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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 39 Entries.
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
This is the 1949 with the bamaged root this is my only 1949 so when I talk about a 1949 itís always this one
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
Another view
Tuesday, May 1 View Page
This is the 1998 itís hard to see and remember when you compare it it to the 1949 that it is 2 days younger
Sunday, May 6 View Page
This is my 1989 Daletas
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Here is another view there is some leaf damage which is why itís first true leaf is long. The sides of the leaves look waxy so I think there might have been a problem
Sunday, May 6 View Page
Now here is the 1949 that I took the root off of by accident even though it is two days older it is much smaller also the cost have dried up and died even though the first true leaf isnít matured yet I think I might have done something wrong because both my plants are having leaf problems but
Monday, June 4 View Page
This is my double vine plant the vine is growing very slow but the plant looks to be healthy as you can see Iím far behind
Monday, June 4 View Page
A closer look at the double vine itís hard to see but itís definitely a double vine
Monday, June 4 View Page
This is the plant that had a potassium deficiency. The deficiency is all fixed now but I did have to remove one leaf from the deficiency and one because it wasnít allowing the vine to lay down. This plant is also the one weíre the main vine tip looks like a bunch of flowers Iíll try watering with very week zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, Epsom salt, potassium sulphate, and calcium nitrate I know it sounds like a lot but I will put very week doses and more of the major nutrients than micros
Monday, June 4 View Page
Hereís a closer look
Monday, June 4 View Page
The flowery tip Iíve been trying to pick off most of the flowers but itís hard to do that without taking off other things so I will leave most
Friday, June 15 View Page
My plant got crushed by my hoop house yesterday and is basically dead. So I counted how many days I have left untill my weigh off and I have a total of 104 days. I figured if I can get these seeds up by this week and plant them in the ground it will take about a month and a half to get the plants big enough for pollination. That will be about August 4 which will give me about 54 days of growing the pumpkin.
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
Lol 1ppm
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
This is the plant itís 7 ft long the sidevines just started to kick in. The main is only growing a couple inches every day but the sidevines right now are doing about 6. I will probably pollinate the next female I get it will be approximately 11ft out and have over 20 sidevines
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
Here is a picture of the leaf. Also the plant in the last picture doesnít look like it had full sun but it gets sun from about 7am to 5 pm
Thursday, June 28 View Page
This is the plant after the 8 tbs in 2 gallons of water much greener and growing much faster. The secondaries seem like there almost 3 ft the main is about 8. I have a female at about 7 with 11 secondaries behind it that I think I might pollinate as a backup. The next female will be about 12 ft out and have over 20 but since Itís getting a little late in the season for pollination I would rather have this be my backup than one 15 ft pollinated at the end of July.
Thursday, June 28 View Page
Here is the female.
Monday, July 2 View Page
Hereís a picture of the front of my plant
Monday, July 2 View Page
Hereís a picture of the back the main vine is about 11 ft long now growing more than a foot a day the sidevines are about 4 on each side I look to have a pollination at the end of this week I hope the plant is big enough
Monday, July 2 View Page
Hereís a picture of my new growth itís part sunburned part bloated because of to much nitrogen I decided to drench around the stump with 4 gallons of water to wash away a little of the nitrogen.
Thursday, July 5 View Page
I found this on my leaf it doesnít look good the second I sprayed it with fungicide it washed away then I cut off that part of the leaf
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
pollinated a 5 lober thatís a little deformed. The plant is 16 ft long and for the first 8 ft the secondaries are growing in almost like a square they are about 7.5 ft long now. Then for the last 8 ft itís a normal triangle shape
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Hereís a picture of what I think is seeds in the blossom but I donít know for sure. Will this affect the pumpkin?
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Hereís a picture of the plant 16 ft long 7ft wide on both sides
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Hereís a picture of what I thought was seeds in the blossom I think itís just deformed. Will this affect the pumpkin?
Monday, July 16 View Page
Hereís my pumpkin at 5 dap I think this one will be my keeper. Looks like it might go a little orange. The plant is about 20 ft wide and 17 ft long. Itís hard to tell but the pumpkin is a little bigger than the baseball
Friday, July 20 View Page
Here is my pumpkin 9 dap I was gone for the past three days so I donít know of it stopped growing or is just starting off slow it has a 13 inch circumference. My plant is 24 ft wide and I believe over 20 ft long it has a triangle shape. I might start cutting the longest side vines by day 20 I think Iím going to cut them all.
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
Here is a picture of the two spots I got the rot in. The ground was so wet from all the rain that I decide to put a white T-shirt underneath it to block out the moisture. I cut off all the rot area except for on the main it looks like thereís a lvery tiny bit going all the way down into the ground and I would have to cut some roots off to get it. I think I will be cutting all the way down.
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
Hereís a close up of the main vine/ stump rot I had to cut off almost half of it but I couldnít get my camera underneath to take a picture
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
Hereís the side vine one.
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
Hereís the pumpkin 9 dap 18 inch circumference it grew 2 inches it grew two inches in Circumference two days ago 3 yesterday Iím hoping 4 today
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
Hereís another picture of the pumpkin. I noticed a dark yellow all around the stem maybye I will get lucky and have a orange pumpkin
Wednesday, August 1 View Page
I forgot to mention that I found a tiny bit of rot on the blossom nub I am going to cut off all the rot. Do I put captan on that to?
Sunday, August 12 View Page
20 dap 153 ott it got a mark when I was away but it wasnít deep at all just a thin layer on the skin I scrapped it off and put a little powder on it I noticed some cracks in the vine before the pumpkin after I moved it back a little. I hope they donít get bigger.
Sunday, August 12 View Page
Another photo
Sunday, August 26 View Page
Hereís my pumpkin itís growing good dap 34. It looks like it will turn a nice orange so Iím happy I self pollinated it
Sunday, September 16 View Page
All my old leaves are turning like this is it a problem?
Thursday, September 20 View Page
This is the scratch when I got home you can see the goo coming out what should I do? It feels hard inside the hole itís only 1.5 inches long.
Thursday, September 20 View Page
Hereís the spot after I cleaned it out. What should I do to heal it? Should I let the goo stay?

 

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