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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 24 Entries.
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Fall 2019 work began for the 2020 season, the greenhouse was in need of a remodel after it collapsed under 3 feet of snow in the spring of 2019. All the side walls were replaced with treated lumber.
 
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Spring 2020! My number one boy helping me in the patch, the year was looking promising.
 
Thursday, July 2 View Page
I'm growing 3-2095s 1-1875 Medhi and 1-2041 haist.
 
Saturday, July 4 View Page
Plants were transplanted into the greenhouse april 30th, just in time for a late snow storm although this time around the greenhouse held up fine!
 
Sunday, July 5 View Page
I was thinking of my game plan during 2019 how I would grow differently in 2020, I'm not doing enough and that shows in my final weights at the scales, so I ran tests on c02 as a way reach the WR however it's not feasible to run c02 with my current set up so thats out of the question, the lights I ran in 2018 were limited by the amount of c02 in the greenhouse I believe so I wont be doing lights again, unless I build a greenhouse I'm able to run c02 in someday... So I'm trying something to improve my weights that is so blatantly obvious the only reason I haven't done it is because my ocd likes everything perfect. 1- I'm not going to limit my plants to there individual sections in the greenhouse, if I have an aggressive plant I'm going to let it take over the none aggressives plants side. 2- I'm going to allow my plants to grow outside the greenhouse, normally I deadhead everything once the vines reach the side walls. Doing these simple things will allow my plants to have more foliage, my plant are normally 600-700 square feet now they'll be 1000-1200 if not bigger. And I plan to have everything terminated as normal by day 20-25 of fruit set.
 
Saturday, July 11 View Page
A few key notes. My fertilizer drenches have been 400-500 ppm and I'm adjusting ph to 6.5 on those drenches. My well water has 170 ppm naturally with a 6.8 ph. Also it seems I'm experiencing some nitrogen bloating in the leaves, however I believe with it somehow caused by the extreme heat we've been having, I noticed this a few years back, if we got extreme hot spells the leaves would get bloated, I believe it might be a type of defence metabolism response the plant is having to the heat, basically the plant is strengthened the leaves to better handle heat.
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
Genetic crosses made this year. 2095 Brandt x 1875 Mendi 1875 Mendi x Self 2095 Brandt x Self 2027 Haist x Self 2095 Brandt x Sib I like the shape of all the fruit so far, which is a first!
 
Thursday, July 16 View Page
The 2027 haist has a good 100-150 square feet of foliage outside the greenhouse, a small change that could help me get heavier fruit.
 
Friday, July 17 View Page
2095 Brandt, this plant is about 1100 square feet at the moment and the fruit is 22 days old, I've just begun fertilizing with TKO and a few other things, I'll slowly ramp up that fertilizer drench until things are moving at a pace I'm comfortable with.
 
Monday, July 20 View Page
Plants are just about filled in now, my day 30 numbers on the fruit are nothing special this year however the plants look great so I'm very optimistic I can grow something very large still.
 
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
1875 Mendi x Self
 
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
2095 x Self
 
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
2095 Brandt x 1875 Mendi
 
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
2027 Haist x Self
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
2095 Brandt x 1875 Mendi day 34
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
2095 Brandt x 1875 Mendi Day 29
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
2095 Brandt X Self day 38 These three 2095s are looking to be stellar fruit.
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
2095 Brandt
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
Everything continues to chug along at a modest pace, day 40 numbers are modest at best 650-900 pound range however I continue to have high hopes for the fruit.
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
2095 x 1875 day 38 today.
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
2095 x self day 42
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
2095 x 1875 day 33
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
1875 Mendi x self day 41
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
2027 Haist day 40
 

 

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