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Tuesday, January 1 View Page
This will be my first year of growing and I can not be more excited. I am still trying to figure out what seeds to grow as I have some good ones. I will be growing all the plants in the GPC categories, I know its a lot but I am down for the challenge. I would just like to thank everyone who have helped thus far. Happy New Year to everyone and good luck growing.
 
Monday, March 18 View Page
I had a great time in Green Bay at my very first big show. I met many good growers and got many tips. It was nice to meet all of you and would like to thanks everyone who made it happen at Lambeau. I hope I will get to speak with all of you again when I have my own pumpkin stories to tell.
 
Monday, March 18 View Page
I had a great time in Green Bay and met many great growers. I would like to thank the GPC and all the others who made it happen. I got to meet with some great people. I hope to speak with all of you again when I have my own pumpkin stories to share.
 
Thursday, April 11 View Page
Sent my soil test today. I'm going with spectrum analytics. Im going to see what theirs is like and they give recommendations for AGs as well. Now we wait until the snow melts to add amendments, come on spring!
 
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
Well here's my official lineup! Bottom two are backups. Hopefully the 2027 germs but it has a crack near the point so who knows.
 
Friday, April 19 View Page
Got my results back today! surprisingly not as bad as i figured. Low on OM which I figured.
 
Friday, April 19 View Page
Let's try it with a pic this time!
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Well here we go!!!
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Cleared the patch today! Needed to be done. I had lots of debris from last years weeds, lol. Looks a bit better now.
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
My test plants got some sun today.
 
Saturday, April 20 View Page
Also made one hoop house today! I still need to make two more but I'm getting closer. I would like to thank my dad for helping me build.
 
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
Well I don't know if my first seeds are going to germ I may have overheated them. I will leave them a couple days and see what happens. I have another 2017.5 and more 2091s so I will start those in a day or two of my others don't germ. I will also germ 1962 Haist, 1918 qualley, and 1921 carrier too and pick the best of those plants because I am almost certain the 2027 won't germ due to a severe crack by its point.
 
Wednesday, April 24 View Page
Success!!! My 2091 sprouted. I'll wait on the 2017 but I'm giving up on the broken 2027. I will start the 1962 Haist, 1918 qualley, and 1921 carrier on Friday
 
Thursday, April 25 View Page
My 2017.5 Boyce finally popped a root! Yay!!!
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Got my maters seeds picked. Probably time to start. Hopefully I do garden rebel and Marley proud in the mater competition.
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Test plants looking good hard to not keep them when they look this good.
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
The 2017.5 Boyce and 2091 midthun are both peeking out of the soil!
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Started more seeds. A couple are squash seeds but the rest are AGs. I need to pick one out of the rest to grow and the others ( if they grow) will go to another patch.
 
Saturday, April 27 View Page
Finally finished my hoop houses!
 
Monday, April 29 View Page
I think I'm getting better at this. 4 for 6 so far. I think my success is using an old incubator. It keeps heat good and isn't as big as my old germ chamber.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Got 6 yards of compost for the patch yesterday.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Got it spread and tilled. Also got the hoops thrown out there.
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Well my 1918 qualley popped open the seed shell but never sprouted a root. Odd so I had to look. Lol
 
Sunday, May 5 View Page
Up potted my 2017.5 Boyce and 2091 midthun. They got some sun today.
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Well it's looking like my 1921.5 Carrier is going to beat out my 1962 Haist.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
Plants hit dirt today! This ones the 2017 Boyce.
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
1921 carrier
 
Friday, May 17 View Page
1962 Haist
 
Thursday, May 23 View Page
I started bushel gourd and a long gourd seed. I now see how thick those shells really are.
 
Tuesday, May 28 View Page
Well, I'm not very good at this growing giants thing. My 1962 Haist is the best plant. My others are pitiful and yellow. I am limited on what I can do so I'll just roll with it. Got some BGs to germ. My tomatoes are up but they are growing slow. I'm letting down my team right now, sorry guys. Hopefully I can devote more time to growing after school gets out.
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
I got two BGs to pop out: 209 & 229 English. My 331 brown had the shell taken off and it now has sprouted a root! My tomatoes are still sad but if the giant don't work out then I have some eating tomato varieties that can get to be 2 lbs easily. I am disappointing my team but hopefully they can make up for me. And then there is my sad kins. Because they are doing nothing I am going to try and use a chicken manure tea to see if the high nitrogen will Green em up and get some growth as they haven't grew since I planted them. Here is the 2017 Boyce. It's looking sad. I also might try miracle grow to see if a little will get something going.
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Sh*tty plant #1
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Sh*tty plant #2 and #3
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
And a somewhat less sh*tty plant. I am going to pull plant 1 and 3 this weekend. If you have an idea on how to help 2 and 4 please email me. I have gotten advice from some already but want to hear everyone's opinion.
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Bees are doing good at least!
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Plants are looking better. 2017.5 Boyce
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
1921.5 carrier and 2091 midthun
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
1962 Haist
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Should I cut this kick stand leaf off?
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
Here's kick stand
 
Sunday, June 23 View Page
I am so frickin livid right now! Grrrr! Sometimes I just hate deer. My biggest plant gone. It will be a miracle if I get a pumpkin this year.
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
Mater update! My plants are small, yes I know. They are really starting to grow though so that's good I started more two weeks ago and are close to going in the garden. Here's my 5.22 qualley. And yes I need to weed too.
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
The 5.04 Clayton.
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
6.23 konz
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
The 4.05 peine
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
8.41 maccoy
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
4.28 spaz big Marley
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
Marrow 62 Chandler
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
Marrow 78 Brown
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
12.8 brown cuke
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
16 Maccoy cuke and I have a unknown 11lb cuke
 
Thursday, June 27 View Page
I also planted... 229 English BG 209 English BG 331 Brown BG 795 Gould GS 109 Qualley FP 277 barber W 163 Cecilski W (sorry butchered last name) 274 Mudd W
 
Friday, July 12 View Page
Well the 1921.5 is about 8ft long!
 
Friday, July 12 View Page
And it has a pumpkin!!!!! I haven't cut the 2091 midthun yet in the same hill because I want to use it as a pollinator.
 
Friday, July 12 View Page
The 2017 is closer to 6ft.
 
Friday, July 12 View Page
 
Wednesday, July 17 View Page
My 205 English BG. I kinda like these plants better than AGs but it's small. This is an old pic will get a new one tomorrow. Kerry if you get tired of looking at yours here's mine lol.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
2017 Boyce
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
1921 Carrier
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Blossom on 1921, I think I will pollinate it.
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Here's pic
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
205 English BG
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
229 English BG
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
 
Thursday, July 18 View Page
Mega bloom on 6.23 konz
 
Sunday, July 21 View Page
Here's the 1921.5 carrier x self dap 2 I have started training the vine but was wondering if I should cut the secondary and leaf off the vine near the kin?
 
Wednesday, July 24 View Page
Is this a good placement for the kin between the vines or do I need more of a curve?
 
Saturday, August 3 View Page
1921xself 15 DAP
 
Saturday, August 3 View Page
2017x1921 9 DAP Deer struck again eating half the plant
 
Wednesday, August 14 View Page
Well SVB took over!!! Killed around thirty of them. I got all the ones I saw but will keep a close eye on them.
 
Thursday, August 29 View Page
I have been very busy and haven't been it the patch in a while to do some real work but here is my marrow for a little update. 78 Brown x self
 
Tuesday, September 3 View Page
Well my season was over in one night. The other morning I came out and saw these little rot spots on both of my kins but I kept them on to see if it got better and it got worse. I'm going to pick and weigh them either tonight or tomorrow. I would like to say thanks to everyone who got me this far.
 
Wednesday, September 4 View Page
Here is the scab like growth on my kin. I don't think they are done my littlest one grew don't know if the big one did but both are still solid.
 
Monday, September 9 View Page
Getting bigger
 
Monday, September 9 View Page
The 2017 Boyce is still growing, slowly.
 
Monday, September 9 View Page
1921 Carrier seems to be done but now I am fighting mold on he surface pumpkin still intact.
 
Wednesday, September 11 View Page
I still have maters on the plants but this is the most promising one.
 
Wednesday, September 11 View Page
My biggest cuke!
 
Thursday, September 19 View Page
Picked a 5lb cuke today that was damaged by rot.
 
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Had a great time at my first weigh off! My pumpkin was only 179lbs but I won first in marrow and tomatoes, and second in watermelon. I took home $350 and two ribbons.
 
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Marrow ended 53lbs. Was the only one at the weigh off.
 
Sunday, September 29 View Page
Me and my ribbons!
 
Monday, September 30 View Page
Here's a delbrut that fell off the plant. I didn't know they were going to be yellow.
 
Wednesday, October 2 View Page
Really it couldn't have weight 2lbs.
 
Saturday, October 5 View Page
Well had a good time at gale woods. My wee little pumpkin came in 12th place. It weighed a whopping 107lbs. My tomato officially weighed 1.99lbs. Almost saw the MN record be broke but the fruit was damaged and weighed 1943. Bill Foss had a well deserved win of 1545! Congrats to all growers.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Got an official weight on a yellow delbrut. Small but color is what I'm excited about.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Chris Brown was the wonderful MC of Anoka today. He had a fun time in his pumpkin suit.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
He also weighed his third pumpkin winning him his jacket.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
And for two days in a row, the legend Bill Foss won the weigh-off. He set his personal best in his great career of over 30+ years.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
Also got a weight on my now biggest cuke. It weighed in at 6.2lbs off the 12.8 brown.
 
Sunday, October 6 View Page
 
Saturday, October 12 View Page
Went to Stillwater to help out. Saw many great pumpkins but Mike's 2261 took the cake! Congrats to the beard and all other growers. Also congrats to Shannon Leer and Chris Qualley for getting their jackets.
 

 

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