lake
 
Wednesday, May 25 View Page
1921 weston doing good (it seems to be quite fast)
 
Wednesday, May 25 View Page
i tilled up the rye , added manure and will sow clover tonight
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
1921 , at least 4 feet already , it seems to be on a good start ,, i cross my fingers
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
fully organic this year (i will try) i know some guy in shawville quebec do it ! i bought all kind of organic concentrate hope it goes a long way.. Rye as been tilled , 1921s back up chopped , waiting on the clover to grow I like it for it degrades fast when tilled and still keeps myco in and prevents erosion and leechin out of nutrient
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
tomorrow , i start workin on the main power source and i will also put up the irrigation system, Im not sure if it will work on gravity or if i ll plug it directly on the water supply (cold water)
 
Sunday, May 29 View Page
wild garlic , great!!
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
never had one that good on june 3 hope it stays together
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
first female flower
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
first female flower
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
had a couple of cucumber beetle bites on leaves controlled..
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
this year i will go without burying the main vine , i ve had problems in the past with my clayish soil so thats it , not dirt on the main and only light promix and mycorize on the secondary
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
top shot ,
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
top shot part 2 , check!
 
Wednesday, June 15 View Page
I have nt posted much lately , Not much to show , a big cold front as pretty much froze everything and high wind destroyed my leaves had to cut some off , Its a good thing theres lots of time left for the plant to put on new growth better days are on the way
 
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
Ive been fighting swirling winds like lots of you guys too , got around it a little too late with some kind of refugee camp around the plant the plant is slowly taking a faster paste , what does that mean??? anyway, i will try to replace some of the broken leaves from the main by letting one leaf grow from a tertiary vine and the start of secondary vines where theres been issues.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
And that is where i was while the flower opened , oh well ...
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
lake ontario , port darlington , boum boum charter
 
Monday, June 27 View Page
This is one pumpkin not intended to be kept pollinated june 18 not far enough on the vine
 
Monday, June 27 View Page
This is the pumpkin i would like to keep , hope it makes it , pollinated with good instruction by my girlfriend , the only thing she didnt do right is wake up at 9 , I hope it takes.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
my patch is filling in
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
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Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is the chosen one , i will call it flush cut . I had to cut the blossom end , and i hope it stay together ... 4 bags of promix passed already , lots of myco and lot of manure let see what it will do
 
Thursday, July 14 View Page
1921x1921 on foam with a little sulfur under it 19dap
 
Thursday, July 21 View Page
226 pound so far , slowly but surely mmm m maybe not surely... shaped like a wheel , oh well !!!
 
Thursday, July 21 View Page
side view , very shot stem again .
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
while trying to fix some support on the stem , i noticed the little tendril i had left at the pumpkin was snapped and rotting , i scrapped everything up almost to the center of the stem , sulfur and fan , not lookin good
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
30lb a day ,
 
Friday, July 29 View Page
sea of green
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
571lb gain are slowly going up
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
571lb gain are slowly going up
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
ott338 , 838lb I am now fighting a huge crack from the pumpkin stem down to halfway down the pumpkin
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
1921 weston , shaped like its pollinator the 1566 rodonis cracking already but still growing 990lb ott 358 , it wont be a beauty!!
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
front shot
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
Here is a shot from further away
 
Friday, August 19 View Page
1921weston cracking all over ... Im having a lot of trouble with the stem , its been dug in here and there , I hope that it dries and heals over
 
Friday, August 19 View Page
A nice patch view from tonight , im letting some sun shine rear end!!!
 
Friday, August 19 View Page
I have been putting sulfur all over the vines because they split everywhere epsom salt , micrel total , essential+, recoverx and pure potass sprayed on the leaves every week blindly is probably part of the problem
 
Friday, August 19 View Page
I hate high winds as much in the patch as on the lake when im fishing (last weeks wind gusts)
 
Monday, August 22 View Page
thats it again this year , oh well !! that probably started with the little broken tendril , i got it too late good luck to you all .
 
Monday, August 22 View Page
ott 379 august 22 , would a been my best for sure what a shame!
 
Monday, August 22 View Page
est 1168 , 1921x1921weston Good luck to you cntryboy , and thanks again for the seed next year i will inspect the plant more often
 
Tuesday, August 23 View Page
i just noticed when cutting the stem that the rot wasnt in the pumpkin and had just sarted to get the interior of the stem maybe i could have done something to save it , but i was so pissed i just chopped the main too fast
 

 

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