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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 52 Entries.
Saturday, April 20 View Page
150 sq. ft. patch prep, hauled in about 2.5 yards of new soil and compost to make a raised bed. Broadfork was used to break up native soil.
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
The four seeds I started include the 1947.5 Clementz, 1211 Ailts (2 seeds), and the 1817 McConkie
 
Friday, May 3 View Page
Seeds were soaked in water over night on a heat mat
 
Saturday, May 4 View Page
The next day the seeds were wrapped in slightly moist napkins and placed in plastic baggies. Back on the heat mat and covered with a cloth rag.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
The fresh 1211 Ailts seeds were quick to germinate. Placed the seeds into Blackgold seedling mix.
 
Monday, May 13 View Page
1211 Ailts #1 coming up
 
Tuesday, May 14 View Page
Still waiting for the others
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
150 sq. ft. patch close to being ready.
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
All four seedlings are up. The Ailts and Clementz seedlings have been transplanted to larger pots.
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
1211 Ailts #1
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
1211 Ailts #2
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
1947.5 Clementz
 
Saturday, May 18 View Page
1817 McConkie
 
Saturday, May 25 View Page
150 sq. ft. hoophouse ready with sides rolled up
 
Saturday, May 25 View Page
1211 Ailts #1 went into the ground today.
 
Saturday, May 25 View Page
Hoophouse is 10.3 feet wide.
 
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Raised bed length is 17 feet. The white string marks the 14.5 foot mark, giving me 150 sq. ft. for the pumpkin. The left over 25 sq. ft. will be for four heirloom tomatoe plants, put into the ground today.
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Fourth of July tomato plant
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Big Brandy tomato plant
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Black Krim tomato plant
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
DX 52-12 USU developed high altitude tomato plant
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
150 sq. ft. contest early patch photo with 12 oz. reference can. Patch size is 10.3 ft. x 14.5 ft. Three pumpkin plants are in the ground at the far end. The 1211 Ailts is at the center and has been in the ground for a week. The 1947.5 Clementz is in the right corner and the 1817 McConkie is in the left corner. They have been in the ground for two days.
 
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
1211
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
Wind blew in the sides of the hoophouse last night. Lost the Clementz and the McConkie isn't looking too great. Both got beat up by flapping plastic and metal poles I use to roll up the sides.
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
A brick that I was using to hold the side plastic down actually landed on the McConkie in the wind storm. We will see if it can bounce back.
 
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
First flowers on the tomato plants starting opening today
 
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
The 1211 Ailts main vine is growing straight up. Everything else looks normal.
 
Wednesday, June 12 View Page
1211
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
1211 main vine
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
1817 hanging in there
 
Monday, June 17 View Page
Put in tomato cages
 
Thursday, June 20 View Page
Last day of spring
 
Monday, June 24 View Page
Got some sun scorch on the 1211. Shade cloth was put over the south side of the hoophouse.
 
Monday, June 24 View Page
Tomatoes doing well
 
Saturday, June 29 View Page
1211 main is 3 feet long today and running. 1817 in the corner is at 1.5 feet.
 
Saturday, July 6 View Page
1211 is at 6 feet today. Secondaries are slow to start, might have been watering too much. First male flower opened today.
 
Friday, July 12 View Page
More burnt leaves on the 1211. They are burning even with the hoophouse plastic and 30% shade cloth. Temps hit 96 degrees today. I need to protect the young leaves better.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
1211 is at 10 feet today. Only 4 strong secondaries on the right side, none on the left side. 1817 is at 7 feet still growing along the side of the patch. Both plants have a pumpkin at the tip of the main.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Pumpkin on the 1211 which will be about 11-12 feet out.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Pumpkin on the 1817
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Tomatoes
 
Friday, July 26 View Page
Pumpkins are failing to develop, could be the heat
 
Tuesday, July 30 View Page
Pulled the plastic off the top and one side. Hopefully that will cool things off. Left the shade cloth on.
 
Saturday, August 3 View Page
Pulled the 1817 today
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
All in on this one on the 1211, somewhere around 20 feet out on the main. Should open soon. Main is now heading back towards the stump.
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
Main on the 1211 is curving to the left side. Good thing it is devoid of secondaries on that side.
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
Tomatoes getting tall.
 
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
Open pollination on the 1211
 
Wednesday, August 7 View Page
4 lobes
 
Thursday, August 8 View Page
1DAP, hope it takes
 
Saturday, August 10 View Page
4' x 4' piece of mill fabric put down today
 
Saturday, August 10 View Page
View from behind the stump
 

 

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