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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 21 Entries.
Monday, June 24 View Page
I wanted to start my diary this year with this lamp that I think is fascinating. It's a glass jug that my mom put dirt and sprigs of the vine through the narrow opening then sealed 45 years ago. It has NEVER been watered in 45 years.
 
Monday, June 24 View Page
When I decided where to put my new patch last fall, my divining rod must have been a little off. I dig all my patches by hand with a shovel. The patch is just rocks held together by heavy red clay.
 
Monday, June 24 View Page
The 1937 started slow but is getting it's legs under it now. Thick, full plant. Hope to have one set at 13 feet.
 
Monday, June 24 View Page
The 1342 likes to stretch out. It has an open growth habit, with good space between the leaves. Maybe one set at 13 feet.
 
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
Had the privilege of visiting Andrew Vial's patch today. He has put in a lot of hard work in setting up his patch and it shows. Inspirational.
 
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
He's one of those secretive melon growers. You wouldn't believe the waiver I had to sign before I could take pictures. Just kidding. Andrew is one of the most laid back, easy going people full ever meet.
 
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
Impressive plants.
 
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
I don't know if the picture does the melon justice, but very impressive fruit for 37 days old.
 
Monday, July 1 View Page
If the belly button is any indication, she should have some real potential. Day 16.
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
1172 Haist. Many thanks to Karl for the great squash seeds. Got a late start with this plant, but that was by design.
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Happy Independence Day to everyone. Our vegetable garden is doing well this year. I plant in old pumpkin patches and rarely use any supplemental nutrients.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
Our 1342 is growing well for now. White like it's mother.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
The 1937 looks like it is going to have some color.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
The vole tunnel is going right under the castor bean plant. The roots are supposed to repel them.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
The 1937 is filling in its space. Nice view from our deck. Very understanding wife.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
View of the 1342 from our deck.
 
Monday, July 8 View Page
Bad thunderstorm last night. Pumpkin plants got roughed up, but faired better than the corn.
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
1927 at 24 days. Happy with her progress.
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
1342 at 29 days. 278" = 496 lbs. Not impressive by many people's standards on this site, but by far my fastest growing pumpkin to this point.
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
She is long and wide, but not very tall at this point.
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
She is long and wide, but not very tall at this point.
 

 

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