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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 30 Entries.
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.
 

 

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