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Saturday, April 15 View Page
Here is the line up for this year as long as every seed cooperates. Best of luck to everyone and grow em big and orange!!!!
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
In northern VT if you wants grow then you must glow. Soil heating cables and 250 watt infra red lights ready to go. Soil is at 52 degrees. We have 2 weeks to get the soil warmed up and dry.
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
It is a cold cloudy start to the season but the soil cables have helped inside the hoops. Here is the 1059 Vincent McGill.
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
The 1297.5 Young against the 907 Young.
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
777 Young.
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
1297.5 Young's competing against each other.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Well May certainly has let most gardeners down around here. We have had just over 10 inches of rain this past week and below normal temps. The next 3 mornings are predicted to be in the low 30's.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Old patch view. The good news is that 7 out of 8 plants are still alive. The bad news is we lost the 1059 Vincent McGill.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Here is the 907 Young that we planted next to 1059. The 907 is a 1059 self with 1 Howard Dill winner to her progeny so far.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
This hoop has 907 Young vs 1297 Young. I may actually keep this second 907 as I really want to get 907 into 1297 and we have others planted.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
777 Young (993 Vincent McGill x 1059 Vincent McGill) is looking good so far. We are planning on selfing this as there are not many still around.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
1297 Young times two. So far this has been our most aggressive seed. Time will tell.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
It has been a mostly cloudy and cold week with 4 mornings in the low to mid 30's. We are just happy the plants are still alive. Warmer weather predicted for next week. Let's hope for growth. 907 Young.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Second 907 Young with 1297 Young next to it.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
777 Young is starting to show a bit of growth.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Competing 1297 Young's. Both seem to be happy so far.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
1297.5 Young vs 907 Young. We will be choosing in a couple of weeks.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
907 Young is the keeper in this hoop. (1059 x self)
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
777 Young is our slowest so far but looks healthy.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Twin 1297.5's. This will be a tough decision on which one to keep.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
It has been a rough spring with colder and wetter then normal. Not impossible to grow but during the work week you have to guess how open your hoops should be. I tend to keep it cooler as it will slow growth but won't cook them. Here is the old patch.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
The new patch gets a bit more sun and drains better but still well behind last year. We put more amendments in: 50 pounds of cal nitrate, 50 pounds kelp meal and 75 pounds 0-0-50 as well as 10 cubic feet of perlite.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Finally planted long gourds today. 137.5 Ansems.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
1297 Young old patch. Slow growing but looks healthy. A little over 3 feet long today.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
907 Young (1059 x self) 3.5 feet long today.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
139 Ansems.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
777 Young. Definitely the runt but I really want to self it. 2 feet long today.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Giant tomatoes are in the ground. (2) 5.44 Young, (2) 6.23 Konieczny, 3.22 Marley and a 5.61 Konieczny.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
New patch 1297 Young growing in same spot as momma. 4 feet long today.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
We are finally warming up a bit and starting to dry out. Plants are smaller then past years but healthy so far. Saw cute beetles on 6/9 and sprayed.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
New patch drys out faster then old and also gets more sun.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Here is the 137 Ansems. Kind of back pedaling but fine overall.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Here is the old patch 1297.5 Young doing ok around 5.5 feet and starting to produce secondaries.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
907 Young is growing well and is around 5.5 feet.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
139 Ansems seems to be happy and should start climbing soon.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
The 777 Young is our slow growing patience pusher this year and is about 3.5 feet. I will keep her chugging as I really want a selfed seed.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
New patch 1297.5 Young is our leader so far at 6 feet and secondaries just showing up.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Tomatoes are doing well. First mega blooms on the 6.23 Konieczny at 15" and the 5.61 Konieczny at 13".
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
The weather has warmed up and the plants are starting to show signs of growth. Bad storms predicted in next 24 hours with high winds and hail.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Old patch is out performing new patch currently but lots of season left.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
137.5 Ansems is getting ready to vine. You can just start to see the tendril curls.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
1297.5 Young in old patch is in the lead so far and is just shy of 9 feet long.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
907 Young is doing well at 8.5 feet with it's first baby at 8 feet.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
139 Ansems is starting to look at the trellis.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
777 Young is just starting to show ok growth and is 6 feet long tonight.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
1297.5 Young new patch is just starting to throw secondaries and is around 8.5 feet long.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Tomatoes are starting to thicken up nicely.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
We have hail nets up just in case. These are 12x12 on old patch.
 
Sunday, June 18 View Page
One big hail net on new patch which covers 40x20.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
This has been a challenging week in a challenging year for our little patch. We received just shy of 7 inches of rain in the past 6 days. View of old patch.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
Friday 6/23 was the worst with 3.75 inches of rain primarily in one 45 minute storm. Saturday we could not step near the patch as it had standing water. By Sunday morning we were able to work in it albeit still being saturated.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
Long gourds took a brunt of the wind but are still alive. Here is the 137.5 Ansems.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
Here is the 1297 Young old patch and is just under 13 feet with first females just showing.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
907 Young is at 11.5 feet with two females near the growing tip.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
The 139 Ansem got real beat up but is close to finding trellis.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
The 777 is just starting to get rolling with secondaries just starting and is just shy of 10 feet.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
The 1297 Young in the new patch is starting to throw good secondaries and is 12 feet long with a baby at 10 feet and one in the bud.
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
Tomatoes are starting to get bigger. No big mega blooms so far.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
More pictures and patch pictures this weekend. Our patch got fully saturated and this aborted all pumpkins and stopped vine growth. We are just starting to pollinate but only have one confirmed. Tomatoes are doing fine. Here is a nice mega bloom on our 5.44 Young.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
Here is a nice big mega bloom on the 5.44 Young that appears to be fully fused. Time will tell.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
We haven't posted in 3 weeks as our patch got saturated and all growth stopped. The new patch is recovering the slowest as it is more silty then the old. Old patch view.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
New patch view.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
137 Ansems was sitting in water and is starting to grow again but unfortunately it has a fungus that might end up killing the plant. In the past we have saved plants with applications of liquid copper and are starting that now.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is the 1297 Young old patch. Every year my wife names our pumpkins and this year the theme is WestWorld which is a popular show on HBO. This girl named Armistice is 5 lobes 1297 Young x 907 Young at 18 feet and is 4 days old.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is Clementine 907 Young x 1297 Young at 18 feet and 2 days old. Clementine has 5 lobes.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is the 139 Ansems growing a bit faster but still not happy.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is an example of the fungus on the 137 Ansems.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is Maeve 777 Young x self. She is 7 feet down the main and on a secondary. The main snapped in a storm and most of her secondaries are still not growing.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
And lastly please meet Dolores 1297 Young x 907 Young. She is at 15 feet and is 5 lobes. Today is day 10 with a 24" cc.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Here is the tomato cave. All 6 have tomatoes going with a couple of nice mega blooms.
 

 

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