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Thursday, January 5 View Page
Plant stand I got for Christmas.
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Filed. Soaked 1.5 hours warm water. Damp paper towel. Ziplock. Heat mat for 2 days.
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Not Filed. Soaked 1.5 hours warm water. Damp paper towel. Ziplock. Heat mat for 2 days.
 
Monday, January 30 View Page
All of my test germinations show that my plants in miracle gro potting mix are taller with bigger leaves but the plants in Pro Mix starter soil look stockier and healthier but the leaves aren't quite as big.
 
Monday, January 30 View Page
Here's another
 
Monday, January 30 View Page
One more
 
Saturday, February 18 View Page
Got a couple of my dads old seeds to germinate. This pumpkin was grown in 2001 so the seeds are 15 years old. Pretty neat.
 
Thursday, February 23 View Page
New 20x20 veggie garden dug today. Moisture in soil was ideal. Hard to believe it's just February 23rd. Now my 50x50 patch can be just for my pumpkins and squash.
 
Thursday, March 9 View Page
Got 2 yards of poop spread on the new veggie garden. Now need some peat moss and till it in and should be ready to go.
 
Thursday, March 9 View Page
2 yards of poop added to veggie garden. My back hurts.
 
Thursday, March 9 View Page
Rough sketch of Giants patch. Orange are kins and green is squash. Duh
 
Tuesday, March 14 View Page
Latest plot thought. Will be growing a 1385, 1947, ???? Gansert, ???? Green Squash and undecided for the 150 challenge. Probably something big and ugly.
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
12'x16" raised bed awaiting some garden mix soil. Gonna fence it in and plant princess, blue moon and night fire pumpkins.
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
Put together a 4'x8' hoop house today. Just need to wrap it with plastic and it'll be ready to go.
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
Was gonna try a 150 challenge but decided I just don't wanna give up the room in my main patch. I have about 145 square feet here but it's so skinny I just don't think it's worth the hassle. Might throw a couple long gourds in here and let them grow on the ground and get all curly.
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
Subject to change: 2017 Lineup 1385 H/J in 750 sq ft patch 2 seeds to start 1947 Bubba in 750 sq ft patch 2 seeds to start 1044 Gansert in 500 sq ft patch 2 seeds to start 1175 Holub SQ in 500 sq ft patch 1 seed to start 1362 Pugh SQ back up if needed 1 seed to start
 
Saturday, March 25 View Page
Hand dug all the holes with a post hole digger and a digging bar for new fence around the veggie garden today. My entire body hurts.
 
Saturday, March 25 View Page
Oops. Who put that drain pipe there? Luckily I barely busted through it and was able to tape it with some super sticky and thick aluminum tape. Four layers ought keep it good for years and years.
 
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Threw some plastic on and put a thermometer inside to see how it heats up.
 
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Got fertz & amendments? I do...haha look out pumpkin world.
 
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Fence is up. Thanks to my wife for her help. Planted peas, onions, lettuce and some radishes. A bit to wet but already a couple weeks behind on the cool weather crops.
 
Sunday, April 2 View Page
My daughters little setup. She planted onions, radishes, and peas. She decided on the 1947.5 Clementz for her competition pumpkin. I'm growing a 1385 H/J and a Gansert. Stupid upside down pics.
 
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Hoops up. Lower half of garden still a mud hole. Might look into French drain to see if it helps.
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
Dug trench to see if it helps dry out lower section of patch. Hate to lose the square footage but it's really doggy on the low side.
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
Raised bed is full of top soil, mushroom manure and sand mix. Delivery truck got stuck when bringing it. No fun.
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Water Buffalo set up and leveled. Hoping to let my well water warm up before watering the plants.
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
And we're off. Soak started this morning. Warm h2o a dash of peroxide and a pinch of seaweed. 1947 Clementz 1385 H/J 1044 Gansert 1175 SQ Holub and 1362 SQ Pugh. Going with 3 AG and One SQ. Good luck everyone.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Potato towers started yesterday
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
I hope this doesn't happen once the plants are out. Yikes. This could put a hurting on a growing season.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
After 2 days. Signs of life from both 1385 H/J, both 1044 Gansert and 1362 Pugh SQ. All potted up now. Still waiting on 1175 Holub SQ and both 1947 Clementz to pop. All 3 of these seeds are bulky heavy seeds so not surprised they have not sprouted yet.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
1385.5 H/J was first to emerge followed by a second 1385.5. Had to help both seed coats out. Plant #2 not looking so good.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
1385.5 #2. Cots look mushy on tips.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
1947.5 Clementz coming up
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
1362.5 Pugh SQ pushing dirt
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Drying dirt for my Spring soil test. Told my wife I was drying my dirt and she looked at me like I was crazy.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
My new favorite hat I won as a door prize at the PGPGA beginners seminar today.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Was a toasty 102 degrees in the hoops yesterday. Still hoping lower end of patch dries up soon.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Most of my cots look weird and/or formed funny. Hopefully it won't effect the overall health of the plant. 1947 Clementz is the early leader. Some early beans I'm starting.
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
I seem to have a clear leader on each of the seeds I've started. Wonder why???
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
1947 Clementz
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
These are my backups. 1662 Steil
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Squash seeds were not started at the same time. Lost my starter and my backup so these are my backups to the backup. Not sure if that even makes sense. Haha
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Pumpkin selfie. Don't mind the look. I just got up from a two hour nap. Love me some weekends.
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Wishing the forecast was warmer for this week. Ground inside hoops is ready for plants but below average temperatures and rain means the plants will stay in 1 gallon pots until things improve later this week.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
My secret weapon??? Fingers crossed.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1385 H/J. Best looking plant so far. All of my plants are getting repotted into 2 gallon grow bags tomorrow. Forecast for next week looking crappy so just gonna keep them going in the house for a while longer.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1044 Gansert looking good.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1947 Clementz with sunburn from my T5's
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1195 Holub Sq. She's several days behind the AG's.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1401 Jutras Sq
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1662 Steil backups. Trying hard to earn a spot and they are winning me over. Biggest cots of anything I've planted yet and looking very aggressive. May let one compete with a 1947 Clementz for a spot. These were planted 6 days later than my other AG's.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
So I go to Agway and ask for molasses and they get me this. Just what I need to attract more deer to my plot. Haha
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
Some stuff I saved from when my dad was growing AG's.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
More leftovers from Dad
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
SOOO....yesterday it's 70 degrees and sunny on my way home from work so I decide to put plants in the ground. My daughter plants her 2 1947 Clementz and I plant, with her help, our 1385 H/J, 1044 Gansert and 2 squash plants. Bout halfway through its starts raining and hasn't let up since. Bad omen? No pics cause of the rain.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Wow, my execution is horrible. First the nonstop rain after planting and now this. Plants are double planted in hoops and then covered with a large clear storage bin with a 90 watt floodlight in each bin. Went down to 40 last night with low 30's expected next few nights. Covered the bins with old comforters. Go out this morning to wake everyone up and find some pretty substantial heat damage on several plants. My best plant so far, 1385 h/j, looks pretty much like a crispy potato chip. I'm to embarrassed to post a pic so you'll have to use your imagination.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Not as bad as I originally thought. Except the one 1385 H/J which looks toasted. See following pics.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Squashes
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Poor baby
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Close up of damage
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
My second 1385
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Clementz plants
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
New set up borrowed from Ron W
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
All tucked in.
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
Thanks Tractor Supply. $1.00 per bag.
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Squash
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Gansert
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
1385 H/J
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Clementz
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Bedtime
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Patch pic
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
1385 that I cooked has bounced back nicely in just 4 days.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
4 days growth on 1947 Clementz
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
All mini hoops within the big hoops removed today. Small heaters in each hoop for the first time. Set on low. Checked right after dark and temps were hovering around 70.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1044 Gansert. Nearly three straight days of no sun is not helping. A little yellow. All plants got an epson salt drench either yesterday or today. Hope they green up.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1385's in their new hoop house.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1947 Clementz starting to vine.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
New hoop house.
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
Some plants for our fall pumpkin display.
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
A couple more
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
Watered AG and SQ with these from WOW
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
Pic for last post
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Squashes
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Gansert
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
H/J
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Clementz
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
This is my new overhead sprinkler system for this year. It will be hooked up to the water buffalo (next picture) and fed via inline pump (which leaks like crazy). Add it to my "want" list.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Water tank and pump.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
Darn plant wants to grow straight up. Lay down already!!!
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
Squashes
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
1044 Gansert. These are our best looking plants IMO. Only one can stay. Gonna be tough choice to make. Sharing hoop with squashes in the background.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
1385 H/J
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
1947 Clementz. Plant on left is aka Beanstalk. Gotta get her to lay down. Hopefully before this weekend as I'll be away for a couple days.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Squashes
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Not sure what's causing yellow color.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
These went from our best looking plants to our worst. I think we went a little overboard with Eight bug spray. Definitely hurt a couple leaves and stunted plant. If doesn't pick up soon will be culled and 1662 Steil A will be trained to grow in its place.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Both 1044 Gansert on ground and running. These are by far our best looking plants. Wish we could keep them both but one is gonna get culled soon. Main vines around 5 feet each.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Hoops down. Silt fence/windbreak up.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Backup
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Backup
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Patch view
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Wish I could get rid of the two giant oak trees on the left side of this picture. They are currently blocking a good 2 hours of sunshine per day. They are way to big for me to handle myself and I can't justify the expense of paying someone to cut them down for me. Plus I do actually like these trees. They are quite majestic.
 
Monday, May 29 View Page
Misc decorative kins long gourds giant sunflowers and Indian corn for our pumpkin display.
 
Wednesday, May 31 View Page
WOW Super Starter Pack vs no WOW. What a difference!!!
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Final amendments added and tilled in today.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Anybody want to donate a tractor and tiller to me? Haha This hand tilling is brutal on the body.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Squashes. Not happy with plant color or rate of growth.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
By far the best plant in the patch. I culled her sib today. She's growing about 4 inches per day and secondaries are starting to get going as well. Good green color on this girl.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
I can't get these plants to green up. Added some 12% Nitrogen and watered in to see if they will green up.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Well.....we pulled both 1947 Clementz today and transplanted a 1662 Steil in their place. Lost a bunch of roots when transplanting so guessing she will take a good while to get back on track. The one 1947 was not doing much and the other had a split vine. Both were yellow and ugly.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Patch shot
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
1044 Gansert
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Squashes
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
1385 H/J's
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
1662 Steil. Transplant looking good this afternoon.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Decoration garden. Cinderella, Nightfire, Blue Moon, long gourd and Indian corn. Sunflowers too, almost forgot them.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Baby Cinderella pumpkin
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
Garden Crocs rule. Don't be jealous. Go get yourself a pair. You'll love them. Culled my 1401 Jutras Squash and one of my two 1385 H/J today. Started burying vines on my 1044 Gansert and the 1662 Steil.
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
1195 Holub. Hopes she's green.
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
1044 Gansert
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
Vine burying began today
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
One day after transplant. Looking surprisingly good imo. Started burying the main today. See next pic.
 
Monday, June 5 View Page
1662 Steil
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
Wish my plants were growing better. This plant is lucky to be growing an inch or two per day and no secondaries in sight. Ugh
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
Growing around 4-6 inches per day with secondaries starting to grow. There's a baby pumpkin on this one. See next pic.
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
First female of the year.
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
Growing so SLOW. Come on already. First open male flower of the year. See next pic.
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
A male bloom opened up this morning.
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
Suffered some serious flagging today due to lack of root structure from being transplanted last week. This plant is growing though and has a nice green look to it. I took pic early this morning before the sun got to it.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Baby squash showed up today and she looks green. Yay!!!
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
This plant is finally greening up and starting to move a little bit. Baby squash looks green to me.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Finally throwing out some side vines. You can see them in this pic. Main vine is at least 8 feet long and growing 6+ inches per day.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Baby pumpkin showed up today on this plant as well. Just barely starting to send out some side vines. Newest leaves are looking nice and green. Growing a couple inches per day.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Baby kin on 1385 H/J. If it grows me one half as big as Mr Beard's grew last season, I'll be ecstatic.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Strong grower even though she was late to the game and transplanted to her final spot just 11 days ago. Still flags in heat of day but perks right up once sun sets.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Wish my AGs were growing as well as my decoration pumpkins. I believe I overdosed them with the systemic insecticide when I transplanted my main patch. Must remember that for next year.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Decoration patch. It's gonna be a complete nightmare in a couple weeks. Gonna try my best to keep it from getting powdery mildew but other than that, don't plan on doing much else.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
Before and after of our chicken coop rehab. Hopefully the lower nesting boxes will discourage the girls from sleeping in them.
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
New flock 2 Speckled Sussex 2 Buff Orpington 2 Black Star 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte 2 Bourbon Red Turkey
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
Female's @ 7' & 9'. Next 2 female's on main will hopefully be a keeper. Side vines growing really strong now. 12 side vines before female @ 9'. Will bury more vines tomorrow, weather permitting. Wish all our plants were doing as good as this one.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
Squash is taking her good old time growing.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
I'd pull this plant if I had another backup in a good place but unfortunately my final backup is on the other side of the patch and to big to move at this point. She does have a baby pumpkin now so hopefully she will take off sooner than later.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
This is the plant that replaced our 1947 Clementz. She has quickly become a good grower and has her first baby pumpkin at the mains tip.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
Patch after I moved silt fence back a few more feet this evening.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Even though I have tried so hard to do everything right this year, my plants just don't want to cooperate. I am so discouraged at this point I'm almost ready to give up. Growth is so slow except for the 1044 Gansert plant but she is missing half her side vines. This is our 1195 Holub Squash that is just not sprouting side vines.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Side view
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
First 2 females on main look like they're dying before the blossoms even opened. Third female is gonna be just past 12' on the main. Praying I can get her pollinated in about 10 days.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Some side vines starting now.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Another view
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Barely a side vine to be seen on this one.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Side view
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
Backup
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Inching along
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Taking off now.
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Side vines kicking in
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
We pulled my daughters 1662 Steil today. Baby kins were green. She will now focus on our remaining 1662 Steil that we kept going as a backup. See following pics.
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
New view
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
She's now my daughters project but I will be helping her out.
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Grow baby grow!
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Baby on the new 1662 Steil. Looks a lot yellower than her sisters baby kins. That's why she stayed.
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Princess
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Blue Doll
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Messy vines going everywhere but not many kins and no bees around for pollination
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
Yikes
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
Double Yikes
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
Will it ever end? May need a boat to get to the pumpkin patch.
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
Not sure why but my females are aborting before they even bloom. After about 5 days from showing up, they stop growing and wilt. Started to let females go on side vines now cause I'm getting worried. Next female on 1044 main is at 14'. Only have about 10 more feet of plot space til she hits the fence. Fingers crossed that she makes it. Placement would be ideal. Striped pole along main is at 12'.
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
Lots of side vines but they are slow growing. Greenie female at 6' on main but not sure if it's gonna bloom. Will know in a couple days. Unfortunately I won't be home to pollinate for next two days so if she does make it she'll be an open. Not that I really care though as long as I get a fruit set.
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
Side vines are coming on strong now. Female on main but it wilted and died.
 
Saturday, June 24 View Page
Growing nicely now.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
All plants have a female in the tip of the main vine. Hopefully I'll be busy 10 days from now.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
1662 Steil
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
1195 Holub
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
1385 H/J
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
Don't like the look of these leaves. It got into the 40's overnight and hoping that's all it is. Fingers crossed.
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
Another
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
And another
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
All four plants have similar leaves
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
1195 Holub Squash looks the worst
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
1044 Gansert
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
Pollinated with self and 1385 H/J and left open for bees to help. Looks like a deformed 4 lober
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Here's one from a side vine on my 1044 Gansert pollinated with 2 1385 H/J and 2 1662 Steil males. My plants seem to be making some gains but new foliage still doesn't look right. I do not believe the round up I sprayed caused my trouble because new growth still shows issue.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
By far the best plant in the patch. She's slowly coming around and growing again. Female in main tip about 17' out. Wish me luck.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
This poor girl is a mess. The main has grown about an inch or so in the past 4 days. I'm still hopeful that she will pull through. Couple more pics to follow.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
It pains me to look at this.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Closer view of the leaves. If anybody has a thought as to what happened to her please email me. Thanks
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Growing again but very slow.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Girl in tip.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Picked first cucumber and first green beans today.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Beans
 
Sunday, July 2 View Page
Off to Western Labs for tissue test tomorrow. Maybe I'll find out what I screwed up. Thanks to Lee Zappa for the patch visit today.
 
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
Six pollinations this morning. Not many males to pick from. Mostly side vines but beggars can't be choosy. All left open.
 
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
Squash looking worse so pulled it today and replaced with a 91.5 Zappa Field Pumpkin. Thanks Lee for the plants.
 
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
Put in 2 91.5 Zappa field pumpkins where the 1195 Holub was supposed to grow.
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
Here's a look at the patch. Moved wind break out to fence. Cut out bad sections of leaves. Plants seem to be coming back to life. Especially the 1044 which has side vines growing strong again. Pollinated a bunch of kins and side vines on 1044. Will keep one if can't get one set on main. Couple kins along main should open in next few days and hopefully can get one of them set for a keeper. Both are around 16' out.
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
1044 Gansert is coming on again. I was really worried there for a while but looks like she's gonna be okay.
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
1385 H/J is trying to break out of its funk. Wish it would hurry up. Cut out most of the funky leaves and cleaned up around the stump today. Baby kin in tip. May be only chance to get one set in next couple weeks. Not much plant to support a kin. If things don't improve it will be pulled to let Field pumpkins grow in its place.
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
I think the Steil plant is gonna be okay but gonna be a late set if we can get one going. Cut out bad leaves and keeping fingers crossed. This plant has the biggest leaves of all our plants.
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
Hopefully can get her pollinated and set. Good spot and running out of main vine chances. Have some side vine options if needed.
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
On a side vine 5 DAP but looks like she took. 3 lober. Hope to cull in favor of a main vine set but you never know.
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
Really need this pollination to take. I used 2 male flowers from itself and 2 from our 1662 Steil.
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
Variety of plants
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
This plant is back to full growth mode. Now I need a pollination to set. All of my main vines are completely twisted up following the "event". Western Labs should have my results back tomorrow but I'm pretty sure it was the drift from round up that hurt my plants. Won't make that mistake again.
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
Finally growing again. Crooked main vine. The arrow is pointing at the main, not a secondary.
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
Another crooked main vine on the 1385.
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
Crooked main closeup.
 
Monday, July 10 View Page
Got my tissue results back. Looks like I need to add a few things. Any suggestions? Please email me at jayyohe@yahoo.com
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
Pollinated a 1385 H/J x self x 1044 Gansert x 1662 Steil this morning. Used what male flowers were available. Not being picky. Covered with red solo cup because of rain in forecast.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
Made some stump covers today. Thanks Dustin Trychta for stopping by today and giving me this idea.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
Yeah it's starting to look like a pumpkin plant again. Grow baby grow.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
Slowly starting to resemble a Christmas tree. The pumpkin I pollinated a couple days ago is looking good. Not much plant but I'll take it and hopefully set another one in a week or so.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
Finally got some plant size but now having trouble getting a pumpkin set. Lots of babies on side vines that will be opening within the week. If I can get one set the main vine will be chopped off.
 
Friday, July 14 View Page
Tea brewer going strong
 
Saturday, July 15 View Page
This girl opened this morning in the 1044 Gansert. I pollinated it with whatever males I could find. Not many to choose from. Left open for help from the bees.
 
Saturday, July 15 View Page
Here's another pollination from this morning. Same situation as last pic. She's on a strong growing sidevine very close to the fence but fences can be moved if needed.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Another beautiful baby pumpkin pollinated this morning on the 1044 Gansert. Looking like another 8-10 days until next chance to pollinate on the 1385 and 1662. Gonna be really late with those two.
 
Monday, July 17 View Page
Found main vine cracked and barely attached so off it came. Dusted with some Sulphur. Would have made it to edge of patch soon anyways so not that big of deal.
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
My field pumpkins are starting to vine.
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
While everyone else is posting their DAP pictures, I'm over here like "check out my plants". Ugh
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
Have 3 females that should be ready within the next week or so. If one of those don't take the plant is getting yanked.
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
3 females on this one as well. No sets by August 1st and she goes in the trash. Tired of babysitting these two slackers. (1385 and 1662)
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
Still waiting to see if my 3 pollinations took from this past weekend. Fingers crossed. Side vines nearing the fence so they will be termed soon. See next pic.
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
Side vines running out of room. They are growing about a foot per day so probably be terminated by this weekend.
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
Cinderella pumpkins
 
Tuesday, July 18 View Page
Thanks Lee Zappa for the sunflower seeds. Starting to flower now at around 11 to 12 feet. I don't have supports for them so expect them to come crashing down soon.
 

 

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