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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 52 Entries.
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Hi everyone! Welcome to Glenna's garden.......where there will be some changes made, in hopes of bigger and better for this year! I'm wishing you the same!
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
The patch is tilled and ready to go, having had some expert help in determining the prescription to balance the soil, per the soil test. The patch is 50' shorter.....so fewer plants getting maximum attention.
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
I finally have electric to the garden. So heating cables are installed, huts are in place and covered with plastic. Getting the planting areas warmed up will help to avoid those nasty seed corn maggots!
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Baby pictures! 1501 Vanderwielen - 1810 Werner - 2003 Haist. Seeds just started that should shine bright orange! 476 Harnica - 609 Harnica - 1364 Geyelin.
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Boo hoo! Water line to the garden separated 4 feet down - so no water! Had to wait to get a backhoe to dig down to find the leak and repair it.
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Finally got water this week. 2nd boo hoo.......a mouse drowned in a 5 gallon bucket of molasses! No photo!!
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Here is the current patch status. This is the 1810 Werner. It, and the 1501 VW, are both at 18' - but not quite ready to pollinate.
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
1364 Geyelin and 609 Harnica were planted late. Look for beautiful bright orange pumpkins from both of them!
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
This is the "jack-o-lantern and specialty pumpkin patch". It will have 3,000 sq. ft. this year. The "Swain mystery medley patch" will have 1,800 sq. ft. Special thanks to Tom Swain for sending the baggie of seeds each year. Patch guests love finding unusual surprises growing there!
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
The most amazing thing has happened in my "regular pumpkin" patch. The crazy crazy amounts of rain we've had, has surfaced all these rocks!
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Just try raking through this!
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Max, with his rockhound, to the rescue. He said, "Don't worry......... I'll be careful!" Yikes!!
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
Much better!
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
1501 VW is the first to hit 20 days. The young leaves burn easily, so the ends of the vines are covered with shade cloth, ready for the string of 90+ degree days we're having.
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Can you say orange? Can you say shiny? Can you say............split? 609 Harnica, day 25. Sorry John, she was a beauty!
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
1810 Werner. She's at day 30 and approximately 430 lbs. A bit short from stem to blossom, so she's going tall and wide!
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
1501 VanderWielen at day 30. Looking sweet at 552 lbs.!
 
Friday, August 9 View Page
"Quincie" - 1810 Werner - day 40 - approx 741 lbs. She's looking nice and round - from THIS angle!!
 
Friday, August 9 View Page
"Daisy Mae" - 1501 VanderWielen - day 40 - approx 893 lbs. Like Li'l Abner's Daisy Mae, she is beautiful........shapely.......charming....... and determined to succeed!
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Thanks again to Tom Swain - BP Swaintec...............
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
........for the "Swain Medley Patch" seeds.
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
The kids love peeking into the leaves...........
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
.......to find the surprises growing in there!
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Daisy Mae, 1501 VanderWielen, basking in the sun on day 60. She doesn't seem to care that her daily gains have dropped!
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Hey! Looking at this picture, I think I may be measuring the circumference too low. Maybe Daisy Mae is bigger than I thought!!
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Quincey, 1810 Werner, on day 60 and about 1100 lbs. with the pumpkin laundry in the background. Now gaining 13 lbs/day.
 
Wednesday, August 28 View Page
Quincy's stem end.
 
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
The 1364 Geyelin stopped growing at 330 lbs. Zack thinks it is just perfect! Thank you to my friend Peter Geyelin (BP Dandytown) from the UK for the seed.
 
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
Clayton is puzzled by this strange pumpkin!
 
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
The newest member of the Rea family.......Amelia atop the 1810 Werner.
 
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
Stella........striking a pose!
 
Wednesday, September 18 View Page
Sharon with her prize picks!
 
Monday, September 23 View Page
My grandson and friends offered to create a display for some old friends that live nearby. Papa Rea delivered the pumpkins and straw......see the tractor at the upper-left? And the boys were left to figure out how to maneuver the pumpkin!
 
Monday, September 23 View Page
OVGPG Jerry Rose III - Where were you when we needed you?
 
Monday, September 23 View Page
Proud of their accomplishment!
 
Monday, September 23 View Page
Teenage fun......Ridin' high!
 
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
Ready for the Canfield Weighoff! Daisy Mae - 1501 VanderWielen - has decided to dress up in netting for the weighoff. She is pushing for a PB in the Rea patch!
 
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
Quincy - 1810 Werner - will turn some heads with her colorful and shiny outfit! Both girls have been watching their shape, but haven't been measured lately!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Welcome to the OVGPG 25th Anniversary Weighoff.
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Jerry Snyder explaining a few things to Tim Parks!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
The youngest spectator - ALMOST a week old!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Chuck Greathouse relaxing in the "Leader's Chair"!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
So nice!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Top 10.
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
The Fabulous Top 3 !
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Quincy - 1810 Werner - now the 1382.5 Rea and Howard Dill winner!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Daisy Mae - 1501 VanderWielen - now the 1533.5 Rea and Personal Best!!
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
And the winner is...........Karl and Bev Haist!! Congratulations!
 
Tuesday, October 22 View Page
1382.5 Rea and 1533.5 Rea relaxing in the sun!
 
Tuesday, October 22 View Page
Nephew Clayton............surrounded by orange!
 
Tuesday, October 22 View Page
Fascinating stem!
 
Tuesday, December 24 View Page
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE REA'S !
 

 

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