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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 55 Entries.
Friday, March 10 View Page
cover crop is up and looking pretty good, getting pretty tall.
 
Friday, March 10 View Page
Got it mowed and soil sample sent off. Getting close and excited for this year.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
I decided I have the best neighbors. Over the winter one right behind me with a big hay field said they are not growing this year and was going to grow a garden on a piece by their house and I should use the piece close to my house for a bigger garden. I said okay. Got the soil tested and amends ready.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
Tuesday another neighbor shows up with a tractor and plow and says what area you growing in? We marked it off and he plowed it, then yesterday I get a text. from the neighbor on the other side, it says you get your soil sample back yet? I said yes, he says good, meet me at the patch. He shows up with a tractor and tiller, we amended it and he tilled it.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
amends ready to go on.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
It is now ready to go. Tried to pay these guys and all they would say is we just want to see what you can grow out here. Can't say how much they are appreciated and I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew, patch went from 1560 to almost 6000 sf. WOW!!! is all I can say and ready for the year.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
High Tunnel is doing well to. Cover Crop has to be mowed weekly right now.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
Outside patch just needs a little warmth. Wind fence up, soil warming, some sunshine would help.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
High Tunnel warming about ready to go as well. Excited for this year.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
and finally the lineup for 2017, Seeds have been filed, soaked and started today. Time for game on.
 
Wednesday, April 12 View Page
3 days plants are up and under the lights.
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
Plants are ready and in the patch. 2, 1553.5 Westons going head to head.
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
1938 and 2109 Zywiec
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
1985 Miller and 1553.5 Weston
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
a few squash 1262 Jutras and 888 Grande
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
more squash a couple 866 Grande's
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
This has been a cold cloudy week, 27 degrees last night, but plants are hanging in there. They have been in the ground for 1 week. This is the 1553.5 Westons
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
Here are the Grande Squash plants. Week 1
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
a Jutras and Grande Squash, week 1
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
1985 Miller and 1553..5 Weston Week 1
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
1938 and 2109 Zywiec week 1
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
1553.5 Weston's still doing well, both are tipping to the point where they are down on the kickstand. Won't be long until down and running.
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
Squash are looking good, Jutras and Grande, week 2
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
1985 Miller and 1553.5 Weston, week 2
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
1938 and 2109 Zywiec's week 2 looking good.
 
Friday, May 5 View Page
I was looking at the Wiz's pics of this squashes mamma and realized he named it Percy, so from hence forth I named this squash Percy Jr. lol Week 2 and looking good.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
1553.5 Weston week 3, it as touched down and looks good. Going to have to make a decision soon. One more week of bad weather then all looks good, hoping to hang on for one more week before deciding.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
week 3 for the Jutras and Grande, both are looking good, the Jutras has also touched down.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
1985 Miller and 1553.5 Weston, so close, both are looking good. This one is going to be a tough decision.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
1938 Zywiec is ahead of the 2109 and should be touching down any day.
 
Friday, May 12 View Page
And lastly we have Percy jrs, the Wizzy's set at week 3, both looking good, going to be another tough one here, they look like twins.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
1553.5 Weston, this is going to be a tough decision, one will go tomorrow, wish I could keep them both. 4 Weeks in the patch.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
1262 Jutras week 4, beautiful plant, already made our decision and going with this one. It thinks it is an adult and already has a female in the tip. lol Early pollination, but I don't think she is quite big enough yet.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Percy Jr. this is going to be a tough decision, both look almost identical, will do a close inspection and cut one tomorrow, have to turn the cold frame and only room for 1. Week 4
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
This is going to be another tough decision, 1938 came out fast, but 2109 is catching up, only 1 inch difference in their lengths, will give them a few days before making the decision on this one. Week 4 Zywiec.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
and lastly the runts, don't know why, but these haven't taken off like everything else, 1985 miller and 1553.5 Weston, week 4. Will be patient and see what happens, still look good, just not growing very fast. Warmer weather is on the way, hopefully they kick it in gear.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
week 5 for plants, cover crops tilled in, decisions have been made and water system put in place. Now time to start burying vines.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
week 5 for second patch, same is true here, finally getting caught up with everything, I hope.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
Week 6, these two miller and Weston are really struggling to stay in the game. Sunday night we had a freeze and knocked them back. today 3 ft long.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
1262 Jutras week 6. Nothing seems to faze it, not even the wind, built low to the ground and keeps going 9 ft out today.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
2109 Zywiec, sending out sides, looking good. 9 ft long
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
close up of plant in question.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
underside of leaf.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
1553.5 Weston week 6. my biggest plant by far. 10 ft. long and moving. Something is going on with some of the younger leaves going yellow around the edges. sent a tissue sample in to get it resolved I hope. If anyone knows what this this is please let me know. Also posted some close ups of it. Thanks.
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
Percy Jr. week 6. 5 ft long, Sunday's freeze slowed it a little, but starting to really come on. a beautiful plant.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
Week 7, A small female in the end about 10 days from pollination,
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1262 Jutras, should be pollinating this one either tomorrow or Sunday. Looking forward to it.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
Percy Jr. 866 Grande week 7. this one has really taken off this week. Hope it keeps it up, a beautiful plant.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
this is what happens when you grow without heating cables. Way behind, but finally starting to go.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
2109 Zywiec. this one has a female about 12 ft out to be pollinated in about 5-6 days. Fun is about to begin.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
Week 9 this is 1553.5, should be pollinating this coming week.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
1262 Jutras week 9, Pollinated 12 days ago. Next week will be pics of fruits, this is looking nice.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
1553.5 Weston Week 9, Pollinated on the 20th.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
2109 Zywiec week 9. Pollinated on the 14th.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
866 Grande, Percy Jr. Week 9, Will be pollinating this one in the morning. This will be 4 out of 5 pollinated and growing. wahoo, please take.
 

 

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