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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 45 Entries.
Monday, April 9 View Page
Started seeds today!!! May the force be with me. #TeamTobeck
 
Friday, April 13 View Page
Plated in peat pots yesterday. Now just waiting for 'em to pop!
 
Tuesday, May 8 View Page
Extremely disappointed in how my pumpkin is progressing :( Have such high hopes for this year
 
Wednesday, May 9 View Page
The leaves are growing all goofy. ??? Hope it's just an awkward phase. The third looks better that the first two. Maybe she'll grow out of it. Added some shade cause I think she got a little sunburnt & can't handle the heat
 
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
Feeling much better now! Think she's back on track. Very strange about the first true leaf though! It completely stopped growing. ??? Debated removing it but I figure it's still collecting energy for the plant & isn't really doing any harm...
 
Tuesday, May 15 View Page
See what I mean, What's up with that?
 
Monday, May 21 View Page
My plant is growing at a snails pace :( I don't think I have the patience to ever be successful at this...
 
Friday, May 25 View Page
She's starting to vine out! Headed 180 from where I planned :| Guess that whole "opposite the 1st true leaf" thing isn't 100% guaranteed... The Battle Begins. Still haven't got her fully layed down yet, so that should help
 
Friday, May 25 View Page
No pics. Raining
 
Tuesday, May 29 View Page
First BIG Problem :( I think. A few of the leaves ( the 3 oldest of about 10) have developed some necrotic patches. Can't tell if it's sucking damage from the couple of aphids I found or if it's some kinda virus or bacterial infection from the soil or something.
 
Tuesday, May 29 View Page
What is this? The rest of the plant looks pretty good. Hope this isn't the start of something really bad
 
Tuesday, June 12 View Page
Don't ever use pyrethrum on pumpkins! Fried the $**T out of my plant :( I even rinsed it off afterward but it still burnt it up. Would have been better off just letting the aphids do thier thing
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
1st day of Summer update: She's growing out nicely after our little incident :) Luckily I didn't spray the tips. I'm figuring on about 2 more weeks of letting her veg out (still 110+ days until Weighoffs) before its time to start blooming her.
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
She really seems to love the ALASKA brand fish fertilizer (5-1-1) I've been giving her every other day!! Wonder if that's what Dale uses??
 
Thursday, June 21 View Page
Trying a new tactic to combat the aphids
 
Friday, June 22 View Page
Release the hounds!
 
Tuesday, June 26 View Page
It's heating up here! Been growing under shade cloth all year but added a mister for the little miss. Going to mostly break it out at only the hottest part of the day but thinking about running it for a little while in the mornings too to simulate those nice foggy mornings near the coast that pumpkins seem to enjoy
 
Thursday, June 28 View Page
100 days 'till Elk Grove
 
Friday, June 29 View Page
Finally found the first female forming!!!
 
Tuesday, July 3 View Page
Got lots of vine burying to do today. I was always kinda afraid to. Always kinda thought it was just a joke y'all big hitters play on the new growers! Im really going for it this year though
 
Friday, July 6 View Page
Open! Open! Open!
 
Friday, July 6 View Page
Checked back 1 hour later & it was open! Beautiful 4 lober. Pollinated X Self w/ 3 males.
 
Monday, July 9 View Page
My main vine is standing straight up like a pi$$ed of cobra! Too Much N?
 
Tuesday, July 10 View Page
Sea of Green
 
Wednesday, July 11 View Page
Well she didn't shrivel up but she's not growing either
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
13 days & pretty much ZERO progression. All the work I've put in for NOTHING...
 
Wednesday, July 18 View Page
White flag waving
 
Thursday, July 19 View Page
Ok, not quitting, but crossing Elk Grove off of my calendar :( Dang! Really wanted to be competitive this year...
 
Thursday, July 19 View Page
She can't handle this heat! Going to stop pushing & let her just do her thing. Maybe when it cools down she'll cooperate
 
Monday, July 23 View Page
Giving her a lil FLOWER POWER to try to light a fire under her ... New wave of sets coming :) Another wave of heat coming too :(
 
Friday, July 27 View Page
9 pollinations on the 2002 in the last few days! 1 of 'em has to stick, Right???
 
Friday, July 27 View Page
I just absolutely can not win. I'm my own worst enemy. Aphids attacked again so tried using soap & water this time, thought it would be gentler on the plant. Still fried the mofo leaves! They are super sensative. Again, would have been better off just letting the little suckers suck
 
Friday, July 27 View Page
Going on Hiatus, Just like Josiah
 
Monday, August 20 View Page
2002 Tobeck Update: Got one to stick finally. It's been a Loooong,Hoooot summer.
 
Wednesday, August 22 View Page
Growing so fast she's literally Bursting At The Seams! Keeping the splits sulphured but it will be a miracle if she holds together
 
Sunday, August 26 View Page
#2002Tobeck ~ Passed my personal best thanks to The Queen giving me the good genetics! Named the pumpkin "Cindy" in her honor :)
 
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
Well there goes The HD Award :( Some critter used my pumpkin for a scratching post
 
Sunday, September 2 View Page
Cindy is cruising right along! Might see you folks at The Grove after all
 
Sunday, September 2 View Page
She's getting freckles! I love a gal with freckles!!!
 
Tuesday, September 4 View Page
I don't get it. Huge healthy plant. Great genetics. Halfway decent weather recently, but no BIG gains. 10 pounds, 10 pounds, 10 pounds day after day. What's the secret to getting those 30-40 pound a day numbers?
 
Monday, September 10 View Page
Expanded my sand pad in hopes of having a BIG finish coming down the stretch! 25 days to grow
 
Wednesday, September 19 View Page
Update on the 2002 Been foliar feeding as per The Holland Method; alternating calcium, seaweed & blossom booster. Seems to be doing the trick! Should have started earlier in the season...
 
Wednesday, September 19 View Page
2002 Tobeck
 
Wednesday, September 19 View Page
I was starting to wonder about this one. She does want to be orange after all, Or at least orangish
 
Wednesday, September 19 View Page
Side-view of "Cindy." Nowhere near as pretty as her namesake ;) She's beautiful in her own way though :)
 

 

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