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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 34 Entries.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
Harvested seeds from the 138.5 uow House 2018 Giant Pear Gourd today. Came from the 223 House 2017 uow Bushel Gourd ( 279.5 English x open). Guess the open was a giant pear gourd growing near by.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
also harvested seeds from the 231 uow House 2018 Bushel Gourd ( 177 Westfall x open). Was hoping the pear and bushel gourds would dry whole but became obvious they were not going to so harvested the seeds
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
Last but not least harvested seeds from my BP Bushel Gourd -- 234 uow House 2018 ( 215 House 2017 x open) If anyone needs bushel gourd seeds to use as rootstock for watermellons or if you want to take a chance on the pear or bushel gourd ( since they are open pollinated) email me. They should be dry in a couple weeks.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
Last but not least harvested seeds from my BP Bushel Gourd -- 234 uow House 2018 ( 215 House 2017 x open) If anyone needs bushel gourd seeds to use as rootstock for watermellons or if you want to take a chance on the pear or bushel gourd ( since they are open pollinated) email me. They should be dry in a couple weeks.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
Love this picture of me and the 532 House 2018 ( 1044 Gansert x 575 Wolf). Won the Morton Pumpkin Festival and made it three wins in a row ( that's why there is three trophies. The picture was taken for a newspaper article and they sent it to me.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
Don't know why pictures from my phone that I transfer to my computer end up being sideways. Also sorry for the grammer. Should say are instead of is on the 532 picture.
Tuesday, January 8 View Page
This is the 234 bushel gourd. One pictured before was my 203
Wednesday, January 23 View Page
Test to see if this picture of the 138.5 Pear Gourd is right side up
Wednesday, January 23 View Page
Well that didn't work. Lets try this one.
Monday, March 18 View Page
GPC was fantastic and so was my luck in pumpkin poker and the seed raffle. First GPC and Giant Growers are the nicest ( and most fun) people on earth.
Monday, March 18 View Page
In case you are wondering about the Kohler Lodge shower posts this is it. Three shower heads, digital water heat with instant hot water, and more. I want one now.
Thursday, April 4 View Page
Not the Pattonís operation but enjoy being in the school greenhouses during winter and early spring. Bad part is the plant sale is every weekend in May when I want to work on pumpkins.
Thursday, April 4 View Page
Said goodbye to my oldest grandchild this week as he headed for basic training in the Air Force. A little to tall to be a pilot.??
Sunday, April 14 View Page
What the heck. This is central Illinois in mid April, not Alaska. Glad I havenít started anything yet.
Friday, April 26 View Page
Red orange and old orange seeds ready for germination chamber.
Friday, April 26 View Page
And tucked away in germination chamber. 90 degrees and high humidity usually does the trick.
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Canít put plants in the mud so I potted up today. Should give me a few more days.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Please stop raining. Now at 8 inches for the month. Canít keep the AGís in pots too much longer.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
And more AGís in pots
Sunday, May 26 View Page
And more AGís in smaller pots.
Sunday, May 26 View Page
And 115 day commercial pumpkins I had hoped to plant directly in field with new planter. Looks like more hand transplanting now. Raining again today!
Sunday, June 16 View Page
Left over plants. Wondering how big a pumpkin you can grow in a 3 gallon grow bag. Maybe a new contest?
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
Haven't done a good job of keeping the diary up this year. This is the main patch. 1. 1620 HENKIN ( 1059 V/M X 1718 CEJA) 2. 1576 LARIVIERE ( 1297 YOUNG X SELF) 3. 1211 AILTS ( 1374 ENGEL X SELF) 4. 1157 ZAYCHKOWSKI ( 575 WOLF X SELF) 5. 742 HOUSE ( 1385 H/J X 1810 WERNER)
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
secondary patch NORTH ROW E TO W 1. 1374 ENGEL ( 359 FOSS X 1048 ENGEL) 2. 1297.5 YOUNG (1912 CARTER X 1000.5 GANSERT) 3. 532 HOUSE ( 1044 GANSERT X 575 WOLF) MIDDLE ROW E TO W 1. 1211 AILTS (1374 ENGEL X SELF) 2. 910 YOUNG (1297.5 YOUNG X 907 YOUNG) 3. 341 HOUSE ( 975.5 GANSERT X 1059 V/M) SOUTH ROW E TO W 1. 496.5 HOUSE ( 939.6 KARKOS X 900 GANSERT) 2. 681 GANSERT (907 YOUNG X 1044 GANSERT) 3. 923 GOUIN (907 YOUNG X 793 TOFTNESS
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
bottom red orange patch SOUTH ROW W TO E 1. 377 ZUNINO ( 400 ZUNINO X 1059 V/M) 2. 239 GOODMAN ( 781 ENGEL X 1030.5 DEBACCO) 3. 1146.5 YOUNG ( 998 PUKOS X 1207.4 YOUNG) 4. 939.6 KARKOS ( 944 KARKOS X 1399 CHRISTENSEN) 5. 359.5 HOUSE ( 128 RYS X SELF) MIDDLE ROW W TO E `1. 532 HOUSE ( 1044 GANSERT X 575 WOLF) 2. 496.5 HOUSE ( 939.6 KARKOS X 900 GANSERT) 3. 359.5 HOUSE ( 128 RYS X SELF) 4. 742 HOUSE ( 1385 H/J X 1810 WERNER0 5. 681 GANSERT ( 907 YOUNG X 1044 GANSERT) 6. 816 GANSERT (1048 ENGEL X 81 GERHARDT) 7. 825 KRUGER ( 1634 WERNER X 1059 V/M) NORTH ROW W TO E 1. 525 PURICELLI (1059 V/M X 1165.5 MARSH) 2. 668.9 KRUGER ( 1059 V/M X 1634 WERNER) 3. 620.3 KARKOS ( 861.2 KARKOS X 1610 LIEBER) 4. 476 HARNICA ( 1059 V/M X 575 WOLF) 5. 910 YOUNG ( 1297.5 YOUNG X 907 YOUNG) 6. 858.9 KARKOS( 939.6 KARKOS X 171 STEWART/HOPKINS
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
commercial patch was planted very late and has had no care so don't even want to post a picture of it put plants are. COMMERCIAL ROW 1 WEST S TO N 1. 1533 HENKIN ( 658 HENKIN X 1059 V/M) 2. 1501.5 WAGNER ( 1317 CLEMENTZ X 1148 WAGNER) 3. 907 YOUNG ( 1059 V/M X SELF) 4. 907 YOUNG ( 1059 V/M X SELF) 5. 809 YOUNG ( 777 YOUNG X 811 GERHARDT) 6. 768 HOUSE ( 588 COOPER X 823 HOUSE) 7. 758 HOUSE ( 810 WESTCOTT X 1059 V/M) ROW 2 WEST S TO N 1. 768 House ( 588 COOPER X 823 HOUSE) 2. 729 GANSERT ( 655 GANSERT X 1275 REA) 3. 1533 HENKIN ( 658 HENKIN X 1059 V/M0 4. 686 COOPER ( 823 HOUSE X 1048 ENGEL) 5. 501 HARNICA ( 476 HARNICA X 1399 CHRISTENSON) 6. 327 HOUSE ( 688 COOPER X 1059 V/M) 7. 257 HERRMANN ( 1718 CEJA X 1317 CLEMENTZ) ROW 3 W TO E S TO N 1. 1159 RICHARDS ( 919 RICHARDS X 998.5 PUKOS) 2. 988 JANIVICK ( ( 670 DIAGLE X 1450 WALLACE) 3. 939.6 KARKOS ( 944 KARKOS X 1399 CHRISTENSON) 4. 816 GANSERT ( 1048 ENGEL X 811 GERHARDT) 5. 319.5 HOUSE ( 250 HOUSE X 146 HOUSE) WHITE CINDERELLA 6. 250 HOUSE ( 146 HOUSE X OPEN) CINDERELLA 7. 146 HOUSE ( CINDERELLA AG X SELF) ROW 4 W TO E S TO N 1. 250 HOUSE CINDERELLA ( 146 HOUSE X OPEN) 2. 631.4 JASER ( 1230 DELETAS X 670 DIAGLE) 3. 146 HOUSE WHITE ( LUNA X OPEN) 4. 319.5 HOUSE WHITE CINDERELLA ( 250 HOUSE CINDERELLA X 146 HOUSE) 5. 434 HOUSE ( 566 WINEY X SELF) GREEN SQUASH 6. 6. 146 HOUSE WHITE ( LUNA X OPEN)
Sunday, July 28 View Page
Even though I havenít posted much I do have a few pumpkins growing. From my red orange (I hope) genetic patch. 369.5 House x 681 Gansert.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
910 Young x 359.5 House
Sunday, July 28 View Page
476 Harnica x 939.6 Karkos
Sunday, July 28 View Page
620.3 Karkos x 476 Harnica
Sunday, July 28 View Page
595 Percelli x 910 Young.
Sunday, July 28 View Page
939.6 Karkos x 359.5 House
Sunday, July 28 View Page
1146.5 Young x 681 Gansert
Sunday, July 28 View Page
And the star of the patch as of now 377 Zunino x 359.5 House

 

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