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Friday, March 1 View Page
time to start a diary, for the season.
Friday, March 1 View Page
as you see snow is all melted off the patch, but we got more storms coming this weekend, but its getting closer, south patch
Friday, March 1 View Page
north patch, looking good, still very wet/muddy
Friday, March 15 View Page
test seed, 509 Saxton 18, up in 6 days, soil temp 74 degrees,
Wednesday, March 20 View Page
got amendments today, starting to rain for 3/4 days. be another week,, lol, it is what it is,, spring time..
Friday, March 22 View Page
Day 14, for the 509 Saxton 18 seeds,, both was growing the 2nd true leaf, felt good about that, pulled them, staring 2, 548 Saxton 18, added a touch of rooting powder to soil, warming soil to 80 degrees, experiments go on,, lol
Sunday, March 31 View Page
added 25 lbs manganese, 50 lbs powdered gypsum, 8 cubic feet of perlite to main patch area, the open area on the left is going fallow for this year, approx 1400 sq feet area of coverage.
Sunday, March 31 View Page
this is our fall soil sample,
Monday, April 1 View Page
main patch roto-tilled,, rain coming the next couple days, so slightly ahead of the game this year,
Sunday, April 7 View Page
only carrot of 8 to survive,, but its looking good,, slow growing, but carrots are, best to all
Sunday, April 7 View Page
got the hole dug for starting the 2528 Geddes, approx 700 sq ft,
Sunday, April 7 View Page
hole dug for the 2005 Haist, approx 700 sq ft, both holes was 2 feet x 3 feet,
Friday, April 19 View Page
finally good weather,, hoops up,, suppose to be nice for the next week, slight chance of rain Easter Sunday. time to file, soak an get main seeds going, the secret patch will follow in about 2 weeks, best to all growers, its grow time.
Friday, April 19 View Page
starting line up, soaking as i type,, lol.
Sunday, April 21 View Page
got the veggie patch tilled, time to plant spuds and onions,
Saturday, April 27 View Page
well main line up seeds did not germ, check them this morning been 9 days, had not even opened,, started the back ups, 1916 barron, 1971.5 wolf, see if they do any better, bad me,, did something wrong is all i can say.
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
well 2nd bunch of seeds didn't germinate either,, bought new potting soil, Black Gold Brand, started 3rd bunch,, backups to the backups, arrggghhh I SUX
Friday, May 10 View Page
finally after 3 weeks,, losing 2528, 2005, 1867, 1916, 1971.5, got this one to germinate, took 72 hrs.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
2059 Daletas 2015, 5 days old. i like the growth of this plant so far.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
2109 Zywiec 2015, 2 days old, not looking healthy
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
1770 Lieber 2012, popped up in 72 hours, 5/14, its already matched the 2109 for size, wahoo we got plants
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
ok, todays project, Tomatoe patch.. its small only 4 x 7 x .5 feet, shopuld be able to get 6 or 8 plants in it, lol
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
yes i was screening the bigger rocks out,, sorry, lmao
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
finished project, added both compost/peatmoss to it.. those with heavy clay soil, understand,, best to all,
Saturday, May 25 View Page
got this pest out of the patch a couple days ago.
Saturday, May 25 View Page
had some nasty weather here, like every where else. finally got the 2059 Daletas in the hoop house, suppose to nice weather for a few days,
Wednesday, May 29 View Page
the marrows popped open this morning
Friday, May 31 View Page
the 1770 Lieber 12 in the hoop, finally getting some fair weather, after 3 weeks of cold, rain, snow, going to be in the 70's today
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
started some hybrid cantalope for eating today, weather is good for this week, started hardening the maters plants, and marrows
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
the marrows at 10 days, i love these buggers, both are 2012 Bonherts seeds,, the 1 on the left is 45 Bonhert, the 1 on the right is 58 Bonhert, may grow a couple for size,, others are going to be eaters
Thursday, July 11 View Page
well my season has been a total disaster, realized this day after a few hours of research,, the high amount of manganese i added to my patch, with the 7.5 ph levels, i put a highly toxic chemical imbalance in my soil, so this season is a total bust for me, very hard lesson learned,, lost 10 great seeds and plants, so going to till it all under, get some serious moisture and liquid iron on the patch, for remainder of this year. hope by fall sample time,, levels will be enough to add a few ferts, for spring,, best to all and pray you all have a great season, best to all. Curt
Thursday, July 25 View Page
well i still have tomatoes growing, 1st mega bloom on the 4.54 Martin,
Thursday, July 25 View Page
ok, here's the grand experiment, bought baby goslings, june 23rd, recieved them on june 27th, 4 days old. cute fluffy little feather balls,
Thursday, July 25 View Page
here they are yesterday, 1 month old, the big 1 is named Hercimer, a gander. Smaller 1 is Gerty, she's a goose, getting their pin feathers,, moulting the fluff, we are enjoying them,
Monday, December 2 View Page
got registration sent off, reservations at flamingo resort, we are so ready to see old freinds and meet some new ones at the big show, best to all, Curt and Sue Saxton


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