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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 15 Entries.
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Still have snow in my patch, I was shoveling some off today to get the black showing. Gotta love Northern Minnesota growing haha! Hoping to start my seeds next weekend and get the plastic on the greenhouse. Iíll be getting a soil sample send to Western Labs as soon as the frost goes out. I have 50lbs of Kelp, 50lbs of Alfalfa meal, 40lbs of Humic, 25lbs of Fish Bone meal, perlite, and 0-0-50 to put down before tilling. This year Iíll be growing the 1742 Wolf and 1971.5 Barlow, with the 1937 Werner and 1810 Bernstrom as backups. Only growing two plants this year, hoping to beat my personal best of 1810 from last year. Think spring and warmer weather!
Friday, April 19 View Page
Friday, April 19 View Page
The greenhouse is all tilled, water lines half down, soil cables in, and fans up! Will put the two plants in on Monday or Tuesday.
Friday, April 19 View Page
Main two plants will be the 1971 Barlow and 1742 Wolf. Going with the Selfed 2145s this year! The 1642 Wolf and 1937 Werner will be backups.
Sunday, April 21 View Page
The 1742 Wolf is in the ground, the soil temp in the planting area was 85 degrees!
Sunday, April 21 View Page
1971.5 Barlow is in the ground as well, soil cables have the soil at 85 degrees here as well. Hopefully they both take off good!
Saturday, April 27 View Page
1742 Wolf. It usually takes a few days for the plants to get used to the new environment before they take off. I have to put a 65 watt bulb by them and cover them at night because itís been in the upper 20s each night. Itís looking good!
Saturday, April 27 View Page
1971.5 Barlow. Itís doing good as well! Iím enjoying only growing 2 plants this year, with a new baby at home Iíll have more free time.
Thursday, May 2 View Page
1742 Wolf, the first sunshine day all week. Plants doing good!
Thursday, May 2 View Page
1971.5 Barlow. The plants go inside a big plastic Rubbermaid tote at night with a 65 watt light in there and a blanket over the tote. Keeps it around 70 inside. Low 30s every night here.
Thursday, May 9 View Page
1742 Wolf, leaves are a little bigger then a basketball. Looking really good and healthy so far. Every night is below freezing here so have to cover, was 16 degrees the other morning!
Thursday, May 9 View Page
1971.5 Barlow. Both plants will hopefully be getting close to laying down by the beginning of the week!
Friday, May 17 View Page
The 1742 Wolf is growing really good! The vine is a little over 2 feet long and just a few inches from laying down. The plants are about 2 weeks ahead of last year.
Friday, May 17 View Page
The 1971.5 Barlow is also doing really good, about the same as the 1742. So far Iím really focusing on getting a good root base by using lots of biological fertilizer. Iím watering 5 gallons of water every other day to a 8 foot circle around the plant.
Friday, May 17 View Page
Once I covered the plants up good for the night since itís supposed to freeze again tonight I sprayed the whole greenhouse with roundup to get rid of the weeds. Iíll do it a couple times a year.

 

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