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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 25 Entries.
Monday, January 2 View Page
Happy New Growing season.
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
My OM was 1 percent
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Cover crop Rye and Oats
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Thinking 150 sq foot
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Mustard
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
So over the last 18 months I have added 4 cover crops.. Oats, peas , rye and Mustard. Several truck loads of compost. 20 straw bales (For weeds..ugh) Patch size 3500 sq. I also used Kelp meal, Azos , soluble seaweed, cracked corn and managed to bring the OM up to 4 percent. I need to keep better notes.
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
There are 3 stumps that still need to be dug out. Hope to get a mini track hoe early next week. Plan to dig them out and give this patch a till. Then fence, water tank and maybe time for a crop of rye.
 
Saturday, February 25 View Page
Got the stumps dug out. Then I replaced our sewer line. Nothing like the smell of sewage to remind you where not to dig deep. Hoping to be more productive in the new patch tomorrow. The highlight of my day was when my kids friend asked my why I was playing in poo water and not growing pumpkins. LMAO.....
 
Saturday, February 25 View Page
When your picking rocks out of the patch, help is scarce. When you have a life size Tonka toy...
 
Sunday, February 26 View Page
Good job.
 
Sunday, February 26 View Page
Stumps are gone.
 
Sunday, February 26 View Page
300 15x20 Future area for long gourds
 
Sunday, February 26 View Page
15x30 450.. I will use this area for the 150 SQ. Pumpkin contest. Still need to mark out the area. I'm really excited to finally have room for a few plants.
 
Tuesday, March 28 View Page
Cloche houses. With 60 degree day soil temp went to 90 ambient 100 plus. Going to place blanket on at night to see what temps I can hold.
 
Tuesday, March 28 View Page
Finished prep for pumpkin dug out a couple feet.
 
Tuesday, March 28 View Page
My line up. Finally used my proven method. HAT...
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
Got these and the other seeds soaking. Have a few more to start later today. Found my happy place. ;)
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
36hrs
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
All seeds germinated 36 to 48 hours. See which one pushes dirt first.
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
this morning kins and sunflowers
 
Monday, April 10 View Page
Still figuring out what go with. There is one late arrival pushed dirt this am. 1045
 
Monday, April 10 View Page
Watered Patch
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
Wind fence up.
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
The 1971 Holland This was my best plant for growth. A rabbit enjoyed the stem for a snack. What is left is under lights to see if I can propagate some more roots. The 2096 Meier has one leaf left and a chunk of stem missing. Hoping to get some male flowers later. The 1970 Wallace did a wind dance and ran off.
 
Friday, April 28 View Page
This years remaining line up. 1045 Zachkowsky 2016 Started out slow. 975.5 Gansert 2015 (x2) Both plants aggressive and getting ready to vine. 705 Debacco 2014 (x2) Both plants are aggressive slight wind damage. Gourd, Sunflower and tomatoes also in the ground pictures later.
 

 

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