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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 6 Entries.
Friday, April 5 View Page
@ 24 hours, I have 85% germination with the pill box method. This includes the 811 Gerhardt, which is a 2011 seed. Only the 2118* jutras and 680 Gerhardt have not popped yet but hey it hasnít even been two days yet!
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Optimal weather continues for spring prep in eastern Pennsylvania. 15 to 18 yards of well aged cow manure was tilled into the patch and two of four cables are buried with the pits dug for two more. The plants are already poking out of the 8 inch pots, temperature in the chamber is dialed in at 88 degrees and they are loving it. Little Jimmy and I continue to soar ahead in our gamble to produce big pumpkins before the mid August nightmare diseases overcomes us.
Friday, April 19 View Page
1701 jutras. The plants have overstayed their welcome. Need to transplant soon, was making some mods to the hoop houses, took a major beating from the windstorm on Monday. If they had been out then, Iíd be starting over.
Thursday, May 2 View Page
Hoop 1- 811 Gerhardt and 1146 Snyder. Hoop 2- 1701 jutras and 1146 Snyder. Hoop 3- 1969 haist and 2112 skinner. Hoop 4- 725 Gerhardt and 681 Gerhardt. Hoop 5- 1146 Snyder and 1146 Snyder. Hoop 6- yet to be planted but plants are ready 689 Donahue and 689 Donahue. Everything is well except a little burn due to negligence on a hot day last week.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Jimmy and I put the 1146 Snyder plants in hoop 5 last week. They are about on the ground and ready to run. Still on track to beat the late summer diseases.
Thursday, May 9 View Page
At this pace, it is certain that I will beat Ned this year. Just imagine the look on his face when I show up at his private little tomato contest in nowhere, PA this year and beat him.

 

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