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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 26 Entries.
Tuesday, January 15 View Page
Jack O Lantern snake
Friday, January 18 View Page
High Tech Pumpkin Abuse! https://youtu.be/Runa7TVXKpI
Tuesday, January 22 View Page
First blooms on winter tomatoes
Saturday, March 2 View Page
So much snow this winter, ready for spring!
Wednesday, April 10 View Page
Ready for Spring to get here!
Thursday, April 11 View Page
It was a little windy here last night.
Saturday, April 13 View Page
Germination round one. These babies have been filed, soaked, & will hopefully show signs of life within the next few days!
Friday, April 19 View Page
From round one: 1791 Werner germinated Unfortunately 1381 Checkon & 2255 Eddy Z did not. Bummer, Heavy Sigh
Friday, April 19 View Page
so tonight I started the process with these two.
Saturday, May 4 View Page
Here we go! Not my best looking seedlings ever, but I think they'll like it better outside.
Monday, May 6 View Page
Picture for last entry.
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Decided to ix nay the flat vine 1791 Werner
Thursday, May 16 View Page
Replaced it with 2185 Brandt
Friday, May 17 View Page
Had a fun day yesterday planting 2 acre food plot (sorghum) for our CRP food plot in northern Iowa. Looking forward to shooting pheasants here next fall!
Friday, May 17 View Page
And last, I finally got my patch roto-tilled yesterday, finishing just a few minutes before a big storm hit. As per some helpful recommendations from Team Beard, I tilled in: 20 pounds potassium sulfate 1 pound manganese sulfate 1 pound copper sulfate 10 pounds elemental sulfur to lower pH 1/2 pound borax Plus some alfalfa meal, and humid
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
After my last post, we've had a crazy amount of rain, which started right after I got my patch tilled on May 17th, and turned my patch into hard-pan. May 31st tilled for a second time. In the foreground you'll see a Bonnie Plants School Mega Cabbage. That's right I have a 3rd grader. My last 3rd grader won the Bonnie Plants cabbage contest for our state and a $1,000 scholarship. Hoping for a repeat!
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
Oh yeah, my 1676 also went flat vine, so my keeper for this year is 2158. This pic is from May 31.
Friday, June 28 View Page
Had a bummer last week when I got home from a trip for work, the main vine had snapped during a thunderstorm :-(
Friday, June 28 View Page
The good news, while I was gone, my daughter had done a pollination (not sure how many lobes), just before the break.
Monday, July 15 View Page
This evening we harvested the giant cabbage that Elyse grew for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Contest. It weighed 20 pounds. She stayed on top of plant care, especially keeping up with watering on these hot days. Great job Elyse!
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Pic to go with last post
Friday, July 19 View Page
Tomorrow is Day 30. Dealing with a stretch of 95-100 degree weather :-(
Friday, July 19 View Page
Try that again
Friday, August 16 View Page
Still growing
Saturday, August 17 View Page
Overhead shot of my patch.
Saturday, August 17 View Page
Tall Corn and Sunflowers


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