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Monday, March 13 View Page
I have my lineup for this season. 1916 Barron, 1689 Barron, 1861 Adkins, 1824 Shenoha, 1937 Urena and 302D30. The three kids in the photo are my grandchildren that came to the Minot pumpkin fest. We had a great time. I hope they can make it to this years.
 
Monday, March 20 View Page
Has anyone used this product, I won it in the Minot ND pumpkin fest last year.
 
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
It was 7 degrees at 7:30 this morning. The forecast ahead doesn't look to bad. Then again, a week ago today was supposed to be in the 40s.
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
Let's grow some pumpkins. Started seeds 4/16 8:30am, soak time 8 hrs, in peat pots 4:30 pm. I added an extra 1916 Barron 4/17 for a friend of mine. A 1916 Barron and the 302D30 are just starting to pop out. I have a feeling it's going to be 100% germination. Let the season begin.
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
My hoop houses in progress, 10' X10 '
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
3 of 6 hoop houses
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
7 of 7 grow baby grow
 
Tuesday, April 18 View Page
I'm overwhelmed, what do I plant next,,,,,,,
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
10X10 hoops are in. Beautiful day today, 60 degrees.
 
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Growing along, I think I had my light too close. I had to back it off a 1' and a half.
 
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Growing along, I think I had my light too close. I had to back it off a 1' and a half.
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Plants are almost climatized, they want in there new homes real bad. I'm thinking Monday.
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Hoops are ready, I just finished putting in the entrances. Before the tiller arrived.
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Tilling is complete. Now for some walk boards to the entrances so I can put my babies in.
 
Saturday, April 29 View Page
Hats off to my cousin Brian for the tilling. Thanks Cuz...
 
Monday, May 1 View Page
Tanks are in place, lots of plumbing to do yet. I have all the nessesary material to give me a good start this year. Next year I'll add more.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
The hoop houses are working great. During the day outdoor temperatures have been below 70 for several weeks, lows in the mid 30s. The hoops however are keeping daytime temps between 85 and 90. Night time doesn't go below 60.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
I moved a 80 year old garden shed into the patch. Now maybe things will be a little more organized. Ya right we'll see how long that lasts. Lol
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1916 Barron
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1689 Barron
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
302D30 John Barlow's (2145 X 2009)
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1937 Urena ribbon vine. I've started another one just haven't got it ready to go in yet.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Pic of the 1937 ribbon
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1861 Adkins
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1824 Shenoha, my fastest growing plant so far.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Sprinkler system for each plant installed. Each with its separate valve.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
System main pump.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Mixing tanks plumed in.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
1600 gal water supply tank plumed in.
 
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Well 3400 GPH pump installed, this well supplies water to the 1600 gal supply tank. Let the Growing begin.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
1916 Barron, best so far.
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
1689 Barron
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
302D30
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
1861 Adkins
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
1824 Shenoha
 
Sunday, May 28 View Page
Replacing the 1937 Urena with another from the same mother.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1916 Barron. Yesterday was very hot, 95 outside, 105 in the hoop houses. I had misters running and fans. This one was the only one drooping. Anyway as you can see it survived. Won't be long and the hoop houses will be coming off. I'm not quite finished with my wind breaks yet.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1916 Barron again
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1689 Barron
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
John Barlow's 302D30 (2145 X 2009)
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
302D30 again, only 4ft out.
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1861 Adkins
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
1824 Shenoha
 
Saturday, June 3 View Page
This is the new 1937 Urena. I culled the other one because of a ribbon vine. I think it might have time to catch up, we'll see. All the other plants are 40 to 48+ inches out.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
View from top of garden shed. Wind breaks near completion. I only have in between plants to do yet.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
Just another pic.
 
Tuesday, June 6 View Page
The rest of the garden, aside from the 1824 Shenoha in the background.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
1916 Barron, sitting right at 12ft. There is a female showing.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
1689 Barron 13ft out
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
302D30 13 1/2 ft
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
1861 Adkins 12 1/2 ft.
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
1824 Shenoha 12 1/2 ft
 
Monday, June 19 View Page
If our temps pick up 5 out of 6 plants should be pollinated in 5 to ten days. I have a 1937 Urena in the hoop house yet. It replaced another 1937 Urena because of a ribbon vine, so it's a bit behind the others.
 

 

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