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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 7 Entries.
Monday, February 20 View Page
The sun sets over the patch before the real work begins.
 
Saturday, February 25 View Page
Getting ready for 2017! (Hopefully) have solved the drainage problems, and will be making soil amendments in April, per recommendations of Western Labs.
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
Gardening can take a lot out of a person.
 
Monday, March 6 View Page
Rudimentary sketch of this year's patch. Exact square footages subject to change.
 
Sunday, March 19 View Page
Ridiculously warm today and tomorrow, but we know that it's way too early to plant outdoors. Thus, I'm passing the time by conducting some germination experiments. I'm starting 72 seeds from my 128-pound watermelon from last year. 18 seeds apiece for soaking times of 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours, respectively. All of them will go into the incubator at a temp of 85-90 degrees. The experiment is to determine which soaking time may work best for when I start the premium seeds in about five weeks. Samantha approves.
 
Monday, March 20 View Page
To all of my dissenters on the Other Non-Pumpkin message board: Your opinions have been noted, and filed accordingly.
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Started (2) 1823 Cotterman this evening. Waiting another week to start the 1948 Werner and 1512 Butler. Why wait to start the second set? In the Oklahoma climate, I've found that simply keeping the plant alive until the beginning of October to be the greatest struggle.
 

 

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