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Saturday, April 1 View Page
We can say the season 2017 started on march 31, this is the earliest start ever. I mowed the rye and tilled it in, togethet with few amnendments.
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
mowed rye
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
amendments and compost
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
tilled
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
and watered. Now it must rest a few days, than i can start the seeds.
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
for the other pumpkin patch will be tilled after first rain, hasnt rain for more than 3 weeks and temperatures are above average
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
and this is my lineup for this year
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
the weathet forecast seems to be good for the next days, so i decided to start with the seeds on april 2nd and today all have germinated, so i planted them into air pots and added WOW myco and azos. Here the 2145
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
and 2307 Wallace
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
back ups are my own 1536 and all 3 germinated very good, maybe i will plant one in some corner of the patch, althoug plan was to have only 2 plants.
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
not quite happy with the curly 2145, but i am sure all true leaves will be ok.
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
2307 Wallace everything is ok
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
and the back up my own 1536 Lovse.
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Still not sure when i am going to transplant the plants into the greenhouse and poly tunnel. They are closed all day/night long, so the soil is warming up. But the nights are still cold so i will wait a few more days with moving them there.
 
Wednesday, April 12 View Page
I transplanted the 2145 today into the greenhouse, added myco and AZOS. 2307 will be transplanted a few days later, because in the poly tunnel is not as warm as in greenhouse.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Nothing much happening here, 2307 is still in airpot. It has been cold this last few days and in the next two day is forecasted frost.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
2145 is growing slow due too cold nights. Little hoop house in the greenhouse, together with candles to give some heat during the nights.
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
frost everywhere outside, but inside the 2145 had 4 candles, so all ok. Despite the curly start, the first true leaf is more than beautiful.
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
Finally transplanted the pumpkins to the patch, here 2x 2307 Wallace, growing head to head, one i got from friend Uros Fifolt, because she grew slow and decided not to plant and gave me the plant.
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
Plan was to have only 2 plants this year 2145 and 2307, but my 1536 grew really good so i decided to plant also the 1536 to new patch, prepared a few days ago
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
1536 roots out of the air pot
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
of course, all plants were treated with pumpkin pro and Azos....and watered with seaweed extract.
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
1536 plant
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
plants starting to vine....slowly here 2145
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
2307
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
my helpers with new wheelbarrow
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
they spread some old turkey manure around their plants
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
spreading turkey manure around 1536 Lovse
 
Wednesday, May 10 View Page
and around 2307
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
2145 growing nicely, i like the green color of the leafs. Wetter finally getting warmer, also nights.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
2307 mine, problems....started to be a flat vine after first two side vines, so i will start to train the two side vines, for the new main.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
2307 mine
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
2307 that Uros gave me, started to look a bit better now, hope she starts now to grow like crazy. She is growing head to head with mine 2307
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
this is 1536 Lovse, also problems, few days ago the main vine started to twist and grow back, no chance to straiten her. So the main was removed, now the two sidevines are competing for the new main. Head to head growing another 1536, that was planted last week. On this picture still the old main vine.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
rooting some ( app 500 )cherry laurel, watered twice with Azos and i have to say, the roots exploded. Never seen roots like this before. Shooting from all the sides.
 
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
....Azos treated
 
Friday, May 26 View Page
2145 growing really nice. Others struggling with the new side vine as main.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
Well, let me say that all 3 plants will have sid vine growing for new main vine. The end of main vine, burned by sun completely....never before had this and i am very angry. So now side vine is slowly growing for new main vine, but i will lose for sure 10days.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
2145 slowly getting new main vine, it was about time, lost many days
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
2145 from the good angle :)
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
2307 also not that good grower. Problem with ribbon vine solved, now side vine is growing as main vine, but again lost many days
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
1536, also side vine as main vine. Like the plant, good grower. Some damage from the hail on early leaves.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
290 Terry watermelon
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
162 Maccoy field pumpkin
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
2145 has new main vine
 
Wednesday, June 14 View Page
now waiting for the first female
 

 

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