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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 9 Entries.
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Welcome to 2020 everybody, itís been a doozy already. Pumpkinjesus is back after taking a year off to move and get settled 370 miles north of where I used to be. Iím lucky enough to have found a nice farmer nearby who is letting me use a corner of his field to grow in, so letís get this started. Itís giant pumpkin seed starting day here, my lineup will be the 2294.5 Noel, the 1864.5 Boyce, the 1832.5 Pierpont and a 1613.5 McCracken (maybe just as a pollinator? Weíll see......)
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Doing giant watermelons this year too, hoping they like the sandy soil here and nighttime temps above 60 for a couple days. Started these a few weeks ago, here is the 247.5 Mudd
Sunday, April 19 View Page
And the 321.5 Mudd. Itís good to be back doing this, looking forward to getting the most out of a new patch. More to come later
Sunday, May 17 View Page
Finally got all the giant pumpkins planted outside May 14. It snowed on May 9, and because of the delay planting outside my transplants are probably bigger than ever before. I donít have electricity in the patch this year so no heating cables but I did switch the clear plastic this year over the black and that seems to have made a huge difference in soil temperatures. As a result I hope Iím right on schedule for a big one. Here is the 1613.5 McCracken
Sunday, May 17 View Page
The 2294.5 Noel. As you can see some of my plants have some funky leaves probably from too much nitrogen which is a mistake I make just about every year ha ha. All the growing tips and the new leaves coming out now look just fine
Sunday, May 17 View Page
The 1864.5 Boyce, the nicest one of the bunch
Sunday, May 17 View Page
1832.5 Pierpont. This one germinated funny right off the bat and has taken longer to become normal than the other ones but it seems like itís getting there
Sunday, May 17 View Page
And today May 17 the giant watermelons went in. Here is the 247.5 Mudd
Sunday, May 17 View Page
The 321.5 Mudd

 

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