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Sunday, April 14 View Page
Happy 2019 growing season everyone... Uncle John here... along with my nephew Knevin Cole and his trusty patch dog Jagger.. We are back to give it another try this year... Main patch has been moved up top of the property in hopes that if it's another wet summer, the patch wont get flooded out like last year... So the 2 seeds we have picked are the 2008 Neptune '14... and the 1918 Qualley '16... Our goal again is the NJ state record...Seeds have went into the germination chamber... So let the games begin!!!
Sunday, May 12 View Page
So it looks like the main 2 plants this (looking like a lost) year will be the 1901 Larsen and 1810 Porkchop...2008 Neptune as an emergency back up since I'm not liking how the plant is looking... Still cant finish tilling out the patch as it never seems to stop raining around here.... Will definitely be a late start this year... On a positive note.. I did get my amendments in thanks to the help of David Scarinci of Naturalscape, inc... So if and when im finally able to get the 'kins into the ground. The soil should be just right... Thanks Dave!!!
Tuesday, May 14 View Page
another day, another rainy one here in the amazon jungles of New Jersey... Only difference between there and here is that its much colder here.. Almost mid May and were in the 40's...
Friday, May 17 View Page
1810 Pork Chop... 1901 Larsen....2008 Neptune.... Finally seeing the sun!!!
Friday, May 17 View Page
900sq ft + for both.... 1810 Pork Chop and 1901 Larsen will get the spots.... Really hoping to get them in ground Sunday evening...
Monday, May 20 View Page
So FINALLY!!! Was able to get the 1810 Porkchop and 1901 Larsen into the patch!!! Let the games begin!! Used 3 WOW starter packs and about a scoop of blood meal in transplant holes....
Monday, May 20 View Page
1810 Porkchop
Monday, May 20 View Page
1901 Larsen
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
Put in silt fence for wind block.... starting to look like a pumpkin patch now!!!
Friday, May 24 View Page
1810 Pork chop...soaking in the sunshine....
Friday, May 24 View Page
1901 Larsen...
Friday, May 24 View Page
1901 Larsen...
Friday, May 24 View Page
The Pumpkin patch
Friday, May 24 View Page
Bang Bang Bang ....
Friday, May 24 View Page
1810 Pork chop...
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Peas are blooming!!! Found a couple rogue tomatoes that I transplanted...
Sunday, May 26 View Page
Peppers...Better Belle, Bhut Jolokia, Big Jim, and Cubanelles...
Sunday, May 26 View Page
1810 Pork Chop
Sunday, May 26 View Page
1901 Larsen
Thursday, May 30 View Page
This is why I moved pumpkin patch to higher ground...This is a raised bed...Okra and String beans drowning...
Friday, May 31 View Page
well... The patch is soaked... But isn't underwater!!! Both 'kins enjoyed a full day of sunshine and 80's!!! Both are getting ready to lay down and start running!!! Rest of garden survived also... hopefully we get a few days to dry out!!
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Now if we can only dry out a lil bit...
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Replaced cheap sillcocks with 1/4 turn ball valves... greatly increasing the water flow....will run pvc pipe throughout...
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Holy moly!! Just planted the 'taters 2 weeks ago!!! Already reaching the top of the bag!!!
Sunday, June 2 View Page
1901 Larsen ready to touchdown, and start running!!
Sunday, June 2 View Page
1810 Porkchop not far behind...
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
1901 Larsen has touched down and is ready to run!!! Amazing stuff...Even with all this rain and moving the patch up top... We are still 5 days ahead of last year!!
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
Have the rain barrels moved into position... Will run PVC to them... One for each plant...
Tuesday, June 4 View Page
Baseball break....
Wednesday, June 5 View Page
Gave the babies some fish powder and actinovate mixed into the water....Here is 1810 Porkchop...
Friday, June 7 View Page
Haven't ever had pea plants this tall....good stuff...
Friday, June 7 View Page
Gave the babies some NPK RAW Grow... Here is 1901 Larsen
Friday, June 7 View Page
First test of PVC irrigation was a success!!
Friday, June 14 View Page
1901 Larsen starting to run side vines!!
Saturday, June 22 View Page
Not much to report lately.... Except that the sun has finally decided to make an appearance today after several days of rain....really just haven't been able to do anything...need to dry out first...Here's 1810 Porkchop...
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
Definitely behind last year now...maybe with nice weather forecast next several days...might be able to catch up a lil... Here is 1810 Porkchop...
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
This was June 26 2018....Huge difference in side vines...
Wednesday, June 26 View Page
Did find 5 SVB's in my traps...put out yellow sticky tape today for cuke beetles...(haven't seen any yet...but not waiting)
Friday, June 28 View Page
Buried vines today...Mix of organic Miracle gro soil, pumpkin power, worm castings, added Azos, Mycorrhiza, and rootshield in each trench... Hopefully this and good weather can finally kick these babies into gear... Here is 1810 Porkchop...
Friday, June 28 View Page
My nephew capping off PVC irrigation...
Saturday, June 29 View Page
Wicked T-Storm passed through a couple hours ago.. But no damgage at all to the babies!!!!
Saturday, June 29 View Page
Our biggest problem this year is that we have practically no secondaries right now!! Hopefully next week or two can change things.. Cuz I like how after all the rain... This patch isn't under water!!!
Monday, July 1 View Page
Finally starting to see some side vines ready to run out...Have a 'kin on 1901 Larsen about 10-11' out...Will set it..But look for another further out... Have the plants a foliar of fish fertilizer and Companion fungicide...
Friday, July 5 View Page
Vine burying....found first cuke beetles today...gonna spray been oil...
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
Finally set a pumpkin about 12-13' out on 1901 Larsen..(The L'kin plant that has one long side vine right now looks like a big L)...
Tuesday, July 9 View Page
90+ and humid does not make for a happy nephew weeding...(But he didn't quit!!!)
Friday, July 12 View Page
1901 Larsen 3DAP
Saturday, July 13 View Page
Foliar sprayed NPK Raw on both plants....
Tuesday, July 16 View Page
Fricka fracka fricka fracka
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
fund a couple more SVB's.. Also went through every leaf... Found a couple batches each SVB and Squash bug eggs... took care of them.. Then sprayed BT... Pounding thunderstorm right now...
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Survived major T-storm!!! Just hoping to have a pumpkin bigger than the 195 that went to Connecticut last year!!
Sunday, July 21 View Page
And my only pollination aborted on day 10....several days mid 90's and humid definitely didn't help...maybe next week...
Monday, August 5 View Page
Ok...been a lil while since I posted... Been another rough growing year in Doity Joisey.... Vine borers, 95+ heat, and torrential downpours cost me one plant...And stump + 1st 3 ft of the other... But I was able to save the rest and finally have a pumpkin that looks like it might get through... Fingers crossed...
Thursday, August 15 View Page
season over!!! Jusdt like that!! Saw baby 'kin stop growing... weak plant... let it go.. and something crashed through fence to eat a dead 'kin!!! ( I always use 'Deer Out' spray to neutralize Deer... Whatever.... Just been a horrible year... Heavy rains... Vine Borers... Disease after that!! Will dot a lot of research before next year!!! Any tips welcome!!! slick5454@comcast.net... Good luck to everyone else!!!

 

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