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Sunday, April 19 View Page
2020 seeds started. 5 are Russ Klowenís. 2 - 2294 Noel 2- 2074 Klowenís and the 1297 Young And the rest will battle for 4 spots . Iím only doing 4 plants this year. See what happens.
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
I havenít posted in a while. Had a small accident at work and was down for a bit and just wanted to thank all these guys for being real great friends. Without their help the last couple weeks I probably would have thrown in the towel and season would have been over. Finally Iím able to get back into the patch and get my hands dirty. Thank you guys!
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
2035 Haist
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
1989.5 Daletas . Iím growing two of these this year.
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
Second - 1989.5 Daletas
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
2517 Haist I had my 1847 in this spot. Had to replace it early on because of a storm that ripped apart the plant. Sheís like a week or so behind the other three plants.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Plants are really taking off now. Been Hot and dry. Running overheads every couple hours to prevent leaf burn.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
2517 closest and 1989.5 in the background. Pollinated the 1989.5 with the 2517 today
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Nice five Lober with a long stem
Sunday, June 21 View Page
2035 Haist closest 1989.5 in the background
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Koi pond growing in nicely this year.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
They follow me waiting for food.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
They are pretty big now.
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Plants are about 75% filled in now
Sunday, June 28 View Page
2035 Haist What a great plant this turned out to be . Iím hoping it pushes that little pumpkin into a big one. I have them into a good 90į And will leave them like that until day 10 then set them up better for the final run.
Sunday, June 28 View Page
2517. Have four sides vines on each side dead headed between 15 and 16 feet. Had a later pollination but the timing should be good .
Thursday, July 2 View Page
First pollination on the 2517 ended up with a split stem Last Monday the 29th. I did not want to take a chance on it so I went with the second one That I pollinated on the 24th .
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Itís been pretty wet here . I have not been able to do any vine burying for three days. Finally today sunshine all day.
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Repositioning the 2517 after losing the first one to a split stem.
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Also finished burying vines on the 2035. I like to use these small apple pallets as walking boards and allows me too work off them with a plank.
Thursday, July 2 View Page
1989.5 cruising along .
Sunday, July 5 View Page
First mega bloom of the season. About 3 feet high on the first truss.
Sunday, July 5 View Page
Closer look.
Sunday, July 5 View Page
Very hot today. Had to run over head sprinklers to cool off a bit.
Thursday, July 9 View Page
12 DAP 2517x1989.5 (a)
Thursday, July 9 View Page
13 DAP 1989.5 (b) x1989.5 (a) Long stem and pumpkin.
Thursday, July 9 View Page
16 DAP 2035 x 2517
Thursday, July 9 View Page
18 DAP 1989.5 ( a ) x 2517
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
Talk about a good drenching.
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
Almost have everything terminated except main on both 1989.5 plants
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
2035 Haist also closing in on allotted area.
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
Needed some shade on the growing tips.
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
1989.5 ( a)
Sunday, July 19 View Page
This is a picture of the 1989.5 Daletas on day 34 that I grew in 2018 which eventually became my 2031 DMG . Next diary entry is of one of the 1989.5s Iím growing this year.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
This is One of them that I am growing this year on day 28. Looking very similar.
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Been very hot. All 4 plants pretty much filled in and have secondaryís all terminated .
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
1989.5 - 30 DAP- 304 ott
Friday, August 14 View Page
1989.5 (b) 45 DAP
Friday, August 14 View Page
1989.5 (a) 50 DAP
Friday, August 14 View Page
Getting a bit of color
Saturday, September 26 View Page
Picking day for both 1989.5 Daletas plants.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
Nice flat bottom unfortunately some thing I think maybe a mouse started chewing on the bottom right corner of the pumpkin as you can see a small spot that just kept growing working its way towards the inside cavity. I decided to not take it to Ridgefield last weekend as it would have been registered DMG anyways.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
Here is the unofficial weight for the 1989.5 Daletas x Sibb She taped 415 inches weighed in at 1721 pounds . Not sure what percent heavy she went . I will have Ken D . do the calculating today at the Durham fair way off.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
On the trailer is the 1721 UOW dmg LaRiviere . And the 1151 LaRiviere that I weighed at Woodstock. Which went 8% heavy.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
This is the second 1989.5 Daletas that I am picking for the Durham fair.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
Frost completely wiped out the plant last week. This is the blossom end.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
Ready to lift.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
All loaded and ready to go to Durham!
Saturday, September 26 View Page
My daughter Samantha taking A picture holding her baby bump. My grandsons first picture with a giant pumpkin??? Lol She is due in February. We are very excited.
Saturday, September 26 View Page
All strapped and ready to go.

 

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