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Sunday, April 9 View Page
Started the Giants today: top to bottom: 2063 Willemijns is an absolute beast of a seed, never seen one like it--reverse cross of the new world record; 2261 Wallace, new North American record; 2075 Connolly, new Maine state record; 1685 Scherber, new Colorado record; and three 350 Est. Hanauer's--never developed a hard seed coat, but the 12 I've tested all germinated and are growing strong. Filed the edges and soaked for 7 hours in warm water and a little humic acid before planting in the warm starter mix in the cooler with the heat mat. The 2017 giant pumpkin season is officially under way.
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
2063 Willemijns had a slow start and didn't want the shake it's enormous seed coat. When it finally did its cots were a little mangled and the 2075 Connolly, 2261 Wallace and 1685 Scherber were all a few days ahead of it. I gave it its own dedicated light at about 4" above and it caught up. The plants are all about equal now with regard to the size of the first true leaves and working on second leaves. The 2063 though is growing two equally sized 2nd and 3rd leaves at once. I've probably started 40 AG seeds over the last three years I've grown them and I've never seed a plant leaf that way.
 

 

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