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Monday, March 20 View Page
Tyler last year..my grand nephew....hopeing for bigger this year...lineup to come..lots of HDA
Thursday, April 20 View Page
I will be only growing Big N Orange this year. Still debating on one BigNUgly...1518 Kline Dmg 1985 Miller X 2009 Wallace.The previous photo with my nephew was my 500lber..June planting and grown on the third secondary...will try to over come my rookie frost mistakes. Also need to water more. It was growing 25lbs a day and after a 2 1/2" rain storm it put on 38 lbs. Short growing season here with frost well into June and starts late September. So I'm cutting back on what goes into the ground May 1st....others will be started end of April and grown in 2 gallon grow bags and planted Mid to end of May. I will be planting about 20 plants this year. I am bypassing the other 2 farms I grew at and cutting way back on my veggie garden to spend more time with the AGs. Filed and soaked 4 seeds from my 500 Hoffman 681 Dill McDonald X 1374 Engle/Open and 4 seeds from my 224 Hoffman 823 House X 1912 Carter..test germinations were impressive with 8" roots in 3 days. I will want to cross that into an early planting with the 1297.5 Young 1912 Carter X 1000.5 Gansert and the 839 Young DMG 1000.5 Gansert X 1912 Carter.Also starting early will be the 312 House DMG 1317 Clementz X 359 Foss. Will also start the 1734 Clementz 1317 Clementz X Self. These 4 seeds will be filed and soaked today. Good Luck this year to everybody, especially you Orange Growers. Also a special thanks to everybody that donated seeds. Anything that was given to me will be planted. Thanks Again, T
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Nothing like driving myself crazy and making more work for myself. Decided to do the BigNUgly 1518 Kline and added another Orange..1474 Clementz..1177 Clementz X 1317 Clementz. Soaking now.
Thursday, April 20 View Page
Forgot to put a little mycos and azos in my starter seeds yesterday. Filed at 11:30 am and soaked for 6 hours at 90 degrees and then put in seed starting mix. Pulled them today at 3 pm and 6 had germed and 2 with roots 1 inch long. Know what I'm going to do from now on. Explains why my test germs had 8" roots in three days.
Friday, April 21 View Page
Started one more this morning. 2106 Schmit Filed and started soaking at 6AM. Then headed to the local golf course and picked a couple hundred nightcrawlers off the greens. Nice rain last night and the little buggers were all over the place this morning. Probably should and probably will pick a bunch and add to the pumpkin patch. Frost is finally all out of the garden. Will till on Sunday. Will place 4'X6' and 3'x6' sheets of glass over planting areas to warm the soil. I have 12 of them. Should be enough to get me started.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
All 224s pushin dirt and one ready to open..almost out of the soil. One 500 pushing dirt. Going to be interesting. Will see who is most aggressive and plant the others by the road...trimmed some trees and cut one down so they get at least 8 hours. Also will have a cluster patch. See what happens. Enough room for everybody. Will probably end up with 30 plus.
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Found all 8 from Wednesday up and openig at 6AM this morning. A very pleasant surprise to find the 1297.5 Young up this morning also. Soaked and went in seed mix at 7PM Thursday. Will be tilling the patch today and filling some buckets for replanting.
Monday, April 24 View Page
100% Germination on all my seeds. Everybody is up or is pushing dirt. Happy to see the 2106 Schmit moving. Now I just have to hope it throws orange. Rain in the forecast for tomorrow so it will be a good day for round two with a bunch more BNO getting filed and soaked. Will plant snow peas and radishes along outside edge of the pumpkin patch. Hopefully the snow peas will act as a wind break for part of the patch. Will be transplanting to four gallon buckets in hopes of keeping them protected longer for a later planting. The 312 House seems to be very aggressive.
Monday, April 24 View Page
Redneck Green House is up and functioning. Used my large sheets of glass to make an easy green house out of my non used truck lumber rack. I'll get a photo. 10 transplanted today more tomorrow and will file and soak more tomorrow. Most of the rest of my seeds mid May. The only one that hasn't taken off is the bibnugly 1518. Started another one and the first one still has time. The 1518 my most aggressive early plant last year. Maybe feeling left out because everybody else is BNO.


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