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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Saturday, March 11 View Page
Got a great lineup of seeds to choose from this year (these 6 are my top pick). Will be narrowing it down within the next few weeks as to which I'm going to grow (only have enough space for 2 plants this year). Updates on the patch within the next few weeks as well.
 
Monday, March 13 View Page
One of the practice plants I had going a few weeks back. This was grown under a combo of T8 lights and full spectrum LED setup. Pretty happy with the color and health of the plant.
 
Saturday, March 18 View Page
So I've pretty much got my vine pattern down this year. Very interested in testing Steve Connolly's 'spider pattern'. That pattern will fit my 800 sq foot pumpkin patch nicely. Good old Christmas tree for the 750 sq foot WR holub squash
 
Tuesday, March 21 View Page
The start of my 8 x 4 foot mini hoop house. Big things to come!
 
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
The start of the 8 x 4' hoop house that'll be keeping my 2624 seedling safe for the first few weeks it's outdoors
 
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
So I just watched pbs's "lords of the gourd" for the third time and every single time I feel a new rush of motivation. Crazy to see how the "giants" 11 years ago would be considered average now
 
Monday, March 27 View Page
To take the edge off waiting for the growing season I'm doing another practice set of seeds. (Hopefully the picture isn't tilted the wrong way) On the left I've got a 1172 Haist squash and on the right I have a 1293 Benson (2145 McMullen x Self). Just having some fun until I start my competition seeds within the next few weeks.
 
Saturday, April 8 View Page
On break at work thinking about how close the season is... Last night I started my 2624 Willemijns and my backup 2075 Connolly (in case 2624 is no good) and 1944 Connolly
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Nothing more beautiful than a freshly tilled patch. 1000 sq feet and still some compost and amendments need to be tilled in
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Nothing more beautiful than a freshly tilled patch. 1000 sq feet and still some compost and amendments need to be tilled in
 
Tuesday, April 11 View Page
Patch
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Here's the 2624.6 Willemijns (21% heavy) seedling. The 2624 is about double the initial seedling size as the 2075 Connolly. Let's see how the next few weeks progress.
 
Monday, April 17 View Page
The 2624 Willemijns and 2075 Connolly seedlings 4 days after sprouting. The 2624's root system is easily 2x the size of the 2075. Still far too early in the game to make any definitive decisions however.
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
2624 Willeminjs
 
Thursday, April 20 View Page
2075 Connolly
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
2075 Connolly loving the LED grow lights
 

 

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