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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 23 Entries.
Sunday, January 26 View Page
Nothing like an unseasonably warm day to get you thinking about the upcoming growing season. Plans can change, but for now Iím thinking of growing only two plants next year. I will be prepping and resting the north (right side in picture) side of the patch for the following season. Fertilizers, Gypsum, compost and leaves will be tilled in and at least two cover crops planted through the growing season. Currently, this area is planted with Fracking Radishes. The radishes will not over winter. Their purpose is to create deep channels into the soil, rot away, and then leave air spaces where water and nutrients and pumpkin plant roots will be able to reach deeper. The first cover crop will be Mighty Mustard. Following that may either be a mix of hairy vetch, peas, and winter rye, or buckwheat.
Sunday, January 26 View Page
My lineup for 2020
Thursday, January 30 View Page
Fracking Radish aka Turbo Radish
Saturday, April 11 View Page
It was time to get the growing going. Planted are the 2051 Marshall, 1911 Wolf, and a few backups from my 2019 pumpkins.
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Mr Google says I walked nearly 3.5 miles in my pumpkin patch today spreading amendments.
Sunday, April 19 View Page
I gave the babies four hours of sunshine today. Kinda forgot they need to be slowly hardened off. One small benefit of this unreal world we are living in right now, is that I have time to chase the sunshine around the house with trays of plants.
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
Even though the forecast for the next few days is less than desirable, I decided to put the first of four plants out. I'll let this guinea pig test the waters for the rest.
Friday, May 1 View Page
Free to a good home. Anyone within driving distance that needs a plant, shoot me an e-mail. D1109@aol.com
Saturday, May 2 View Page
All of the plants are now in the ground. Two 1911 Wolf, and two 2051 Marshalls. The strongest two will go on to greatness. ( I hope)
Monday, May 4 View Page
Do you think they are aiming at it? Couldn't get them all in the picture, but there are at least seven bobbins and one lure in this tree.
Monday, May 4 View Page
Picture from last post
Thursday, May 7 View Page
A Throwback Thursday Pic from 1997. My fifteen minutes of fame on the front page of our local newspaper. This was my second year of growing. The pumpkin came in at 585 pounds which was pretty good back then.
Saturday, May 9 View Page
My wind chime. Take a steel scuba tank that failed inspection, take off the valve, cut off the bottom, install a clapper and a chain for hanging. Have your talented daughter paint your favorite prey. Sounds like a channel buoy.
Saturday, May 9 View Page
My wind chime. Take a steel scuba tank that failed inspection, take off the valve, cut off the bottom, install a clapper and a chain for hanging. Have your talented daughter paint your favorite prey. Sounds like a channel buoy.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
2007 Topsfield Fair. It took me ten years to get my first 1000 pound pumpkin.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
A picture would be helpful. 1053 Pappas.
Friday, May 22 View Page
The 2051 has laid down and is starting to run.
Friday, May 22 View Page
A couple of unruly Wolfs that didn't get the memo.
Thursday, May 28 View Page
Now I have a lone Wolf.
Thursday, May 28 View Page
Throwback Thursday pic. Pumpkin grown from the 867 Mombert. Circa 2001. The Mombert pumpkin line offspring typically had this shape and color
Saturday, May 30 View Page
The 2051 Marshall is on the loose.
Saturday, May 30 View Page
2051 Front side. About eight feet long
Sunday, May 31 View Page
The 1911 Wolf is out of the house and on the prowl.

 

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