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Sunday, February 12 View Page
One of my winter projects has been growing out a cross I made in the fall where I crossed my 302 with the JBD melon. Trying to see what i'll get. Had no males with this female so i'll have to get the next one. It was a great weekend outside, hit 75 today ! Also saw my first cuke beetle today, gonna be a bad bug year with the mild winter we have had. He didn't live long enough to get his picture taken, lol
Wednesday, February 15 View Page
My caveman gourd seeds. I tested the germination in the fall and none poped. Well after several cycles through the freezer, I'm happy to report 100% germination ! I got 6 out of 6 to pop !
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Spring ! My purple weed ground cover is about ready to till under ! LOL I like these. They just come up by them selves. The bees love them. There were lots of honey and bumble bees buzzing while I was working. So I help my soil and the bees at the same time. Nice.
Sunday, March 26 View Page
Time for the yearly compost ! Notice Bubba(the dog) waiting for me to leave so he can get in there and dig. He loves aerating the pile.... I don't !
Sunday, March 26 View Page
No the hard part, moving the compost I wheelbarrow at a time to the garden. Wonder if I can get my helper(Mia) to do it ;)
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Getting ready to move my compost and what do I find??? a big hole and its spread on my driveway. I wonder what happened ??
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Sunday, April 2 View Page
its about to get real.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
290 kent , 1st plant in the patch. Its a warm spring and I thought I would try an early plant. Needed to have a good melon for some early weighoffs. Got to go find a pine tree. Local stores are all sold out of pine straw.
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
2nd early plant was put in this spot. 318 Kent This picture gives an idea of the slope. Of cource i got rid of the ridges before i put the plant in. This is the same spot that the 350 WR was grown in 2013 I rested this spot last year. Hoping for some magic again !
Sunday, April 23 View Page
looking forward to some very fresh pineapple this summer. I rooted a top in the fall and kept it over the winter ! Will be waiting a few days to get back to work on the patch after all the rain this weekend. Glad I'm on a slope .


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