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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 5 Entries.
Tuesday, March 3 View Page
Coming home with Karl's awards like.....
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
What a difference a day makes. Snowed on Friday, Sun came out today. Got the last two heating cables buried today, so I'm a little further ahead than normal for this time of year.
 
Monday, May 11 View Page
Another gloomy day. At least the snow didn't stick this time. Tow or three more frozen mornings to survive, and things should get better. This is the patch with 6 plants - I rested it last year, hoping the weather is decent to see if the time off was helpful. Plants went in the ground on April 25, and lost one to seed corn maggots on 4/30. I believe that particular heating cable wasn't as warm as it could have been and was one of the later ones I put in. Luckily, none of the other plants were hit - not even the one that it was double planted with which is strange.
 
Monday, May 11 View Page
This is the 2517 Haist on the right. It's a little better than average, although all the plants are pretty close at this point. The picture makes it look better than in person, things really need to green up.
 
Tuesday, May 19 View Page
I'm a bit behind schedule but the weather forecast is finally looking decent. I plowed up a spot that has not had pumpkins since 2013, and had been turned into pasture since then. Amazingly, the weed seeds had survived. Looks like all of them survived. Once this plant outgrows the greenhouse, I'll probably do one last till and mulch the whole site to keep the weeds down.
 

 

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