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Friday, March 15 View Page
I had a GREAT time at the big show!
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
It's a good thing I dressed up, because I was part of a world record award, and I didn't even know it!
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
Here we are...right side up!
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
So cool!
 
Wednesday, March 20 View Page
Time to till under that rye!
 
Wednesday, March 20 View Page
Bring on 2019!!!! I'm excited to be in a brand new patch!
 
Friday, April 5 View Page
I measured out the patch into six 1000 square-foot sections and put out my walking boards to each planting site and between each planting area.
 
Saturday, April 6 View Page
I dug 4' x 6' pits for the 48 foot soil heating cables.
 
Tuesday, April 9 View Page
My giant tomatoes and giant cabbages are all potted up and looking good.
 
Friday, April 12 View Page
The line up is all filed and awaiting their soak tonight. Varsity on the left column, backups (in most cases siblings) in the middle column, and Eddy's 2255 as my extra plant should catastrophe arise. I'd be happy with any of these in my patch this year!
 
Friday, April 12 View Page
Someday I'll figure out how to post pictures correctly.
 
Saturday, April 13 View Page
The seeds in a weak kelp solution soaking on a heat mat 8 hours
 
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Back ups to the back ups were started today: four 2002 Tobecks into their pots after an overnight soak.
 
Tuesday, April 16 View Page
Three 20 x 25 greenhouse frames up. Before I put on plastic, I need to run drip lines.
 
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
All of the babies are up!
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
They're growing!
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Yesterday's work: getting t-tapes into the hoop houses so I can get the plastic up by this weekend.
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
And done!
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
The plants are all getting so big!
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Everyone looks healthy and robust in the Tobeck patch.
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
I'll be pollinating soon I think! This one is 13 feet out on my 2528 Geddes.
 
Sunday, June 30 View Page
Patch filling in well
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
2416 Haist
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
2469 Daletas
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
1911 Urena
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
2528 Geddes
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
2624 Willemijns
 
Thursday, July 4 View Page
2145.5 McMullen
 
Thursday, July 11 View Page
I'm growing a big one for the Big Marley challenge
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
2624 Willemijns....going to pull it out...argh.
 
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
1911 Urena....pulling this plant too...grrrr.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
2528 Geddes
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
2145 McMullen
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
2426 Haist
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
2469 Daletas
 
Sunday, July 21 View Page
2145.5 McMullen
 
Sunday, July 21 View Page
2528 Geddes
 
Sunday, July 21 View Page
2416 Haist
 
Sunday, July 21 View Page
2469 Daletas
 
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2145.5
 
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2528 Geddes
 
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2469 Daletas
 
Sunday, July 28 View Page
2416 Haist
 
Thursday, August 1 View Page
2528 Geddes...54 pounds a day!
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
I folded a semi inner tube in half and keep inflating it to keep the Geddes from breaking off its stem!
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
2528 bean bag chair
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
No matter how fat and white I am, I'll never be as fat and white as the 2469 Daletas!
 
Monday, August 5 View Page
Climbing 2416 Haist mountain
 
Monday, August 5 View Page
Looking at a giant 2145 bumblebee!
 
Friday, August 9 View Page
I'm a giant tomato grower!!!
 
Monday, August 12 View Page
5.58 pounds of awesomeness!
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
More inflation on the Geddes....
 
Thursday, August 15 View Page
Biiiiiig!!!!!
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Checking the cookies in the 2145 oven...
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Queen of the Wild Things with the 2469 Haist
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
The 2469 Daletas thumps like it's made of steel.
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Im always working on the 2528 Geddes to keep it from rolling over!
 
Sunday, September 8 View Page
To commemorate the US Open, I'm playing tennis on the 2469.
 
Sunday, September 8 View Page
Would the season be complete if I didnt ride a pumpkin? No. Sidesaddle on the 2416 Haist!
 
Sunday, September 8 View Page
It's bow season and I filled my tag with this 2145.
 
Sunday, September 8 View Page
The Pacific northwest is home to many giants: Bigfoot and the 2528 Geddes.
 
Sunday, September 22 View Page
I need bigger bread for my BLT!
 
Thursday, September 26 View Page
I harvested the 2469 Daletas!
 
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Jack and I drove ALL night Friday after work to California to try a new weigh off! It was a 13 hour drive, and we arrived at 4:15 AM.
 
Saturday, September 28 View Page
Constantly Growing hydroponic store put on a great event, and we were glad we made the drive!
 
Saturday, September 28 View Page
1768 pounds of awesomeness for the win!
 
Monday, September 30 View Page
Brrrrrr....first freeze....I was ready and the plants were fine since I covered them.
 
Tuesday, October 1 View Page
And another freeze....but all is fine thanks to my floating row cover!
 
Friday, October 4 View Page
Loading the 2145 for Baumans. I call this one....BRICK HOUSE!
 
Saturday, October 5 View Page
Look at the BRICK HOUSE! She's mighty mighty!
 
Saturday, October 5 View Page
She's looking damn big!
 
Saturday, October 5 View Page
1857 pounds of awesomeness for a win!
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
The 2528 Geddes broke off its stem...so it got harvested...a week early, but it is what it is.
 
Tuesday, October 8 View Page
I try spraying, but I can't control the sasquatches this year.
 
Friday, October 11 View Page
Well, it didnt break off its stem, I should say it broke off the vine. Anyways, its all wrapped for a trip to Half Moon Bay!
 
Sunday, October 13 View Page
I love the stage for HMB!!!!
 
Monday, October 14 View Page
I named the 2528 The Mothership! 1737 pounds and good enough for a 3rd place podium finish!
 
Monday, October 14 View Page
HMB top 3 growers: Leonardo, Ruben, myself and the gracious Salvadore!
 
Thursday, October 17 View Page
This photo of my 2469 Haist was actually taken a month ago. I didn't make it to the weigh off in time, so I went back home and will take it to the scale this weekend after being off the vine a whole month!
 
Friday, October 18 View Page
Ooops type on the previous post.....that's the 2416 Haist!
 
Saturday, October 19 View Page
2416 Haist didnt didn't disappoint! 1541 pounds and 15% heavy!
 
Saturday, October 19 View Page
The Canadian growers are so gracious! It was a nice visit with old friends and new. Much thanks to Glen Dixon and his lovely wife for letting me crash at their place!
 

 

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