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Thursday, March 30 View Page
Melon spot A is almost ready for plants...
Thursday, March 30 View Page
A few 200 Mudd plants getting some outside time...
Thursday, March 30 View Page
Got the melon spot B, the garden, and kin spots all tilled and amendments added... gonna til one more time on spot B (center) and put down the weed fabric there this weekend...
Thursday, March 30 View Page
Grayson relaxing after a hard evening in the patch... lol
Friday, March 31 View Page
Germ chamber is getting full... full speed ahead...
Sunday, April 9 View Page
These melons were double planted in 3 spots... the season is officially underway...
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Wind advisory... so the ladies are tucked away in the wind breaks... 272.5 K Neptune x 2 and a 200 Mudd... all double planted...
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Giant maters are up and growing...
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Both 239 Leonard's are up and under the t5... thanks again to a great grower who gave them to me... what a great Christmas present... these will both be traditionally grown...
Sunday, April 9 View Page
Been doing alot of planted pots for around the house... here's a few...
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
1756 H/J getting ready to go outside this weekend...
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
239 Leonard's coming along good...
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
272.5 K Neptune's tucked away in their wind breaks
Thursday, April 13 View Page
The future home of 4 melons... 239 Leonard x 2, 302 Kent, and a 295 Kent
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Giant maters... 7.19 LaRue's, 4.79 Terry's, and 5.40 Mays...
Saturday, April 15 View Page
239 Leonard in its new home... this is a traditional grown watermelon plant...
Sunday, April 16 View Page
295 Kent's double planted...
Sunday, April 16 View Page
A few of the kins getting ready for the year... I'll have to make a choice soon between the 1143 Hoelke and the 2047 Sippel... I may double plant them... so far the 1495 Stelts has been a no show...
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Easter owl!
Monday, April 17 View Page
Still working on plants around the house...
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Here's one of my heavy gourds I moved outside... 140 Urena pear gourd...
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Here's the 2047 Sippel and 1143 Hoelke... I couldn't make up my mind on which to grow so we double planted them and will pick one when I get the main on the ground...
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Almost finished... just gotta put the top on...
Sunday, April 23 View Page
272.5 K Neptune's... looks like the one on the right is winning... it's fighting for its life... literally...
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Look at the difference between these 2 plants... both 295 Kent's... same rootstock... different types of grafts... they germed and were grafted and went thru the healing process at exactly the same time... the hole insertion graft on the right is still slower with the recovery time... the plant in the left is a single cot graft... I'll give them a little more time before I choose who stays...
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Lopes and cucs are officially in the ground... had some big storms roll thru yeaterday... glad I had my babies covered... all made it thru ok... waiting on the long gourds to pop... growing the 122.25 H/J and 127 Urena...
Saturday, April 29 View Page
The 185 English bushel gourds are up and under the t5... long gourds are also up and under the lights... just need the last few kins to pop up and I'll have the starting part done...
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Behind on my garden stuff atleast with the pepper plants...
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Took a break this afternoon to cook some ribeyes on the grill...
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Some of the extra plants and one of them will be the last to go in the patch next weekend... I'm thinking the last plant will be my 33 Lindley 15 (229 Edwards x 241.5 Glasgow) I grew it just for the cross in a pot...
Monday, May 1 View Page
Well our watermelon line up is pretty set... 239 Leonard 239 Leonard 272.5 K Neptune 272.5 K Neptune 200 Mudd 302 Kent 295 Kent 318 Kent 33 Lindley or 232.75 Lindley - Haven't planted this spot yet 166 Bright - Blue Rind - Yes Chris I'm coming for the 205 lb dark rind record Our Pumpkin line up is subject to change pending germination, but 1756 H/J - planted outside already - currently trying to do a back flip 1143 Hoelke / 2047 Sippel double planted til we get a main down 1495 Stelts - germ chamber 1689 Barron - germ chamber 1059 V/M - germ chamber
Monday, May 1 View Page
We have the rest of the giants germed... We will be very busy this year... plus we have a regular garden and all the hot peppers... It takes all of us to keep it all going... I may get the name credit but Jerry, Becky, and Paxton Lindley all help do stuff... Bushel gourd - still under the lights 185 English x 2 Pear Gourd 140 Urena - outside already Long Gourds - 4 spots - all are still inside 122.25 H/J x 4 127 Urena x 3 126.5 May x 2 Cantaloupe 53.4 Lindley - some outside already 46.6 Westfall - still inside Tomatoes are all outside already - hopefully we can improve on our pb of 3.16 lbs this year 7.19 LaRue x 4 5.40 May x 4 4.79 Terry x 4 Cucumber 20.20 White x 3
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Got the long gourds in the ground today... growing the 122.25 H/J... Rick thanks for the seeds...
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Melon spot A has 239 Leonard x 2, 295 Kent, and a 302 Kent... we've been busy...
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Melon spot C has 272.5 K Neptune x 2, 200 Mudd, and a 318 Kent... still gotta replace some pine needles from one of the storms...
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Here's Spot B... it has 2 of my plants the 189.71 Lindley and 232.75 Lindley growing towards each other... only 1 will stay...
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Here's the garden with the giant maters, hot peppers, and regular stuff... should be a busy summer... we have pine needles to put down tomorrow and water lines and sprinklers...
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Here are the kins... 1756 H/J on the left and 2047/1143 on the right... 1689 Barron is still under the grow light prolly for a 4 more days
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
1689 Barron is in the ground... she has a date with the 1756 H/J soon...
Friday, May 12 View Page
1756 H/J... no date for this girl as the plant is still small...
Friday, May 12 View Page
200 Mudd...
Friday, May 12 View Page
1756 H/J
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Mega bloom on the 7.19 LaRue
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Mega bloom on the 7.19 LaRue
Thursday, May 18 View Page
Mega bloom on the 5.40 May
Thursday, May 18 View Page
A melon graft union...
Saturday, May 20 View Page
122.25 H/J long gourds are coming on... first real attempt at them for us... lost a 239 Leonard to dampening off yesterday and replanted with a 33 Lindley back up... Spencer payed a visit to the patch and stole some plants... look out... lol
Saturday, May 20 View Page
Here's a picture of Spencer loading up plants... even dug a kin up out of the patch lol...
Saturday, May 27 View Page
Long gourds have reached the trellis... 122.25 HJ
Saturday, May 27 View Page
1689 Barron is down and running...
Saturday, May 27 View Page
189.71 Lindley jbd
Saturday, June 3 View Page
My late plants... clockwise from bottom left are 302 Kent, 295 Kent, 239 Leonard, and 33 Lindley
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1756 H/J closest, 887 Johnson, 279 young double planted, and 1689 Barron on the far end. I really like the 1689 so far...
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Not a keeper... lol I passed on this one on the 1756 HJ 2 days ago...
Saturday, June 3 View Page
These are the 4 early plants... 2 have melons set and 2 will be set soon hopefully...
Wednesday, June 7 View Page
My 1689 Barron...
Wednesday, June 7 View Page
Pollinated this 5 lobe on the 1756 HJ this morning... 1756 x self
Wednesday, June 7 View Page
1756 HJ before pollination
Thursday, June 22 View Page
So it's been a couple weeks since I updated my diary... pulled the 1756 HJ due to Yellow vine decline and about to pull the 1689 Barron... replacements are 1916 Barron and some orange Young seeds... planted my lopes in a spot thats too shady so im replanting them as we speak.
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Here's the 272.5 K Neptune x self ... she needs a name...
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Here's the 200 Mudd x self... meet Abbie
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Here's my other 272.5 K Neptune x self... meet Clarice
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Here's the 318 Kent x self... she still needs a name too...
Thursday, July 6 View Page
Here's a overview of the early plants... 2 @ 272.5 K Neptune, 200 Mudd, and a 318 Kent...
Thursday, July 6 View Page
Here's 2 of the later plants.... 295 Kent dap 10 @ 15.5 ft on the main and a 239 Leonard in the background dap 15...
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
One of my 272.5 K Neptune melons
Wednesday, July 12 View Page
295 Kent
Wednesday, August 2 View Page
Well at this point all our watermelons are set and growing... we seem to have 4 front runners and 2 slow pokes out of 11 melons... all 11 melons are over 100 lbs... pumpkins are close to being pollinated and the lopes aren't far behind.... long gourds are growing well as are the bushel and pear gourds... best tomato we have had is 3.16 lbs. Looking forward to the first weigh off at Old Washington Farmers Market near Hope, AR on labor day weekend... then Tennessee State fair in Nashville and Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville...
Wednesday, August 2 View Page
Picture from a couple days ago of the late season melons...
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
200 Mudd
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
295 Kent
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
239 Leonard
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
302 Kent
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
185 English
Saturday, August 26 View Page
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Saturday, September 2 View Page
Here are the top 3 melons from the Old Washington Farmers Market. Lloyd Bright (Left side) was 3rd with his 237.7 lb melon. Me (center) with my new Arkansas state record of 291.4 lbs, and my Mom, Becky Lindley (right side) with her 253.4 lb melon. She deserves a lot of props for all the help she does with the melons, from picking culls, following me around in the rain measuring, filling spray jugs, you name it she does it... Thanks to my Dad Jerry Lindley too, If I can't measure or spray he does it, he helps with the patch prep and dirt work... It's definitely a team effort especially when we have 11 melon plants, 4 pumpkin plants, 4 long gourds, 3 bushel gourds, 5 giant cantaloupes, 2 field pumpkins, and a large garden.
Saturday, September 16 View Page
Here's the 253.5 Lindley 17 (272.5 K Neptune sibb) from last weekend's weigh off at Roberts Family Farm in Guston, Kentucky. Finished 4th behind Frank Mudds 321.5, Chris Kent's 316, and Jason Terry's 260... had a great time at a great event.
Saturday, September 16 View Page
Here's my Dad, Jerry Lindley with another of their melons. He finished 7th with 213 lbs on our only traditional plant. So here's the 213 Lindley 17 (239 Leonard x self). The heat got this melon when it was a few days old or poor pollination by me. The blossom end is pointed down. The baby melon was perfect shaped up until about dap 8 but we had to keep it due to other failed pollination attempts and running out of time.
Saturday, September 16 View Page
Here's the picture of the 213 Lindley 17
Wednesday, September 20 View Page
Here's another picture of the 291.4 Lindley 17 (272.5 k Neptune x self) Arkansas state record
Wednesday, September 20 View Page
Here's the 295 Kent x self. Its a selfed 5 lobe. I feel this one will go heavy as she's been a slow grower and only 7 inches difference ss ee.
Saturday, September 23 View Page
One of my 2 big ones left...
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Here's the inside of the 253.4 Lindley (200 Mudd x self)
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Here is the inside of the 253.5 Lindley (272.5 k Neptune x sibb)
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Here is the inside of the 213 Lindley (239 Leonard x self)
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Here's the inside of the 175 Lindley JBD (189.71 Lindley x open) We didn't take it to any weigh off, so we just ran in by a certified scale for a weight.
Thursday, October 5 View Page
Here's the inside of the 291.4 Lindley (272.5 k Neptune x self). Thanks to Spencer Glasgow for the pictures and deseeding it for me.
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
1st place melon at Pumpkin Daze in Republic Missouri. The 262.0 Lindley (232.75 Lindley x self)
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Becky Lindley with the 5th place melon at Pumpkin Daze in Republic Missouri. 214.5 Lindley (295.5 Kent x self)
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Paxton and his 1st place melon at Pumpkin Daze in Republic Missouri. 182.5 Lindley (318.5 Kent x self)
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Paxton with his 1st place youth kin at 121lbs from the 840 Young.
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Mom with her Howard Dill award winner at 282.5 lbs from the 907 Young.
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Paxton and myself with my 307.5 Lindley off the 1372.5 LaRue.

 

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