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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 23 Entries.
Sunday, March 24 View Page
Finally the Ground is not frozen today. So I can start working the soil
 
Thursday, March 28 View Page
Took down a couple more big White Pines for afternoon sun. Now grinding out the stumps
 
Thursday, March 28 View Page
Line up is set for 2019. Growing Giant Tomato's, Bushel Gourds and Pumpkins this year.
 
Sunday, March 31 View Page
Lots of rain coming this afternoon, so I dusted the garden with a Spring Snack of Neptune's Kelp Meal, ground Crab and Lobster, plus 60 lbs of Wood Ash that Michael Fleming cooked up. The Beneficial microbes in the soil will appreciate this and a I get a calcium boost in the patch too.
 
Saturday, April 6 View Page
most of my Giant Tomato's are up. I planted 10. including the 5.95 and 6.23 Koniezcny, plus the 6.06 Schmit. Not much to look at yet...
 
Saturday, April 6 View Page
First garden till and amendment additions are done...
 
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Got all the Heater Cables in today. 60 ft each 8" down. Should help with my early start.
 
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Got all the Heaters Cables in today 60ft each.. 8" down. Should help with my early starts this year.
 
Friday, April 19 View Page
I set a few of my plants out today (in a greenhouse). Foliar sprayed them with just a few ounces of diluted Fish and Humic/fulvic. It was about 82F in the greenhouses. The rest are in the house under T5's.
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
Got the Boards out and the cable Heaters have the soil at 74F
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
First casualty. Back a few yews and I would try to nurse this along. But now I know its a Ribbon Vine. So I'll dispose of this plant. I Still have plenty of plants so no problem
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
Some of my plants soaking up the Rays....These plants love the lumen level of my T5's.
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
They are all planted. The pumpkins are in the ground. My heaters are working overtime to help warm up the soil.
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
My nice yellow plants need some sun.
 
Sunday, April 28 View Page
Nic and Frosty outside this morning. The Heaters earned their keep last night
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
Ibrought some of my Giant Tomato plants out to the Greenhouse today. Finally warm enough. These are the 5.95 and 6.20 Konieczny, and the 6.06 Schmit.
 
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Plants are starting to vine out , so I am starting to cull. Kept the 2433 Paton in this picture.
 
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Plants are starting to vine out , so I am starting to cull. Kept the 2433 Paton in this picture.
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
The plants are starting to vine out. Shown is the 2528 Geddes
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
The 2433 Paton is very close to landing. Going to be in the high 30s tonight. Will need to keep the heaters on. Today I buried a bunch of WOW Pumpkin Pro, plus Azos and Rootshield around all the plants, and started them on a slow minimal protein diet of Origin 360 mixed with Neptunes Fish plus Stollers Urea Mate 5-10-27, plus a few WOW Starter Packs
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
The 2469 Daletas looks strong. And is vining out. Some natural kickstands on the plant will help cushion its fall. Added bamboo to help position the main vine in the correct direction.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
Bushel Gourd planting time is coming up tomorrow. Mike Fleming gave me a 189.5 Fleming Bushel Gourd plant which I'll cross with one of the 2 smaller 384.5 Terry plants
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
Getting ready to plant my 189.5 Fleming and 384.5 Terry, Giant Bushel Gourds today. Starter packs are in the soil too.
 

 

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