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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 64 Entries.
Friday, March 29 View Page
Had a great time in Green Bay! The GPC really did an amazing job!
Friday, March 29 View Page
2019 lineup. Decisions, Decisions ??
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Sending out a big thank you to Porkchop! Received this in the mail yesterday. Sweet trophy, wow starter packs, +100 bucks cash! First Place In the BP tomatoes team challenge. Would also like to recognize Rick and Brandon my teammates for a job well done.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Havenít posted in a little while. Busy cold wet spring . The pond is finally warm and fish are very active. And the plants are starting to roll.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Butterfly Koi and Japanese Koi getting big.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Final till on the patch. The two plants closest are my 2031 On the left and the 1989.5 Daletas On the right. The two plants in the middle are the 1911 Urena on the left and the 2145 McMullen on the right . I also have the 1501 VW and my 1576 in the last two spots. Those two plants are 10 days behind the other four.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
2031 and a 1989.5 back to back . Daughter just like mother growing low to the ground. Same as last year. I get a lot of wind here .
Sunday, June 2 View Page
1911 our of the big green house. Should have pollination around 2nd week mid June. I let one open pollinate yesterday just to see if she takes.
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Need to weed under canopy and bury vines Tomorrow. Also put up wind break.
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Been doing WOW Brew this year. Pumpkin and Tomatoes.
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Patch filling in. This is the 1989.5 and itís daughter the 2031 back to back. Plants are identical in every way. Have a pollination on the 1989.5 crossed with the 1911. The 2031 should open sometime this week.
Sunday, June 16 View Page
1989.5 and the 2031
Sunday, June 16 View Page
1911 Pollinated on the 10th and crossed with the 2145.
Sunday, June 16 View Page
1911◊2145
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Wisteria in full bloom.
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
8.65 Schenk . Ribbon vine and a big mega bloom. Early but plant look promising.
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Pollinated three pumpkins today and crossed them all with the 1911 Urena . The 1989.5 Daletas also the 2031 LaRiviere and lastly 2145 McMullen
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
1501 Vanderwielen . Added my final amendments and tilled everything in. Should have a pollination on this by Saturday or Sunday the latest. All other plants have Keepers on them.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
1911 Urena . 14 DAP . Started deadheading The first three secondaries on each side at 16 feet. Itís time to push that pumpkin!
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Got some sun burn other Than that the 1911 is doing good.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
2031 also have pumpkin set. First two side vines on each side deadheaded. Had a little more room so I let these sides go to 17 feet.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
1989.5 Daletas . I have two sets on this and most likely will take the second one. Picture is taken before I tilled amendments in .
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
My boys Ramses and Zeus.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Big baby.. this is Ramsey He is the friendlier one and just always wants to play. His brother not so much.
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Rain today . Plants are loving this .
Sunday, June 30 View Page
1911 Urena x 2145 20 DAP. Great plant but burns easily . I have let some third stage growth on the secondary to replace the burned leaves once they fade.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
1989.5 x 1911 All Plants have almost all secondary vines terminated. Each plant has a 35 x 35 ft area.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
2031 x 1911 looks like her momma.
Sunday, July 7 View Page
1911 x 2145
Sunday, July 7 View Page
2145 x 1911 , 18 DAP
Sunday, July 7 View Page
Also have the 1501 x 1911 just got late and didnít get a picture .
Monday, July 8 View Page
1501 VW. X 1911 Urena , 10 DAP Main has reached the allotted 35 ft and will be swung around to keep it growing. By day 20 this plant will have nothing growing except the main.
Monday, July 8 View Page
My Tomato plants for team SaladGreenSandkins. Have a couple mega blooms going.
Monday, July 8 View Page
The rest of the tomatoes. I have 20 .
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Caster Bean plant. These get pretty big by the end of the year.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
I use them along with Sun flowers as a wind break.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Patch is almost filled in. It has been hot. 600 gallons to drench 5 plants today. Keep those roots from drying out..
Friday, July 26 View Page
Patch filled in and throttle down! Now to keep plants as healthy as possible for the stretch run.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2031x1911 She is a tall one like her mother.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2145 x 1911 unfortunately I lost the main on this plant around 9 feet so I pollinated the first sideline and trained it as a main. A steady Grower but not big numbers per day. Plant is very healthy so as long as it keeps growing Iím fine with steady growth.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
1989.5 x 1911 pretty orange that I wasnít expecting.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
This is the 1501 x 1911 30 DAP est 576 lbs This pumpkin has the best 30 day numbers of all 5 as she is the youngest.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Lastly is the 1911 x 2145
Saturday, August 10 View Page
That time of year again! The Woodstock Fair team Ė pumpkin weigh off is Thursday the 29th . Weigh off begins at 4 pm . You can go to their website Woodstock Fair.com for entry form or contact me through email with your information and what you will be bringing. Even if you just want to attend to socialize it is a great time. Thereís always food of all sorts that some contestants bring to Share and of course the apple crisp. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, August 10 View Page
Here is a copy of the registration form. Department 14 A giant vegetables. Class A great pumpkin. Class B massive watermelon. Class C long Gourd . Class D giant tomato.
Saturday, August 10 View Page
GPC rules apply And all information should be here if not contact me or Norman Gansert with any questions. This is the prize structure.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Havenít posted in a while. Itís that time a year again when the way off start . This has been a very busy week. The tent is all set up and ready for the weigh off at 159th Woodstock Fair.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
The governor stopped by and we talked a little bit of agriculture and of course Giant Pumpkins . He sponsored a battle of the bands celebrating 50 years since the concert in Bethel New York. All the bands had to play music that was played at the historic concert. That was the theme of this yearĎs fair. It was fun as all superintendence directors and all officials wore tie-dye. Even the governor did during the concert. The whole vibe was pretty cool as I donít think there was anybody not singing along or dancing. There had to be 5000 people at the show. The main stage was packed!
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
I think he was blown away with the tour through the giant vegetable exhibit. This was early Friday morning before the fair opened
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
The exhibit would not be the same without our friend Randy the living statue. This guy is amazing. He will sit on the Haybale totally still not blinking or moving. We always let people sit and take photos with the pumpkins and when they realize Randy is a real person the reaction is priceless! Everything from screams to falling off the Haybale.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Scott Marley telling Randy jokes to try to make him laugh. And if anybody knows Scott he is one of the funniest people youíll ever meet. Randy does not budge an inch. Even when Scott told him he just Hiney sneezed LOL. Maybe next year Scott?
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
I could not tell you how many people come through this exhibit. I would like to thank all the Growers that come in during the fair and explain and answer all the questions about our hobby. I couldnít do it without The help from the community of Growers we have.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Some of the foot traffic we get.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
We have a live carving during the show and people love to watch with anticipation of what he is doing.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
One of the carved pumpkins. Tribute to Woodstock 1969.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Matt Debacco and his 1353.
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
2 Pumpkins left.
Friday, October 4 View Page
Alex Noel and his 2114 Wallace x 1938 Sperry taping 483 inches official. Waiting to get Weighed
Friday, October 4 View Page
Joe Jutras 1935.5 lbs. 14% heavy
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Picking my last pumpkin for the southern New England giant pumpkin weigh off. Can you do it without the help of my friends we had a great day. Started at Steve Sperrys then Joe Jutras Then here we are at my house harvesting my 1501.Then to Ronnies to Harvest his last one and go over some final details for the SNGPG weigh off And have a few cold adult beverages with some burgers and dogs One final time This season at the Pumpkin shack.
Sunday, October 13 View Page
1501 loaded and ready to go.
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Blossom side
Sunday, October 13 View Page
Should have spell checked before posting A couple entries back . Used Siri on my iPhone to text should have read. Couldnít do it without help from my friends. Thanks for the help loading!

 

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