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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 35 Entries.
Saturday, February 29 View Page
Enjoying company with friends at the GPC Growers convention at Las Vegas.
 
Saturday, February 29 View Page
So many people to see and talk to in Vegas. Cindy, Alex, me and The Wiz. Good times
 
Saturday, February 29 View Page
Our Night in Pink! was well attended by everyone. Here with Chris Brown...All lit up for the casual Growers meeting. Got a lot of great growing idea's tonight.
 
Saturday, February 29 View Page
Here is the missing picture of Cindy, Alex, me and The Wiz. at Vegas
 
Sunday, March 15 View Page
I'm starting to haul in loads of Leaf Compost for 2020. The amount shown (2.5 cubic yards) is for 1 plant (900 sq ft per plant). 5 more loads to go. I hope my little car doesn't break. The compost is heavy and wet.
 
Friday, March 20 View Page
Starting to haul out my 7ft wide a 10ft long Green houses.
 
Wednesday, March 25 View Page
Been digging out the planting holes this week and spreading ammenments, like fish, Kelp, Origin, 0-0-50, humic acid. epsom salts, k-Mag, Born, etc, compost etc. Loading up now to get it in the soil
 
Thursday, April 2 View Page
We got 1.5 inches of rain last night, and the roof runoff from that rain gave us about 600 gallons of free water for the Pumpkin patch. The price is right.
 
Sunday, April 5 View Page
This is my 150 Square Foot contest plot. Its 6ft wide x 25 ft long
 
Sunday, April 5 View Page
Here is the photo of my 150 sq ft plot
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Nice warm day in Sharon Soil getting warmed up in the pumpkin patch under the greenhouses and the forsythia's are in bloom
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
A beautiful day in the pumpkin patch. Soil is warming under the greenhouses and the forsythia's are in bloom Must be Spring. Or is it winter?
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Lots of seedlings are up. Planted on April 13th. All came up on April 16th.
 
Thursday, April 23 View Page
My pumpkin plants are ready for the big transplant to the garden. But its way too cold right now.
 
Thursday, April 23 View Page
My plants look like they are ready to go outside into the heated greenhouses.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
My plants are doing OK, in the mini Quonset huts. We use a 100Watt ceramic heater coil and some grow lights. 43F outside 65F inside the covered hut
 
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Mid 60's outside. And I cracked open the Hoop Houses to let in the warmth and sun. Plants are growing now. Finally can turn off the heaters on these nice days and save a little $$ on our electric bill.
 
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Bushel gourds are up. Thanks Mike F. and Bill S.
 
Friday, May 8 View Page
My 1464 Brown, for the 150 Square Foot contest is getting ready to vine out and run. Looks healthy. The genetics in this line seem to indicate this plant should grow a very orange pumpkin.
 
Saturday, May 9 View Page
My 2469 Daletas plant is out growing its Quonset Hut. But 2 more nights in the 30's coming up, so I got to keep the hut up to support the cover that I drape over the plants each night.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
My 320.5 Bushel Gourds are growing at a nice pace in their pots. Still too cold for the big move outside. Will transplant them in a few days.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
My 2294 NOEL is giving me a hard time. Its a strong plant and wants to send its main vine to the right. I want it to grow straight. With Bamboo and small shoves every night, I should get the Main to cooperate with me and grow straight down the green house.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
My 1464 Brown is my largest plant, and its growing in the correct direction. Touchdown expected in a day or two.
 
Sunday, May 17 View Page
Planted some of my 320 Bushel Gourds today.
 
Sunday, May 17 View Page
Took me 5 days to slowly nudge the 2469 in the direction I wanted her to run. Now I can start burying the vines.
 
Sunday, May 17 View Page
Took me 5 days to slowly nudge the main on the 2469 Daletas in the direction I wanted her to run. Now I can start burying the vines.
 
Sunday, May 17 View Page
I already slowly nudged the main on my 2294.5 NOEL (60 degrees) to get it growing in the direction I want. I hope just a couple more day of vine moves with the bamboo stakes, and I'll be all set. Then I can start burying the vines on this plant too.
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
Just a few more days and the plants will outgrow the 10 ft greenhouses
 
Sunday, May 24 View Page
My 1464 Brown plant has broken through the end of the 10ft long greenhouse. Time to find the find break fence.
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
All the pumpkin plants have 10 ft mains, and 20 ft to go. This is the 2294 NOEL. Green houses are coming down shortly. and up go the wind break fences.
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
My entry for the 150 sq ft contest is the 1464 Brown, and its starting to run in its 6 ft x 25 ft patch.
 
Sunday, May 31 View Page
Windy day today just chewed up my plants. This is the 2469 Daletas. The Main vine is putting on about 8-10 inches a day
 
Sunday, May 31 View Page
I have 3 Bushel Gourds this year. They are starting to vine out. Cool windy day today so I just put the greenhouse on. They just look worn out. and went from a lush green to a pale color. Gonna be in the low 40's tonight so I'll turn on the heaters again.
 
Sunday, May 31 View Page
My 150 sg Ft entry (1464 Brown) has filled about 1/4 of its allotted area. Its hard to trim off so much foliage, to keep the plant inside the wood outline.
 
Monday, June 1 View Page
Got the Squash Vine Borer Phermone traps up. Its that time of the year when the bugs show up for dinner
 

 

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