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Wednesday, February 22 View Page
Here is a photo of the "lot" I'm offering for trade on the Non-Convention seed swap Saturday March 18 at 8 pm Eastern. Wanted to give people time to think it over. Looking for one or two good seeds in trade. Such as: Two 800 McMullen or a 2063 or 2624 Willemijns, or 2307 Wallace or 1625 Gantner.
Wednesday, February 22 View Page
My 2017 seed lineup will come from these options. I didn't realize I supported so many seed auctions until I laid all these seeds out on the floor.
Saturday, March 18 View Page
Finished building a greenhouse frame from an old trampoline and a broken down metal car-port. 24'6" wide x 17' long x 7'6" tall
Saturday, March 18 View Page
Spent two hours putting up 11 mil greenhouse plastic (apparently hail proof, wind proof, UV damage proof, rip proof etc.) from Northern Greenhouse 36'x 24' piece wasn't easy to work by myself. Current 25 mph winds are no problem. Wondering about future 75 mph winds. This raised the temp 30 degrees the minute it was put up.
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Three 2063 Willemijns all with badly curled up cots. 800 McMullen and 1586 Sherwood treated the same way as the 2063's are both normal.
Sunday, April 16 View Page
This 2063 Willemijns won out over the two other 2063's and an 800 McMullen. The 800 McMullen was by far the weakest of the four plants. It just folded up and died shortly after being moved outside. It couldn't withstand the hot temperatures. The greenhouse has been standing up fine vs 40/45 mph winds so far. Haven't seen the 70+ mph winds yet. Biggest issue thus far has been keeping the greenhouse from over heating. 50 degrees outside temp with full sun equals 115 degrees in the greenhouse.
Saturday, April 29 View Page
2063 Willemijns starting to run a vine. With the new greenhouse the plant is about a month ahead of where I would have been in at this time years ago. Snow falling. 27 degrees outside. 61 degrees in the greenhouse.
Sunday, May 7 View Page
2063 Willemijns continues to grow quickly. It is 4 times the size of the 1586 Sherwood in the background. I'll pull the 1586 soon. Outside temp got to 77 yesterday. Inside green house temp was 115. Got some burning on younger leaves. Bought a nice big fan today. Temperature spiked to 110 inside the greenhouse at noon. As I turned on the fan, temp dropped to 89 degrees in seconds.
Friday, May 19 View Page
Fighting some serious snow. 16" of snow in the past 18 hours. Have to sweep off the greenhouse every 3 hours to keep it from collapsing.
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
2063 with a 7 foot main vine.
Monday, June 5 View Page
2063 now has an 11' main vine and 7' side vines.
Friday, June 23 View Page
Had the first pollination on the 2063 yesterday and the second pollination today. Today's pollination is at 14' out on the main vine with 10 secondaries behind it on each side. The 2063 is just about filling up the 400 sq ft greenhouse. It also has secondaries exiting the greenhouse on both sides.
Friday, June 23 View Page
West side view of the 2063
Friday, June 23 View Page
East side view of the 2063
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
2063 Willemijns. One pumpkin x self 12 DAP. Last two possibilities for pollination this season should open tomorrow. My biggest issue so far is cold nights. The past two nights were the first we've had this summer with lows above 47 degrees. The Willemijns plant has filled out the 400 sq ft greenhouse and has 4 side vines on each side growing outside the greenhouse.
Saturday, July 8 View Page
2063 Willemijns DAP 16
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
2063 Willemijns seeds X Self at 20 DAP. 53" C.
Monday, July 17 View Page
2063 x self DAP 25. 75.5" C. Eight side vines still growing until the end of this week to fill out about 750 sq ft of garden.
Saturday, July 22 View Page
2063 Willemijns X Self. 30 DAP. 98" C.
Sunday, July 23 View Page
The 2063 grew a personal record 25 pounds last night on DAP 31.
Thursday, July 27 View Page
2063 Willemijns X Self 35 DAP - 115 C. It will be two weeks before the next patch update as we are taking a family vacation to Hawaii until 49 DAP.
Friday, August 11 View Page
2063 Willemijns X Self 50 DAP. Over 140 inches C. despite highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's and me being in Hawaii for 11 days.
Friday, August 11 View Page
2063 50 DAP


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