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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 27 Entries.
Friday, January 31 View Page
No it’s not been snowing, just a little more perlite to top the soil up. You need to watch carefully this year because we’re going big for a change, really big.
Wednesday, February 26 View Page
Laser eye Stuart has dug the whole patch on his own and it’s perfect. The aim is to get all of the irrigation down by the end of March. We now get the chance to get any weed seeds near the top germinated and sprayed off.
Wednesday, March 4 View Page
Oh yehhh Three amigos
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Finally in these troubled times a ray of sunshine. This is hopefully our lineup for this year.
Wednesday, April 8 View Page
All tested and ready to rumble. 90F
Saturday, April 18 View Page
We had a 100% germination for the first time ever so hopefully we will end up with our first choice line up in the patch.
Sunday, May 17 View Page
We’re of and running and the only casualty was one of the 2005 plants that had an iffy vine so it got pulled.
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
It’s been a while since I last posted but here is a 1928 Deletas getting a bed of sand.
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
Stuart’s trying to stop this Boonen Herman growing over its nose.
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
All together in these trying times we’re very happy with our plants.
Tuesday, June 23 View Page
We try to lift up the pumpkins to stop the blossom going under the pumpkin. It doesn’t always work but it does help.
Wednesday, June 24 View Page
And a photo
Wednesday, June 24 View Page
We’ve been watering in all the good stuff one a week over the top and last weekend ramped up the water from 50 gallons to 100 a day. This weekend we will increase to 150 gallons which is needed for the pumpkins but the plants roots will hate it. To help the roots we’ve given a Subdue.
Wednesday, June 24 View Page
At this point we pull the drip hose well away from the main stump to keep it a dry as possible.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
I’m sorry for the lack of posts but things have obviously not been great for Pinetops and I haven’t been particularly well. Anyway I’m going try and finish this year’s diary with a flourish. Our 2005 Haist DAP 52 is 1375lbs up 282lbs for the week and averaged 40lbs a day for the last week. She set a new pb for us a couple of weeks ago averaging 56lbs a day for a week.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
Our 1876 Mendi DAP 54 is 1421lbs up 336lbs that’s averaging 48lbs a day.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
The 2226 Boonen Herman is a cracking looking pumpkin and DAP 53 is 1487lbs up 309lbs for the week.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
Our Deletas is the only white pumpkin in the patch. On DAP 49 she’s 1393lbs up 308lbs for the week.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
Our other 1875 Mendi has gone nuts and DAP 47 is 1496lbs up386lbs and averaged 55lbs for the week. Amazingly she has averaged 53lbs a day for the last three weeks and is 100lbs in front of our pb 2433.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
And last but not least is our other Boonen Herman. DAP 50 she’s 1284lbs up 273lbs for the week.
Saturday, August 1 View Page
We’ve noticed that it’s getting very humid in the patch at night when the vents tend to be closed, so we put a couple of fans up as high as we could in the roof. It was a bit precarious but I did get the opportunity to take this photo of the stunning Boonen Herman.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
The patch is looking like something out of a fairy tail and quite beautiful. I think it going to be a shame to destroy the patch when we start lifting them. The Haist on DAP 59 is 1544lbs up 169lbs and averaged 24lbs a day.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
On DAP 61 the 1875 A is 1592lbs up 172lbs for the week.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
The 2226A DAP 60 is 1660lbs up 173 lbs for the week.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
The Star of the week is going to the 1928. DAP 56 she’s 1611lbs up 218lbs for the week.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
The 1875 DAP is the biggest in the patch at 1709lbs and up 213lbs for the week.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
The 2226B DAP 57 is1506lbs up 222lbs for the week.


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