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Thursday, January 4 View Page
This 232 Mudd has been in a planter since July 2017. This is the second baby watermelon in a week. I attempted a hand pollination yesterday. See what happens, surprised to see this blooming in the sun room. Cool.
 
Thursday, January 4 View Page
Likes the window.
 
Sunday, January 14 View Page
Carrots, Cabbage, Rutabaga, waiting for onions to come up and a runner bean.. not sure why a planted it now grows fast!
 
Sunday, January 14 View Page
Carrots, Cabbage, Rutabaga, waiting for onions to come up and a runner bean.. not sure why a planted it now grows fast!
 
Monday, January 22 View Page
Annoyed.. I waited to long to germinate these onions. 1 out of five. Going to germinate the rest of them this year, hopefully with better results. I would really like seed from these. May need to use my gourd area for vegetables. My green pepper from the UK sprouted. I think there is one left.
 
Monday, January 22 View Page
The indoor watermelon was last seen being dragged by our new Kitten through the house. Organic play toy. He owes me a pile of mice..
 
Wednesday, January 31 View Page
Found this turning the soil.
 
Wednesday, January 31 View Page
It's just a little fella, so I gave it some love. 25 packs and a couple pounds.
 
Wednesday, January 31 View Page
3 pounder is in coco and perlite. Buck almost got this one.
 
Wednesday, January 31 View Page
More fertilizer first then we can talk about a sample.
 
Friday, February 2 View Page
Decision.. Decisions... I think "The Pollinators" are going to Crush it! It`s been in the low forties and mid seventies this week. Hope spring gets herE SOON!
 
Friday, February 2 View Page
ART
 
Saturday, February 3 View Page
I noticed the back plants are doing better. I put a red light in the front. 2 reds and 6 blues. Germinating onions and more carrots. 12 hours on timer. Have a couple of the 2.9 Culp tomatoes growing for the first wave of plants during the team challenge.
 
Wednesday, February 28 View Page
First snow. New structure for Giant veggies. Still needs a top for gourds.
 
Saturday, March 3 View Page
Soaked seeds. I really like this way of germinating. After soaking these Pumpkin, Marrow, Radish and Parsnips. Place the seeds in a sealable container on vermiculite with some water. I keep the container on a heat mat. The onion starts I was having problems with all came up this way. If you wait to long, the root goes into the vermiculite and can be easily removed when your ready to transplant to dirt.
 
Monday, March 5 View Page
Going to be busy tomorrow.
 
Monday, March 5 View Page
The Bell pepper looks. Breeze is picking up. Completed my wind fence for the vegetables today.
 
Friday, March 16 View Page
2018 Line up
 
Monday, March 19 View Page
Tall corn,runner bean, marrow, sun flower and 46.60 Westfall cantaloupe
 
Tuesday, March 20 View Page
Giant Noble spinach in last picture. 7.45 Martin 2014 (Big zac)x ( 5.63 Martin ouf 2013 x open). 7.07 Qualley (Big zac) x 4.63 Qualley x open). 6.3 Werner 2015 x (5.98 Werner x open). 5.75 Bryson exh 2014 x (Boudyo x open).
 
Tuesday, March 20 View Page
2036 Glasier 2014. 1821.5 Checkon 2014. 1789 Est. Wallace (The Freak) 2014. *1844.5 Holub 2016*. 1502 Wallace 2006 Hoping this seed Germinates.
 
Thursday, March 22 View Page
2.9 Buried this one and took off first bloom. Plant is starting to take off. Think the rest of the team is still playing in snow???
 
Thursday, March 22 View Page
Getting some sun. Almost all kin seeds germinated before 48 hours. Still waiting on the 1502. 72 hrs this pm
 
Friday, March 23 View Page
Gotta admit excited to see this radicle poking out. 1502 Wallace 2006
 
Friday, March 23 View Page
The 2036 Glasier 2014 are the most aggressive. I can see the Epicotyls starting to push dirt.
 
Sunday, March 25 View Page
Started a flat of Marigolds. Giant variety They worked some with pest control. They ate them last. The ants are already trying to set out the aphids.
 
Sunday, March 25 View Page
One Holland skyscraper corn is twice as big as the others. My sunflower is a bit slow on the start. Needs to be outside. The spring winds are hammering daily now can make it challenging.
 
Wednesday, March 28 View Page
Glad to see the 1502 and 1789 wanna play.
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
Coco coir patrol.. Fungus Gnats eat My little pal is keeping track of the babies.
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
Looks like some clouds throughout the week. Hoping to get a lot done today. The hummingbirds are everywhere you really need to be careful they can be aggressive. Spring time!
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
Organic matters..
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
Wonder if I can convince my kids there are Easter eggs buried where the soil needs tilled? Hope everyone has a Great Easter weekend.
 
Friday, March 30 View Page
So all my info is up there. Looking forward to seeing some gourds on this new structure!
 
Sunday, April 1 View Page
HAPPY to see these pop. Maybe one more day and they will all be up! Forecast is in the 90's for the rest of the year. Hope its warm enough for the Gourds.
 
Thursday, April 5 View Page
I'm going to plant these gourds this weekend. Soil is easily holding 65. With this early heat the soil cracks by the end of the day. Thinking about shade this early. Unbelievable.
 
Thursday, April 5 View Page
This little guy is hanging out on the WR pepper. Also spotted some lacewings today.
 
Thursday, April 5 View Page
Setting these out Saturday. Planted a couple beetroot and more tall corn. That should finish of the Giant Veg patch. The two marrow should grab their roots in the next day or so.
 
Friday, April 6 View Page
My single heating cable area. This soil has been 70 for the last month. The soil temp difference of 5 degrees is starting to show better growth on the plants. The left side of the tomato is showing a double bloom. The right side has only thrown singles so far. With an early start do you cut one or grow out the forked vine? Sanitizing the clippers.
 
Friday, April 6 View Page
Pleased with my worm castings. I can see four happy Mushrooms.
 
Sunday, April 8 View Page
Got some help from the kids. Going with a 318.5 Kent. Still working on the watermelon area. Planted the 40.60 Westfall Cantaloupe and 2 Marrows. Little crowded in this patch. Two Qualley got the sweet spot with heat cable. With it dipping down to 63 that 7 degrees could make a HUGE difference in the long run.
 
Sunday, April 8 View Page
Found a solution to the grasshoppers. Seeing 1 inch tan ones, to soon for that.
 
Monday, April 16 View Page
Get some chickens throw a coop together no problem. I'm so far behind now.
 
Monday, April 16 View Page
This is going to be awesome... Been feeding them grasshoppers, My kids have been training them all week. STAY OUT OF THE RED WIGGLERS! Now I have to build a fence around the compost worms to keep the kids out. POOP you little flockers. Hope to set kins in the ground tomorrow.
 
Monday, April 16 View Page
Couple flowers opened on the bell pepper. Learning as I go. From reading Bnots diary looks like let them go and find a good shaped one. Plant is still small.
 
Wednesday, April 18 View Page
Marrow main vine about 18 inches. Found a couple ladybugs.
 
Wednesday, April 18 View Page
46.60 didn't like the Chill. May come back. Planted over 30 sunflower starts. Aphid bait.
 
Wednesday, April 18 View Page
2x 2036 Glasier, 2x 1844 Holub, 1789 Wallace and 1502 Wallace plant in the patch today.
 
Thursday, April 19 View Page
I put the same mix ( fish hydrolysate and humic fulvic acid )in three different piles of composting worm material. My newest pile, last years pumpkin and compost, is pictured. The top is cover with coco coir. I water the mix in and rewetted all the piles in the afternoon. Found this, this morning it grew last night.
 
Thursday, April 19 View Page
Wonder if this would make a good tea? Anyone have any idea what this is. Really want a microscope about now.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Scrambled egg slime mold! This 1821.5 Checkon is in a 3 X 3 area, I'm expanding my growing area. Should be interesting to see the effects this mold has with the plant growing in the middle of it.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Finally got some trimming done on the 2.9 . Around three feet high. Trimmed up three mains. 5 flowers total this should easily be a 3 pound season opener.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Biggest Bloom...
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
1821.5 Checkon This plants in the best 3 X 3 area.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
3 X 5 for the 1844.5 These plants are in a years worth of active worm casting.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
1844.5 Holub x2 main patch.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
1502 and 1789 Wallace.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
West 2036.5 Glasier.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
East 2036 Glasier
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Best onion, winds being hard on plants.
 
Friday, April 20 View Page
Thank you, Mr. Green for the scrambled egg slime mold link. After reading Teaming with Microbes By Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis. On page 68 I would lean more towards these organism swarm when the food source is abundant. I noticed a thimble amount of slime mold during planting. AFTER the initial fertilization the mold rapidly increased in size and swarmed the organic fish fertilizer in the area of heaviest concentration.
 
Sunday, April 22 View Page
I believe its the blue fly that is used for pollinating these. I'm going with open.
 
Sunday, April 22 View Page
This is the product I use most during pumpkin season.
 
Wednesday, April 25 View Page
5.75 Bryson
 
Wednesday, April 25 View Page
6.3 Werner
 
Wednesday, April 25 View Page
3 7.07 Qualley plants doing good. 90 degrees here today. Cabbage plants started to wilt in that heat. My heavy cucumber and runner bean are struggling some. Probably shade. Planted everything to close... May go with 20% shade until the gourds develop a canopy.
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
first bell pepper deformed.
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
2nd bell pepper looks good.
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
Getting watermelon patch ready. Mounded the planting area drip tape working.
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
First 318 Kent
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
Second 318 Kent
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
Watermelon patch done. May need a wind fence.
 
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
SNAP! Right at the root line. Gusty winds... 1844.5 hope they grow back. Snapped the main on the 1821.5 Checkon . Down to a nub but still in the dirt!
 
Wednesday, May 2 View Page
Sunflower and corn are 3 feet tall. Weather dropped to mid 40s windy all night. It has been low 60s at night. Germinated 2 months ago.
 
Thursday, May 3 View Page
Going to be the one for this plant.
 
Saturday, May 5 View Page
Lower bell looks like the one lobe didn't get pollinated. The upper younger one surprised me how long it looks. These are the first two on the plant. There are a lot more growing.
 
Sunday, May 6 View Page
22 grams means nothing. Thought it was interesting that there is good seed development this early.
 
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Found a couple promising first blooms on the 7.07s.
 
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Better picture looks like some space between them. Appears to be hooked on both sides. 2.9
 
Thursday, May 10 View Page
Its a start..
 
Thursday, May 10 View Page
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Sunday, May 13 View Page
5" Length
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
1844 Holub 50 days since germination.
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
2036 Glasier Secondary's are growing
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
2036 Double Viner see how it goes with this one. Sister plant is the patch star at this point.
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
Both Wallace plants are doing good. (R)1502 (L) 1789 They are heading opposite directions. Planning to keep both.
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
Left is the 1502 Wallace 2006
 
Sunday, May 13 View Page
Marrow. Picked four off no males.
 
Friday, May 18 View Page
6'
 
Saturday, May 19 View Page
Sunflower double head.
 
Sunday, May 20 View Page
6' main 6 ' secondary's 1502 in front 1789 growing the other direction. 2036 is also 6x6 not pictured. Trimmed and staked. The marrow are dropping tap roots.
 
Monday, May 21 View Page
Vertical and horizontal guide wires with paint strainer slammack.
 
Saturday, May 26 View Page
New patch shoes.
 
Wednesday, May 30 View Page
1844 130 days to weigh off. Plant needs to be bigger. Almost done with shade. Then I hope to catch up with plants and weeds. 95 plus this weekend.
 
Thursday, May 31 View Page
Shade. Still need to tighten the guide wires and add more to the right.
 
Thursday, May 31 View Page
1844* 4 lobe from the secondary primary. 5 lobe from main. same plant both opened this am.
 
Thursday, May 31 View Page
Obvious size difference, really liked that 5.
 
Thursday, May 31 View Page
side 2 side. 2.9 I think this is on track to be a state record. Only has to beat 2.9.
 
Monday, June 4 View Page
Green cabbage. Makes the red one to the right look small. 136 3/4 " Kline plant is over the 8' mark. The 140 Urena is also at 8'. Runner beans and corn also passed 8'. Need to raise shade cloth. With the hotter temps I'm pollinating my Kins this week and hoping for the best.
 
Monday, June 4 View Page
This 2.9 flowered April 20th so about 40ish dap. Over the top measures 14 both sides.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
7.07 Q First tier. Thinking of cutting this and taking the next one.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
Started the rest of my seeds for these. Adding the young genetics from Porkchop.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
Best Marrow. More on the plant all open pollination.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
2036 N Double vine. Got this to split one on the Left is showing promise. The side vines are a little rough node roots are setting. See what happens.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
2036 S Pollinated this am. This main stopped growing. So I am picking a new one. Both options have kins.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
2036 Glasier x 1502 Wallace 3males Using a nylon as per Wizzy recommendation. Works good!
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
Hope to see a six this year. Pleased with a 5.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
1789 left 1502 right
 
Friday, June 8 View Page
From 6/4 to 6/8 9 pollinations on 5 plants. More coming. weather is starting to cool back to mid lower 90s . May have more time then I thought before triple digits. Still pollinating mains and primary secondary's. This is the 1844.5* . Not a lot of pictures 2 open pollinations Bees are fast... Leaving the nylon on for 48 hours. Then removed flower petal, lobes are dried some and look healthy. All flowers picked and kept inside frig or sideboard depending on how ready they are the night before. Looks like monsoons are starting. Rain spitting today.
 
Saturday, June 9 View Page
5.75 Bryson growing fast compared to the other first tiers 12". 2.9 at 19.
 
Sunday, June 10 View Page
1844.5 3DAP I like this one. The grass is for moisture control and was removed right after this picture.
 
Tuesday, June 12 View Page
7.07
 
Tuesday, June 12 View Page
Cinderella Tempting. Managed to self both the 1789 and 1502 Wallace 5 lobes. Waiting on a couple more prime pollinations. culled a couple little ones. 2032 had 5 sets. wanting the 2032 x 1789 cross with 5 lobe. Got it but on a primary secondary one on main to open in 3 days. Both these plants have long pumpkins. Aphids, squash and cucumber beetles are here. yellow flowers cut its on now! Pulled Marrow plant .Powdery mildew showed up. Bummer had a nice one.
 
Tuesday, June 12 View Page
I like the way the root is coming back up. The smaller ones had twice as much root under ground. Work good for aphid traps. Sunday Monday Friday BUGS!
 
Wednesday, June 13 View Page
Onion from seed.
 
Friday, June 15 View Page
7.07
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
Great Weekend!
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
2.10 Culp 2018 2.94 Culp 2017 4.03 Shenoha 2015 8.41 MacCoy
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
Beat the state record by 6 ounces, Missed 3 pounds by the same. This is what I'm doing for info for future use. TOMATO CARD.
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
7 DAP 1844.5 Holub x Self
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
10 DAP 1502 Wallace x Self
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
10 DAP 1789 Wallace x Self
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
12 DAP 2036 Glasier x 1502 Wallace
 
Sunday, June 17 View Page
10 DAP 2036 Glasier x 1789 Wallace This plant is 25' side by 20' main. The 1789 and 1502 Have 20' mains also. Rained hard last two days. Temps rising again. Could be a bit early but sometimes you work with what you get. Would like to set two more next week, I think its going to be to hot. 111 days to weigh off.
 
Monday, June 18 View Page
2036 Glasier. The posts are set at 10 feet, side vines are around 15 feet out I'm terminating the back 4. (2 per side) Pollinating at 18 feet main today. Culling a kin in there also.
 
Tuesday, June 19 View Page
46.60 Westfall Cantaloupe had two down to one. 1844 stem splitting on all sides. inconsistent water/rain.
 
Tuesday, June 19 View Page
My 2.94 plant had forked when I buried it on 3-22-18. Started 1-5-18. Trimmed everything up two feet. Found a mini 8.41 look alike that I cut off from a sport at 5 foot. SO the plant stays..
 
Wednesday, June 20 View Page
Pollinated 15' on main dap 2 hope it holds. the Tape will decide between the final two. Almost got attached to that one. Tear.. Separation anxiety...
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
5.75 Bryson
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
7.45 Martin
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
(x2) 7.07 Plants at 6' wants to grow. 1 tomato left on a first truss. 9 plants.
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
Aphid bait for round two.
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
8 more days. Nice stem length.
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
6.3 Werner
 
Friday, June 22 View Page
2036 dap 15 ott 105.5
 
Saturday, June 23 View Page
46.60 Westfall. Just starting to see watermelons this week.
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
7.45 growing evenly YES!
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
All in.. 7 DAP one more opening on the main 3 feet up.
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
1789 Dap 18 ott 102
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
Spray foam on cardboard. Should have put a pint container in it, for a blossom hole.
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
drilled out for blossom with drain holes drilled sideways.
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
Inserted screen.
 
Monday, June 25 View Page
Perfect. After I brace it better ect… I like the spray foam. maybe a bigger piece with mill fabric on top, hole in middle.
 
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
2036 This plant is giving me an education. The primary secondary produced a dap18 CC-61 SS-38 EE-39.5 OTT-138.5 That is the best I have had to date. After the tip on main burned( morning dew burn) the secondary became more aggressive. After culling the kin on main and retraining side vine for main, then pollinating new kin. At day 6-7 the main kin appears to be back in control.
 
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
Using coco coir, perlite, dirt and composted chicken manure mix for vine burying. Root shield and azos also. Nodes rooting top and bottom.
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
This stuff really does smell goOod...I need more snorted most of it plants got a little. Chop your going to have to find your own source I'm out. Didn't even have to share with my Wife!
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Smallest 7.45 Martin (left) Plant is only 4 foot. 6.3 Werner to the right branched around 5 and has some potential blooms.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Going with this wide double 7.45 . Cut the first truss off this is 2nd.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
1789 terminated vine and added some WOW packs.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
1789 pollinating one more on new main see if it takes. I like the shape of this one. The other one got culled. I'm done pollinating after tomorrow.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Quality control inspection. Shadow added a bit more ferts. Your never going to guess what the kids named the Pumpkin.
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Pumpkin Shadow. 10 DAP 69 OTT
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
Gourds are starting to work as shade for the rest of this garden.
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
140 Urena open.
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
3 Plants
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
Introducing Titan Dap13 98 OTT 1502 Wallace 2006 x self. 5lobe
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
UGLY 26Dap. Second kin on 1502.
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
1789 Wallace still choosing... main vine is being stubborn. 300'sq
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
PumpkinShadow….. 2036 x self. Dap 13 43cc inches.. bigger then bubbas.. Dap 15 121 OTT
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
46.60
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Peppers turning color. New blossom showing up.
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Starting to gain.
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Found one in the weeds.
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
318 Kent x2 plants
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
Temporary cover and critter protection. Not enough hours in the day sometimes.
 
Wednesday, July 4 View Page
136 3/4 Kline long gourds showing up.
 
Sunday, July 8 View Page
6.3 Werner @ 6' Trimmed plants lost a couple maters by letting the leaves rub on them, stayed wet to long. Humidity is way up. Saw a squash vine borer Traps are out.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
28" Found this in the tomatoes Should have made the trellis higher. Tomato plant reached 8'mark.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
Almost done little more color. New one growing at the top similar in shape to the one on the left.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
136 3/4 Kline couple growing on different vines. (left) slinging it out of the tomatoes probably not going to work. The circled one is on the main, nice position for digging a hole.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
Caught a LIZARD scratching around this orange mini multiheaded carrot. I was able to get it re-covered. The lizard did me a favor would hate to pull a white carrot at the end of the year. Wild genetics...
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
Ugly DAP 30 OTT 193.5 gaining 4" a day primary secondary. We are keeping this one for Halloween. Main vine Dap 18 147.5 OTT.
 
Tuesday, July 10 View Page
I'm pleased with my numbers. All three kins are ahead of my pb! 1789 Wallace 2011 Dap 17 CC 55 SS 40.5 EE 40 OTT 135.5
 
Tuesday, July 10 View Page
Main Vine 1502 Wallace x self 2006 Dap 20 CC 71 SS 47 EE 47.5 OTT 165.5
 
Tuesday, July 10 View Page
2036 Glasier 2014 x self Dap 22 CC 80.5 SS 49.5 EE 51 OTT 181 Cloudy and some showers (starting monsoons). Foliar feeding if the mild weather holds. These storms can move in dump a lot of rain then clear out causing excessive plant burn. My OTT last year was dap 20 136.
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
140 Urena
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
136 3/4 Kline
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
140 Urena (Left) 35 cc (R) 37 cc Culled the 3rd at 30 cc 15LB
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Rain. Pm. Bugs. Hail. Rock'n a PB Grounds soft shade structure has sunk 5 feet in the ground.
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Need more sand.
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Going to get a certified store scale weight. In the 20s.. Pb.
 
Tuesday, July 31 View Page
Pb and New state record. 25.74 Culp From 46.60 Westfall x open
 
Sunday, August 5 View Page
Dap 48 286.5 OTT Not half moon bay numbers, BUUUUTTT it's all PB from here.
 
Monday, August 6 View Page
Tip opened. Left it on the vine to long. Split two one more growing. Nothing over .5#
 
Monday, August 6 View Page
Song comes to mind.. Pumpkin Shadow is growing EE and flat, The S in the vine has almost straightened. Nice problem.
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
YES! BUT now I have a great reason for weeds in my patch. Now I can look at both as my plants gos down. I know its not my patch my leaves look way worse! :} Thanks Matt...
 
Friday, August 10 View Page
295 OTT DAP 53 Plants at about 800sq' The green is a reflection, starting to get some color.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
I like to measure... Soooooooooooo close to 300 Ott 2" day Dap 54@297ott Plants closer to 1000' sq (40x25). I am trying to keep new growth going. I think its time to start pinching vines. Extending my plants life is my goal. Weigh off is in 56 Days.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
Not sure what to think of Stumpy. 9"long with a plump end. 15"circumference. Not one of those long hanging cucumbers. The 140 Urena best guess measurement is about 80 pounds on bushel gourd chart.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
1789 stump setting a kin on the secondary prior to the main seemed to cause the stump to get bigger.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
(1502 Wallace) Titan Main vine has a small chunk out below the stem. May of been caused be the hail awhile back. Healed nicely. Dap 52 @ 276.5 Ott.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
Titan. The segment that this kin is laying on was twice the size of all the others around dap 5. This enlarged segment seems to have folded causing a blossom end down. May need to put a trap in there to keep something from making a home. Worried what I might find. Scorpions...etc
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
(1502 Wallace) Ugly Dap 65 @ 259 ott. The two on this plant are seeping pitch probably because the plant is right were the septic leach field starts. Concerned with popping one. This kin has a short stem. Growth is slow and steady.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
(1789 Wallace) Spooky Dap 46 245 ott. I trimmed this plant way back to around 200 sq' Couldn't get the main to set. Nice high pumpkin. All my kins are different shapes excited to see how and where the walls thicken the most.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
Little fella was hiding Reminds me of tri-pod. I like the name Angle.
 
Tuesday, August 14 View Page
Shadows not going to be all white. Spooky is just starting to get orange in a rib, stem end.
 
Tuesday, August 14 View Page
2036 Glasier x self. Dap 57 CC 138 SS 82.5 EE 80 OTT 300.5' STOKED
 
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
12 Feet down. What to do after 144... I like these problems!
 
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
Looking forward to getting this one weighed at the Sea of Green. This SATURDAY!
 
Thursday, August 30 View Page
The one is 45cc and the other is 44cc. The middle one is long. AND this is the only picture I have.
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
Need to make a higher trellis.
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
Runner Beans are finally producing.
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
My smallest and biggest.
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
1502 Wallace 2006 is now the tenth heaviest pumpkin in Az. 439 Culp. The plant is done. Pleased with the weight since it was a primary secondary 10 feet out. Main vine gave me soup..
 
Friday, September 7 View Page
Less then a month now. Starting to feel a chill in the air. Aphids are on the third cycle. Rain has let up for a few days.
 
Saturday, September 15 View Page
Found this growing on top of a 95% shade tarp. The one on the left is 53Lb.The one on the scale is currently Az. heavy gourd record. From the 140 Urena.
 
Thursday, September 20 View Page
2036 Glasier x self DAP 94 CC 147.5 SS 87.25 EE 84.25 OTT 319" Gotta admit getting finish line jitters... lol Shadow is still growing slowly and the plant is doing reasonable. This is my pb I can still see the possibilities for a much bigger Pumpkin. OM. Amazing how much a growing season can teach us.
 
Monday, October 8 View Page
Nice getting over 500.
 
Monday, October 8 View Page
The State fair and AZGPG did a great job with this years display. Several different categories have new records.
 
Friday, October 12 View Page
Summary 693 pumpkin, 2.6 tomato, 85.06" long gourd, 59.25 heavy gourd, 38.0 watermelon, 2.00 carrot, 25.0 cantaloupe, 20.00 cabbage, runner bean (16 or 17 " forgot) 14" sunflower, 3.5 cucumber and 8.6 radish. 12 personal bests with official entries. I'm pleased that Az. now has some more state records on the board.
 
Thursday, October 18 View Page
Looks like there is a plan...
 
Thursday, October 18 View Page
So Deane Arnold told you... That Ray Villafane … its sure to be a smashing hit...
 
Tuesday, December 4 View Page
4.63
 
Sunday, December 23 View Page
4.63 in a 2 gal pot The squash has passed the tomato. Interesting growing inside in a controlled environment. The plant seems to take nutrients before and after the squash when it is missing nutrients in the feedings. By using a sterile soil the deficiencies showed in the plant by week 6-8. I cut off most flower growth and fertilized.
 

 

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