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Tuesday, January 3 View Page
Bnot and I have very similar indoor growing set ups - lol - better watch out Bob!
 
Monday, January 9 View Page
Hoping to get one set by Feb 1 - that will give me about 40 days for the fruit to grow until the first day of spring - first truss or bust - watch out Bob!!! This is the 5.22 QTip bz grown off the 8.41 Real MacCoy - isn't she purty
 
Monday, January 9 View Page
Cover crop is coming in real nice and thick!
 
Monday, January 9 View Page
Busy day at the office - making plans for the 2017 "non pumpkin" garden. The wife said NO to me growing a giant melon so I drew a picture of her in the garden in the watermelon patch and told her look how happy she looks with a watermelon - needless to say the melon is a go! And isn't my wife hot! Lol .... is it spring yet????
 
Saturday, January 14 View Page
Guess I'm giving this rutabagie thing a try. Thanks for the seeds Master P!
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Here's a little treasure hunt for you mater heads.... can you find the baby blossoms starting? hard to tell from the picture but one is a mega bloom ...watch out bob I'm coming!
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Rutabagies are up. Looks like I'll be growing the 96.5 Hunt - the other WR strain I had didn't germ. I don't know why but I am excited to grow these things
 
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
Forgot to post this one back in October - Tom stopped by the patch to check out the pumpkins - thought I would share in honor of the AFC championship this weekend - let's go Patties!!!! lol is it spring yet
 
Thursday, January 19 View Page
This is how you know you grow in Minnesota/the north.
 
Friday, January 20 View Page
Hey there you sexy little lady...happy the 5.22 QTip is throwing a decent mega on her first try
 
Friday, January 27 View Page
Matt-man I am on my way out to South Dakota as we speak to give you a bear hug. Thanks again for the seeds Mr. Winey, you made me day!
 
Friday, January 27 View Page
Rutabagies- they have a couple true leaves now - these things are growing pretty slow
 
Monday, January 30 View Page
Pollen has dropped the last two days .... should know shortly if the winter grow is going to be a success.....watch out bnot I have been giving these babies reverse osmosis smart water infused with orange Gatorade for electrolytes and laced with a half cup of muscle milk for vigor and stamina ....it's science ...I read it in a book
 
Wednesday, February 1 View Page
Here you go bob! Hopefully it starts getting bigger.... I wish this blossom would have been on an outdoor plant but what can you do
 
Monday, February 6 View Page
Isn't she beautiful
 
Monday, February 6 View Page
Only thing better than the patties winning another Super Bowl is winning free seeds when the patties win another super bowl. Thanks for the 2066 Mr. mobymikeguide - I will most likely not even plant it and just keep it as my own little super bowl ring
 
Monday, February 6 View Page
Jay don't hate tom - my wife left me for him last night.... and I'm not even mad ;)
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Sad day - just got back from vacation and found my mater got BER in 2 places - looks like you win MN bnot :) weighed in at a monsterous 3.9 oz DMG - plant was chopped down and I got a rutabaga under the light now
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Wasn't all bad - I promised the wife she could plan a vacation with the pumpkin winnings from last year. It was the only way she would agree to not kill my plants. So she picked Punta Cana in the Dominican. It was well worth the trip to lose the mater too. Beautiful beaches there
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
And a highlight from the trip - a bird crapped on my wife's back! Lol - if you remember from my previous diary she doesn't like birds/nature/dirt etc - I think they can sense her hatred haha
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
And watch out Bob - Carls little brother is starting to pick up steam! The carrot seeds to be doing well
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
And here is my rutabagie - don't know if it's doing well or not. It just looks like I'm growing a dandelion. I half suspect that the seeds MacCoy sent me were dandelion seeds and he's just laughing his ass off watching me :)
 
Monday, February 20 View Page
Also randomly met this guy at the lobby bar - Darren Steven Miller ... ended up talking for hours - amazing story he had cured his terminally ill lung cancer with treatment of cannabis oil. Google "Darren Steven Miller Cancer" and read a couple articles. He was basically given a couple months to one year to live and they said there was nothing more they could do so he heard about this cannabis oil therapy and gave it a try and has been cancer free for over a year now
 
Saturday, April 1 View Page
I drove out to the wgpg seminar today and just sat here and watched Mike get about 39 awards - what a jerk - nice job beard
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Well would you look at that....just look at it! .... I always say it's better to be lucky than good...the wife is thrilled with more nerd awards around the house lol
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Ran into this new grower Michelle - she apparently must have been drinking because she thought I was a celebrity lol ..do you know how many autographs I've signed since winning the state record? ..... zero
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Won this nice hoody at the anoka Halloween/scga meeting! Thanks Tony and Joe! Great job
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Met Rusty Caspers, Petes dad. Anyone that has a pumpkin business card and red green suspenders is alright in my book! Lol
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Go time is fast approaching....cover crop just starting to take off finally.
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
I need to find a new wife. She hasn't even thought of a name yet....
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Got a couple new water tanks - might even try some tea brewing this year
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Check it out Linus! My rutabagie has to be at least 50lbs already :)
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
How do you like this meth lab set up - carrots and rutabagies - I'll be moving them outside soon I hope!
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Successfully grafted tomatoes my first try. It was fun to do. I used dro141tx rootstock from johnnyseeds.com and my 5.59 Domingo and 5.22 BZ for scions ...if I can graft tomatoes anyone can graft tomatoes
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
Just picked this shirt up at Walmart for my little Allie. Her dad may or may not have a matching one :)
 
Wednesday, April 5 View Page
The line up as of now! We are so close!!!
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
Sooooo Mike are you gonna need my mom to drive you guys to dinner?
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Well crap
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Picked this baby up on clearance at Home Depot. I figure I would help this company with their advertising to sell more units.
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
My first attempt at melons - looks a little crispy to me - are these things slow growers or am I doing something wrong haha
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Guess what we are doing?
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Worm hunting!!!
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Even got the little one to start touching them
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
This hobby is so much more than just growing pumpkins....
 
Thursday, April 13 View Page
Here's our catch! Each hoop house got a couple hundred worms throw on it. Get to work worms! Clean that soil!
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Here we go!
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Well crap!! Guess we will see what happens.... if the 2096 doesn't germ I'll go with the 1975 or 2261.5 - I planted all three just in case
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Happy Easter my friends.
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
Extra motivation for hitting the 2k mark this year! The beard is coming off! Had to officially document this so he doesn't back out.... also I agreed to shave my beard if I don't hit 2k
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
Hello Again, Hello...I just called to say hello...I couldn't sleep at all tonight....and I know it's late but i just couldn't wait....Hello, my friends, Hello .....I just called to let you know....I think about you every night..when I'm here alone and you're there at home..heeeelllloooo
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
Got some goodies in the mail! Will be using the Raw line again along with several other products...I feel like a hoarder of pumpkin growing ferts and chemicals
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
Plants got an hour of cloudy sun for the first time
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
The 2096 is up but that little true leaf in there has been slow going...hopefully it takes off soon...I have plenty of back up options but really want to grow the 2096
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
Looks like Raw microbes gave away their secret formula ...lol... sorry sometimes I just can't help myself....lets grow pumpkins people!
 
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
Anyone know what this plant is? I got some seeds from the exotic seed exchange and don't know what it is. I planted it for fun. The seeds were little black balls about the size of BB's....let me know
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
This is getting old ....last year I was in the ground for 2 days already but due to the poor weather it will probably be another 6 to 7 days before I put them out
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Needed to up pot since I'm not going outside for a while yet. Enlisted the help of my pumpkin helper, Kira, for up potting help. Her job is to find and sticks in the soil.
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
These plants are so cool. Anyone else love the smell of them? Mmmmmm they should make a pumpkin cologne....id wear it
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Sprinkle on some goodies! Pumpkin pro, raw microbes, and azos....this is the 1724.5 Steil - it has been my best looking young plant for 2 years now
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
1918.5 all tucked in to its new home for the next couple days
 

 

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