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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 18 Entries.
Monday, April 3 View Page
First post of 2017 Off to a slow start this season. The good news is it was 90 degrees in the hoop houses yesterday!
 
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
Plants are coming along nicely. They spent the last two days outside in the greenhouses but are back inside under the lights as we are expecting rain for the next two days. The plan is to have them in the ground later this week.
 
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
Greenhouses have been up for a couple weeks now, the soil cables were installed this past weekend, everything is ready to go. Spring amendments were added only to the area where the greenhouses are. In the rest of the patch I tilled in 10 pounds of mycorrhiza a couple weeks ago and planted winter rye. The rye is about 3 inches high now. I'll add the amendments to the rest of the patch and till in the winter rye near the end of May when its time to remove the greenhouses.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
Plants have been in the ground for a week now. Finally getting some sun today. This is the 1713 Lancaster. It is my fastest growing plant so far.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
This is the 2058 Rose
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
This is the 2066 Geddes.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
This is the 2261 Wallace. This one is the slowest growing of all my plants so far.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
This is the 2036 Glasier. I added it to the greenhouse with the Wallace plant as a back up in case the Wallace plant doesn't pick up the pace soon.
 
Thursday, May 4 View Page
View of the patch. Winter Rye is filling it. It has about 3 weeks to grow before it all gets tilled in.
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
Last night I gave all the plants a drench of Azos, Root Shield, fish, Seaweed, Humic / Fulvic acid and a tiny amount of merit. Plants look great despite the lack of sun and warm weather. The weather for the upcoming week doesn't look any better.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
I removed the last two greenhouses yesterday. Despite starting my seeds earlier this year than I did last year, all of my plants are about a week behind where they were last year at this time. The continued cold and cloudy weather has resulted in very slow growth. Hopefully the weather improves soon. This is the 2261 Wallace.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
The 2066 Geddes
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
The 2058 Rose
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
The 1713 Lancaster
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
I haven't posted for a while. The plants have really started to take off the last couple weeks. I pollinated one at about 12 feet on the 1713 Lancaster on the 17th. Have another one that should open in a couple days around 14 feet. The 1713 remains my biggest and fastest growing plant. This is the 1713 back to back with 2058 Rose.
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
This is the 2058 Rose. This one also has a pumpkin at about 14 feet that should be opening this week.
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
This is the 2066 Geddes back to back with the 2261 Wallace. Both of these plants are about a week behind the other two. I'm probably looking at pollination dates closer to 7/1 on both of these plants.
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
2261 Wallace. Almost time to take down the wind fences and get the drip irrigation set up. It's a good days work to get it all in place, but once it's set up, it makes watering and fertilizing the plants so easy and because I water from a tank, I know exactly how much water the plants are getting.
 

 

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