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Sunday, February 19 View Page
2017 season prep. I can see the light. The one on the bottom a six lamp T8 and the one on top is a 6 lamp Quantum T5 badboy. I see a difference in light color but I don't think I see much difference in output.
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Having a problem down loading image.
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
There we go.
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
And here is my line up
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
10 trees removed for lots more sun
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Adding some SQFT to the patch. Now its a full 3000 SQFT. Still need to finish digging out and new soil.
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Comparison picture of the trees before.
 
Tuesday, February 28 View Page
Lets just say WOW. I think I'm off to a great start.
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
It is 10:00 AM in march. The back half would not have seen sun until around 1:00 pm this time of year. I can not wait for the growing season to see what taking the trees down does for me
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
If you move your compost pile with your plow. You might be a redneck.
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
Or just resourceful.
 
Thursday, March 9 View Page
New hoop house film just arrived. Should be much better than the cheap construction grade plastic I've been using.
 
Thursday, March 9 View Page
This stuff is 10 ply and woven. Has a 7 year life span.
 
Saturday, March 25 View Page
Busy day today. Rented a toy that I want to buy. did everything I needed it to do.
 
Saturday, March 25 View Page
Digging out the expansion.
 
Saturday, March 25 View Page
3 yards of loom
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Not much happening today. To much rain to be out working on hoop houses. But getting my chickens for the year started. I got 6 last week and 6 this week. will be getting 10 more on the 13th.
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Borrowed a friends incubator and have 10 Easter egg chicken eggs started today.
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Green eggs
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Seeds got a 5 min dip in hydrogen peroxide and now for a nice relaxing 4 hour soak in the hot tub and then tucked into nice warm bed for the night.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
82 hours in the dirt. Things are looking real good.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
Almost 600lbs of amendments and 4 hrs, 4 passes. I love the look of a freshly tilled patch.
 
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Hoops are rebuilt again for another year. This time in the patch and anchored down. Hopefully the new film will stand the test of time.
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Riding into the season in style.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
This years contenders. 307 Fleming, 561.5 Fleming, 783 Fleming, 2261.5 Wallace, 1961.5 Sperry, and late to the party but second try germinated 2075.5 Connolly. also 2 200 Lariviere bushel gourds, and a 191 Blair watermelon. 13'6" Rea sunflower. 4.46 Marley tomato.2.00 Ellis tomato (hard to see)
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Starting to transplant my eating tomatos. I always over plant and then feel guilty because I could put them all in the ground.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
And here are all the babies. There are 30 chicks in there. 3 are going to a friend. again I may have over done it.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Was anybody else today while the asteroid flew so close to earth today?
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
If any of my local growers are interested. I have 3 4x4x16 PT for a tripod. Free you pick up.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Plants outside under the overhang to get ready for the weekend.
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
So I was looking at my plants this morning. And I noticed these 2 very early test seedlings that I left off to the side with not much care at all. Not even under the lights or getting much water. Any body need a male right now?
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
My 783 Fleming. Growing nicely. one of my 2 longest growers already on the run.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
783 Fleming.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
2261.5 Wallace also on the run.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
2261.5 Wallace.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
2075.5 Connolly was my late start. Plant is catching up quickly to the rest of them.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
1961.5 Sperry. Not sure about this plant. It looks like it could be a ribbon vine. Its very wide and kind of flat.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
1961.5 Sperry.
 
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
34 deg. out this morning. Temps in hoops are a cozy 50 to 58 deg. Plants looking very good just waiting for warmer weather.
 
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
the Wallace hoop.
 
Thursday, May 11 View Page
Not your average window sticker family.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
Need advise the plant looks great from the top except that is way behind on growth with 3 others that germed at the same time.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
But then there is this. Should I pull it or give it a little more time. I have a plant I can transplant in its place that is already 4 feet long. And has a couple of side vines showing. just don't want to wait to long.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
1961 was pulled. after consulting with some friends. In its place is a big transplant job. I had one of my 561.5 in another hoop. Transplant went very well and it looks really good. We'll see in a few days if it keeps growing.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
783 Fleming. May 13th looking good.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
2261.5 Wallace. May 13th Looking good.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
561.5 May 13th transplant looks good.
 
Saturday, May 13 View Page
2075.5 Connolly. May 13th a week behind the others but looking good. last back up in the corner but don't think I'll need it.
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
So my 3 biggest plants are almost 7 feet long. One is throwing some side vines and I have a pumpkin At 7 feet on my 783. The 2075.5 Connolly is starting to run and has a fairly thick vine. Really excited for this year.
 
Monday, May 15 View Page
first cull of the year. need way more plant for this.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
783 Fleming. just shy of 8 ft long Did well in the heat yesterday as did all the plants. Will probably give then a drink when I get home tonight also.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
2261.5 Wallace. This plant is really strong looking. Will be burying a little bit this weekend.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
561.5 Fleming. Transplanted a few days ago and has a couple sides that are standing up straight.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
2075 Connolly. My youngest plant. I like the way it's filling out and not running just yet.
 
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Almost 95 deg.today. A little sun scald on a couple of leaves. Plants were flagging a little but looked really good in there hoops. Think I need to look into some sheets to block direct sun light. The 10 mil green house film really lets the sun in.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Finally got to get out in the patch this week. Burying vines with Wow pumpkin pro, Root shield Azos and a pinch of blood meal.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
783 Fleming
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
561.5 Fleming
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
2075.5 Connolly
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
2261.5 Wallace
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Made a kick stand for easy access
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
After all was done. Watered in with 5 gal per plant, once of Alaska fish 5-1-1, 1 once of TKO and 1/2 once of companion.
 
Saturday, May 27 View Page
Here is how I mark pumpkins in the patch.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
Yesterday I had to lift the house. They want out in a big way. That's 9 ft long now.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
783 Fleming
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
2261.5 Wallace
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
561.5 Fleming
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
2075.5 CONNOLLY. Very aggressive plant. And it was started a week or so later than the rest. Only 7 feet but the widest for sure.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
Have to get these in the ground. 200 Lariviere bushel gourds and 191Blair watermelon.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
4.41 Marley and 2.00 Ellis tomato.
 

 

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