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Sunday, April 15 View Page
Here is my 2018 giant pumpkin seed lineup. Thank you to all the growers for their generosity in sharing their seeds. Best of luck to all.
Sunday, April 15 View Page
My wife is growing and has her own patch. Sheís a fan of green squash. Here is her selection. Starting 4 culling down to 2.
Sunday, April 29 View Page
Plants are doing well but had to postpone planting in patch Until tomorrow.
Sunday, April 29 View Page
Sunday, April 29 View Page
My wifeís squash lineup. The 2118Ďs are pulling through and looking a lot better considering what they first looked like when they first popped .
Sunday, April 29 View Page
Went to the Wallace compound yesterday and spent a couple hours with Ronnie. The man never stops. He was not feeling very well but was still filling orders and also tending to his plants .
Sunday, April 29 View Page
Wanted to say thank you to Pap for the birdhouse he made . It is frequently used by a pair Of birds at the top of one of the waterfalls In the Koi pond.
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
2 -1297 Youngs
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
Both 1989.5 Daletas Plants are down and running .
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
1338 Martin (left ) VS 1826 Wolf (right)
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
Had some serious storms roll through here today. Heavy rain ,hail and the wind was crazy . We had tornado watches . Hoops are staked into the ground at all 4 corners.
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
Storm left as quick as it came.
Wednesday, May 16 View Page
Team competition tomato plants doing well.
Sunday, May 20 View Page
1297 Young
Sunday, May 20 View Page
Sunday, May 20 View Page
Sunday, May 20 View Page
Sunday, May 20 View Page
1989.5 back to back
Sunday, May 20 View Page
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Sunday, June 10 View Page
Added amendmentís And tilled the rest of the patch in Today. Itís go time and should have four keepers set bye This time next week. The two plants furthest away are one week behind.
Thursday, June 14 View Page
Tissue test results back and over all not to bad.
Monday, June 18 View Page
30 giant tomatoes planted in stages for the team competition.
Monday, June 18 View Page
1338 Martin
Monday, June 18 View Page
1989 plant B . Filling up itís allotted Area quick. Will be deadheading at 15 side vines This week.
Monday, June 18 View Page
1989 plant A . Pumpkin set on the 13th
Monday, June 18 View Page
Sideview of the two 1989 Daletas plants
Monday, June 18 View Page
2269 Patton. This plant took a while to get going but it finally got some legs.
Monday, June 18 View Page
1676 Daletas
Monday, June 18 View Page
1297 young. This is a very fast And carefree plant and is going to have a female opening tomorrow morning at 18 feet. Looking for big and orange on this one! I will self this one
Friday, June 29 View Page
2269 Patton finally getting Some legs.
Friday, June 29 View Page
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Friday, July 13 View Page
Drone shot of patch
Friday, July 13 View Page
Closer look. Patch is almost filled in.
Friday, July 13 View Page
2269 Patton x self
Friday, July 13 View Page
1338 Martin x 1676 Daletas
Friday, July 13 View Page
1676 Daletas x1297 Young
Friday, July 13 View Page
1989 B x1989 A
Friday, July 13 View Page
1989 x self
Friday, July 13 View Page
1297 Young x Self
Monday, July 16 View Page
Headed out at 3:30 AM this morning for my first tuna trip of the year.
Monday, July 23 View Page
Follow up on the tuna trip. No tuna for us only a couple huge blue sharks. We did max out on Black Sea Bass. Also some Fluke .
Monday, July 23 View Page
Monday, July 23 View Page
Monday, July 23 View Page
Patch is pretty much full . As of 7/22 OTT numbers. 2269 Patton x Self 28 dap 259 ott or 400 lbs 1989.5 -b- Daletas x 1989.5 -a 32dap 287 ott or 547 lbs 1297 Young x Self 34dap 310 ott or 687 lbs 1676.5 Daletas x 1297 Young 35dap 247 ott or 348 lbs 1338 Martin x 1676.5 Daletas 36dap 295 ott or 595 lbs 1989.5 -a-Daletas x Self 39 dap 340 ott or 900 lbs
Thursday, July 26 View Page
1297 Young . Day 38
Friday, July 27 View Page
Letting things dry out.
Sunday, July 29 View Page
Woodstock Fair . Labor Day Weekend. Weigh off Thursday August 30th..
Sunday, July 29 View Page
1676 Daletas 42 Dap , est 550 lbs , 202 pounds for the week , averaging 28 per day. 2269 Patton 35 Dap,741lbs 341 lbs for the week, Averaging 48 lbs per day . 1338 Martin 43 Dap,840 lbs 245 lbs for the week, Averaging 35 lbs per day . 1989.5 plant B -39 Dap,840 lbs 293 lbs for the week, Averaging 41 lbs per day. 1297 Young , 41 Dap,1011 lbs 324 for the week, Averaging 46 lbs per day . 1989.5 Daletas, plant A -46 Dap - -1231 lbs ,331 lbs for the week, Averaging 47 lbs per day.
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Patch
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
2269 closest, 1989.5 -a- middle 1338 farthest away
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
The middle pumpkin in the last post was the 1989.5 -b not a. 1676 closest, 1989.5 -a-middle 1297 Young - furthest
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
1338
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
1989.5 -b
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Side view
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
1297
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Side view
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
1989.5-a-
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Side view
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Morning coffee at the pond.
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Waiting to get fed.
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Last week my grand daughter rescued a frog from the pool and put it in the pond to live only to be devoured in seconds. We were both shocked. It was all I could do to not laugh. Bad grandfather?
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Hereís the culprit. Big girl. About 24Ē -5yr after pollination .
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Butterfly Koi
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Then all hell broke loose. 3 in rain and tornado warnings. Micro burst or tornado ripped roofs off on Main Street Webster Mass 10 min drive north . Lost a few leaves that were older but made Out ok except for the rain .
Saturday, August 4 View Page
To wet to go in patch so tomatoes got attention. This is on the 4.29 Spaziani
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Another on the 6.06 Spaziani. Sorry Rick for butchering your name.
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Saturday, August 4 View Page
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
Patch?
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
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Wednesday, August 8 View Page
Thursday, August 23 View Page
Havenít posted in a bit. Last week I lost the smaller 1989.5 Daletas (b) to a soft spot. So the cross is 1989.5 x Sibb = 1248 Lariviere DMG Yesterday I found a soft spot on 1388 Martin also.It is now 1366 LaRiviere DMG . All that rain did not help!!
Thursday, August 23 View Page
Last measurements in last diary entry were 19 August before the SNGPG patch tour. I would like to say thank you to Matt and his dad Jim along with Dan and Holly Boyce For dropping by early and measuring with me.
Thursday, August 23 View Page
2269 Patton
Thursday, August 23 View Page
1297 Young x Self
Thursday, August 23 View Page
1297 Young again
Thursday, August 23 View Page
1989.5 Daletas (a)
Thursday, August 23 View Page
Another angle
Thursday, August 23 View Page
1989.5 Daletas ( a ) x Self
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
Helped Alex Noel pick his big one today for Woodstock Fair tomorrow. Unfortunately it split on him. He wants to weigh it as dmg.
Thursday, August 30 View Page
1297 Young ready for the scale. Iím hoping she goes heavy???.
Thursday, August 30 View Page
Thursday, August 30 View Page
Sunday, September 2 View Page
What the????
Sunday, September 2 View Page
The morning crew getting ready for the day.
Sunday, September 2 View Page
Itís amazing how many people go through the exhibit each day.
Sunday, September 2 View Page
We had Growers come down as far away as Vermont to help with explaining how we grow giant vegetables. Thank you Wendy and Huey. Also Dan and Holly Boyce.
Sunday, September 2 View Page
And of course Steve Sperry.
Sunday, September 2 View Page
And Joe Jutras
Sunday, September 2 View Page
And my number 1 helper. My daughter Elisha. She is our driving force in the seed drive donation.
Sunday, September 2 View Page
Ended the evening with Joe, Steve and Ronnie at the 38 special concert. At the fair. Ron and I got back stage meet and greet with the band!
Sunday, September 2 View Page
Here he is with 38 Special.
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
2269 Patton
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
1989 .5 Daletas
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
Thursday, September 6 View Page
Lost the 2989.5 yesterday. When inspecting I noticed the sand was wet and thatís never a good sign . What a ride it was growing her. She last tapped 466 ott and was still averaging 12 lbs per day for the past week. I would like to say thank you to Steve Daletas for the seeds . A world class guy and one of the best Growers in the world. The two that I planted were the most aggressive I have ever grown. Other went down with stem issues after 9 inches of rain in two weeks. During the off season I could not get a 2145 so I looked at what was out there and took a chance on a seed that was not proven . Even with the way it ended I would plant again!
Thursday, September 6 View Page
Thanks to Joe Jutras, Norm Gansert and Alex Noel for helping me lift her. We put a inline scale to get a unofficial weight but she puked before we got it off ground.
Thursday, September 6 View Page
Hereís the scale after the fluids leaked out.
Thursday, September 6 View Page
Thursday, September 6 View Page
Friday, September 28 View Page
Picked the 2269 Patton only to find a soft spot.
Friday, September 28 View Page
1923 LaRiviere UOW . My last one. What a season! Lots of ups and downs. Learned a lot and will be back next year even more determined!
Friday, September 28 View Page
Last photo of the scale read 1924 But once the pumpkin stopped moving 1 pound less.
Sunday, November 25 View Page
Happy holidays to everyone. Just a heads up to all the clubs and Growers that bubbled me. I will be mailing out Seed requests I have received tomorrow Monday the 26th Thank you Gene

 

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