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Saturday, April 15 View Page
Started piling two and three year old compost on this years growing area.... been a nice few days to get things rolling
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Spread twenty yards of compost over this years growing area. Tilled down a good twelve inches were the plants will be started and small mini-greenhouses are all set up/ Getting a start to warm the soil up were the plants will be planted....Beautiful Easter Sunday, 80 degrees out
 
Wednesday, May 3 View Page
After seeing Ron Wallace and Steve Connolly light setup I decided to post what I did. Grabbed a few things laying around in the pumpkin shack. Clip on light, 16 gallon tote and bought three 75 watt spiral light bulbs that are 6500K. 6500K is almost the same as the light we get from the sun. Not nothing fancy. But after doing a search on the internet, 6500K light bulbs make a huge difference on plants. This year plants are the best I've ever had. Short and stocky and very healthy
 
Sunday, August 6 View Page
Worse year ever growing giant pumpkins and squash. We have had record rain here in Oneida County,New York. Rains on average 5-6 days a week. Mostly heavy cloudy days. Plants are was behind. Luck if I get a 1,000 pounder this year. Has tornado type winds Friday around 4:30 with lots of hail and heavy rain. Than late at night we got hit again. Only had to water the plants a couple times. Good possibly when I pull the plants many of the vines might have some rot from all the rain. 57.09 inches of rain for the year is the record here in Oneida County. As of right now we have 54.71 inches. With five months left in the year, It looks like the record will be blown out of the ballpark for sure..
 
Thursday, August 31 View Page
Sad day today! Had to lay to rest my 2066 Geddes. She was a great contented. Ten days ago she was drinking very well and gaining some great weight. Was heading towards the 1,000 mark. She was averaging 32 pounds a day. Services were private at Pumpkinbrat's Patch. With the 1694 Geddes and the 961 and 1072 Haist attended. Pumpkin Doctor said she had a bad side do to hemorrhaging inside which made her right side very week. She had a good burial in the compost pile. We all wepted as we said our good byes.
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
As you can see from Porkchops diary, here in the Mohawk area in Central New York we have had the worse Spring and Summer ever. Cold and wet, not much sunshine all season. We have a new record for rain fall,58.50 inches. September is usually the wettest month of the year. It's going to be interesting how high the rain fall record will be.
 
Tuesday, September 19 View Page
I think when you got something big, safety is very important. Better to have something that can handle the job vs what you normally use to load Giant Pumpkins a great grower told me
 
Saturday, September 23 View Page
Andy Wolf saying to Karl Haist, " That chair should be saying,"Biggest Sandbagger"! Karl replying, Oh My God, you guys are killing me! Your as bad as Brian Staring, Andy!
 
Saturday, September 23 View Page
Andy Wolf saying to Karl Haist, " That chair should be saying,"Biggest Sandbagger"! Karl replying, Oh My God, you guys are killing me! Your as bad as Brian Staring, Andy
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest My personal Best
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest
 
Monday, November 13 View Page
This year I got the Village to haul all there fall leaves up to my place. Also dumped three loads in my patch were I'll be growing in 2019
 
Monday, November 13 View Page
Getting my pumpkin patch for 2019 ready. Planning way ahead..
 
Monday, November 13 View Page
Getting my pumpkin patch for 2019 ready. Planning way ahead..
 

 

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