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Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Welcome to my 2017 Diary....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Patch at end of last years season... I didn't have a good year, mostly due to rabbits, squash bugs, and genetics...so I added lots of leaves....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Our friend Don can no longer tractor till our patch so we had to find someone new, and it wasn't easy, I would rather of had it tractor tilled, but this got a bit deeper.....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
But it got the job done...albeit much later than I wanted.
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Soon enough....It waZ time again to do the GPC BIG SHOW > Off to Niagara for this years event.
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
The view from our room at the Niagara event....Waiting for my roomy
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Well...eventually.... he showed up, he had a long way to travel....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Finally reunited.... Mario is a dear friend, and I am glad I am able to get to know him via the GPC committee.. along with all the other good committee members as well.
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
We had a great convention...and it was good for me to return to where it all started with me at my first convention over 10 years ago at Niagara. Dang been that long?
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Oh yeah...I remember....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
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Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Oh the memories....
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Good Memories...of great friends...
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Great new friendZ
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Yes it has been a long time but
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
I do remember....
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
Yup just like I remembered it.
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
Met up with my Ole Buddy .....Jester Roomies once again
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
We had a good turnout for the BIG SHOW this year...Was great to meet up with old time friendZ..and make some new oneZ as well
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
But now itZ time to fast forward home...Need to catch up on diary pics...Can no longer do this from work :(
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
See you next year in Portland....Mario Jester....lol
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
This years patch prep, I put a lot of effort into the soil. ItZ all about the roots...and I needed to break up my concrete Colorado clay
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
Here you go...a few more pics from the GPC BIG Show from Niagara....
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
I used to take loads of pictures at the showZ...and share them out...but now I have to format the show and contents to try and make it seem less for everyone's enjoyment....with music to rock the house....The entire GPC committee works tirelessly at the convention to put on the best show possible for our growing community.
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
In 2018, the GPC will take the show to PORTLAND Oregon....Details listed already on the GPC website... Jim Sherwood is helping us put this together...even though Jim stepped away.... from being a great treasurer.. we all know on the committee... that we will alwayZ do what we can for the grower community.. that iZ our bond... to share something of value; something that inspires and gives hope, the sharing of information, seeds, techniques and friendship across good mother earth....
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
and bringing growers across the world together to share with all......
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
and this guy...our new GPC preZidente... I am stoked, and honored to be the GPC VP, to help Ian and the rest of the committee members... ItZ weigh off time soon... The committee working hard to make sure the 100 plus weigh off sites have ribbons, awards, and information available for this years competitions... Lots and lots of work, overwhelming at times... but we do the best we can...
 
Thursday, July 27 View Page
but back to the patch...there's alwayZ work to be done....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2003 500 Wallace popped ground after 3 days....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Young oneZ always do well under the T5 Badboys... 2009 Wallace, My 1625 X 2009 cross from last year, 500 Wallace, and the 2145 BIG ONE....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Outside was ready to go...Plants in the ground on the 1st of May
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Of course it snowed on my hooperZ....AlwayZ does in Colorado...this one a bit late this year...
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
This pic taken on 5/11 shows I already had to add an addition to the hooperZ...growing very well....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
And on May 18th it snowed again....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Out came the tiller....and under went the grass/weeds.... however...
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Not sure what brother BiZ here is trying to accomplish.....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
5/27 and I had to add another hooper to the 2009 Wallace setup,.....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Time to let them breathe.....meanwhile....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Someone is going to have a lot of work to be done.... SOON
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Time to install the watering system. Did it early this year before they got big...wow, what a concept....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2009 plant is BIG...time to put up the BIG HooperZ
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Done... and a pollination under as well. Crossed 500 Wallace into the 2009.
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
a 6 lobe beauty on the 2009
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2009 iZ going to be orange...
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
500 Wallace.... pollinated with the 2145
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2145
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
This is the 1625 root system I had last year.. It was the hardest plant ever...
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
to pull from the ground....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2145 leaves...one can see this one has 1625 in it
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
and also quite happy with my 1625 x 2009 seed from last year....doing very well
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2009 cull that had to come off....
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
2009 Keeper.... a HD moment
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
500 Wallace....looking good
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
2009 Wallace....must be something in the soil....
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
2145 crossed with the 2009. Total opposites...
 
Friday, September 1 View Page
So far no hail after I removed the nets.....
 

 

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