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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 26 Entries.
Sunday, January 1 View Page
Be Happy... don't worry... its 2017. The Frozen Tundra of my pumpkin patch awaits the warmth of April for another year of growing. I'm bored...The off season is sooo long.
Friday, March 17 View Page
Hangin' with Matt and Jim Debacco and Mike Fleming at Niagara Falls during a break from the seminar
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Green House are up. Solar heating the planting area's. Two more weeks
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Inside each greenhouse the soil is warm and there's a 3 ft diameter x 2 ft deep planting hole. I hope this hole helps to worm the soil deep down. Tilled under the winter rye cover crop already.
Saturday, April 1 View Page
I'm starting to warm up the Soil/Peat mixture with Pumpkin pro/Azos in 1 gallon pots. Will plant the seeds in a week or so.
Saturday, April 1 View Page
APRIL and its still snowing. Warm weather is hopefully around the corner
Sunday, April 2 View Page
What a difference 1 day makes. Sunny and near 60F at the SNGPG Seminar
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Thanks to our Sponsers, WOW, Neptune's Harvest, Don Langevin, Davidson Industries, The Flemings, and a few others we were able to give away a lot of Door Prizes to the 60 or so that showed up today.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Growers from all the local clubs were there today
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Ronnie was doing a brisk business today at the WOW Van.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Multiple pallets of the good stuff was bought by the growers today.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
Even the SNGPG Club Mascot was at the Seminar today.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
It was good to see everyone, This is about 1/2 of the growers. Nice presentations by Gene Lariviere, Ron Wallace, Alex Noel, and I got a chance to talk about last year too.
Monday, April 3 View Page
2 days of heavy Rain coming up , so I temporarily removed the 6ftx 10ft greenhouses and spread out some Worm Castings., Kelp and ProMix, around each planting hole. Will till it in in a couple days
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Grow lights are set up. What a lumen difference between the T5 Badboy grow-lights below, and the T8 grow-light bulbs above
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Filling the Pots with soil and some worm castings and Planting 10 pumpkins this evening
Saturday, April 15 View Page
3 plants popped this morning. Lots more cracking the soil and still in the incubator.
Monday, April 17 View Page
Thanks Pap! I love the new Bird House.
Monday, April 17 View Page
Almost Ready. Tilled the garden again added some mollasas and epsom salts Got my Soil test results back today. The new soil added last fall appears dialed in...But Calcium should be 1000-1500ppm, and its 3602ppm. Magnesium should be 50-120ppm and its at 867 ppm. Not too worried All that magnesium should really strengthen the cell walls of the Pumpkin and Vines so the plant can receive essential nutrients.
Thursday, April 20 View Page
True Leafs are starting to show on the Pumpkins. Way to cold to plant outside today to plant. Maybe this coming Sunday will be planting day.
Thursday, April 20 View Page
More plants are up. The 279.5 English and 200 Larivierre Bushel Gourd broke through the soil last night. Got some very Orange potential Gansert seeds up too.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
The Plants are starting to outgrow their pots. I might move some out to the patch in the heated green houses tomorrow.
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Finally!! Its planting day, as the 1944 Connolly hits dirt. Outside its 60F. I closed up the green house and it rose to 85F inside. Each plant was given a diluted drench of Humate, Azos, Root Shield, Pumpkin Pro, Neptunes Fish, Epsom Salts (magesium) and molassas.
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Bottoms Up. The 2066 Geddes was tapped out of the pot upside down, but is now safely planted.
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Getting the planting hole ready for the 2157 Paton. Next plant will be the 2307 Wallace
Sunday, April 23 View Page
All tucked in for their first night out. Here come the electric bills for overnight heating


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