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Thursday, April 4 View Page
Its time to get started for the year, im back to the patch I grew the 2106 in the year 2016 ive just been doing cover crops in it since then. Happy where the test is, we will have to mainly boost K and MG and tweak up a few micro nutrients, ive added 1% OM with the cover crops....I was hoping for a bit more but Ill take it.
Thursday, April 4 View Page
Lets see if the photo adds this time
Monday, July 8 View Page
Ive been working the past few weeks on getting an old scale up and running to grow a pumpkin on
Monday, July 8 View Page
On the scale we have a 2283 Barlow/Jacobus x self and it was pollinated on June 23rd. The scale itself weighs 360 lbs, I trained vines for a few weeks, in order to leave a big area for the scale. We put down 8' 2x6s yhen backed the trailer up, we then set the scale on the 2x6s and as I held the pumpkin we slide yhe scale in place. The platform is 4x4 but I extended it to 5x5 with 3/4 treated wood. I didnt have time to weld extensions on and cut drain silts with plasma cutter. So in order to combat flucations with the platform, I have to cover the kin and scale with a tarp everytime I water.
Monday, July 8 View Page
7-7-19, 9pm - 39lbs 7-8-19, 8am - 44.5lbs 7-8-19, 10am 46.3 lbs I then watered and right after I watered it dropped 2lbs, then an hour later it gained it back 2:30pm 46.3 6pm 45.3 7pm 45.2 8pm 45.4 9pm 45.6 Total gain in 24 hour period 6.6 lbs
Monday, July 8 View Page
Unfornatley that last post is difficult to read, ill have to come up with a better way to post the info, here is the pumpkin and the vine pattern, I terminated the main at the kin but kept the secondary, it made it easier to get the scale in place.
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Dap 20 for the scale kin, Tapes 177" for an estimated weight of 131lbs, actaul weight 117.8 so we are currently %10 light to chart. The other night I sprayed Bravo, Eagle 20, Bifen XTS and MKP and it stayed on the exact same growth rate. Which was great to see, next week will be a different insecticide and only one fungicide so we will check to make sure that also doesnt affect it. When I measured for Dap 20 it had done 22 lbs in the last 24 hours.
Monday, July 22 View Page
Dap 29 on the 2283, 268 OTT For an estimated weight of 444 and actaul weight of 440.9 its now about -1% to the chart vs -10% 9 days ago. In the las 9 days I averaged 35.88, but heres the bummer I had 2 days at 46lbs then some really hot weather hit and lots of rain. It really threw the plant in a funk. The last few days ive only done 34 a day. It was growing evenly all day before that heat now its shifted to growing faster at night than during the day. Hopefully it will snap out of this soon
Monday, July 29 View Page
On Day 34 the 1724 Martin is 587 lbs up 218lbs for the week with an average of 31.1 per day.
Monday, July 29 View Page
2283 is 708.9 actaul weight up 268 lbs for the week averaging 38.23 lbs a day. Its 316" and -2.5% below chart.
Monday, July 29 View Page
Previous Post on the 2283 is Dap 36
Monday, August 5 View Page
1724 in the foreground Dap 41 measures 327 for an estimated weight of 804lbs gaining 217 lbs for the week for an Average of 31 per day. In the background is the 2283 BJ its 351" for an estimated weight of 986 with actaul weight of 978.3 up 269.4 lbs for the week gaining an average of 38.4 lbs per day. I tracked the pumpkins from sunrise to sunset. Based on percentage of total daily gain ot does 42% of weight gain at night and 58% during the day. The day is currently longer than night 60% to 40% so it gains a little more per hour at night than the day.
Monday, August 12 View Page
2283 BJ pictured is 50 days and 379" for an estimated weight of 1222 and actaul weight of 1236.1 up 257.8 lbs for the week and averaging 36.8 lbs per day. Plus 1.2% on chart. 1724 background is 48 days and 352" for an estimated weight of 994 lbs up 190lbs for the week and averaged 27.1 lbs per day. Life has been busy and havnt got much data on scale its only going to get worse with getting married in 2 weeks might be a blank on data for August lol. Hopefully get some good September data.


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