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Sunday, April 16 View Page
We are starting our seeds today. Filed and soaking in warm water.
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
We are starting our seeds today. Filed and soaking in warm water.
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Round 1 line up. 2145 mcmullan, 1688 Martin, 2047 Sippel, 1153 Conway, 2004 Vander wielen, 2036 willemijins, 1598 martin, 1767.5 martin, 1338 martin, 2036 glasier. Enough for us and a few friends.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
1st batch doing well. 1st seed germinted with in 32 hours. They emerged from soil in 4 days. They were potted up on Tuesday. 9 days from initial start.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
2nd batch started April 20. A few more days under the lights and they will be potted up. Back ups are your own seeds.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
3rd batch (back ups for the back ups) stared April 25. Hope I don't need these.
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
Not feeling the love for these yellow leggy things. Second year in a row. Today Glen brought home 2 Bloomering lighting systems. 8 bulb, 5T lights. We are grown like the big boys now. Hoot hoot
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
Last 2 from batch 3 emerging from the soil. Will be shutting the germination chamber down today.
 
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
Babysitting our plants today. Don't want the new lights to burn them. Not sure how close to the plants we can go. Moved the light up to you 12 inches above the plants.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Put Glen to work today spreading the amenities.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Half of our AG's are planted. Work on the other half tomorrow.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Half of our AG's are planted. Work on the other half tomorrow.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Half of our AG's are planted. Work on the other half tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
We are planting the last two AGs. As we plant we are putting the heating cables in. We will chop up the chunks of clay as we backfill.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
A look inside the hoop house. This is the 2004 Vander Weiland. Double planted, one will have to go. We had ants in this hoop house. A granular was used to kill the ants. We have a fan going because the plants were flagging due to the heat. We also put a shade cloth up durning the heat of the day. At night it gets cold and we use small heaters along with heating cables. We sometimes blow fuses so we keep a radio going, if the power goes out we will know.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Hard picture to take. One of the leaves on the main vine caught the main and kept it from hitting the ground to fast and kinking. We didn't need to support this one the plant did it its self.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Got the leaf out from under the main, main laid down perfectly. Now we will wait and see if the leaf straightens it's self out. If not it will be cut off.
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
Wind protection is up.
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
Over crowding in the hoop house. One must go.
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
Pick one. We picked the one on the left. Uniform secondaries. Better shaped plant. This is the Glaiser from our first batch.
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
2004 ready to grow!!!!
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
2004 ready to grow!!!!
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
The easy decision. 1338 from first batch and 1338 from second batch. 5 days sure made a difference. In addition the 1338 from the 2nd batch grew in the wrong direction. We didn't correct it because we both knew the other one was going to be our keeper.
 
Monday, May 22 View Page
Here we have the McMullan. No numbers needed. Lol
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
Today's project: mow the weed crop down. Note to self: if you store your seeds in a hot pick up truck you will grow a weed crop instead of a cover crop.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
McMullan is looking good.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
Here is the 1338. She got pretty beat up by the wind. It has several leaves damaged. We will be using a double layer of wind protection on this one.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
1688 Martin. This one is from our 2nd batch so it is 5 days younger. Not the best shape plant. Secondaries are uneven. A few vines got twisted from the wind. It is early in the season, she could still come around.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
This is the Glaiser. She has about 5 leaves damaged from the wind. Even with protection it just wasn't enough. We need to find ways to up our game in this area.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
Here is our 1767. She is from the 2nd batch. This plant is a little smaller but looks really good.
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
This is the 2004 Vander Weiland. Nice plant in the patch.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Tea time.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
The secondaries have been stunted. We had some pretty bad storms come through and splashed mud on to them. This happened to every plant on the west side of the plant which is the direction the storm came from. It nailed about 3 secondaries per plant.
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
I was going to cover my female flower with this nylon. It appears my protection has a hole in it. Better get a new one. It does however look a little bit like a ghost. Boo!
 
Saturday, June 17 View Page
Had to move fast today. The bees are out in full force and my flowers are very attractive to them. Crossed the 1338 with the 2145. 2 proven producers. Let's hope for a grand slam.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
We got almost 4 inches of rain yesterday. We have standing water in the low areas. Hopefully it doesn't take to long to dry up.
 
Friday, June 23 View Page
Think I'll clean the mud off my boots in this standing water.
 
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
Perfect timing only 1/2cup left. Almost ran out. Thanks Ron!
 

 

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