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Saturday, January 7 View Page
W.g.p.g fish outing, john Barlow having fun.
 
Saturday, January 7 View Page
Gary gantner, jason grams, gene mcmullen, joe menting. We are having fun just wish it wasn't like -20 with the windchill.
 
Sunday, January 8 View Page
Hauled all the gear and the shack off the lake today.
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
My cat luna, short for lunatic. Playing in my bag of 1385's. I think She is rubbing them for good luck.
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Uh oh, cats out of the bag now, my secret on how to grow big pumpkins.
 
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Mike finally found his long lost brother
 
Saturday, February 11 View Page
Margaret, Christine, and Jim helping out at the garden show
 
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Got 30 yards of sand to hopefully help with drainage this year.
 
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Got it all spread out, im about a week behind because of rain but hoping to have hoops up this weekend and plants out next week. Good luck to everyone this year.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Spread out all my ferrilizers, I thought I was going to get off easy this year. Added 1100 lbs of fertilizer. Next will be tilling and hoops.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Spread out all my ferrilizers, I thought I was going to get off easy this year. Added 1100 lbs of fertilizer. Next will be tilling and hoops.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Added fertilizer today, 1100 lbs of it. Next will be tilling and hoops
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
This is a picture me and toni had made, for our friends george and becky poirer, the pictures and seeds are from there 772 and the 1290.
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
shoot its sideways
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
Made to anamosa, I think we are a little early for the weigh off. And we forgot the pumpkin
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
Some how we ended up in kansas. Toni is not the best with directions. Lol
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
Stopped in des moines to spy on don, but toni got us lost again. So we went to the horse races instead. Lost our butts.
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
2nd day in the hoops, thermometer says its 92 degrees in the hoops. Plants are all looking pretty good. Just a little behind. Pic is the 812 jutras squash. Grew 980 lber last year for us but we werent able to get it to the scales.
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
1578 holub
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
302 kent my friend jlindley sent me, hoping I dont kill it.
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
Our 1057, which grew the 1756. I think Toni wants to kill it with the 1756
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
1756 h/j
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
1385 h/j. Hopefully I didnt give mike the only good one. :)
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
This is our 885 est. It never made it to a weigh. The cross is 2032 mathison x self
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
A 2nd 1385 h/j.
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
This year were just hoping to get a big one to the scale. We had our soil tested for disease and we have high levels of fusarium, moderate levels of pythium, low levels of bacterial leaf spot( xanthamonas) . We will be trying to fight this stuff with biologicals and a cover crop of mustard in the fall and spring.
 
Friday, May 19 View Page
Nothing like the glow of heat lamps in the evening
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
1756 doing well so far even with cold and rain. I did forget to add granular insecticide before planting this year, as you can tell on the fly strip. I havent added compost and manure for 3 years. Not all the hoops are that bad. I will be spraying weed killer as soon as weather warms up a bit to leave hoops open and will cover plants with styrofoam cooler as not to kill them.
 
Thursday, May 25 View Page
The new neighbors are getting bigger. Terrorists in training.
 
Thursday, May 25 View Page
This critter is just waiting for me to take the hoops down. She made a home 15 feet from my patch. Shes been there for about a week.
 
Thursday, May 25 View Page
Finally got the patch cat trained to usr walking boards, now if I could only teach him how to catch a mouse.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
This is our 11th year growing and im still learning. These are the fly strips from our hoop houses. Never before have I had to change them out. I believe these flys basically are from corn seed maggots. I havent seen any of the maggots but the plants are still healthy. We have not added any manure or compost to the patch in 3 years. So either conditions were right or they came from the sand I added this spring. So always add pesticides early. Unlike me.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Finally got my patch weeded, I think I got most of them.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
885 h/j est.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
1756 h/j best plant in the patch
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
Oops last one was 1385 h/j this is 1756 h/j
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
This is the other 1385 h/j
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
This is 1057 howell, mother of the 1756 h/j
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
812 jutras squash
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
1578 holub
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
A couple of pics of our hoops
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
6 peices of 1/2 x 2 foot rebar and 3 lengths of 3/4 x 10 ft pvc. Cheap and easy
 
Thursday, June 8 View Page
1385 h/j split in the main and has I kink in it also. Hopefully it will heal up and straighten out a bit.
 
Thursday, June 8 View Page
Heres a bug I found between my walking boards in the spring, never seen one of these before.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
885 h/j est. First day out in the sun. Growing a little funky.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1385 #2 there doing pretty good. Dont think they like the hot sun or maybe cause I havent watered them in 4 days
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1756
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1385 #1
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1756 I think I messed up pics again. :)
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1057 howell
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
812 jutras squash, so far the fastest growing plant in the patch
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
1578 holub
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
All the hoses are run and half the fence is up. Tanks are full. Who said this was a fun hobby. :) Good luck everybody......
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
4ft fence to help as a wind block, doesnt always work so well
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
Thats why I have 2000 of these stakes, to keep the vines from pin wheeling in the wind.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
7ft fence to help keep the deer out, doesnt always work either. Ive seen them go under, and the after math of when they jump through it.
 
Friday, June 9 View Page
These fences are just deterrent for some of the critters around my house. The only thing I know it keeps out is bigfoot, ive never seen one or any tracks in the patch. So I know all that hard work is good for something. :)
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
Apparently the stakes dont help alot either, this is the main on the 812 jutras squash. Good thing I have one secondary before it. I pluck off 3 to 4 secondaries to hopefully help with foaming stump problem we have. Lost some leaves to 30 to 40 mile per hour winds
 
Saturday, June 10 View Page
These are the test strips I have mentioned in a couple of posts. These test ph, chlorine, alkalinity, and something else thar is for pools. 10 bucks at the hardware store. This is a sample from our watering tanks. 1/3 cup of chlorine was added to the tanks 2 days ago for disinfection. The tanks will be emptied and rinsed. Or ph was higher than expected and is alkalinity after testing water from one of our faucets.
 
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Rick 1 Squash vine borers 0
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
I posted this pic last year, still dont know what it is. Im thinking maybe super svb. Anybody have any ideas let me know.
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
The first terrorist cell, known as s.v.b has been repelled. I do think some of them may be in hiding or gone underground.
 
Tuesday, June 20 View Page
Another terrorist cell known as d.e.e.r has been spotted in the area. The wall I put up around ricktonia has kept them at bay, thus far. They are sneeky and may find a way in yet.
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Patch is on high alert today. This terrorist was spotted inside the patch today. He is very elusive and sneeky. He will be very difficult to catch, if im not careful. He may go underground and not be seen for days. I believe he goes under the code name woody and he is the ring leader of the A.T.F (animal terrorist front)
 
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Patch is on high alert today. This terrorist was spotted inside the patch today. He is very elusive and sneeky. He will be very difficult to catch, if im not careful. He may go underground and not be seen for days. I believe he goes under the code name woody and he is the ring leader of the A.T.F (animal terrorist front)
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
53 degrees this morning pollinated 812 jutras squash with the 1578. Its only at 7ft and the plant is small. Hopefull it will take.
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
I thought these may be signs of to much Nitrogen
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
#2
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
#3
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
Apperently I was mistaken, going by the tissue test I received from Western labs is telling me. I guess my issues are more extensive than I thought.
 
Wednesday, June 28 View Page
Another 1st for me, something been digging by one of the stumps.
 
Thursday, June 29 View Page
It sure seems like mother nature has it out for some of us pumpkin growers this year. We had almost 2 more inches of rain last nite , 12 rolled and split vines. Cut the opposite side of split and sulfured so water don't sit in there. Between all the rain and working nites my spray program is out the window. Really makes a guy wish he had a green house. Stu and ian, can I come grow with you. :)
 
Friday, June 30 View Page
This is one of the culprits that have been digging up roots and now also chewing on the stumps. 6 out of 7 have been hit.
 
Friday, June 30 View Page
More damage done today
 
Friday, June 30 View Page
Made up a new invention. Dryer sheets on a stick. Will be for sale soon on my website for the low, low price of $13.99 for a bag of 3. Put out a cup with some moth balls also. Hopefully it will work.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
The grandson is coming down for a week long visit, got the boat already to roll. He will be 10 July 4. His dad's and his uncles birthday are also on the 4th. Going to be a fun week just hope the pumpkins don't get neglected to bad.
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Rick 4 svb 0, so far anyway
 
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Took time off from pumpkin growing today. Took the grandson fishing on a little pond I know of. So far we have going through 4 dozen crawlers catching gills
 
Sunday, July 2 View Page
1st pumpkin pollination of the season, about 13.5 ft out. Hope it takes. 1385 h/j x 1756 h/j
 
Monday, July 3 View Page
There was a squash there yesterday, that was going to get pollinated in about 4 days. But it magically disappeared. Time to get out the heavy duty pesticide (lead-be-gone)
 
Monday, July 3 View Page
Getting one of the for svb
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
2nd pollination on the 812 jutras* x self. My 1st set is bigger than a softball, we will see if this one will catch up
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
1 set on the 885 h/j est. It's 2032 Mathison x self, about 13 ft out.
 
Wednesday, July 5 View Page
885 h/j est. Is 2032 Mathison x self, the cross I made today is 885 h/j x 1756 h/j
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
Lost another main today on the 1578*, that makes 4 this year. I figured it would be the disease in my patch to be my downfall this year. 5 plants still have no pollination yet. 4 from lost mains and the 1st set I got aborted on me.
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
My new mixing jar for my bury mix
 
Friday, July 7 View Page
12:30 at night and I'm out pinning vines back up from a storm that just rolled thru. High winds and just enough rain to wet the sufrace. Man I think somebody up there don't like me very much...
 
Friday, July 7 View Page
I hope this on takes, she has got quite the stem on her. She is on the 885 h/j est. X 1756 it's at about 9.5 ft out. I was wrong on my earlier est.
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
I taught him how to troll and got this little guy.
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
Nice 15 inch crappie, even my pumpkins aren't that big.
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
19 inch bass
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
He caught this whopper while we were trolling
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
2nd pollination on the 885
 
Monday, July 10 View Page
I pile sand under the main, making a ramp on both sides of the kin, than as kin gets bigger. Scoop sand out from under it to lower it. This way I don't have to cut the root quite so soon. Plus I'm terrible at remembering to prop vines up as she grows.
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
1st pollination on the 1756 h/j pollinated by the 1057 howell. 1057 is the mother to the 1756
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
Found 3 of these little s.o.b's today squashed 2 and experimented on the 3rd. Sprayed with 1oz bifen and water solution. After 10 minutes he was not dead. Then sprayed with merit and couldn't find him after that.
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
New tissue sample results, things are looking up
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
2nd page, results of soil sample may not be real accurate. I did not take soil from under plants. Didn't want to dig in the root zone.
 
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
1385 h/j pollinated with the 1057 howell. Pic is poor, been raining the last 4 hrs. Can't find an umbrella any where. Perfect time to pollinate. Crossing my fingers she takes. Won't be another on this one for 7 days
 
Thursday, July 13 View Page
Lost a stump today, caught it early enough I didn't lose any secondaries. She blew out under the soil and I had a split right after the stump. Rot has already started under ground
 
Thursday, July 13 View Page
This is the split after the stump healed up nice, timing is everything in my patch. If I don't get a set on the plant before stump starts to swell, she will blow out on me.
 
Thursday, July 13 View Page
1 set in 1057 howell, pollinated by 1756 h/j
 
Thursday, July 13 View Page
This happened to the plant 10 minutes after cutting the stump. Ive never had this before. I have pretty good rooting but it is probably not good enough to support a plant this large. I'm confident sh will bounce back. It will just take a few days
 
Thursday, July 13 View Page
Weirdest thing, threw this vine in the scrap heap last week and the flower opened and some of the leaves look fine, even though it's not rooted
 
Saturday, July 15 View Page
812* jutras dap 20. 139 ott not huge, but slow and easy win the race.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
3rd pollination on the 885 est.
 
Monday, July 17 View Page
Found this today, on the 1756. I'm retraining a secondary for a new main. This will be it's 3rd main. Good thing I have a kin set on it already. Ive tried several different things but most are short lived.It's time to fight back.
 
Monday, July 17 View Page
Had some rot in the main that I had to carve out. It was either that or pull it. And I didn't want to disappoint toni, by pulling it. It will slow the pumpkin down some.this is on 1756 also.
 
Wednesday, July 19 View Page
This isn't from varmints chewing on it, not sure what the cause is. Any ideas anyone
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
3" of rain last night, shouldn't have to water for a week
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
Came from work after all the rain to find my smallest pumpkin floating in the front yard. Must be an air bag. :)
 
Friday, July 21 View Page
This is my squash, 812* jutras she has a great shape and doing really good at 7 feet out. It's day 26 and it's taping 196 ott.
 
Friday, July 21 View Page
This is my squash 812* jutras on yellow vine disease.
 
Friday, July 21 View Page
This is the first sine of foaming stump, in my opinion there is no way to save the stump, because mostly it is rotting under the soil. I will cut stump of to save as many of the secondaries as possible. This is 1578* holub
 
Saturday, July 22 View Page
I'm doing an experiment, cut off 1/4 of the 812* jutras to see if I could save it from yellow vine disease. Fruit hasn't aborted yet. I will know in the next couple days if it worked or not. I'm taking a risk, but hoping it doesn't transfer to any other plants.
 
Saturday, July 22 View Page
Tried a grafted melon plant, she rotted at the graft. Had a decent one going on her to
 
Saturday, July 22 View Page
Had a good one going on a grafted 302 kent it's day 9 today. I woulda been close to football size on day 10. But I'm sure it hasn't grown much the past few days
 
Saturday, July 22 View Page
Stump of my melon, leave it to me to blow the stump out on a melon
 
Sunday, July 23 View Page
Because of rot in the main, I chopped the plant off before the kin and this is what left it about 20 ft of vine and the kin is still growing slow, but it's growing. I'm going to try and grow it out and see what we get.
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
She out grew her old home, so I broke down and built her a new one, has twice the square footage as the old one. She's getting bigger everyday. They grow up so fast. I remember the old days when we used to run and frolic in the yard. :(
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
Mr. Pickles wasn't very happy, so I had to build him a new home to.
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
Really late pollenation on the 1057 howell, polled by the 1756 h/j.
 
Wednesday, July 26 View Page
This is the sister(1385 h/j #2) to mr. Pickles. Day 12 and she's bigger than a basket ball
 
Friday, July 28 View Page
Looks like the fusarium is kicking in. I pulled 1578* and the 1756 h/j and 885 h/j today. Nothing good going on any so they gotta go
 
Friday, July 28 View Page
I don't know if you can see it, but there were 2 grubs on the bottom side of the vine. I believe they may be fungus gnat grubs. They will bore into vines just like svb and eventual cause the vine to rot. Heavy Merit drench time.
 
Monday, July 31 View Page
Dang rabbit pooped on my walking boards
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
812* jutras growing slow. I think it's just growing on the inside :)
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
1385 h/j #2 calling this one chubby. 176 ott day 20. Give or take an inch
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
1385 h/j # 1 Mr. Pickles. 279 ott, if I measured correctly. Dap 30 est. Weight 506 lbs.
 
Friday, August 4 View Page
Due to colder temps at night, I put up a house for the 1385 h/j they say you have to be a little crazy to grow giant pumpkins. But I think I've out done myself this time. I must be totally nuts. Hopefully this will do me some good.
 
Friday, August 4 View Page
Inside view of my fortress of craziness. Thanks to George poirer for the gift of the very large tarp. Rest in peace my friend and thank you.
 
Friday, August 4 View Page
Another veiw of the inside, took me less than 3 hrs to set up. Would have been less but I had to duct tape all the holes the dumb mice chewed in it.
 
Saturday, August 5 View Page
Found this bastard in my main today. Carved out as much of the rot as I could. There is still some in the main. Hoping to get at least another 30 days out of her. The pumpkin was doing about 40 lbs a day.
 
Tuesday, August 8 View Page
Leaves are wilting and burning, and it's only 77 degrees. I believe this is from the fusarium we have. I'd like to think it's from the pumpkins drawing so much juice also. Our biggest one is at day 35 and doing about 40 lbs a day the other is day 25 and doing about 25 a day. Little one should ramp up soon.
 
Friday, August 11 View Page
moved the frames from chubby back to mr pickles, and put old blue (40x60 tarp) over him and the whole plant. supposed to be 51 tonight. i put thermometer inside that will tell me how low temps were inside. im hoping at least above 55 maybe 60 with the to small heaters inside. if i had a better power source out there id throw my dehumidifier in there to :) only took 40 minutes to move frames and put tarp over the plant. me and toni have a good system going, she sits nearby and barks orders while i do all the work. (kidding)
 
Saturday, August 12 View Page
Low of 52 last night, low of 58 under old blue. Hopefully it's helping
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
Picture of the frames to keep tarp up off the plant
 
Monday, August 14 View Page
812* jutras dap 50 doing an average of 6.8 lbs a day. Was doing 16.5 a day.I believe gains have dropped off because of cooler nights. Temps will be higher this week at night. We'll see if she picks back up a little. I attribute lower gains before the cold snap to only being 7 ft out on the main not the seed.
 
Saturday, August 19 View Page
I had a good idea today, I'm thinking outside the box again trying level that playing field a bit. This way I'm always working in the shade.
 
Saturday, August 19 View Page
Day 55 for the 812* gains picked up to an avg. Of 11.2 lbs a day. Up from 6.8 lbs per day once the nites warmed up a bit. In 3 days, temps will be dropping off at nite again into the low 50's
 
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
I must be completely nuts, changed over from giant blue tarp to plastic, just to get a few more hours of sunlight for the plant. I am working nite shift (4:30 to 3:00 a.m.) so I have to cover while the plant is in full sun. Than be out in the patch before 10:00 a.m. to take it off. They are calling for temps at night in the low 50's for at least the next 10 days. Also added dehumidifier to hopefully keep moisture levels down, so p.m. don't kill us. Praying to the pumpkin gods to make night time temps go up, so I don't have to do this for the next 50 days. After all this I'm really hoping for a p.b.
 
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
Mr pickles seeing some sun for the first time in months. He got to wide for his house, so I am expanding. Hope I don't have to get a building permit. Cc at day 50 was 182". He's getting big
 
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
The gauntlet has been set
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
1385 h/j cold weather has slowed mr. Pickles down. 202" cc
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
1385 h/j cold weather has slowed mr pickles down. 202" cc
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Here's the pic
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
703* h/j the cross is 812* jutras x 1578* holub. Perfect shape great color.
 
Sunday, September 17 View Page
1066 h/j the cross is. 1385 h/j x 1057 howell (mother of the 1756 h/j) went 6 percent heavy
 
Wednesday, September 20 View Page
Mr. Pickles is getting bigger day 77 went from 10 lbs a day to 15.5 when the temps warmed up at night. Taping 207" cc.
 
Sunday, September 24 View Page
Tilled up the garden today, she's ready for mustard for the first time ever. Hopefully will help with disease issues we have. I couldn't till the whole patch, as we still have one monster sized pumpkin left.
 
Monday, September 25 View Page
New pallet is done, first time I've had to build a pallet for a pumpkin. Hopefully it will hold 2300 lbs
 
Monday, September 25 View Page
Bottom side
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Trailer all redecked, I was told it was a 3000 lb axle and I know it will hold 1800 easy. Hoping it will hold at least 2300
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Must be my lucky day, went out to check the pumpkin and found this little sob crawling towards the blossom end of the pumpkin. Never seen anything like that ever.
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
I believe this is where the svb came from only about 2 ft from the pumpkin. More merit needed, just didn't think I would need it the end of sept. Didn't know they could travel like that. Learning a lot of new things this year.
 
Tuesday, September 26 View Page
Pic of where svb came from
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Letting the 1385 go jungle style until weigh off day. This is I believe a leaf hopper. It looks like it's eating the blossom.
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Probably the healthiest plant we've ever had this late. Especially since of used chemical fungicide only once this year (eagle 20).Powdery mildew gained some ground during the warm spell. 22 days left until weigh off unless, mr. Pickles says other wise.mr. Pickles will be 90 days old this saturday.
 
Thursday, September 28 View Page
Shoot I built my pallet to small, pallet is 60" x 60". Mr. Pickles is measuring 66" long x 68" wide. Dang trailer is only 63" wide. Fender to fender. What a conundrum....
 
Wednesday, October 4 View Page
Oh yeah, mustard coming up already. Went in the ground last Saturday and some of it popped up 5 days later. I planted in rows because I didn't have a hand spreader.
 
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Put a new roof over mr. Pickles, and a couple of fans around the base to keep him dryer. 15 more days to go. He is a beast, gains are up to about 5 lbs a day average over the last 5 days. I know it's not much but it's something this late in the game. He just keeps pushing even with some 40's at nite. 212 cc, only 16" away from what mikes 2106 was. He's at day 95 today.
 
Thursday, October 12 View Page
I grew some A.G's back in 91 or 92 for my nieces and nephews, I didn't know anything about giant pumpkins back then. I think I bought the seeds from Wal mart.
 
Sunday, October 15 View Page
Mr. Pickles is 105 days old to today, we've had about 4" of rain since last friday. Doing my best to keep him dry as a bone. Rain must have helped some we measured 5 times to make sure we weren't wrong, 215.5" cc an average of 7 lbs a day for the last 5. 5 more days until he gets loaded up
 
Tuesday, October 17 View Page
Mr. Pickles pallet is finally finished, 6ft x 6ft I had to make the base narrower to fit between the wheels. Use 2x6 to get it above the wheels.
 
Tuesday, October 17 View Page
Bottom side
 
Tuesday, October 17 View Page
Pallet is almost as wide as the trailer. And dam heavy. I think I had a little over kill. Pumpkin is almost wider than the trailer also, so I may need a wide load sign or a new trailer next year.
 
Thursday, October 19 View Page
Mr. Pickles all loaded up and strapped down, ready to roll. :)
 
Thursday, October 19 View Page
Just realized my tape is cm, no wonder. I thought it was awfully small for what it was taping. ;)
 
Friday, October 20 View Page
Front half of the plant, looking not so good
 
Friday, October 20 View Page
Back half if the plant looks pretty good for this late. I think the cooler nites and no glyphosate has helped keep disease down, also lots of biologicals.
 
Friday, October 20 View Page
Mr pickles all loaded up
 
Friday, October 20 View Page
Side view
 
Friday, October 20 View Page
One of the best parts of growing big ones, at our grandsons school
 
Saturday, October 21 View Page
The bottom of Mr. Pickles
 

 

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