Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
 
agteacher - 2017 Grower Diary Point your RSS aggregator here to subscribe to this Grower Diary.

Show Entries in

Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary

 
Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 91 Entries.
Wednesday, January 18 View Page
192 and 167 bushel gourds look like they still have a chance to dry. 176 in middle is done for.
Wednesday, January 18 View Page
Most of the rest of the bushel gourds will not be usable for crafts.
Thursday, February 16 View Page
192 bushel gourd still drying and in good shape.
Thursday, February 16 View Page
167 bushel gourd also in good shape.
Thursday, February 16 View Page
176 is toast. Mice even ate all the seeds
Tuesday, February 21 View Page
192 uow bushel gourd developed a crack so decided to harvest seeds.
Tuesday, February 21 View Page
Seeds were huge compared to some of my other bushel gourds.
Tuesday, February 21 View Page
152 uow bushel gourd seed on left and 192 bushel gourd on right. Different shapes and definitely different size.
Wednesday, February 22 View Page
Harvested seeds from the 167 uow House 16 bushel gourd. Same large seeds the 192 had.
Monday, March 6 View Page
Birthday present. Battery powered backpack sprayer. Deluxe straps, 5 foot brass wand, and spray nozzle kit.
Friday, March 10 View Page
That time of year. School greenhouse I still manage starting to fill up.
Monday, March 27 View Page
Pepper seeds came from Germany today. I will have to look some up to know what they are.
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Started first batch of seeds today. 2145 McMullen, 1998.5 Jutras, 1947.5 Clementz, 1512.4 Butler, 1493 Hoelke, 1385 Howell/Jolivette, 1317 Clementz, 939.5 Karkos, 823 House, 400 Crowell, 359 Foss.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Seeds up-- 2145 McMullen, 1998.5 Jutras, 1947.5 Clementz, 1512.4 Butler, 1463 Hoelke, 1385.5 Howell/Jolivette, 400 Crowell, 359 Foss.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Old orange seeds planted yesterday 1370 Poirier 07 -- 500 Northrup x 772.2 Poirier 1290 Poirier 07 -- 772.2 Poirier x 500 Northrup 921.5 Rosa 10 -- 923 Gerhardt x self 818.5 Snyder 09 -- 746 Snyder x 993 V/M 754 Schweigert 10 -- 110 Schweigert x 993 V/M 633 Mombert 01 -- 867 Mombert x 723 Bobier 631 Jaser R 07 -- 1230 Daletas x 670 Daigle 575 Pukos 06 -- 846 Calai x 500 Northrup 500 Poirier 06 -- 1332 Werner x 500 Northrup 218 Sandercock 07 -- 689.5 Sandercock x 670 Daigle
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Watermellon seeds planted yesterday 236 Terry 16 -- ( 316 Edwards x 272.5 Neptune) 234 Terry 16 -- ( 209.5 Terry x Self) 233 Vial 16 -- ( 215 Murphy x 291 Kent) 232.7 Lindley 15 -- 227 Bright x 241.5 Glascow 232 Terry 16 -- (199.5 Mudd x Self) 229 Terry 16 -- (243 White x self0 229 Lindley -- (241 Glasgow x 276 Mudd) 214 Vial -- ( 232 Dawson x open) 177.5 Berry -- ( 239 Leonard x 316 Edwards
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Bushel Gourd seeds started yesterday 279.5 English -- ( 177 Westfall x Sibb) 232 English -- ( 177 Westfall x Sibb) 210.5 English -- 177 Westfall x 279.5 English) 192 House -- ( unknown) 187 Ciesielski -- ( Unknown) 185 English -- ( 279.5 English x 177 Westfall) 175 ? --Seed exchange seed 167 House -- ( Unknown) 156 House -- ( Unknown
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Moved plants from 4 1/2 pots to 3 gallon bags today. 5 1/2 inches of rain yesterday so may be in them a while.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Seeds that were potted up were 2145 McMullen 2015 ( 1756 Howell/Jolivette x 1625.5 Gantner13 1998.5 Jutras 2015 ( 1317 Clementz x 1916 Barron) 5HDAW 1947 Clementz 14 -- ( 1317 Clementz x 2009 Wallace) 1738 Goodmann 16 ( 1998.5 Jutras x Self) -- Biggest Orange 1998.5 1710 Stevens/Hopkins 2015 -- ( 2058 Hawkley x 1332 Midthun) HD Winner/Producer 1662.5 DeBacco 15 ( 1676.5 Daletas 12 x 1916 Barron 14) 1512.4 Butler 2016 -- ( 1317 Clementz x 2145 McMullen) HD Winner 1495.5 Snyder 20 -- 1463 Hoelke x 1177 Clementz) HD Winner 1463 Hoelke -- 2009 Wallace x 1778.5 Deletas HD Producer 1385.5 Howell/Jolivette 2014 -- ( 1161 Rodonis x 2032 Matthison) 1374 Engel 2014 2014 (359 Foss 13 x 1048 Engel 12) HD Winner/Producer 1317 Clementz 13 ( 1495 Stelts x 2009 Wallace 13) HD producer 982 Trychta 2016 -- ( 900 Gansert x 1143 Engel) HD Winner 975.5 Gansert 2015 ( 1000.5 Gansert x 993 V/M 08) HD Winner/Producer 965 House 2016 -- ( 1916 Barron x 364 Webster) 939.6 Karkos 2015 -- ( 900 Gansert x 1143 Engel) HD Winner/ Producer 900 Gansert 2015 359 Foss 13 x 993 Vincent McGill 08) HD Winner/Producer 858.9 Karkos 2016 -- ( 939.6 Karsos15 x 1710 Steven/Hopkins 15 HD Winner 823 est House 2015 ( 811 Gerhardt x 359 Foss) 606.5 House 2016 -- ( 823 House 15 x 364 Webster04) 588.5 Cooper 2016 -- ( 823 House x 1912 Carter) 507 Cooper 2016 --( 823 House x 1048 Engel) 400 Crowell 2015 ( 775 Berard x 669 Dill) 359 Foss 13 ( 1048 Engel x 2009 Wallace)
Monday, May 1 View Page
Seeds potted up today from 4 1/2 inch pots to 3 gallon bags 556 House 2016 -- ( 823 House 15 x 1538 Jutras15 ) 524.5 House 2016 -- ( 297 House 15 x 1030.5 DeBacco 15 )-- 497.5 House 2016 -- ( 359 Herrmann x 993 V/M) 458 House 2016 -- ( 442 MCKruger x 942 Kampf) 444 House 2016 -- ( 575 Wolf x 364 Webster) 424 House 2016 -- ( 823 House 15 x 993 Vincent/McGill) 406 House 2016 -- ( 432 Herrmann x 364 Webster) 390.5 House 2016 -- ( 993 Vincent McGill x 823 House) 359.5 House 2016 -- ( 128 Rys x Self) 352.5 House 2016 -- ( 260 Herrmann x 823 House) 289 House 2016 -- ( 364 Webster x 575 Wolf) 275 House 2016 -- ( 823 House x 575 Wolf) 267.5 House 2016 -- ( 1561 Reeb x 942 Kampf) 255.5 House 2016 -- 746 Snyder x 575 Wolf)
Thursday, May 4 View Page
Need sunshine and warm dry weather. Lots of plants to go in the ground. 1290 Poirier 07, 818.5 Snyder 09, and 754 Schweigert 10 older orange seeds germinated today.
Thursday, May 11 View Page
May 8 -main plot planted- 2145 McMullen, 1998.5 Jutras, 1385.6 Howell/Jolivette, 1317 Clementz, 823 House May 9 - secondary plot planted - 1463 Hoelke, 936.9 Karkos, 400 Crowell, 359 Foss.
Friday, May 19 View Page
Seeded 400 pots of commercial jack o lantern and specialty pumpkins today. Back hurts just thinking about planting them. ??
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Need to start getting some pictures. Started field pumpkin seeds yesterday. 184 Mackinnon, 181 MacKinnon, 162J and 162B MacKinnon, 103 MacKinnon, and last but not least 3- 81 Wolf seeds. Put stakes on 823 House as it was down and starting to run.
Monday, May 22 View Page
Transplanted to dirt today. Watermellons -- 236 Terry, 234 Terry, 233 Vial, 232.75 Lindley, 214 Vial, 177.5 Berry. Gourds -- 279.5 English, 210.5 English, 175 ?, 60# Pear Gourd, Fig Leaf Gourd, African Kettle Gourd. also transplanted giant corn and tall and giant head sunflowers.
Sunday, May 28 View Page
Took protective barrels off commercial AGs today. Several were growing out the top. Put up name stakes and staked vines.
Sunday, June 18 View Page
2145 looking good Sprayed all AGs and commercials with Calibro, Chlorothonil, Copper fungicide mix and Biden insecticide yesterday. 2 1/2 inches of rain overnight after two very dry weeks.
Sunday, June 18 View Page
1998.5 Jutras growing opposite direction of 2145.
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Bifen insecticide not Biden. Darn autocorrect.
Saturday, June 24 View Page
Commercial AG's are doing well.
Saturday, June 24 View Page
So are the commercial Field pumpkins.
Sunday, June 25 View Page
Sprayed all AG's, fields, and gourds with fungicide mix of Bravo, Vapro, and Quintec and Bifen insecticide this weekend.
Friday, June 30 View Page
I think this one is going to be a deep orange or red/orange. 939.6 Karkos x 900 Gansert.
Friday, June 30 View Page
I think this might be a long pumpkin. 1731 McConkie x 1317 Clementz.
Friday, June 30 View Page
My biggest so far-- 444 House ( 575 Wolf x 364 Webster) x 289 House ( 364 Webster x 575 Wolf)
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
939.6 Karkos x 900 Gansert at 100 lbs.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
1463 Hoelke x 1317 Clementz at 108 lb est
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
359 Foss x 1998.5 Jutras at 155 lb est.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
1290 Poirier x 359 Foss at around 90 lbs
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
975.5 Gansert x 1385.5 Howell/Jollivette at 129 lb est. This one is going to be really orange. A golden reddish orange color already.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
982 Trychta x 939.6 Karkos at a little under 100 lbs.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
588.5 Cooper x 823 House at 216 lbs est. My biggest AG currently. 588.5 Cooper was a 823 House x 1912 Carter. This one is golden orange also.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
444 House x 289 House at 151 lb est. This one got scarred up badly by leaves when it was small. 444 is 575 Wolf x 364 Webster. 289 is the 364 Webster by 575 Wolf. Should get some good seeds from this one.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
606.5 House x 1317 Clementz at 137 lb est. 606.5 is the 823 House x 364 Webster.
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
390.5 House x 424 House also at 137 lb est. 390.5 is the 993 V/M x 823 House. 424 is the 823 House x 993 V/M. Should be a good one for the future orange
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
507 Cooper x 1374 Engel at 103 lb est. 507 cooper was the 823 House x 1048 Engel. Lots more crosses to come but only took pictures of the ones I thought were close to or over 100 lbs.
Monday, July 17 View Page
Treated Ag's and fields with fungicide today. Revus, Badge, and Vapro.
Monday, July 17 View Page
more pictures -- 1947.5 Clementz x 1317 Clementz- est 112 lbs
Monday, July 17 View Page
900 Gansert x 359 Foss at est 155 lbs
Monday, July 17 View Page
1739 Goodman x 1317 Clementz at est 100 lbs
Monday, July 17 View Page
1512.5 Butler x 1317 Clementz under 100 lbs
Monday, July 17 View Page
497.5 House x 975.5 Gansert. Est at 104 lbs. 497.5 House is a 359 Herrmann x 993 V/M cross. 359 Herrmann was a 993 V/M x 500 Poirier cross. Lots of 993 in this one.
Monday, July 17 View Page
406 House x 900 Gansert at around 100 lbs. Not sure where the light color is coming from. 406 House is the 432 Herrmann x 364 Webster. 432 Herrmann was the 777 Young x 993 V/M.
Monday, July 17 View Page
This one is going to be orange.-- 556 House x 359 foss at est 129 lb. 556 House is 823 House x 1538 Jutras.
Monday, July 17 View Page
My 1385.5 Howell/Jollivette x self is not looking orange at all. think I got a white one.
Monday, July 17 View Page
As expected the 1317 Clementz x 1385.5 H/J is looking very orange.
Monday, July 17 View Page
The white ghosts ( sheets) are starting to rise above the canopy in the commercial AG patch. it is by a road and gets a lot of people driving by slow and sometimes even stopping as they get bigger.
Saturday, July 22 View Page
More pictures -- 2145 McMullen x 1385.5 Howell/Jolivette at est 110 lbs
Saturday, July 22 View Page
823 House x 359 Foss at approx. 100 lbs
Saturday, July 22 View Page
556 House x 900 Gansert at est 110 lbs
Saturday, July 22 View Page
424 House x 556 House at est 85 lbs
Saturday, July 22 View Page
And still king of the patch is the 588.5 Cooper x 823 House at est 459 lbs. I really like the shape and color of this pumpkin.
Monday, July 31 View Page
588 Cooper taped 697 lbs today. Lost the 359 Foss x 1385.5 H/J at 350 lbs. stopped growing and then started rotting.
Thursday, August 10 View Page
556 House(823 House x 1538 Jutras) pollinated by 359 Foss taped 440 lbs est today.
Thursday, August 10 View Page
Taped yesterday and today while watering 588 Cooper x 823 House -- 811 est 1463 Hoelke x 1317 Clementz -- 748 lb est 1385.5 H/J x self -- 714 lb est 606.5 House x 1317 Clementz -- 648 lb est 390.5 House x 424 House -- 629 lb est 507 Cooper x 1374 Engel -- 629 ;b est 975.5 Gansert x 1385.5 H/J -- 587 lb est 1290 Poirier x 359 Foss -- 552 lb est 406 House x 900 Gansert -- 545 lb est 444 House x 289 House -- 507 lb est 1317 Clementz x 1385.5 H/J -- 475 lb est 936.9 Karkos x 900 Gansert -- 450 lb est 556 House x 359 Foss -- 440 lb 1947.5 Clementz x 1317 Clementz -- 359 lb est
Sunday, August 13 View Page
1385.5 H/J x self at 323ott - 776 lb est and still growing well.
Sunday, August 13 View Page
The 1385.5 is starting to show some orange.
Sunday, August 13 View Page
1317 Clementz x 1385.5 H/J at 280 ott - 507 lb est and still growing
Sunday, August 13 View Page
1463 Hoelke x 1317 Clementz at 322 ott at 769 lbs est and growing slowly.. pear shaped
Sunday, August 13 View Page
507 Cooper x 1374 Engel at306 ott - 661lb est. Great color and shape
Sunday, August 13 View Page
390.5 House x 424 House at 304 ott - 648 lb est. another nice color and shape
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
Things had been going great but then August came. Less then a tenth of an inch of rain the last two weeks. All the commercials are barely gaining and stem splits, rot, and other problems are taking down my plants left and right. Still have some new pictures to share. This is the 1290 Poirier x 359 Foss at 294 ott 587 lb est. sorry about the shadows. it is growing under an electrical tower.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
1947.5 clementz x 1317 clementz at 256 ott -- 387 lb est. This is the biggest of five pumpkins growing on this plant all over 200 lbs. it is a commercial plant so looking for volume more than a big single kin.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
975.5 Gansert x 1385.5 H/J at 299 ott -- 617 lb est. This is a red orange color. Growth has almost stopped with no rain and lack of vine support.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
Twins growing on the 556 House ( 823 House x 1385 Jutras.) Left one is the 556 House x 359 Foss at 272 ott -- 464 lb est. Right one is the 556 x open at 245 ott -- 340 lb est. Both are beautiful color and shape.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
424 House x 556 House at 242 ott -- 327 lb. Acting like it wants to be a Cinderella with the shape it is growing.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
406 House x 900 Gansert at 291 ott -- 570 lb est. Starting to show a little orange tinge but not expecting much orange color from this one.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
444 House x 289 House at 280 ott -- 507 lb est. Growth has slowed to a crawl. I think this one is about done.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
588 Cooper x 823 House still my biggest at 329 ott -- 819 lb est. Growth has come to a standstill on this one also with no rain and mostly old leaves on the vines.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
605.5 house x 1317 Clementz at 316 ott - 727 lb est. This one is still putting on a few pounds a day.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
939.5 Karkos x 900 Gansert at 287 ott -- 545 lb est. This is also a very pretty pumpkin with red orange color.
Thursday, August 17 View Page
An early maturing field pumpkin. 81 Wolf x 181 MACKINNON.
Thursday, August 17 View Page
Now the 76.6 uow House 2017. Wish I had a couple hundred this size, shape, and color.
Thursday, August 24 View Page
Photo area at The Pumpkin Place. Been very busy with opening day this Saturday.
Thursday, August 24 View Page
Sign at the Entrance.
Thursday, August 24 View Page
Needed a display pumpkin so pulled the 939.6 Karkos x 900 Gansert. Now the 496.5 uow House 2018.
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
Pulled so far for display. Right--635.5 uow House 2017 ( 975.5 Gansert x 1385.5 H/J Middle -- 496.5 uow House 2017 ( 939.6 Karkos x 900 Gansert) Left -- 518 uow House 2017. ( 444 House x 289 House
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
Oops--634.5 on right and 518 on left
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
678.5 uow House 2017. ( 507 Cooper x 1374 Engel). 507 was from the 823 House
Tuesday, September 12 View Page
Pink anyone? -- 707 uow House 2017 --( 1463 Hoelke x 1317 Clementz)
Sunday, October 8 View Page
768 House 2017. ( 588 Cooper x 823 House). 588 Cooper was 823 House x 1912 Carter. Small but pretty. Winner of Morton Pumpkin Fest

 

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2017 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.