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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 6 Entries.
Monday, January 20 View Page
First ever diary submission. My new personal best, #1891. Pumpkin was 23% heavy, thinnest part of the wall was the blossom end and bottom at 14" thick. Sidewalls were 15 plus inches and stem end was 16 1/2 -17"., with no cracks inside. The mother was the 1911 Urena and the father the 2170 Daletas. The pollinator was my biggest at the time, but split on day 45 after 10 consecutive days of doing 56# a day. It was harvested on day 49 and weighed 1510# at 6% heavy. I split another pumpkin before the pollinator did and one after. The 1911 was the only one I got to the scale from the competition patch. I weighed it the Ohio Valley weigh-off and was very happy to see the weight when it hit the scale. A nice end to a frustrating season.
 
Monday, March 9 View Page
It was a beautiful day out yesterday, the patch was in nice shape so I decided to broadcast oats and roto-till them in for the spring cover crop. The main patch is @ 6000 sq.ft. and the side patch is @ 3000 sq.ft. Rain is on the way so it was a good time to get it done.
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
Patch after plowing, most amendments put down and lightly roto tilled. The rest of the amendments, heating cables and huts will hopefully go in the end of the week.
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
Prepped site for two long gourds. I amended soil and tilled in oats for a quick cover
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
End of the day on Easter Sunday and the last pumpkin from the fall of 2019. Gonna give it to Dawns horse for a treat, I've enjoyed it long enough.
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
Last Sunday got on final amendments, tilled and set four huts. Finished heating cables yesterday. I wish it would warm up some.
 

 

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