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Thursday, February 21 View Page
Almonds in bloom on the farm right now. Test picture. This is my first diary. Going for crazy beautiful red/orange this year. Thank you for the seeds...
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Coleus & Bell Peppers Chinese giant & green monster
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Tomatoes: black krim, Cherokee purple, rainbow, big boy, & better boy. Small pepper sprouts from previous post.
Monday, February 25 View Page
After years of looking for Rys seeds, a few awesome guys (you know who you are: ) ) gave me theirs.
Tuesday, February 26 View Page
Letís turn it around
Wednesday, February 27 View Page
Got nuts?
Wednesday, February 27 View Page
A lot of rain in CA + wind = broken trees. This orchard will be taken out next year because it was so bad.
Wednesday, February 27 View Page
Got nuts?
Thursday, February 28 View Page
Patch for Rys seeds. Vernal pool in background. Great year for rain. Letís hope between environmentalists and politicians here in CA we get to use some of it.
Thursday, February 28 View Page
Thank you for the seeds!
Thursday, February 28 View Page
More seeds from the great Mr. House
Thursday, March 7 View Page
Meat is great, especially when it reproduces. The vernal pool behind them, and to the left, is almost full. Iíll post some sailing pics. Got a couple personal size boats that the ďkidsĒ love.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Good thing pumpkins arenít growing yet. Iíve never seen hail this big, in the Central Valley of CA. My wife took this picture. She said sheís sore from getting caught in it.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Brought in heavy duty machinery. ; )
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Put extra emitters on my drip line. Next photo is where I got them.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Free left overs from an orchard that was changed to a solid set irrigation.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Hopefully he learns a thing or two. Kidís a natural fixer.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Hereís a nice picture for you hunters. Just 50 feet from my patch. Thereís mallards, coots, Canadian geese and many others.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Good way to end the day
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Like I said, heís a natural fixer. He went down to the main ranch to look through scrap piles for a new wheel completely on his own.
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Hereís the sail boats. Weíve taken them out a couple times already on the vernal pool behind the patch. Sails are rolled up inside of boats.
Friday, May 10 View Page
Donít you hate it when non giant pumpkins pictures are posted? First tomato of the season. I think itís Black Krim.
Friday, May 10 View Page
Black beauty zucchini
Friday, May 10 View Page
Cucumber
Friday, May 10 View Page
Killdeer nest. Weíve had two other nests on the driveway hatch already.
Friday, May 10 View Page
Isturielís spear. Kids found a bunch growing by an orchard. Superb cut flower.
Saturday, May 11 View Page
Playing with Coleus too. I donít know why but I really like them.
Saturday, May 11 View Page
Morning shot of coleus. Does anyone have any interesting varieties they know of and/ share?
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Morniní Coleus
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Good old boy
Sunday, May 19 View Page
Gopher killer
Monday, May 27 View Page
Old-Rookie gave me a 1059 x 1610 cross plant. Iím pumped to see what it will do.
Monday, May 27 View Page
My own line of tough orange kins Iíve selectively grown from over the past ten years. It all started when my Dad secretly contacted Joel Holland and Joel sent me free seeds. Then to top off my new addiction Pete Glasier sent me some great seeds too.
Monday, May 27 View Page
Never had bell peppers in May.
Monday, May 27 View Page
Cosmos edging the vegetable garden. They exploded out of the soil
Monday, May 27 View Page
Cucumbers arenít too shabby either.
Monday, June 10 View Page
1059 VM x 1610 Lieber plant Mr. Martinez graciously gave me. Itís much bigger now. The vine is heading south.
Monday, June 10 View Page
One of my own seeds selectively grown over the last 10 years. They first started from Bobier/Knauss/Lloyd & other oldies I canít remember. Out of ~900 seeds planted 4 came up, 3 look healthy.
Monday, June 10 View Page
Iím probably going to regret it, but I bought 50 watermelon starters. Half jubilee, half crimson sweet. Iím getting a beehive put in the patch soon. A friend of mine thatís a PCA and CCA gave me calcium nitrate. The watermelon plants are exploding in vines now.
Monday, June 10 View Page
I donít know if you can see the bigger crimson sweets on the right but theyíre there. The big sprinkler to the left on a pole keeps plants happy when temps go above 100. Jubilee on left, giant kinsí middle
Monday, June 10 View Page
Night shot of my brown eyed susans
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Field pumpkins growing like crazy
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Closer shot of field pumpkins
Monday, June 17 View Page
Very thoughtful Fatherís Day present from my daughter
Monday, June 17 View Page
Crimson Sweet
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Yummmmmmmm, watermelons
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Been a great harvest for fruits and tomatoes this year. Some of the heirlooms are enormous. For a second I considered switching to giant tomatoes... lol.
Saturday, July 13 View Page
TOMATOES
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Iíll post a pic of the patch soon. Meanwhile enjoy these...
Monday, July 15 View Page
Cow thought my biggest field kin deserved a nibble
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Everything filling in nicely. 60 watermelons donít hurt either. Pumpkins getting big too
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Sheís a beaut! Mr. Martinezsí Dolly is an amazing plant. Hereís a 25 dap wheel.
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Upon closer inspection I saw this viscous cut. Animal hair on kin was raccoon. Something new every year out in the country side
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Jubilee!
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Crimson sweet... canít wait!
Saturday, July 20 View Page
Another harvest. I love gardening in CA. My neighbors turn my tomatoes into salsa and my 7 month pregnant wife loves salsa... win win.
Tuesday, July 23 View Page
Sorry for the delayed germination update. Only one Rys seed sprouted then damped off.
Monday, July 29 View Page
I get my field kin seeds from people throwing away their jack o lanterns. I keep an eye out for the nice ones then ask later. Aside from alcohol and bleach treatments the seeds are free and have always produced well.
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Beautiful tree frog on a giant kin leaf.
Sunday, August 11 View Page
Having fun with watermelons
Monday, August 26 View Page
Got a nice pumpkin on Mr Martiezís 1059x1610 cross plant. All the other pumpkins from Mr House are turning orange as well.i
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Squirrel, gopher, mouse, coyote, raccoon, you name it, they all probably had a bite here
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Up to date patch picture. I like growing watermelons on the outside edge of my pumpkin plants. By the time Iíve harvested the first watermelon crop and added a giant shot of nutrients to try for a second watermelon harvest, the pumpkin plants have reached the same nutrients. Itís a happy growing patch.
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Up to date patch picture. I like growing watermelons on the outside edge of my pumpkin plants. By the time Iíve harvested the first watermelon crop and added a giant shot of nutrients to try for a second watermelon harvest, the pumpkin plants have reached the same nutrients. Itís a happy growing patch.
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
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Thursday, August 29 View Page
Note to self: Itís not necessary to use a spreader with fungicide.
Saturday, August 31 View Page
Nice kin. I love the shape and color. Canít wait to grow its seeds next year.

 

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