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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 27 Entries.
Monday, March 23 View Page
Trying the roofing heat cables for the first time this year. Added amendments and tilled as well.
Monday, March 23 View Page
Also got my hoop house set into place. Waiting for a thermostat to arrive in the mail and then Iíll try everything out to see how it works.
Thursday, April 9 View Page
Getting to be about that time. Good luck everyone.
Thursday, April 9 View Page
Iím planting three this year. One big.
Thursday, April 9 View Page
One orange.
Thursday, April 9 View Page
And one green.
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
Changed my mind on seed choices. These all got filed and soaked today and into the germination chamber this evening.
Monday, April 27 View Page
Plants are in the ground. These two have 30x30 to compete for. First time ever for me to try and grow in a spot this big.
Monday, April 27 View Page
These two are competing for whatís left after setting aside 30x30 for the two in the previous post. This spot measures about 14x28.
Monday, April 27 View Page
These are in a separate patch that measures 18x20. I tried growing a squash in this spot last season but couldnít get a fruit set.
Monday, April 27 View Page
Each set of plants got a mini hoop with a floodlight and pot for heat. Plus a little heater to help keep them warm and cozy.
Monday, June 8 View Page
Iím way behind on my diary. So hereís a quick update. 1109* Jutras potential keeper about a week from pollination. Shade cloth up to protect young sidevines from mini heat wave expected the next two days.
Monday, June 8 View Page
1172* Haist. I wish this was the one I planted in my big patch. One of the nicest plants I have ever grown. Keeper is about 5 days from pollination. Really need it to take as patch is filling up fast and main vine is running out of room. Patch size is 18x20.
Monday, June 8 View Page
2269 Paton. Also has keeper ready to pollinate in about a week. Sidevines are slow on this plant but starting to take shape now.
Monday, June 8 View Page
This is the second female on the main of my 1109* Jutras that has looked like this. The sidevine and stem are fused. Iíll pollinate it tomorrow just for fun. Next female looks normal.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
1172* Haist. Self pollinated a female this morning. I love this plant.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Here she is
Thursday, June 11 View Page
1109* Jutras. Should be pollinating a normal looking female this weekend.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
2269 Paton. Pollinating in the next few days.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
384.5 Terry BG
Thursday, June 11 View Page
My neighbors tree fell in my long gourd trellis. I patched it up but will have to build a new one for next year.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
39 Bleeker marrow
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Some of my giant tomatoes. Not seeing any megablooms yet. Just some big singles.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
1172* Haist x self. Not at all the color or grower I was hoping for but sheís growing. Slowly, but growing none the less. 38 DAP Estimated 462 pounds
Sunday, July 19 View Page
1109* Jutras is a big ole wheel shape. Sheís putting on mid 30 gains and estimates at 335 pounds at 24 DAP. Sheís on the biggest plant Iíve ever grown. 800+ square feet. I had 900 set aside but the last remaining three sidevines are dead in the water now that the squash is taking off.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
2269 Paton at 24 DAP. Taping 304 pounds and gaining low 30ís. Plant is long and narrow 15íx30í for 450 square feet. Fully terminated and cut the main at the kin as well. Iím really happy with this one.
Friday, July 24 View Page
Culled this one from my 384.5 plant. All of the fruit have this snout on them. Thatís my 2 gallon ez Flo for comparison. Probably should have culled it sooner but I was waiting to make sure some of my later sets were growing.

 

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