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Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Has Anyone Tried This ???
 
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Here is an article on how i grew my tomatoes in 2016
 
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Here is my 12.36 lb tomato !!! Lol.... :-)
 
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Here is my soil test
 
Tuesday, January 1 View Page
Here is the recommendations for tomatoes in colum #2 and for pumpkins in colum #8
 
Wednesday, January 2 View Page
Duck hunters beware !!!!
 
Monday, February 4 View Page
Here is one of my New Crosses !!! Cat x bat
 
Thursday, February 7 View Page
Next year i may need a bigger plane to transport mt watermellon and pumpkin !!!
 
Friday, February 8 View Page
Groundhog says that we will have an early sping this year !!! I can't wait !!!
 
Friday, February 8 View Page
Ok, im not sure that i can make it to spring !!!!!
 
Sunday, February 10 View Page
You do what you gota do !!!!
 
Monday, February 11 View Page
Don't believe everything you see on Facebook !!!
 
Tuesday, February 12 View Page
My dog gets excited when he sees his lady freinds go by !!! What do you think ???
 
Wednesday, February 13 View Page
The kids found my paint !!!
 
Thursday, February 14 View Page
Ok kids have it to easy today !!!!
 
Thursday, February 14 View Page
Here is a grafted tomato plant last spring. I recomend letting the rootstock grow to 4"-6" tall before grafting. If you graft to low the upper part of the plant could sprout roots into the soil and eliminating the purpose of the graft completely.
 
Thursday, February 14 View Page
I don't know why but many of my megablooms will seperate like this in the late season compaired to my early season. Tomatoes ?
 
Friday, February 15 View Page
GOING GREEN ? Maybe a bit to much !!!
 
Saturday, February 16 View Page
Largest sinkhole in Jina !!!
 
Sunday, February 17 View Page
Lets see how you like it !!!!!
 
Sunday, February 17 View Page
I asked rick spaziani AKA(Garden Rebel) what inspires him to ride a mountian bike every day !!!
 
Monday, February 18 View Page
I'm never picking mushrooms again !!!
 
Tuesday, February 19 View Page
OK who thought this would be funny !!!
 
Tuesday, February 19 View Page
Yes, we caught the guilty peep !!!
 
Wednesday, February 20 View Page
men and women always see things differently !!!
 
Thursday, February 21 View Page
No way i am going to work !!!
 
Thursday, February 21 View Page
No reason to sit at home doing nothing !!!
 
Friday, February 22 View Page
Can't start this dam chainsaw !!!
 
Friday, February 22 View Page
Dam woodchiper !!!
 
Friday, February 22 View Page
Wonder if dan sutherland used co2 ?
 
Friday, February 22 View Page
And dan also brewed his own tea !!!
 
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Farming in Minnesota !!!
 
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Spring flowers in Minnesota !!
 
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Minnesota's #1 harvest !!!
 
Saturday, February 23 View Page
Here is a picture of my 6.23 and 6.13 Megazacs in the back and my 5.61 Megadom in front. The megadom seemed to be a smother tomato overall.
 
Monday, February 25 View Page
Has anyone seen me ???
 
Tuesday, March 5 View Page
Never listen to a Rodent !!!
 
Tuesday, March 5 View Page
A BOOTY TEE !!!
 
Wednesday, March 6 View Page
Kung fu citty
 
Wednesday, March 6 View Page
Ha..... I can't lose to Glenomakins so i pulled it out of the garbage and put it on the scale. 3.2 oz for my winter grow. Lol... :-) Ps. Maybe i should soak it to rehydrate it ???
 
Thursday, March 7 View Page
You don't wont to mess with the squirrels in my neighborhood !!!
 
Thursday, March 7 View Page
You also don't wont to mess with my cat !!!
 
Thursday, March 7 View Page
On the other hand my dog is a push over ???
 
Friday, March 8 View Page
March 8 the ground is still frozen solid and my raspberry plants came in the mail today. Well at least i have potting soil to use so i planted them in some pots and placed them in the warmest spot against the south side of the house. They should be fine and the stems were massive for bare root mail order plants.
 
Saturday, March 9 View Page
My pepper plants are comming along. Each pot is a different veriety. I will be seperating them soon.
 
Saturday, March 9 View Page
This will be my practice grafting plants. It will be at least 2 more weeks before i try it.
 
Saturday, March 9 View Page
Elvis lives !!!
 
Sunday, March 10 View Page
Little groot
 
Monday, March 11 View Page
Were can i get one of these ???
 
Monday, March 11 View Page
This is how we did it !!!
 
Tuesday, March 12 View Page
Neighborhood Cat Burglar !!!
 
Wednesday, March 13 View Page
Always their for myself !!!
 
Wednesday, March 13 View Page
Who is this ??? Lol... :-)
 
Wednesday, March 13 View Page
Were is this man !!!
 
Wednesday, March 13 View Page
10 lb. Tomato challenge winner !!!
 
Thursday, March 14 View Page
Proud new Daddy !!!
 
Thursday, March 14 View Page
Here is a picture of were my garden is in the woods. 1. Is the garden 2. Is were i pump my water from 3. Is were i keep work supplies
 
Thursday, March 14 View Page
A closer look at my garden . its the rectangle in the pic.
 
Sunday, March 31 View Page
I don't wont to know what you are thinking !!!
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
This is how i go fishing !!! :-)
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
I found it !!!
 
Tuesday, April 2 View Page
Drove by my garden today. Wow i have alot of work to do !!!
 
Wednesday, April 3 View Page
My cats worst nightmare !!! Or april fools !!!
 
Wednesday, April 3 View Page
My neighbors are paranoid that my cat is out to get them !!!
 
Thursday, April 4 View Page
My soil test last year.
 
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Ok its time to start my clean up !!!
 
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Ok cleaned up the dead weeds !!! Not bad for this old man of 56 who needs to loose 20 lb of winter fat !!!
 
Sunday, April 7 View Page
Bad thing about having a garden 30 minutes away from your house you allways forget to bring something. I ran out of gass !!! Day over, enough work for this old man today !!!
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Well i got about 80% of my garden rototilled today getting caught up now !!!
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Im thinking of putting this in my garden to see if the critters will stay out !!!
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
My peppers are doing prety good so far !!!
 
Monday, April 8 View Page
Unfortunately only about half of my eating tomatoes came up and most of these are for my uncle. so i had to replant many of these again.
 
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
Planted my 30 asparagus roots the other day. These are prety nice sized roots.
 
Friday, April 19 View Page
WOW !!! look at what showed up in the mail today !!! An awesome trophy, 24 wow super starter paks and $50 cash !!! You are awesome Porkchop !!! I can't wait to win it this year !!! :-)
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
Here is a practice grafted bigzac tomato plant. Its a little spindly but i neglected it because i needed space for my peppers and eating tomatoes.
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
My peppers did ok. They are tight and need more room to grow.
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
Put my eating tomatoes in the cold frame to make room for me to start my competition tomatoes today on may 3 starting a little later than expected.
 
Friday, May 10 View Page
Its been 5 weeks since i rototilled my garden and since then we have had 7.5" of rain !!! Making my ground to muddy to even walk on !!! Needless to say i am way behind this year.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
My tulips did good this year.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
Bought 10 flats of begonias for the house !
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
Eating tomatoes and peppers are ready to be planted this weekend.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
One grafted tomato i did for practice.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
I was surprised to see this big pepper on this plant. I will pick it off when i plant it.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
More garden plants. About 5 different kinds of squash broccoli cauliflower bok choy swiss chard and one 543 stawecki orange pumpkin.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
My competition tomatoes are on their way. I planted the seeds may 3 this year
 
Monday, May 20 View Page
It was almost dry enough to work my garden but the mud is back after 1.5" of fain last night.
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
The road going to my garden
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
Well i wonted to plant my garden this last weekend but again to much rain made my garden to muddy to plant !!!
 
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Hope to plant my competition tomatoes this weekend. They took a little beating from rain and wind but they still look ok.
 
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Trust me you don't wont to scew around with the squirrels in my area !!!
 
Monday, May 27 View Page
Ok now their is a steak 44 oz. !!!
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Rototilled half my garden over the weekend. Still very wet to mud.5 pounds stick to your shoes if you walk on it !!!
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Planted my peppers eating tomatoes winter squash broccoli cauliflower swiss chard and bock choi !!! I still have to plant my competition tomatoes !!!
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
This area still to muddy to even rototill yet ?
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
This is a closerlook at my garden soil today !!!
 
Thursday, May 30 View Page
Mud or no mud, My competition tomatoes are going in this weekend for sure !!! Can't wait any longer to plant !!!
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Again about 1 inch of rain. So far everything is doing ok.
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Planted my competition tomatoes yesterday before the heavy rain.
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
This is the road i drive to get to my garden.
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
I need to rototill this in about 4 days to help dry it out ? Not a fan of that but you cant even step in this atea ?
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
You really cant step off the walking boards anywhere or you will loose your shoes
 
Friday, June 7 View Page
Between cucumber beatles and hail dammage my zucchini plants look a little beat up !
 
Friday, June 7 View Page
This is my only 7.10 foss plant. Not sure why only half the plant is rotting ???
 
Friday, June 7 View Page
Well only 3 of 48 plants seem to be rotting in the mud so thats not to bad !!!
 
Friday, June 7 View Page
This is only a eating tomato. Is a supersteak tomato !!! Nice megabloom on a standard veriety. Hope its a sign of good things to come !!!
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Well im almost tempted to grow out this megabloom on my eating tomato plant !!!
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
These are some of my competition tomatoes. Everything is doing rather well concidering that the ground is still mud after more heavy rain this morning ?
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Bought some blueberry plants in the mail last year. They look like they are doing prety good so far !!#
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Some things are growing prety good so far like my bug ridden bock choi broccoli cauliflower and swisschard. Its been a little to cool for the peppers. The seem to be just sitting their so far. Not sure how things can grow in this continuous mud !!! It never dries out and we are expecting a nother inch of rain this Thursday !!!
 
Tuesday, June 11 View Page
Here are a few more competition tomatoes surviving the muddy grounds with more rain tomorrow night
 
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
Still haven't planted my raspberries yet ? I got them in the mail in march and placed them in pot temporarily till i could get the ground ready ? That was 3 months ago. But they are doing very good in the pots. I can't complain to much !!!
 
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
I planted my eating tomatoes only 2 weeks ago on may 28. The plants are looking real good but i really need to get them weeds removed real fast before i lose my tomatoes ???
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
My eating tomatoes are still growing good. I was able to pull the largest weeds out to help let the plants breath a little
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Here are my competition tomatoes. Some are doing ok and some are struggling in the muddy ground.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
This is my largest competition tomato plant
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
This is one of mt 2 pumpkin plants a 543 stawecki. I started my seed may 3 about 5 weeks later than most pumpkin growers.but i only wont a HD pumpkin about 500 lbs.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
Here are 2 plants of bnots new cross called Delbrut !!! They got off to a late start but should be enough time for a October weighoff.
 
Monday, June 17 View Page
It seems like it has been raining for 40 days and 40 nights !!!
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Lol :-)
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
I made a new tomato cross today !!!
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Anyone need a kitten ???
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
Things are looking better !!!
 
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Competition tomatoes when i planted them june 2
 
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Same plants 3 weeks later june 23
 
Tuesday, June 25 View Page
Megabloom on my eating tomato !!!
 

 

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