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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 25 Entries.
Tuesday, January 14 View Page
Here is the adjustible PSI device. Got the pressure down from 60 to 20 PSI using a screwdriver . Step one complete d
 
Friday, January 17 View Page
The patch is in soil is well balanced nothing over to lock the nutrients in. Compost will be added. Misters at 8 cycles per day with the heat in South Carolina and a 22 percent shade cloth.
 
Saturday, January 25 View Page
Added 2 yds of premium compost, humic acid, 50 lbs of alfalfa and kelp and 1/4 yd if cow manure. Micros. Will till it up Monday then on to misters.
 
Wednesday, January 29 View Page
Genetics seeds attempt one hopefully the last one. 876.5 Lloyd and 616 Corkum squash need to diversify the pool again hopefully with aid from Madman!
 
Saturday, February 1 View Page
1998 616 Corkum germination at 47 hrs. Freezing is the method. 21 years in the freezer
 
Sunday, February 2 View Page
The roots to the 616 Corcum 98 really took off and she's in a pot now. Fingers crossed.
 
Sunday, February 2 View Page
The roots to the 616 Corcum 98 really took off and she's in a pot now. Fingers crossed.
 
Saturday, February 8 View Page
616 Corkum 98 looking beat up but first true leaf coming.
 
Wednesday, February 12 View Page
616 Corkum flown to Colorado to the genetics lab. Made it on.
 
Friday, March 27 View Page
Manifold for my misters ,drip line and dosetron. Plants go in tomorrow 75 degrees today in South Carolina
 
Saturday, March 28 View Page
Irrigation finished with misters. Got to plum the 4x4 s for the shade cloth. 1911 and 1937 Urena seeds are in. Little seaweed, companion and Merrit. Hate the drip tape !
 
Friday, April 10 View Page
Hmm too many leaves. It's been low of 48 and high of 87 here in SC
 
Friday, April 10 View Page
1911 Urena going double as well. Sugar hopefully it grows out of it. No surgery yet.
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Shade cloth poles are plum. Checking out drip irrigation versus calculations with the netafin flow meter. Plants are growing well should take off soon. Spoon feeding continue s daily. David Garrell
 
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
For all you old farts like me the key to a big one is going Al Eaton style with the pool next to the patch. Pumpkins are starting to vine. Applied some WSP 75 today as well as water soluble 15-5-15. Its starting to heat up hear in SC can't wait for vine burying oh my word this yankie is not cut out for that oh well. Dave Garrell
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
1937 coming out of double Vine should run soon.
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
1937 coming out of double Vine should run soon.
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
1911 Urena out of double Vine main is going sky high with double behind it. Might be a tough landing.
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
1911 Urena out of double Vine main is going sky high with double behind it. Might be a tough landing.
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
1911 Urena starting to pick up some steam with secondaries filling in. Main vine 13 ft . Fungicides in full rotation now.
 
Friday, April 24 View Page
1937 Urena remains a single vine main is starting. Need to get out some ferts ton of rain here.
 
Saturday, April 25 View Page
1911 Urena is starting to run beating out the 1937 now. If I had chose plants earlier I would have picked the 1937. I don't necessarily believe in planting two and picking the better.
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
1911 Urena continues to grow about 6-7 inches a day on the main. Was able to get some Vines burying done which will hopefully accelerate the plants growth. Saw my first female about 8 ft out on the tip. I really need to get this plant going with an early pollination because of the extreme heat here in SC. About to order some white shade cloth for June on. Dave
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
Pollination one 1937 Urena by self ,6 loves.
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
1911 Urena at 16 ft. Secondaries are growing at am immense rate. There are 2 pumpkins near the tip so I'm trying the vine as an S curve. Humidity is very high. Here comes the disease battle.
 

 

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