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Saturday, January 28 View Page
2059 Daletas
 
Saturday, February 25 View Page
Number one down and out, maybe with this warm weather I can get them all before planting time
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
Killed mole #2 I almost dug it out of the trash to weigh it, I think it was a record breaker:)
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
My test is to watch roots growing between sheets of window glass but while I am doing it I will compare nontreated roots to roots treated with Marks Root Keeper. This is a weird photo, the storm window is laying on a table,I installed 1/2" foam around the 3 sides as a spacer, with a L shaped piece of metal to create an edge.
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
I am making two of these so I mixed up enough potting soil to fill them both so the moisture levels would be the same .I made a gauge to pull across the soil at 3/4" that way it will be compressed down to the 1/2" foam .
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
Done.
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
I planted 5, 4-year-old seeds 2 came up within hours of each other they are the A cups, the following day the B cups sprouted, and one reject.
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
I sprayed off the soil from the roots
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
And planted one A and one B into each "container" one conatiner was sprayed with 16 oz of plain water, the other was sprayed with 16 oz of water with Marks Root Keeper added I also dipped those two plants into the root keeper before planting.
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
They wont be getting the best light ,I just dont have a setup to accommodate them, but the light will be equal for them, after the photo I added tape to the glass to mark the root lenght of each.I am a little worried about the stems rotting and cdf plain on removing the glass every 2 days to check moisture and to let oxygen get to the roots and soil
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Castor bean photo for Christopher24
 
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Day 3, out of the 4 plants the B in plain water has grown the most roots(past the tape) one of the plants treated with marks root keeper has grown about 1/3 as much as B, but the other two plants one in plain water and one in MarksRK haven't shown signs of growth
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
yesterday's pictures I am surprised that there are more roots on the lighted sides of the glass than the dark side, the lighted side is a bit warmer. I was comparing the first true leaf in this photo
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
One of the Root Keeper plants has a 13 inch root, another has 12" roots and the two plants given plain water have 11" roots, I lost the pictures somehow of those. Appearance wish I don't see a difference in the roots other than length
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
I knocked one of the bottom clips off the panel of the plain water group and the soil dropped down, I laid down the glass and refilled the huge air gap.If I do another test like this I will have a brace holding in the center of the panels to keep them from bulging out. Thinking of doing a control , Hollands Myco, and Wows Pumpkin Pro but it probably won't happen untell next spring
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
This was Day 9 and final day ,I dont have time to give them good care. If I do this again I would wash the roots off and weigh the plants ,get total for roots and plant.The root keeper had roots over 21" plain water 19" but the other plain water was 15"
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Plain water
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
side by side
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
true leaf comparison
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
The above photo was not correct here it is
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
5 days old except the 2261 Wallace which is 3 days, the 2063 Willemijns seems leggy but it has spent all of its daylight hours outside.
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
More comfort control than I get
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
I think thats my first sideways pic..woohoo
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
What's going on with my plants, so far 4 out of 4 looks like this in different degrees, I used the same potting mix with added azo myko and companion, the planting hole had pumpkin pro and azos added.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
same plant
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
Here is what Matt Debacco said-- My first reaction was that it looks like virus to me, but it could be some form of toxicity in your soil. Nothing that you mentioned (and also thanks for the information and details) seems out of the ordinary or would cause this to occur. My only guess would be high salts or a Ca issue. The fact that you are seeing it on multiple seedlings is odd and leads me to look at a potential soil issue. Calcium can cause odd looks to the leaves as well as residual 2,4D, so is there any chance this was sprayed on the area or did you bring in any compost/soil that may have had grass clippings as a base source material? Just considering all potential options. -Matt
 
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
Plants are recovering! I will go out on a limb and say it was 2-4-D that caused my problem, thanks for the replies everyone.I may have some seedlings to give away in 4 or 5 days in central Illinois
 
Friday, June 2 View Page
My 1756.5 Howell/Jolivette as of yesterday
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Getting my aluminet set-up over the 1756.5 Howell temps will be close to 90 today
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
first pollination on the 2261 Wallace
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
number 2 on the 2261 Wallace I hope this one takes, it would be my keeper I think
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
the 2261
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
another of the 2261 Wallace ,its the cleanest gardens ever for me, I need to keep my mains in better shape
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
1756 Howell has two pollinated pumpkins and a third at around 16ft that will be ready tomorrow, not counting a fourth, aborted open pollination that was only 10ft, this plant has had the most females on the main of any plant Ive had ,its 5th female is at 17.5 ft
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
the missing 2261 wallace
 
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Three pumpkins on the 1756 Howell they are 9-6 and 4 DAP the center one at 6 days has Anthesis applied if I lose one I hope it's the first set I didn't position it very well, its been hot and only about 4/10 of an inch of rain in over 25 days.I have a few secondaries at 13' that are terminated
 
Thursday, June 22 View Page
I thought upside down photos only came from uploads directly from a camera, these are saved to my PC
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
it's very dry here, we've had 7/10 of rain in 7 weeks usually 1 or 2 tenths at a time, you can see the silt fence that's approx 12 feet from the stump of the 2261 Wallace
 
Thursday, July 6 View Page
1756 Howell/Jovilette DAP 20 est 112 lbs
 
Friday, July 7 View Page
My tissue test of the 1756 Howell plot an email from Ron W Very nice results!! Start with as a drench 4 ounces per plant Epson salts for Magnesium and sulfur. Yesterday I drenched 6 plants so I added 24 ounces epson salts to 300 gallons of water and watered plants. To this I added 2 ounces zinc sulfate, 1 ounce manganese sulfate and 1/2 ounce copper sulfate. You could do the same thing.... WHat I also do is I have switched my contact fungicide to Manzate as it contains zinc and manganese. That way once a week when I am spraying for foliar disease I am also getting results for manganese and zinc as well. I would also add 1/4 ounce per 100 gallons of water Borax for more boron. DO you have a tank you can mix in and water from? Ron
 
Friday, July 14 View Page
The 1756 Howell pumpkin tried to get the milk carton the same size in both photos and wrote day instead of DAP for our nonpumpkin crazed fans. Applied tea down the secondaries and merit , fulvic/humic around the stump area.The 2261 Wallace est 293 gained 32lbs today
 
Thursday, August 10 View Page
Do you think using a soft makeup brush would work well to apply sulfur dust, especially under the stem
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
photo from a few days ago, the 2261 Wallace is just under 1000 gaining 18 per day but I have a mole that's dug through the plot this last week so it may slow down even faster
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
1756 Howell is just under 1000, the drip tape is clogged so I've been hand watering, I may get new tape ordered and re-pull it through the patch,we are dry enough that I've only mowed once in over 2 months. I haven't sprayed insecticides for 3 weeks there just isn't any cucumber or squash bugs but I've kept up with the Merit.
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
another try
 
Thursday, September 7 View Page
Pretty much has quit growing, it didn't help any leaving it out twice with no blankets when the temps were in the low 50s. Just need to hold it together ,this is the 1756.5 Howell/Jolivette
 
Thursday, September 14 View Page
cleaning up the patch a little and found this nice root, Will be taking this pumpkin to The Apple and Pork Festival in Clinton IL on the 21st I am hoping to get more people interested in growing giants in my area, I will take my best pumpkin to Siegel's cottonwood farms on Sept 30th
 
Thursday, September 14 View Page
Same as above, I used pumpkin Pro and Root from Ron Wallace and Root Keeper from Mark Clementz
 
Thursday, September 21 View Page
weighed my 2261 Wallace at the grain elevator yesterday, came in at 1260, this one goes to The Clinton Il Apple and Pork Festival attendance for the 2.5-day event is around 100,000 people
 
Monday, October 2 View Page
Got a PB at the Illinois weigh-off, 1339.5 came in at 0% Grown on a 1756.5 Howell/Jolivette 14 x 2261.5 Wallace
 

 

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