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Saturday, February 16 View Page
These pine berries/white strawberryís came in the mail today and I didnít expect them to come like this. Do any of you have experience with this and know what to do? What should I do with them to get them to start growing? They donít look to healthy
Wednesday, February 20 View Page
Test germinating some seeds. I got this plastic box and heat mat from wallace wow and it stays at a constant 85. I donít have to worry about temperature spikes now!
Friday, February 22 View Page
5/6 of my practice plants are up after 3 days. Now Iím keeping them at 70 degrees under the grow light 14 hours a day
Sunday, March 3 View Page
Hereís my test plant 12 days since the seed was planted and 9 days since it came out of the ground. When I planted it into the bigger pot I put dirt all the way up to the cots and the. The next day it grew 2 inches out of the dirt again. The plant seems a little flimsy but Iím not experienced with plants this size. What can I do to fix this? Iíve heard of a fan is there anything else? Email me at pumpkins044@gmail.com if you have any ideas thanks
Sunday, March 10 View Page
This is my plant 17 days out of the ground itís crazy how healthy this plant is when all I have right now is 1 2ft t5 light. Iím ordering a couple more for my real plants.
Wednesday, March 13 View Page
This is the practice plant 19 days out of the ground under one t5 light bulb it out grew the box. I didnít feed this anything but water and a little bit of humic/ fulvic at the beginning of its life.
Saturday, April 6 View Page
Got my green house up just need to adjust the tarps a little I remember last year when it rained the water would go under the tarps and still go into the greenhouse. I have really big problems with drying out my soil at the beginning of the year would it be fine to dig a trench around the outside and fill it in later when it dries? Email me at pumpkins044@gmail.com
Sunday, April 14 View Page
Today I prepped everything for tomorrow when Iím going to start my seeds. First I sandpaper the edge of the seeds and soak them in a water kelp and humic/fulvic mix. Then I put them in a moist paper towel inside my germination chamber which stays at about 83-87 degrees. Then after 12 hours I put them in moist potting soil that I mixed with kelp and mycorrhizae and watered with weak strength kelp, humic/fulvic, and mycorrhizae/tricohderma mixture.
Friday, April 19 View Page
Seeds came up today and are under my grow light. Last night I checked them and they were barley breaking ground so I thought I could leave them for the night when I woke up this morning the 2283 and 2157 were pushing off the top of the germination chamber! I put them under my grow light that stays 76 at leaves and 68 at soil I did this to try and see if it would help them get stockier. I will cool it down once they go into the bigger pot
Friday, April 19 View Page
Here are the plants about 14 hours under the light. The 2283 is front right 1385 Howell/Jolivette is left and 2157 Daletas is back right. The 2283 is a little bit behind the 1385 and the 2283 is a little bit taller and skinnier but thatís probably because when I came down this morning it was pushing on the top of my germination chamber trying to come out and get light it doesnít matter though itís still to early to tell and it probably wonít make a difference. The 2157 is very short and stocky but hasnít turned its leaves up towards the growlight yet. I give them a break during the night and usually after the first night there up they grow a lot.
Sunday, April 21 View Page
I transplanted the plants yesterday after a day of being up roots were coming out of the bottom of 5 inch peat pots. I used bigger pots this year so I can keep the plants in longer if I need to, there no to big though so I can still get them out. I cut them in half and duct taped them so that itís easier to transplant when I need to. I mixed in some azos and mycos when I was planting and it seems like the roots finally hit them because the plants started growing much faster now. The farthest plant is the 1385 Howell which is the biggest plant which is surprising! The middle one is the 2283 which had the biggest root system when I was transplanting. All the plants are doing great!
Sunday, April 21 View Page
I transplanted the plants yesterday after a day of being up roots were coming out of the bottom of 5 inch peat pots. I used bigger pots this year so I can keep the plants in longer if I need to, there no to big though so I can still get them out. I cut them in half and duct taped them so that itís easier to transplant when I need to. I mixed in some azos and mycos when I was planting and it seems like the roots finally hit them because the plants started growing much faster now. The farthest plant is the 1385 Howell which is the biggest plant which is surprising! The middle one is the 2283 which had the biggest root system when I was transplanting. All the plants are doing great!
Sunday, April 21 View Page
I forgot the picture 1385 Howell/jolivette in the back 2283 in the middle and 2157 Daletas in the front
Wednesday, April 24 View Page
Hereís a picture of my plants. From front to back 2157 Daletas 1385 Howell/jolivette 2283. I really donít know what Iím going to plant yet. The 1385 was the fastest but the first leaf looks weird and it already has the second leaf coming up even though the first leaf hasnít come up yet. The 2283 is the second biggest and looks perfect. The 2157 was far behind so when transplanting to bigger pots I didnít put benificiaries because I donít have enough for back ups but now is growing fast and catching up without any mycorrhizae or azos. Today I watered all the plants in with azos mycorrhizae kelp humic/fulvic silica and Antony bit of amino acids. Maybye the 2157 will pick up and take the lead tommorow. If it does I will definitely plant it because I love the cross and how it was very big ott but pollinated with the 1625 ganter.
Friday, April 26 View Page
Here are the three plants from farthest to closest 2157, 2283, 1385
Saturday, April 27 View Page
I decided to measure my plants today and measure them tommorow morning to see how much there growing. Today all three measure 2.5 inches from the point of the leaf to were the leaf stalk connects to the leaf. All of them measured 2.75 inches wide at there widest point. Order of plants goes 2157 in back 2283 in middle 1385 in front
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Hi everyone something weird is happening to my plants. The cots are drying out very early compared to normal. And on this plant the leaf is turning yellow. It looks very weird and doesnít seem right. Has this happened to anyone else? If anyone has any ideas please email me at pumpkins044@gmail.com
Saturday, April 27 View Page
This is the 2157 same problem.
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Hereís the 2283 it is the only one that doesnít have the problem but I do the same things to all my plants.
Friday, May 3 View Page
Hereís a picture of the 2283 it was burned form the potting soil but seemed to grow out of it. The tennis ball is in there for a size comparison. It seems to be picking up the pace.
Friday, May 3 View Page
Hereís a picture of the 2283 it was burned form the potting soil but seemed to grow out of it. The tennis ball is in there for a size comparison. It seems to be picking up the pace.
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Hereís the 2157 Daletas that I started as a back up on the 28th. Itís been up for 3 days and seems to be growing much faster than the other two when they were this young. I donít know if Iím goin to grow this one or the 2283 yet.
Monday, May 6 View Page
Hereís a picture of the 2157 Daletas itís growing pretty fast I think. I think itís been up for 4 days.
Monday, May 6 View Page
Hereís the 2283 it survived the potting soil that my other two plants died to. The first leaf looks bad but not dead the second okay and the third which is just coming in looks perfect. I thought I was going to have to go with the 2157 backup but if this one starts growing better I will grow it. It looks much healthier than it used to.
Monday, May 6 View Page
Hereís the stump of the 2283 itís already starting to lean over which I think is good. It also has a stripe which is cool.
Monday, May 6 View Page
This is why I start in 5 gallon pots I get so much rain. Thereís no way my area will be dry enough to plant next weekend. I will probably have to just put my plant out at one point if it gets to big and see what happens which is what I did last year.
Thursday, May 9 View Page
Wow didnít expect the 2283 to recover so well from the burn. The leaves are big and healthy green. Itís still a little behind but the leaves grew 2 inches in length today and itís starting to pick up the pace. Iíll probably be growing this one. I might clip off the very burnt leaf but I will leave it for now untill the plant gets bigger.
Thursday, May 9 View Page
Hereís the stem itís very thick. I checked and I am pretty sure itís not a double vine which is good. I also mixed amendments in today I will probably plant outside at the very end of the next week.
Monday, May 13 View Page
The Tomatoes are looking great! 4/4 of the 5.71 porkchops came up 1/2 of the 5.13 came up and sadly 0/8 of the 8.22 came up so far. Iím starting more 8.22 today, I have six spots to plant I donít know which ones Iím growing specifically yet but it seems like the 5.71 are goin to be in majority. Thanks porkchop for the seeds!
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
The 2283 is looking great! Itís a lot greener than in the picture and itís growing fast. I started hardening it off by leaving it in my basement at night tonight, Iím planning on putting it out this Sunday. The original plan was to put it out much sooner but itís rained so much.
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
The only thing Iíve noticed on this plant was the secondary buds look a little yellowish towards the newer growth. The older growth looks green though so Iím guessing as the secondary buds get older they will get darker.
Thursday, May 23 View Page
Put pumpkin plant outside earlier this week itís about 3 ft long probably more itís grew 6 inches in 12 hours Iíll post a picture on Sunday the leaves are very healthy and green
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Hereís the 2283! Itís growing fast and didnít stop even when I transplanted it outside. It was hard to transplant from the 5 gallon pot but I think I broke off almost no roots. The plants about 40 inches long right now and itís sidevines are starting to kick in. It stayed a very healthy since I transplanted it outside.
Monday, May 27 View Page
Havenít posted a picture of the tomatoe plants yet. It looks like I will be growing 3 5.71 porkchops and 1 8.22 porkchop. The 5.71s are a lot stronger s bigger than all the 8.22 except for the 8.22 that Iím growing. My Dad wanted to try one so he decided to grow the 5.13 La Rue.
Monday, June 3 View Page
Hereís my plant. Itís about 7 ft long it was growing 8 inches per day untill last night when it went down to 45 and it only grew 2 inches today. Closing up my hoop house tighter tonight to try and help keep it warm. Hopefully Iíll get a pollination before July. Longest secondaryís are 2ft and they gradually get shorter. I got a split in my main but it is completely dried out I hope it doesnít affect the overall size of the pumpkin. It should be fine.
Saturday, June 8 View Page
Hereís a picture of the tip of the ďflower vineĒ
Monday, June 10 View Page
Hereís the 2283. Secondary growth is slow but starting to pick up. All the secondaryís went from an inch to sticking out the bottoms of the mains leaves over the weekend. I have a female at about 10 ft with 11 secondaryís behind it but I wonít keep that unless something happens. Plants is way to small to get a pollination and not enough secondaryís behind it.
Monday, June 10 View Page
Here you can see the side vines sticking out the sides
Monday, June 10 View Page
Front view I forgot to mention the longest side vines are 3 ft long so the plant is 6 by 10
Monday, June 10 View Page
Front view I forgot to mention the longest side vines are 3 ft long so the plant is 6 by 10
Monday, June 10 View Page
Forgot to attach the picture to the last one
Monday, June 17 View Page
Hereís the plant I donít know how wide it is but itís about 13 ft long. Itís secondaryís are just starting to come in but there growing fast. I have a flower thatís going to open in about 10 days at the tip. I think I might keep that one it will have 16 secondaryís behind it which is not ideal but it would have had 20 if I didnít have to pick off a few for being stunted. I put out a lot of markers tonight to try and tell how much the secondaryís are growing. I think the plant should probably double in width before I pollinate it which can probably happen if the secondaryís are growing as fast as I think.
Monday, June 17 View Page
This might give a better view of the secondaryís.
Monday, June 24 View Page
Pollinated my first pumpkin off this plant today! It was a 4 loner with an extra half lobe. I remember last year having this and when I asked a bunch of people said the only thing the extra half lobe does is make them go heavy sometimes. I normally zip tie and put a red solo or styrofoam cup over my flowers but couldnít find any cups! When I was looking through my draw I found the white bubble that I got the seed out of and it fit perfectly!
Monday, June 24 View Page
Heres a picture of the tomatoes! There growing very nice, I put them about 3 ft apart from each other. Thanks Porkchop for the help with the seeds and help with the pumpkin and tomatoes this year!
Sunday, June 30 View Page
Hereís the pumpkin 6 dap. Itís growing very nice a great color and is a perfect shape. It has 15 secondaryís including the one at its node which I may have to remove. I donít know if Iím going to keep this one yet or the one 2 down that will open in a couple days. The next female flower was 3 lobe and messed up so I didnít really like that one.
Sunday, June 30 View Page
Hereís the plant it looks way bigger in real life. The sidevines quadrupled in size in 11 days and are growing very fast. The plant is growing so fast I might be able to keep the pumpkin I have now that had a June 24 pollination.
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Hereís the first pollination 10 dap it has a 21 inch circumference and is growing 3 inches a day but steadily going up. This one was very small at pollination so Iím not worrying about the size right now. Iím liking the shape and color of this one. The plant is growing very fast. I couldnít figure out the square feet because of the odd shape so I just counted leaves and it has about 200. The next pollination had messed up lobes and was only a three lober. Its also growing very slow compared to this one maybye because this ones soaking up the energy. Thereís another flower that may open up tommorow and depending on how that one looks I will decide between this one and that one.
Thursday, July 4 View Page
Hereís it from the top it has a little bit of an indent on the top left
Monday, July 8 View Page
2283 Barlow Dap 13 in the picture. Laid down my board itís a 3/4 inch plywood with a 1/2 inch foam connected on top. It should give it a soft but protective layer to grow that also stays cool during the day. I couldnít find any play sand so itís going like this for now.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Heres my first ever tissue test. Itís not bad I was actually surprised at how many things were good. I definitely need to fix the phosphorus though that could affect a lot.
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Pumpkin day 20 133 ott I donít think thatís anything special but I donít think thatís bad either. Itís only day 20 so it doesnít matter. This pumpkin is from the 2283 Barlow and look at the color!
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Hereís the side view
Sunday, July 14 View Page
Hereís the side view

 

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