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Tuesday, April 9 View Page
Well a new season is upon us and I think I'm going to go with only 2 plants this year. A big thanks to Karl Haist and the pngpg for the seeds this year. the 2469 came up in a little under 3 days and the 2416 about 12 hrs behind, so far its been a good start
 
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
organic lawn mower ..
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
2469 and 2416, ready to hit the dirt as its day 19, and the plants are past the 4th leaf stage
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
gh,s are ready
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
soil temp good
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
outside conditions .. not so much .. highs in the low 40's and lows in the mid to high 20's.. but we do have over 15 hrs of daylight now.. just another typical start of the season at latt 61
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
so we are off and running.. let the grind begin ..good luck to all
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
Its been a very busy spring, so time to catch up, this is look at the greenhouses, weather has still been cool as it was 37 degrees the other nite
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
this is the 2416 Haist , its growing along nicely and is on pace for this greenhouse , main is about 8 ft
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
this is the 2469 Daletas, this plant is growing great , the main around 12 ft mark ,
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
semi side view of the 2469, plant is flagging a little in gh heat ..
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
a little surprise showed up on the 2469 a couple days ago, if I can get a late may pollination to take ,it will be a real bonus in the quest for a personal best..lol
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
pollination day today on the 2469 Daletas, as the 1st female opened today
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Semi side view of the 2469, this plant has been outstanding and is growing great , I really wanted to cross it with the 2416 Haist, but 3 males on the 2416 weren't going to open until tomorrow , so I had to self the 2469..
 
Friday, May 24 View Page
nice looking 4 lober, the 2416 haist has a female showing and should open next week , it would really nice to have 2 late May pollinations take , that would be a first and give me some growing time before the aug 27 th weigh off
 
Friday, May 24 View Page
Luckily I had 4 males that just opened to pollinate with , so everything should be fine,
 
Thursday, May 30 View Page
A nice 5 lober opened on the 2416 Haist today, so another late May pollination for me ,which is good since we have a late august weigh -off
 
Thursday, May 30 View Page
the 2416 was crossed with the 2469 daletas , which had plenty of males opened and ready
 
Thursday, May 30 View Page
A overall look at the 2416 Haist, its moving along nicely in our cool and cloudy weather and showing signs of being orange in color
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
a look at the 2469 plant, this plant is growing good , now if the pumpkins wiil, is still to be determined
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
the 1st pollination off the 2469
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
a better look at the day 10 pollination of the 2469 x 2469 cross
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
the 2416 plant also growing nicely
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Day 4 of the 2416 x 2469 cross, thinking it took.. so i'll get it ready to grow
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
a look at the greenhouses , with the 2416 Haist growing in the left and the 2469 Daletas in the right
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
the 2416 , with the 1st set at DAP 12, also have the 2nd female pollinated
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
the picture for the last post
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
the 1st set of the 2416 x 2469 cross
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
the 2469 plant at almost out of the gh
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
a look at the 1st set off the 2469 , I think its DAP 18 or so , also have a set on the 2nd and pollinated the 3 rd female along the main
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
overall patch view on a nice 70 degree day ..over 19 hrs of daylight now ..great time to be a plant
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
the 2469 daletas , now at 700 sq ft and ready to exit gh, its has been a real strong plant with little issues
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
the 2469 daletas , now at 700 sq ft and ready to exit gh, its has been a real strong plant with little issues
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
a stump end view of the 2469
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
front view of the 1st pollination off the 2469
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
a better look at DAP 27 off the 2469
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
the 2416 haist getting close to escaping gh
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
stump end view of the 2416 , another strong easy growing plant
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
a look at the 1st pollination off the 2416 (x2469) cross, has started to ramp up
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
DAP 20 for the 2416 x 2469 cross,
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
154 Baggs marrow plant
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
125 LeBlanc long gourd plant
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
a view of the plants.. that would be the 2416 h Haist in the left corner and the 2469 Daletas in the right corner ready to duke it out
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
a look at the 2469 , main around 50 ft long ,now exiting the greenhouse and pumpkin at day 34
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
a better look at 2469 at DAP 34..288 ott for an estimated weight of 552 lb on the 2018 chart.. so far so good , I had to slide forward another 3 inches today.. always makes me nervous
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
and the picture to go with that last post ....
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
the 2416 now just at 700 sq ft and out of room , nice tight low growing plant
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
a closer look at 2417 its DAP 27, I haven't tape this one yet
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
2416 picture for last post ..
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Welcome to alaszona.. weather here has been incredible all week , with mid 80's and anchorage even hit 90 once .. unheard of as our usual high temp is around 65..hard time time trying to find any fans or ice cubes or kiddie pools in town , but plants seem to love it
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
the 2469 plant out of room and all pruned back , except the main which is about 60 ft long and heading west
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
the pumpkin off the 2469 plant at dap 46,..146-109-100= 355 ott and est wt of 1019 lbs on the 2018 chart, she's growing good but does have a few quirks, that make things interesting....
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
side view of 2469 cross
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
next up the 2416 haist on the left all pruned back and main leaving the gh
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
a better look at the 2416 cross, this pumpkin has been growing good also ,but also with a few problems.. to keep you on your toes ..DAP 39 146-101-93 = 340 ott for an est 900 lbs
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
side view of the 2416 cross
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
2469 plant , our 5 day heat wave is over and high temps are back in the mid 60's, cool and cloudy returns ..
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
2469 DAP 53..157-116-104 = 377 ott for an est of 1204, a gain of 185 lbs for the week or 26 lbs per day...
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
2416 Haist
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
2416 Haist ..DAP 46.. 162-110-98 = 370 ott for an est 1144 lbs for a weekly gain of 244 lbs at 34 lbs per day. . now only 60 lbs behind the 2469 and a week younger...both pumpkins have some peculiar shapes ..we will see ...
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
patch pic 2416 Haist on left, as semi decent weather returns
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
The woulda , shoulda, coulda , 2416 pumpkin is out of the running with a blossom end problem
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
a soft spot around the blossom , that I couldn't get a handle on..twice I thought I got it under control, it split last week at day 59 with an est wt at 1302 lbs, still thinking that grower error led to this ,as I have never had a kin this size split this early , bummer
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
side view of the 2469 hopeful, before it gets yanked
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
now my only kin left is the 2416 Haist, which is still going , here at day 59..188-113-103 = 404 ott for and est 1449 lbs , 192 lbs for the week or 27 lbs a day ave
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
overall patch view , the 2416 haist on the left , and the semi vacated 2469 on the right
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
semi vacated means I have this insurance pumpkin pollinated off the 2469. about 3 weeks ago hiding outside of the greenhouse, luckily for me our weigh off has no minimum weight , so that just could be a money pumpkin ...lol
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
but everything.. is now riding on the 2416 haist, could possibly be the biggest pumpkin ever grown in Alaska..
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
the 2416 ..with a ..204 cc - 118 ss - and 110 ee for a 432 ott and a est wt of 1719 lbs, and still 15 days to go to weigh off, but I have been down the road to disappointment before, so not getting excited yet... but things look promising
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
one of the 154 bags marrows , this plant is a beast , to bad for me its growing a 8 x 16 ft bed shared bed ..
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
long gourds from the 125 le blanc dropping got 4 over 50 inches, but with a late start might be running out of time
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
giant cukes off the 17 terry plant
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
giant tomatoes offthe 5.01 van der weilen ( hope I spelled that right ), don't now why but for some reason hard for me to going on giant tomatoes..oh well
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
the 2416 Haist , the night before the Aug 27th weigh -off
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
out of the greenhouse and onto the trailer , bottom looked good .. nice
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
my 4 month old grandson , my favorite pumpkin pic ..priceless
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
all loaded up and ready for the 40 mile trip to Palmer
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
After the weight from the scaled was revealed , and the 2051.5 number sunk in ..lol..was hard to beleive
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
on display at the fair , they keep it for a week
 

 

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