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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 14 Entries.
Saturday, February 11 View Page
A shot of my patch today. What's been missing this winter? Snow. Crazy abnormally warm weather this winter with multiple consecutive days in the 40s and 50s during Jan and Feb
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Winter Indoor Tomato Challenge. Not going so well a second year in a row with weird Leaf formation where the petiole grows curving downward. Growing in the basement. Finally I thought to put a thermometer down there and found the temperature only 63 to 67. Will try again next winter growing in warmer location
Thursday, February 16 View Page
I'm out in California this week at the NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show. Was glad to run into the folks from Xtreme Gardening. Their reps were very knowledgeable and I could tell they are really dialed into the world of giant pumpkin growing
Monday, April 3 View Page
Spring 2017 Soil Test
Monday, April 10 View Page
Got patch rototilled today. It's almost go time!
Friday, April 14 View Page
Got soil heating cables installed yesterday, as this will be a fair pumpkin will hopefully have a plant the ground next week
Friday, April 14 View Page
1235 Davis is the first one to push through. Also germinated 1872 Wallace and 989 Tobeck
Thursday, May 4 View Page
Finally have some plants in the ground. 1392 C/P X2 in the foreground and a 1235 Davis in the back.
Saturday, June 10 View Page
First pollination of the year. 1392 C/P (1625 X 2009) X 989 Tobeck (1625 x 2230). It's going to be hot as hell today so hopefully it takes!
Saturday, June 10 View Page
First SVB of the year spotted today
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Stormy sunset over the my patch
Friday, June 23 View Page
Tip of main vine, a casualty of the storm last night. A bummer, but glad that at least I have two good pollinations already done
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
Patch is almost filled in :-)
Monday, July 10 View Page
Day 30-ish

 

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