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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 21 Entries.
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Time to kick off a new diary to start the new 2017 season . last winter was typical of years past, cold with a lot of snow . it amazes me at how much weight 6 mil poly can actually hold up
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
I got most of the snowed moved around the patch, as it is germination I'm really hoping things start to warm up ..fast
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
a look inside , the main reason I keep the poly roof up over our long winter , is for a chance at a decent start.. only had to do roof snow removal 12 times ..temp snow load posts come out
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
potential line up , still on the fence with a few
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
some of my giant cabbage starts..really hoping to improve on last year 43 lb effort
 
Friday, April 7 View Page
Nice to see all my starts are up and ready to rock .. these first went into the germ chamber 7 days ago.. so been out of the soil for 3 1/2 days now..
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
The star of the show is the 2145 McMullen (thanks Gene) and the 2230 Wallace..with my own 1469 as backups ...(2145 x 1317) I dropped the paper towel method this year and just used 6" pots seemed to work out well..they will sit under my T5 8 bulb light for little while longer as I wait for the weather to improve
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
break up is finally starting as the temps are hitting mid 40's during the day and high 20's low 30's at night
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
my early season cabbage starts are moving along nicely.. a big shout out to my buddy john butler for some cornish giant seeds .. I also will be planting his long gourd seeds as well..also planting some os cross giant cabbage seeds
 
Wednesday, April 12 View Page
If you ever have some one take your picture with a infra-red app on his I-phone with a $250 plug in from apple store you probably look like this..lol..pretty cool
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
pumpkin starts at about day 10.. waiting for things to start warming up .. been hi 40's during the day and mid 20's at night .. hard to get excited
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
the start of my soil warming process.. polys 's down, soil moisture trapped, solar warming has begun
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
soil temp at 6 inches down (frozen ground) after that..so serious soil warming will start soon as I need to put the plants in the ground in the next 7 days or so..to keep on schedule
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
os giant cabbage start
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
Cornish giant start
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
concrete blankets and such laid down and radiant heat is turned on to maximize soil warming , since the nights were still dipping into the high 20's at nite
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
now all warmed up , amendments added and tilled in
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
pic for last post
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
trans plants at Day 20 above ground...2230 showing early indications of a double vine..crap..we will see
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
2145 ready to hit dirt at day 20 above ground
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
greenhouse within a greenhouse for the next 10 days or so ,as we wait for the temps to climb into the 40's at night 2145 is in at the left and my 1469 is on the right in a back up role
 

 

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