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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 35 Entries.
Wednesday, August 15 View Page
Time to start tomatoes for Gale Woods. These were culled to start setting mega blooms. It is hard enough to grow large ones, but having them ready at a certain date is just as hard.
Thursday, August 16 View Page
The tomato above the basketball is the last one to cull. If I can set the mega bloom on top of the plant to set.
Friday, August 31 View Page
The harder I try, the smaller they get. This was 3-lbs.8.10 oz. when I picked it at the blush stage. It lost 2.6oz. I will try to hydrate it, to see how much I can gain.
Friday, August 31 View Page
I have a couple 24in. They have pretty much stopped growing. No big ones this year
Friday, August 31 View Page
I have a couple carvers for the grandkids. About 70lbs
Friday, August 31 View Page
It was just too cold to get any size on this 430 2015 House.
Friday, August 31 View Page
This 678 Adams is about 100lbs more, but not very pretty.
Saturday, September 1 View Page
The tomato lost another .4oz. Maybe I should have soaked it in milk.
Thursday, September 6 View Page
A cold spring. Now an early frost
Thursday, September 6 View Page
I was hoping it wasnít a killing frost. Mostly dead.
Tuesday, September 11 View Page
Bob, I decided to check my hammocks. I found that it had pressed the tomato against the stem. Now it is also damaged. Off my 5.175 2916 from Maccoy 5.3.
Tuesday, September 11 View Page
Another lesson learned. Build the tower taller then you think. Donít let a blossom set lower on the trellis. Still my personal best and still growing.
Tuesday, September 11 View Page
Since my 678 Adams has stopped growing I decide to set one on the blossom end.
Tuesday, September 11 View Page
My 430 House sure shines in the sunlight.
Wednesday, September 12 View Page
I went out to cover pumpkins last night and almost put my hand through the 678 Adams. It is going to be messy.
Wednesday, September 12 View Page
It was.
Wednesday, September 12 View Page
Qtip it is a long time until Gale Woods. Iím pretty sure Iíll have a smaller one to bring. Maybe this will grow more. 4.35 Hill from 5.2 Lyons It only measures 24in.
Wednesday, September 12 View Page
Maybe this one. It is a brother to my 6lb 4.4 oz . It only measures +24in.
Tuesday, September 18 View Page
Bob, I think we tied. Iím SURE neither one will win.
Thursday, September 20 View Page
No sandbagging, here's my weight.
Friday, September 21 View Page
Q tip, Mine is close to 28 also. Tennis ball puts it in perspective.
Friday, September 21 View Page
My tomato is in an insulated enclosure, in the green house, with a light bulb. Need to gain a little to beat Q tip.
Tuesday, September 25 View Page
The deer found my pumpkin. I guess I had better get it to a safer place.
Tuesday, September 25 View Page
Tripod up and ready to load.
Tuesday, September 25 View Page
I guess it is too soft. It was fine until I got to the vines. I guess it helps not to walk on the soil.
Tuesday, September 25 View Page
Where there is a will there is a way.
Tuesday, September 25 View Page
Loaded and ready to go.
Tuesday, October 2 View Page
Best and worse time of the year. I love the weigh offs,and meeting growers, but hate the clean-up. Bob, if you are just looking for seeds, I can bring these. Might have to use one for weigh off. Donít know if big ones will make it.
Thursday, October 11 View Page
My 7.66 the Mon. before Gale Woods. It looks like I lost a couple ounces. Maybe I need to get my scale checked.
Thursday, October 11 View Page
Opps, that was 6.48,this is 7.66
Thursday, October 11 View Page
Great day at Gale Woods. Check out the father of my 115 long gourd. http://www.bigpumpkins.com/WeighoffResultsGPC.aspx?c=L&y=2018 I put unknown, he must have confessed up. Hope he isnít the father of my tomatoes.
Thursday, October 11 View Page
Three PBs in one year. I went from 5 to 7 lbs. Hope it wasnít all luck.
Thursday, October 11 View Page
My 7.66
Thursday, October 11 View Page
My 6.48 and 6.13
Thursday, October 11 View Page
You can see why the big ones go heavy. Solid tomato guts and not much seed space.

 

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