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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
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
10 yards of compost. Sorry if there's multiple postings of this
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
10 yards
Tuesday, April 25 View Page
For anyone wondering about purple tinted leaves - it's reflection of an LED light in the background!
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Minor deformed first 4 leaves on the 2624 (way too close to high output LED lights when young). This my first year growing competitive, I'm only 16 years old so this was the first of many rookie mistakes I'm sure to make. However, with that aside, plant is still wicked healthy with a lot of good looking new growth on the middle. Not worried at all I'm sure a few weeks from now it'll be much better looking.
Monday, May 1 View Page
Compost and amedments all tilled in. PH is testing at 6.8-6.9 depending where in the garden you test (perfect in my opinion). Organic matter is high as well since a month ago this plot was lawn. Kins will be out very soon!
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
2624 Willeminjs looking way better after cutting back on watering for a few days. My phone camera may over-saturate pictures but to me it looks much better than a few days ago. Almost ready to move out of the 3.5 gallon into the garden!!
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
2624 Willeminjs looking way better after cutting back on watering for a few days. My phone camera may over-saturate pictures but to me it looks much better than a few days ago. Almost ready to move out of the 3.5 gallon into the garden!!
Tuesday, May 2 View Page
Cheap hoop house works way better then planned. Gotta get the soil to 65 consistently though
Tuesday, May 9 View Page
The 2624 Willeminjs is finally going outside tomorrow. Most of the cold weather has been avoided I think
Friday, May 12 View Page
Just have to get through this weekend and then it's looking like I can pretty much say goodbye to the fear of cold. Now time to start preparing for the fear of heat...lol the anxiety this hobby can bring
Sunday, May 14 View Page
The 2624 has a 25" main vine as of 8:00 p.m. May 14th. No heat cables, small hoop house with heat light on one side. Air temperature stays about 65 on these 40 nights. My phone camera really saturates the pictures in my opinion
Monday, May 15 View Page
The 2624 is running! Grew slightly more than 5 inches since yesterday. Can't wait for the growth to be measured in feet per day.
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
2626 Willemijns! Looking awesome this morning. Next week is perfect weather
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
2626 Willemijns! Looking awesome this morning. this week is going to be perfect weather
Wednesday, May 17 View Page
2624
Wednesday, May 17 View Page
Gotta love those double posts and upside down pics!!
Friday, May 19 View Page
2624
Saturday, May 20 View Page
2624 May 20th
Saturday, May 20 View Page
New growth on 2624 all looks like this. It definately doesn't miss being in the house.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Hoop is at 77 at night when outside is around 60. Supposed to drop to 48 tonight
Tuesday, May 23 View Page
First female on the 2624.
Wednesday, May 24 View Page
2624
Thursday, May 25 View Page
Cold day today with high of 57 probably gonna keep the heaters on for the next few days

 

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