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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 7 Entries.
Friday, April 10 View Page
My patch hasnít been very active the last few years - too many other hobbies and passions. I hadnít planned on growing anything this year with plans to be away the majority of the summer - then all my events were cancelled and I find myself at home with time on my hands. So here we go - no thought went into this. Just going to plant some of my own seed and see where that takes me.
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Growing nicely so far.
Sunday, April 19 View Page
This is probably the earliest Iíve ever put up the tent. I have a very low tech patch with no warming cables or watering system so hopefully the soil will warm up enough just with a tent and portable space heater.
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Transplanted the pumpkins to larger pots today. As expected, soil tests came back with some nutrient and disease issues to be addressed, so there likely will be a delay in planting. So maybe the wind storm that toppled my tent yesterday was a sign to wait a bit longer and tray for a healthy plant rather than an earlier start.
Thursday, April 30 View Page
Initial steps to try and mitigate poor drainage. I would add more Perlite but I wiped out our local store. This will have to do for this year.
Friday, May 8 View Page
These two plants will be living in the new and improved hoop house now. Weíre behind a bit and thereís more to do to mitigate nutrient deficiencies but Iíve come to the stage where I just have to move forward. Hoping to get them planted when the soil warms up a bit.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Putting power out to the shed weíre building meant excavating part of the pumpkin patch. Good thing itís early in the season and no root trauma to worry about.

 

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