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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Thursday, April 13 View Page
And we're off! Got 6 started in the warmer.
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
This should keep Bambi out!
 
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Plan A for the round pen is my 564 Richard. Last year this plant was the most aggressive I have grown so I have high hopes on this one
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
One week in the hoop. 564 Richard is pretty weak looking but is still the most promising. ..
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
This is the top patch. 1642 Wallace, 1322 Hoffman 955 Richard.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Starting to wake up a bit. It's been really cold and wet. The forecast is not looking good for the week
 
Saturday, May 20 View Page
Heavy frost this am. 25 degrees. Yuck. I hope the light bulbs kept the little plants warm.
 
Sunday, May 21 View Page
1322 Hoffman, 955 Richard on the right. 1864 Wallace in the rear. Only 2 get to stay. The Wallace is lagging so unless it picks up the decision is easy.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
Slow growth. The 955 and 1322 are going to be the contenders. We have had frost almost every morning, it's hard to grow in cold temps. The plants are healthy, and it's time to start feeding them a it more.
 
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Finally some heat! II took the plastic down, but left it nearby just in case! 1322 is growing nice and should lay down anyday. The 955 is looking good although it's heading the wrong way, one disadvantage to direct seeding but looks good. I started kelp and fish emulsion last week, just a taste of it though.
 
Sunday, June 11 View Page
Nice growth this week as the temperature was around 90 and 50 at night. I have to remove one of these today as the backup plan has to go! Tough choice......
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
A day late but there has been substantial growth this week. They are out around 7 to 8 feet and the first female is showing, too early on these though. Starting to bury vines and stepping up the food. This is a good comparison between direct seeding and transplanting, hard to tell which is which. The plant on the left was direct seeded in the soil while the 1322 on the right was transplanted
 
Sunday, June 25 View Page
955 Richard on the left, 1322 Hoffman on the right. Dead even on length. 1322 wilts In the heat but recovers. Hoping for around July 5th through the 10th to pollinate vines are around 10 feet today
 
Tuesday, June 27 View Page
60 plus mph winds.... arrrrgg. The windbreak, broke. They will survive. Major set back
 
Sunday, July 9 View Page
1322 pumpkin pollinated with my 955 on Saturday. Long stem and body like her mama.
 
Sunday, July 16 View Page
10 DAP 20 inch circumference. Not the number I wanted to see, however for all that we have been through, I'll take it! Seems to be a good pollination so far. We have had 100 + the last week so lots of heat stress
 

 

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