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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 11 Entries.
Tuesday, January 29 View Page
I began preparation for the 2019 watermelon season. I collected the soil sample today and mailed it Western Labs for analysis on 1/29/19.
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
I have officially started the 2019 season on 2/19 when I planted 52 GL-1 rootstock. I lightly sanded all seed edges for water absorption, pre heated the grow mix , punched drain holes in all styrofoam foam cups with a skewer, set heater temp at 95 degrees and it shake and bake time .
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
Germination box setup
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
GL -1's about to go down on 2/4/19
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
Another shot of the germination box
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
Grating in the germination box to allow bottom heat and air flow for better germination %
 
Saturday, February 9 View Page
Added aluminum foil to plastic tote to magnify fluorescent lighting .
 
Saturday, February 9 View Page
Took from Monday 2/4 to Saturday 2/9 to get the GL-1 to this point . 100 % germination on GL-1's
 
Saturday, February 9 View Page
Watermelon seeds in the germination box on 2/9/19. 5 days after GL-1 rootstock
 
Saturday, February 9 View Page
Potatoes in the ground on 2-9-19
 
Tuesday, February 12 View Page
GL's in the right tote and a few watermelons in the left tote that have just came up.
 

 

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