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Wednesday, March 27 View Page
Good luck to everyone in 2019!
Wednesday, April 10 View Page
Started seeds today. This is the 2019 lineup. We are only doing 4 plants this year, so if they all germinate, one won't make the cut.
Wednesday, May 22 View Page
Haven't had time to post anything since April. My efforts to try and get an early start this year were partially derailed by the awful weather we had in April and the beginning of May. I had to replace two plants that were really looking sad after weeks of no sun and cold weather. So I'm growing- 2528 Geddes, 2469 Daletas, 1944 Vanderwielen, the 2098 Lancaster(dmg) and I recently added a 2075 Connolly as a back up. The 1944 Vanderwielen had outgrown the greenhouse, so I removed the greenhouse yesterday. Tilled in the winter rye on Sunday, probably will need one more till as the plants grow.
Wednesday, May 22 View Page
Planted the long gourds last night also.
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
The 1944 Vanderwielen continues to be the leader in the patch. I have a pumpkin (you can see it near the end of the vine )that should open in the next 2 days or so at 14 feet. It's got 20 secondary's behind it, so it's right in the sweet spot. Fingers crossed it will be a good blossom and the pollination will take. The other three plants are all about a week behind this one.
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
Another view
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
Long gourds are about 6-8 feet tall and climbing. We've also got three bushel gourd plants and about six field pumpkin plants going in another patch as well. It's going to be a busy summer!
Monday, July 15 View Page
14 day old pumpkin on the 2098 Lancaster.
Monday, July 15 View Page
18 day old pumpkin on the 2528 Geddes plant.
Monday, July 15 View Page
This is a June 27 pollination on the 1944 Vanderwielen.
Monday, July 15 View Page
The patch is filling in quickly. Approximately 1/2 of the vines have been terminated already.
Monday, July 15 View Page
Long gourds are growing nicely. Doing three plants this year rather than the four we did last year. The top of the trellis is approximately 30 X 9 and it gets pretty crowded up there.


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