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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 33 Entries.
Friday, March 29 View Page
Seed lineup for this year! Just a few more weeks until I start my seeds.
 
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Started seeds today! 1501.5 Wagner, 1200 Engel, 993.2 Vincent/McGill, & 260 Grubbs.
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
Transplanted these 3 into 2 gallon grow bags today. The 2 on the right are both 1501.5 Wagner. The other is my own 260 Grubbs. The 2- 1200 Engel seedlings will get transplanted in a day or 2. And it's looking like the 993.2 Vincent/McGill isn't going to germinate.
 
Sunday, April 28 View Page
Transplanted the 2, 1200 Engel seedlings into 2 gallon bags this afternoon. Started more seeds also. 1807.5 Holub squash and 566 Winey squash. Since the 993.2 Vincent/McGill still hasn't germinated, I started a 1372.5 LaRue to take its' place.
 
Tuesday, April 30 View Page
I was planning to put the plants in the patch tomorrow. Looks like I'm gonna be waiting a few more days now. 5 inches of heavy, wet snow and maybe more in the forecast. Just glad I didn't have the whole screenhouse put together.
 
Tuesday, May 7 View Page
Hoping to plant in the patch this weekend. Mother nature just doesn't want to cooperate. Bringing snow, rain, and cold temps. My best plants at this point: top is my 260 Grubbs(1734.5 Clementz x 1374 Engel), middle 2 are 1501.5 Wagner, and bottom is a 1200 Engel. Backups are now up and growing.
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
I finally got the plants put in the patch today. Only 3 weeks later than originally planned. Dang weather. 1200 Engel and 1501.5 Wagner will share the main patch with a spot for an 1807.5 Holub squash to go in on the east end of the patch. My 260 Grubbs ended up being the best plant out of the other options and will go in the 2nd patch. I'm excited about the potential of my 260. It is the 1734.5 Clementz x 1374 Engel. These are the biggest plants I have ever transplanted.
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
1200 Engel
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Pair of 1501.5 Wagner's
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
260 Grubbs
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
Finally getting some warm weather and the plants are starting to take off. 1200 Engel
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
1501.5 Wagner. Decision time on which to keep coming soon.
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
260 Grubbs
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
Growing a giant pumpkin in a bucket. 1372.5 LaRue
 
Sunday, June 9 View Page
My first attempt growing a green squash. 1807.5 Holub
 
Wednesday, July 3 View Page
260 Grubbs X 1200 Engel 13 feet on the main vine 5 lobe
 
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Pollinated the 1372.5 LaRue this morning. This plant was a back-up plant I decided to keep and grow in a 20 gallon bucket just for the heck of it. Pollinated at 12 feet on the main vine. 1372.5 LaRue X 1200 Engel.
 
Wednesday, July 10 View Page
1200 Engel X 1501.5 Wagner 15 feet on the main vine 6 lobe
 
Saturday, July 13 View Page
I pollinated a 5 lobe bloom on the 1807.5 Holub this morning. 16 feet out on the main vine. 1807.5 Holub X Self
 
Sunday, July 14 View Page
(7/14) 1501.5 Wagner X 1200 Engel 6 lobes 18 feet on the main vine This has been my best plant! It's also the biggest plant I have ever had at pollination. 22' long X 22' wide.
 
Wednesday, July 31 View Page
1200 Engel was DAP 20 yesterday 7/30. Estimates over 100lbs. My 1st pumpkin to estimate over 100 at day 20 since my rookie year in 2016.
 
Friday, August 2 View Page
DAP 20 on the 1807.5 Holub squash today. 170 OTT. My 2nd biggest at DAP 20 ever.
 
Sunday, August 4 View Page
1501.5 Wagner (x 1200 Engel) DAP 20 yesterday 8/3. Estimated over 100lbs.
 
Sunday, August 25 View Page
Zelda (1200 Engel x 1501.5 Wagner is DAP 45. Estimates at 475lbs. Her growth rate has plummeted to 10lbs a day. I discovered a mouse was living under her. I took action to remove the mouse and have seen no more activity around the pumpkin. But, I fear damage may have been done.
 
Sunday, August 25 View Page
Zelda (1200 Engel x 1501.5 Wagner is DAP 45. Estimates at 475lbs. Her growth rate has plummeted to 10lbs a day. I discovered a mouse was living under her. I took action to remove the mouse and have seen no more activity around the pumpkin. But, I fear damage may have been done.
 
Sunday, August 25 View Page
I dream of Greenie (1808.5 Holub x self) is still recovering from the hail storm from 10 days ago. It is encouraging that her gains are starting to pick back up. She estimates in at 387lbs on DAP 42.
 
Sunday, August 25 View Page
Hilda (1501.5 Wagner x 1200 Engel) is estimating 581lbs on DAP 41. She has been averaging 21lbs a day for the last 2 weeks.
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Greenie (1807.5 Holub x self) DAP 50 Estimated @ 429lbs. Healed from the hail storms 3 weeks ago. Lost over half the plant. Only gaining about 5lbs a day
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Zelda (1200 Engel x 1501.5 Wagner) DAP 53 Estimates 546lbs. I discovered mouse activity about 2 weeks ago. Measures were taken, and I have not seen anymore activity around the pumpkin. Hopefully, Mr. Mouse decided to leave. Only gaining 8lbs a day.
 
Sunday, September 1 View Page
Hilda (1501.5 Wagner x 1200 Engel) DAP 49 Estimated 727lbs. Averaging 18lbs. a day. She has been my most consistent grower averaging over 23lbs a day for 3 weeks.
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
Greenie estimated 480lbs on dap 60 last evening. Only doing about 3lbs a day now. I wonder how big she'd be if not for the hail storms a month ago.
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
Zelda estimated 581lbs on the 8th. Growth has almost stopped now.
 
Thursday, September 12 View Page
Hilda estimated 866lbs today at dap 60. Averaging 11.1lbs a day over the last week.
 

 

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