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Thursday, January 12 View Page
I havnt decided on pumpkin seeds yet, but I will do bushel gourd this year, 265.5 Engel seems like a good choice.
 
Sunday, February 12 View Page
Gave a beginners seminar at the Madison Garden expo, went real well!
 
Sunday, February 12 View Page
Seed Auction at the hotel right after the garden expo, we had a lot of fun, thanks for all the support!
 
Sunday, April 9 View Page
1st major setback, Q-tip sent me a hard candy not a seed.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
1724 Schmit will be my plant for the 150 patch, started it later as there will be no hoop house or soil cables earliest it will make out side is next monday. No soil test, I will just guess on ammendments.
 
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Patch for 2018, added 800lbs of gypsum, ripping out tree roots with subsoiler, will cover with Zinnias and other things
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
150 sq patch, no cutting corners here, 5' x 30'
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
150 sq patch, no cutting corners here, 5' x 30'
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
Double planted 150 patch at this end the 1716, these plants should be way further along but I got my lights too close and grow room was up to 100, but the flip side im not hardening these off, lol
 
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
At this end the 1724 Schmit, I am hoping this is the keeper, transplanted with Wow pumpkin pro, azos, cal nitrate, granular merit, and this one I threw 4 wow starter packs in, watered in with glug on of esstential and companian in a gallon of water
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
weather has been crap, but is turning around, 1724 Schmit here
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
1716 Schmit even further behind
 
Thursday, June 1 View Page
Well the 150 patch isnt where it needs to be (or was I planning that) The bushel, pear, long gourds and fall giant tomatoes look pretty good. 4 - 265.5 engels for bushel gourds, I have Qtips, mentings, porkchop and others for tomatoes
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
1724 Schmit for 150 patch
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
3 pear gourds and 1 265.5 Engel, and I planted 18 giant maters in the back, (4) 5.59 qualleys, 6.67 menting, (2) 4.34 Menting, (3) 4.94 porkchop, (3) 5.22 qualley, 5.24 Terry, (3) 4.63? Qualley and 1 store bought big zac
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
(3) 265.5 Engels
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
little trellis i built today, i might have to do some adding on later, 2 long gourds, one a plated backwards lol
 
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Well heres the keeper for the 150 patch, the 1716 Schmit (1670hj x 1965 brandt), the 1724 was a little slow and beings I was already behind I felt I had to go with the more aggressive plant, ill try to get a pollination done by july 4th
 
Thursday, June 15 View Page
Here is one of my 265.5 engels (all 4 look the same), lots of time, looking for 2 pollinations end of july and 2 pollinations begining of 2nd week in August
 
Friday, June 16 View Page
Cover crop on patch for 2018, along with the poodle patch dog lol
 
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
1716x2106, 5 Lobe, 4th of July, "Stonewall"
 
Friday, July 7 View Page
Kristina pollinated this 5 lobe this morning as a back up, 1716x1716
 
Friday, July 7 View Page
Found this cute little wood chuck taking a nap under my water tank.
 
Saturday, July 8 View Page
1716 x 2157 on the 150 plant, I will probably do one more back up in 2 days
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
Good test on 150 patch, im happy, but have a foaming stump, lost some leafs to wind, if can hold on to stump it will be a decent one
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
Mater on 5.59 Qtip, not sure its all fused though, been having problems getting others set
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
This appeared after spraying round up with ammonium sulfate on long gourd, i might have oversprayed this
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
This appeared on 150 kin after spraying 41% gylophospate with ammonium sulfate, i know i didnt over spray this leaf, I think is could be ammonium toxcity? There was .6 lbs of ammonium sulfate in a 4 gals of of spray, i spray in stream instead of spray to prevent any drift, im thinking tap roots sucked it right up, but new growth on this vine continues to look like this, i might be looking at a disease not sure yet
 
Thursday, July 20 View Page
So long story short i never had a problem last year spraying 4oz per gallon of 41% glyophosphate under plants for weed control. The effectiveness just wasnt there even at the high rate, so i tried the ammonium sulfate as its recomended to tie up the hardness in water to make it more effective, i did 3oz per gallon of 41% and .2lbs per gallon of ammonium sulfate. Anyway long story short I wouldnt recomend the addition of ammonium sulfate.
 
Sunday, July 23 View Page
This 1385 is 26" bigger at dap 20 then the 2106 last year, might be a good one
 
Monday, July 24 View Page
Stonewall Dap 20, 171 Ott, about the same as his mommy, This is the keeper for 150 patch, 1716x2106
 
Monday, July 24 View Page
My cover crop for next years patch has been getting really torn up, i thought it was deer. But I found this wood chuck sleeping out there!
 
Monday, July 24 View Page
150 patch all termed except main, (its the 5 foot strip in the middle) rest of the area is bushel and pear gourds and giant tomatoes
 
Monday, July 24 View Page
Last years patch, sorgum sudan grass is about 6ft high, I had prevoisly mowed it to 6" when it was 30" tall
 
Monday, July 24 View Page
Next years patch, this is where my woodchuck friends live, lol, Zinnias got a little smoothered but theres a few in there, ill be mowing next week, and seedling a week after winter rye and radishes
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
Mowing the sorgum sudan cover crop in last years patch, starting to head out ass well as the weeds where getting ready to seed
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
Ok right side up this time
 
Tuesday, August 1 View Page
That aint no john deere boys, haha. One of my 18 sunflowers didnt fall over in the wind lol
 
Thursday, August 3 View Page
DAP 30, on Stonewall(1716x2106)in 150 patch, 257 ott which is about 380lbs or so, Grant Hill drinks sprite
 
Wednesday, August 9 View Page
Animal damage early in plant is causing issues, hoping to hold this stump to least day 60 hopefully to 70 then I will have to coast on tap roots
 
Sunday, August 13 View Page
Stonewall Dap 40, 306ott, 661lbs on new chart, better weather coming hoping to maintain this growth rate for another 10 days
 
Sunday, August 13 View Page
Gourd Trellis
 
Sunday, August 13 View Page
This long got heavy and fell down the trellis last night, lol I dont think thats a long gourd
 
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
Garry doing pumpkin Cpr, we couldnt save her.
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
Next few images are 150 boundries, dont mind the weeds or unburied vines lol
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
Stem end
 
Wednesday, August 16 View Page
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Wednesday, August 16 View Page
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