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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 11 Entries.
Sunday, March 31 View Page
Well Chris, it looks like I'm already one step ahead of you this year. I got an early start this year. Shes growing great!
 
Sunday, March 31 View Page
Chris this plant is really flying! Just since yesterday, look what I have now! I'm gonna beat you this year!
 
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Start of the 2019 season. It's finally time to get rolling. Patch prep in full swing. Amendments added and ready to till in. Still a bit of remnants from the mighty mustard stalks that grew all winter.
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Patch is all ready to go. Everything (except the kitchen sink) is tilled in. Soil test looked fairly balanced except for the usual high P and low Mn my soil seems to have each year. New drip tape installed. I don't know which chore I like less, burying drip tape or burying vines.
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Winter crop of Mighty Mustard. This stuff got way bigger than I expected and gave my weed whacker a tough time. Once I got it all down I ran the lawn mower over it to chop it up better.
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Yeah baby! This years' choice. Pretty excited to get my hands on one of these. Last year was Quinn's 1791 and this year will be his 1810. Going to have to name my patch "The Werner West Farm". Will be starting the 1810 this weekend.
 
Saturday, April 13 View Page
We had a get together of San Diego's most obsessive giant pumpkin growers to come up with a plan on how we can arrive at the weigh off this fall with the biggest pumpkins. Jon with the plans in his hand, me with thoughts in my head and Jim with the seeds to do it. Little Andrew is our young pumpkin maniac in training.
 
Saturday, May 4 View Page
I went over to Pumpkin Jon's...as he's known around here... and helped him to get his patch all set up for this year. I have a feeling he is going to grow some personal bests for himself this year. His soil test looked very good and only needed a few tweaks here and there. If he can keep those squirrels away, look out! Good luck Jon!
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Pumpkin Jon grew this beauty a couple years ago off the 1297 Young. He's was one happy guy that day!
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Last year Jon was taken out by squirrels so at the end of the season I gave him my pumpkin so he could do his favorite thing... www.cbs8.com/video/news/san-diegos-biggest-pumpkin-1327-pounds/509-34a10db5-a43f-4450-98e1-b04da63d65b0
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Things did not go so well for me and the 1810 Werner that I had planned to grow. I had two seeds and both had issues that caused me to change plans and go with the 1933.5 Stelts instead. The 1933 is looking good but we need some warmer weather to get things going around here. Its been cloudy and cool all week and will continue to be cool through the weekend :-(
 

 

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