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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 5 Entries.
Tuesday, March 26 View Page
Happy 2019 everyone ! Decided I will be giving giant watermelons a try this year instead of pumpkins. This is my first time, so it will be interesting - I plan to grow them in a greenhouse outdoors. Here's my seed lineup for this season.
 
Tuesday, March 26 View Page
This will be my first season ever using grow lights. Really wished I got and used some in previous seasons, as my plants tended to get tall and unstable. Got this "4 ft. T5 combo light, reflector and stand" from Peavey Mart (Canadian store). They built one just down the street last fall - super convenient. They carry many garden related products and a whole lot more.
 
Wednesday, March 27 View Page
Here's some goodies I'll be using to start these plants. Still missing a few products that should be arriving shortly (Mykos, Azos, ...) Everything that's bought online tends to always be from the states so I get it shipped to Menke's Parcel Service in Neche, North Dakota. Saves so much money as opposed to getting it shipped directly into Canada. Makes a fun 2 hr. ride down to America on the weekend to pick everything up.
 
Wednesday, March 27 View Page
Currently the heaviest watermelon grown in the province of Manitoba weighed 167 pounds. Here's a photo of that melon and I at the Roland Pumpkin Fair 7 years ago. (yes... I'm just a teenager. Still enrolled in high school... fun times...)
 
Wednesday, March 27 View Page
Forgot to attach the photo of Manitoba's record watermelon
 

 

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