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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 65 Entries.
Sunday, April 22 View Page
I went to my allotment for the first time this year. So here is a before photo. I broke my ankle in January so haven't been able to do any digging/prep work. This year will be a much less intense year, as I don't have a lot of time available. My aim is to hopefully grow a squash and maybe something orange...maybe a small Giant or a Field Pumpkin.
 
Sunday, April 22 View Page
Seed starting day. 464.3 Bohnert* (2016), 1175 est Andres* (2017), 176.5 Maund(FP) (2017), 1498.4 Oliver (2017) and a few (of my own) 350 Croot (2017) for a bit of orange.
 
Monday, April 23 View Page
22 hours in and 4 out of 4 FPs (176.5 Maund) are germinated and potted up. The tiniest crack of life I noted on a 350 and one of the 1498 Olivers...but that could just be wishful thinking!
 
Tuesday, April 24 View Page
100% germination rate. All potted up and now waiting for them to break the surface in the next day or 2.
 
Sunday, April 29 View Page
Baby plants on the bedroom windowsill, 464 Bohnert*, 1175 Andres*, 1498 Oliver, FP 178 Maund and x2 350 Croots on the end.
 
Saturday, May 5 View Page
Potted up a selection of 464* Bohnert, 1175* Andres, 1498 Oliver, 350 Croot and 176.5 FP Maund.
 
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Marrows and Gourds seed starting day.
 
Monday, May 7 View Page
78.92 Teichmann Marrow sprouted and potted up.
 
Tuesday, May 8 View Page
x1 Trombolino, x2 Hulus, and x2 68.5 Rohrdiek Marrow sprouted and potted up.
 
Tuesday, May 22 View Page
x2 464 Bohnert* squashes planted out.
 
Tuesday, May 22 View Page
1175 Andres* squash planted out.
 
Thursday, May 24 View Page
Planted out x2 1498 Oliver AGs.
 
Saturday, May 26 View Page
x2 176.5 Maund Field Pumpkins planted out.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
Planted out Teichmann 78.9 marrow into the back garden. My only marrow to make it this far. On the further side are 2 Hulu Gourds.
 
Tuesday, June 5 View Page
Planted out x3 Equadorean Giant Corn....surrounded by x12 standard sweetcorn plants into the back garden.
 
Wednesday, June 27 View Page
First attempt at a Tall sunflower at JUST under 5feet.
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
My largest FP..from David Muand's 176.5 seed.
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
Removed all baby females from all AGs/squashes as plants too small.
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
Planted back up 350 Croot into plot.
 
Saturday, June 30 View Page
11 year old nephew with the sunflower.
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
x2 1498 Olivers
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
x2 Bohnert* 464
 
Saturday, July 7 View Page
Maund FP x2
 
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Flower opened this morning at about 6 ft
 
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Female opened today on the Bohnert Squash...an open pollination with 1498 Oliver males added in for good measure. (Only male flowers available)
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
Culled the largest marrow.
 
Saturday, July 14 View Page
Tied up the Bohnert quash ready for the morning.
 
Sunday, July 15 View Page
464 Bohnert* pollinated with 1498 Oliver, unfortunately seeds inside.
 
Sunday, July 15 View Page
Measuring the head
 
Sunday, July 15 View Page
over 8" across
 
Sunday, July 15 View Page
6 foot 10 inches tall.
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
Early days for the 464 Bohnert Squash at DAP 7 x open
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
The second 464 Bohnert squash plant at DAP3 ..not looking great...but a new candidate is on the next leaf node.
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
..and here is a better candidate on the second 464 Bohnert* plant.
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
FP Maund
 
Thursday, July 19 View Page
Tied up the better candidate on the second 464* plant....early start tomorrow.
 
Friday, July 20 View Page
Inside the 464* Bohnert. Used male 1498
 
Saturday, July 21 View Page
Female 464* Bohnert x Sibling.
 
Monday, July 23 View Page
78.92 Teichmann marrow x open. Approx 2 weeks DAP
 
Thursday, July 26 View Page
464 Bohnert* Squash x sib. DAP 5
 
Saturday, July 28 View Page
Bohnert 464* x sib DAP 7. My only 'Giant' this year.
 
Sunday, July 29 View Page
DAP 19 marrow.
 
Thursday, August 2 View Page
Inside the 464* Bohnert squash.
 
Thursday, August 2 View Page
464 Bohnert* x 1498 Oliver (pumpkin). The ONLY single male available this morning.
 
Monday, August 6 View Page
Marrow DAP29
 
Tuesday, August 7 View Page
7 ft 3
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
1498 "Tracey" x 464 * Bohnert
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
464* x sib DAP18
 
Wednesday, August 8 View Page
464* x 1498 DAP 6
 
Thursday, August 9 View Page
1175* Andres female
 
Thursday, August 9 View Page
Technically an open pollination on the 1175* as all my males had bees inside them... so tried to help matters along anyway.
 
Thursday, August 9 View Page
This bee was covered in pollen when it left the flower.
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
464* Bohnert DAP21
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
464* Bohnert "Snorbens" DAP9
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
f 1498 Oliver x m 464 Bohnert* "Tracey" DAP3
 
Saturday, August 11 View Page
350 Croot x open ?DAP2
 
Tuesday, August 14 View Page
464 Bohnert "Snorbens" DAP12. 2 splits that are now dusted with sulphur.
 
Wednesday, August 15 View Page
Marrow/?FP cross DAP 38
 
Friday, August 17 View Page
350 Croot x open. DAP 8
 
Friday, August 24 View Page
350 Croot x open. DAP 15
 
Friday, August 24 View Page
9ft 4
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
350 Croot x open. DAP 20
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
1498 Oliver x open. "Sharon" ?DAP 7
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
464 Bohnert* x 1498 "Snorbens" DAP 27
 
Wednesday, August 29 View Page
464 Bohnert* x sib, "Bonnie" DAP 39
 

 

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