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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 59 Entries.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
I Finally got to meet Ron Wallace. I have grown so many Wallace seeds, he has become a household name around here. Great guy and great day at the big show.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Patch rooftop view early March.
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Tilled last week. Hoop houses up now.
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Got the other 2 hoop houses up yesterday. Snow today,70s in a couple days
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
My hoop houses are stretched to the max. I would have taken them down but lots of rain and severe weather in the forecast again. Golf ball size hail took out my first round of tomatoís , cucumbers and bushel gourds last week.
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
B side patch. The winter rye finally grew. I have been hand pulling it. If it wasnít so muddy I would be tempted to just till it again.
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
Finally got all the winter rye pulled from patch B
Monday, June 17 View Page
1911 Urena pollinated with 2433 Paton on June 13. 18 feet out
Monday, June 17 View Page
2433 Paton pollinated today with 1911 Urena. 19 feet out.
Thursday, July 11 View Page
B patch filling in. Got one set on the Haist plant. Martin plant still needs another week of catch up.
Thursday, July 11 View Page
Corn, sunflowers, and weeds are doing pretty good. Rabbits were hungry for the sunflowers this season. Lots of transplants to fill in the gaps.
Friday, July 12 View Page
Itís nice when they group so many eggs together. Makes it easier to spot. Nothing new, same SVB BS. They arenít picky where they lay them but they seem to find the most devastating areas to do it. Satisfying to pluck off.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Double rainbow over the patch today
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
1911x2433 300 pounds. Started growing over early on. Stuck with it since it was an early pollination.
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Patch A. Both plants are all filled inn maxed out all available space in the yard
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Sunflowers at 10 feet. A few heads showing up
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Part of patch B and corn. Under the sheet is another apple shape kin. These always abort on me. Pollinating any decent looking female in hopes of a late keeper.
Thursday, July 25 View Page
Congratulations rodebaugh on the amazing state record sunflowers. I admire the scaffolding you created for them. Job well done
Monday, July 29 View Page
1911x2433. About 600 pounds today.
Monday, July 29 View Page
2433x1911 just over 400 pounds today.
Sunday, August 4 View Page
1911x2433. 700 pounds today. Creeping along
Sunday, August 4 View Page
2433x1911. 600 pounds and chugging along well. Still looks like a baby.
Sunday, August 4 View Page
Sunflower sidewalk is almost at peak growth.
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
Another rainbow over the patch pic. Almost exactly one month since the last one. Nice it came with needed rain.
Tuesday, August 13 View Page
1724 Martin starting to get big in the B patch.
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
The apple is still growing. What a pathetic result from such a nice big plant. Couldnít get anything else pollinated on it. No measurements yet. Probably about 400 pounds
Friday, August 16 View Page
Patch B. Sunflowers and corn pretty much maxed out.
Sunday, August 18 View Page
1911 in front 2433 in the back. Both around 1000 pounds
Sunday, September 1 View Page
2433 x 1911 -10 lbs a day.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
1911 x 2433. Only gained about 200 pounds in the past 30 days. Around 900 pounds now.
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Grew this one for a fall fest. 2 weeks till picking it.
Monday, September 2 View Page
Smells like pumpkin rot outside. Must be carving time.
Thursday, September 12 View Page
B patch 1724 Martin is the close white one est 800 lbs. 2416 Haist in the distance. All sunflowers and corn is down.
Saturday, September 14 View Page
First fall fest Carvings of the season. Had to go with 2 -100+ pumpkins instead of one giant due to pumpkins not cooperating this season.
Saturday, September 14 View Page
2nd pumpkin. They were happy with the smaller size. Both were raffled off to winners. Easier to load in a car at least.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
IGPGA weigh off yesterday. Major rain fall flooded the venue and roads leading to it. Even though they had to close we were still able to weigh our pumpkins. 2433 Patton x 1911 Urena. Went heavy.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
The weird Apple one that grew a face on the right was over 1200 pounds. Off the 2416 Haist. Only 3.5 feet long.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
1911 Urena x 2433 Patton
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Got four on the truck. Still had at least 2 ď left.
Sunday, September 29 View Page
It was a long day. Got them back home and set up just as it got dark.
Saturday, October 5 View Page
Todayís carving at the local nursery
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Day 2 at the Nursey
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Carved a 225 pounder at the Illinois weigh off site today.
Monday, October 14 View Page
Night picture of the pumpkinhouse.
Monday, October 14 View Page
First carving in the front yard. Was going to use them stem for a nose but it was soft and oozing. Over 1200 pounds made it to hard to move so just did the side.
Friday, October 18 View Page
Todayís carving. 100 lbs big maxx
Sunday, October 20 View Page
Another fall fest today. A Little 100 pound runt made it till late October. Soft spots and splits. still was a nice one to carve.
Wednesday, October 23 View Page
Carved one of the big ones today. This is from the 1724 Martin. Didnít get weighed. EST 900-1000 pounds.
Sunday, October 27 View Page
Carved my 1258 today. Nice sunny Sunday before Halloween.
Wednesday, October 30 View Page
Third carving on the 1227
Wednesday, October 30 View Page
The 1174 is the last of the four giants on display to be carved.
Wednesday, October 30 View Page
All 4 carved and ready for the big Halloween storm headed this way
Wednesday, October 30 View Page
Have a very merry Halloween everyone
Thursday, October 31 View Page
Bad weather but I bet we still get 300 trick or treaters. Ready for 500
Thursday, October 31 View Page
Went with the snowman them this year
Friday, November 1 View Page
The Christmas lights were a must for this year
Friday, November 1 View Page
The little ones liked this guy.
Friday, November 1 View Page
Poured hot water over the pumpkins to get all the snow and ice off last night.
Friday, November 1 View Page
The morning after. Turned out to be a great Halloween. Definitely different. Had 350 trick or treaters. The last few groups of kids hit it big since we still had lots of candy bars left. Thatís a wrap at the pumpkin house for 2019.

 

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