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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 31 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.

 

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