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Monday, January 2 View Page
Best of luck this year everyone!!! Picture of this years patch. Couple kins, some watermelons, and still trying to decide on a third fruit. Leaning toward long gourd but cantaloupe and tomato are options. Still time to decide. See ya at the scales!
Friday, January 6 View Page
Well I finally successfully got a mater graft to take!!! This is a 4.53 Slammer I grew this past year grafted to Maxifort rootstock. I wasn't gonna fool with maters this year but just may have to change my mind.
Saturday, January 14 View Page
Repotted my tomato graft and it is really starting to take off! This is 8 days since I first posted it.
Wednesday, January 18 View Page
The tomato graft shed the grafting sleeve yesterday. Growing like a weed.
Wednesday, January 18 View Page
Here is the graft union, it looks as though it healed well.
Sunday, January 22 View Page
Ok winter grafted tomato project update. I was very excited to find a nice looking bloom starting to form at 12 inches.
Sunday, January 22 View Page
Here is a close up of the bloom. Once again this is from a 4.53 Wixom Slammer I grew this past year. Hopefully this is at least an indication that this seed will produce some nice blooms which is what I was hoping to see.
Sunday, January 22 View Page
I am gonna repot again and try to keep it going (never intended to to begin with). The maxifort root system is finding its way out the bottom of the current pot.
Sunday, January 22 View Page
All potted up! Is it illegal to take ur tomato outside when its 65 degrees in Tennessee on Jan. 22? Lol
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Everyone should have a Smokey bobble head Porkchop!!!
Monday, March 6 View Page
Jaigen's class is doing a project sponsored by Bonnie plants to try and grow the biggest cabbage in the 3rd grade.
Monday, March 6 View Page
We figured the first thing to do would be get it in a bigger pot. We have no idea what we are doing but the plan is to grow it outside in a big tub when the weather got a lil warmer. If you canbage growers have suggestions and advice for us shot me a email please.
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Green manure! Too bad there's no trophies for cover crops....winning
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Starting to get excited, its almost time. Got a lot done this evening. Hoping to get the cold frame spots tilled in tomorrow evening and get houses set correctly.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
With rain coming tomorrow and forcasted for most of the week I had to get with it. Cold frames are in place and amended. This will give me 3-4 weeks for them to help heat the soil before planting.
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Enormous tomatoes started!!!
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Mega Mutt (D)
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Mega Mutt (Z)
Thursday, April 6 View Page
A couple 290.5 Terry, looking to get these out just a tad bit early. May have to be earlier than planned they have been aggressive.
Saturday, April 8 View Page
Here we go!!! #enormousmelons
Monday, April 10 View Page
Love this time of year! Hoop houses going up by the light of the moon. This is Jordan's patch, from left to right will be 1585 Werner, middle 1810 Werner, and right 1847 Werner.
Friday, April 14 View Page
This years seeds, starting mix warming now
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Lift off! Still waiting on the WR and getting nervous.
Friday, April 21 View Page
Hello world record! I didn't think she was gonna show.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
?Pumpkins potted up. Been a rainy week here, supposed to dry out this coming week. #giantpumpkins #atlanticgiants?
Sunday, April 23 View Page
My bench is full!
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
Pumpkins hit the ground today! This year I'm growing the 2307 Wallace and 1795.5 McCracken.
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
2307
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
1795.5
Friday, May 5 View Page
Soaking some bushel gourd seeds this morning.
Friday, May 5 View Page
2.5 inches of rain so far and not supposed to let up till Sunday. Plants are inside, warm and cozy. Maybe I can get em planted by June.
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Gonna get a lil cool tnt,precautions taken.
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
Finally got em in the ground! 3-290.5 Terry 2-318 Kent 1-302 Kent 1-305 Mudd 1-236 Terry
Thursday, May 11 View Page
?305 Mudd ready to rock and roll. #enormousemelons?
Friday, May 12 View Page
Day 2 plant 2 this is a Kent 302!!! May just see this seed break 350 this year.
Saturday, May 13 View Page
318 Kent, day 3 plant #3
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Day 4 plant 4, Terry 290.5 A
Monday, May 15 View Page
Day 5, plant 5... Terry 290.5 B
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Been away a few days but here is plant 6, last but not least, 236 Terry. Great genetics!
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Looks like this could be a good one on a MegaMutt!
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Heavy cucumbers in the ground! First time trying these should be fun.
Friday, May 26 View Page
245.5 English bushel gourd hit the dirt!
Thursday, June 1 View Page
Baby 236! Way to early but the plant is growing well and I'm really glad I have it in my patch. I think it could grow me a big ol melon.
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Would you look at that! Beautiful 5 lobe on the Wallace 2307.
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Happy plant.
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Dad's 2058 Rose is a machine, glad I have one stashed away for next year!
Sunday, June 18 View Page
WALLACE 2307!
Sunday, June 18 View Page
245 English. I didn't think this thing was ever gonna take off but its on the move now.
Friday, June 23 View Page
Pollinated yesterday and noticably bigger today! I wish Andrew could grow like this hehehehe
Sunday, June 25 View Page
We are growing pumpkins now. Here is the 2307 Wallace x 1585 Werner.
Sunday, June 25 View Page
1795 McCracken x 2058 Rose.
Saturday, July 1 View Page
Lol
Saturday, July 15 View Page
Not your every day garden variety lol. This is my youngest and best right now.
Saturday, July 15 View Page
290.5 Terry
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Sunday update here is the 2307 Wallace.
Sunday, July 16 View Page
1795.5 McCracken
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Family challenge this year, dad, jason, jordan, and I are all growing at least one 290 Terry. Here are three that are rolling, dad still making up his mind on his. Here is mine
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Jordan
Sunday, July 16 View Page
Jason
Sunday, July 23 View Page
End of the road for the 1795 McCracken. Started out crazy fast and the stem end let go.
Sunday, July 30 View Page
Ol Briar says it this big now!!! 2307 Wallace
Friday, August 4 View Page
Come on pizza!
Friday, August 4 View Page
Knocked a drone out of the sky and collected the data, damn spies!
Sunday, August 6 View Page
Briar wouldn't cooperate today but Princess Remy got in there to ham it up. Wallace 2307
Monday, August 14 View Page
Weighed my first cucumber today, 6.2 lbs!!! Bigger and better to come hopefully. How bow dah Pizza lol
Monday, August 14 View Page
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Tuesday, August 15 View Page
Kids not cooperating anymore so my beautiful wife Heidi Jo stepped in. Wallace 2307 DAP 68
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
Middle cucumber weighed 10.6 lbs!!!
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
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Wednesday, August 23 View Page
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Wednesday, August 23 View Page
Oops
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
My last and biggest! I wanted 15 so bad but i will take it. Had alot of fun growing these this year and next year I'll get to 20! Terry 14.81 heavy cucumber
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
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Wednesday, August 23 View Page
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Thursday, August 24 View Page
Won't be long!
Wednesday, September 6 View Page
Last pic of the 2307 in the patch, Knoxville bound in the morning!
Friday, September 8 View Page
Great time at the Tennessee Valley Fair yesterday! Enjoyed talking with everyone and meeting some new folks. Very good weigh off with top 3 kins very close, a few personal best and a new North Carolina state record watermelon for Todd Dawson. Here is a picture of pumkin role.
Friday, September 8 View Page
Melons
Friday, September 8 View Page
Chris was looking for property in North Carolina I think.
Friday, September 8 View Page
Jason took first with a very nice pumpkin.
Friday, September 8 View Page
He also won bushel gourd.
Friday, September 8 View Page
And 3rd place watermelon.
Friday, September 8 View Page
Jordan took 5th place and also won the HD award but I don't have a picture right now. I will have to post one later.
Friday, September 8 View Page
Gary drove down and it was great meeting him. Here Dad, Chris, and Gary are planning the next big thing.
Friday, September 8 View Page
No shame in my game. Don't mind me fellas just keep discussing how yall grow them huge melons year after year. Wait, what was that you said? Humic acid??? Oh ok!!!
Friday, September 8 View Page
Would you look at that lol. Mark Rollins on the right purposely runs 30 miles at a time...Andrew said he didn't even like to drive 30 miles lol. If you look you can see is desperately trying to show he has shoes with out holes in them. Not real sure what kind of pose Rodney is striking here but we will just leave that alone and Todd would not venture far from his melon. Hehehe
Friday, September 8 View Page
Great time at the first GPC weigh off at the Tennessee Valley Fair yesterday. Top 3 were very close and I wound up in the middle with 2nd place and the best pupkin I have ever grown. I couldn't be happier!
Friday, September 8 View Page
My boy!!!
Friday, September 8 View Page
The winners displayed at the fair. Thanks Brother Dave for the pic. Gotta get over there and see it live.
Friday, September 29 View Page
Oh lawd, Clyde meet Bonnie...
Friday, September 29 View Page
Managed to find Spence a rhinoceros
Friday, September 29 View Page
Even ran into some of Lindleyís people
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Good start on the 2018 season
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Compost and chicken litter spread and tilled in. Got the cover crop just before the rain moved in last Saturday night.
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
3 days later the cover has started popping up and looking good.
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Goals for next year will be more pumpkin oriented but still lots of time to think about all that. I pulled seeds from my 1331 (2307 wallace x 1585.5 werner). Lots of good looking seeds, Iíll be growing it next year for sure.
Friday, October 27 View Page
Tested a few seeds from my 1331, 3 of 4 germed. You guys and gals in more desirable growing locations bet you canít grow this cross to 2000!?! ;) 2307 Wallace x 1585.5 Werner

 

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