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Wednesday, April 1 View Page
Well, I pulled the freezer box of seeds out, organized them, looked at the -25įc thermometer reading and my pic of my shacks from yesterday and put them away.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
1652 Crews is down and running. No soil cables this year. The hydronic system is working well.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
244*Crews is a few days from layover.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
205 Kent black Diamond. Iím going to eat this one even if there is a weigh off. Lol
Sunday, May 24 View Page
?205 Kent watermelon has almost reached the end. Iíd have erected the shack today but thereís a frost warning. Maybe tomorrow.?
Sunday, May 24 View Page
?1652 Crews. Iím experimenting a bit. The 40įsoil heat has controlled the weeds a lot. Iím going to grow right on the clear plastic like I did last year with the IR film. Put the drip lines in underneath.?
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Pruned the first females from the secondaries of the 1652. Main vine females should be along shortly I hope.
Sunday, June 7 View Page
June monsoons are here on schedule. The two 191 Kapelari field pumpkins in this patch are in the shacks.
Sunday, June 7 View Page
The 244* Crews has a small green female on the main vine.
Sunday, June 7 View Page
205 Kent Back Diamond. Pollination has begun.
Sunday, June 7 View Page
1652 Crews has a female on the main vine now. Itíll be at least 10 days.
Saturday, June 13 View Page
1652 Crews greenhouse. Tomatoes at the end in barrels, hanging tomatoes, peppers on bench.?
Saturday, June 13 View Page
5.75 Hunt
Saturday, June 13 View Page
244* Crews
Saturday, June 13 View Page
205 Kent
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
?Well 20 years of growing experience just saved my butt. I was sure this one was going to open tomorrow but I know enough now to always check day before. Sometimes a fast growing plant can get a step on you. 1652 Crews x self June 16?
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
Well then. Thanks 2020 for being so awesome.
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
?The deed is done. ? ?244* Crews x self?
Sunday, June 21 View Page
5.75 Hunt tomato. This thing is a tree.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
This is the Lyons tomato. Also a tree.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
191 Kapelari is suffering from cold nights and days. Many +5 nights so far. I hope we get summer.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
205 Kent watermelon.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
244* Crews squash. Itís 3 Dap and the flower has fell off. Thatís a good sign.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
1652 Crews plant. 4 Dap
Friday, June 26 View Page
191 Kapelari is about to lay down. Iíve been thinking about pollination many years but not this one. Cursed cold year so far.
Friday, June 26 View Page
244* Crews 9 Dap. Nice shape so far.
Friday, June 26 View Page
1652 Crews 10 Dap. Kicking in a bit. Crown showing some signs of rot. I thought the plastic may keep the humidity down some but that may not be the problem. Getting frustrated with this. Hope it lasts the next 50 days.
Friday, June 26 View Page
205 Kent Black Diamond. Culled it down to 2.
Monday, July 6 View Page
1652 Crews 20 Dap 71Ē circumference. Thatís real good for me. The 1652 was 67Ē at 25 Dap but ended up beating the 2145 McMullen (1598!) that was in the greenhouse. It really put on the pounds late and passed the 2145. Hope this one does the same. The 2145 was the 1652ís pollinator so how can this be bad? lol
Tuesday, July 7 View Page
244*Crews 20 Dap 67Ē cir Itís a good looking fruit so far. Like the ones with the light specks. Appears to tip over the blossom end though.
Saturday, July 11 View Page
1652 Crews 25 Dap 94Ē cir. Been cloudy and cool half of those days.
Saturday, July 11 View Page
Hereís the 191 Kapelari fp plants. The cold weather this year has us really behind on anything that isnít in a greenhouse.
Saturday, July 11 View Page
The 205 Kent Black Diamond watermelons at about 30 days. 51Ē cir. If I remember correctly. Just had lunch. Thatís about the length of my memory lol.
Sunday, July 12 View Page
244* Crews 25 Dap 85Ē I measured after 23 Dap and it was 78Ē cir. Then cloudy rainy day. 24 Dap it was 79Ē. Yesterday sunny warm and overnight 16į. Sun and warmth matter.
Thursday, July 16 View Page
1652 Crews 30 Dap 113.5Ē cir
Friday, July 17 View Page
244*Crews 30 Dap 99Ē cir. Thatís ok for this patch. Itís shaded after 4:00 so loses about 5 hours of direct sun then and about 3 before 7:30. It gets worse as the season goes on.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
205 Kent watermelon is now about 59Ē cir. I believe itís 41 Dap.
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
1652 Crews 35 Dap 134Ē cir. Thatís good growth.
Thursday, July 23 View Page
244* Crews 35 Dap 113Ē cir Battling ants that have removed all the sand underneath the squash. Never seen that before. Also have some nasty splitting on front of fruit. This one is cranked up.
Sunday, July 26 View Page
1652 Crews 40 Dap 146Ē cir at the blossom. Itís much larger down lower now. Maybe over 150Ē.
Sunday, July 26 View Page
205 Kent about 48 Dap 62Ē cir
Sunday, July 26 View Page
191 Kapelari that isnít bushy has normal fruit.
Thursday, July 30 View Page
Fruit on the bushy 191 Kapelari. Itís not very old. Not sure what it is.
Friday, July 31 View Page
1652 Crews 45 Dap 165Ē cir with the blankets on. So thatís probably a couple of inches over actual. Not taking them off to measure. The less you can touch a fruit the better.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
244*Crews 45 Dap 127Ēcir
Sunday, August 2 View Page
205 Kent 55 Dap 66Ē cir. Have a few strays showing up now too.
Tuesday, August 4 View Page
Fruit on the 191 Kapelari bushy pumpkin. Growing well. Very dark green...
Wednesday, August 5 View Page
1652 Crews 50 Dap 176Ē cir
Thursday, August 6 View Page
191 Kapelari fp. Now I need rain.
Thursday, August 6 View Page
244* Crews 50 Dap 129Ē cir. Pretty slow growth now. It has been hot though.
Monday, August 10 View Page
1652 Crews 55 Dap 186Ē cir
Saturday, August 15 View Page
1652 Crews 60 Dap well, at the blossom itís grown a few inches but if I truly wanted to measure at its largest Iím out of tape. Nasty blossom sag ring too...
Sunday, August 23 View Page
205 Kent black Diamond watermelon is still growing. Spider mites have taken this plant down. I didnít spray this year. Itís impossible for me to grow melons without miticides.
Sunday, August 23 View Page
191 Kapelari main patch has lots of water now after 2 1/2Ē of rain in 2 quick storms. Small plant. Itís been a hell of a year.
Sunday, August 23 View Page
The 191 Kapelari bushy fruit is turning colour. It may be my largest fruit lol. Still has a chance to be yellow I suppose...
Sunday, August 23 View Page
1652 Crews Dap about 68 190 ish cir. Sag line getting scarier. Still growing but not as well. Let the tertiary vines take over some because the south winds brought mildew. I normally would have dealt with the humidity but for some reason it just doesnít matter this time lol.
Saturday, September 5 View Page
Picked the 205 Kent Black Diamond melons. This one is 73.8 kg
Saturday, September 5 View Page
The other one was 74.3 kg.
Sunday, September 27 View Page
1652 Crews was picked today. 1920 lbs after subtracting the 14 lb rig. 202Ē cir 124Ēee 134Ēss

 

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