Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
 
Pcaspers - 2020 Grower Diary Point your RSS aggregator here to subscribe to this Grower Diary.

Show Entries in

Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary

 
Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 39 Entries.
Saturday, January 25 View Page
So this is how my new year has started. He was 30 years old, expecting his 1st daughter in May. Not sure my head will ever be right after that day. First fatality in our company's 60 year history. So many "what ifs"
 
Sunday, February 2 View Page
Should post here in a couple days, waiting on one more bubble. Orange growers should be pretty happy with the lineup!
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Hall of Fame induction, John Barlow, just a absolute great evening
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Past, and present Hall of Fame
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Dan Fleser and I talked about this night 5 years ago in Wilkes barre. So happy I got to put it on him!
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
All Attendees!
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Greeting growers, felt good to sit down samsung said I was at 6,000 steps before 1, without leaving the Flamingo, lots of work
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
I cleaned up decent lol, bibbs tomorrow!
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Vegas
 
Monday, March 2 View Page
Fremont experience
 
Sunday, March 15 View Page
Well was thinking about taking the year off from growing, and doing a Diary, butttttt iam a giant pumpkin grower and just dont think I can. Good to hear from some growers in Vegas that follow my Diary so I will keep posting!
 
Sunday, March 15 View Page
However trying to get any upgrades done today just isnt happening. To muddy
 
Monday, March 16 View Page
First day of crushing for dept 415, since the accident. 2020 really sucks
 
Sunday, March 22 View Page
40" ground anchors bottoms should be in almost 30" of clay. Notched a cheap 1 1/4 socket worked pretty well getting them in. Might borrow the Milwaukee 1/2" drive from work. That was a work out for my 3/8 dewalt. Putting one every 8 ft down the sides and 2 on each end. Hoping this will be alot better than attaching my ratchet strap material to the baseboards. Doing a little at a time just incase this covid 19 takes away my income
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
Barley got started yesterday, and then rain came in. Little behind but not to worried yet
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
Ran out of cutting wheels, and need to replace this section next weekend. Side boards, finish my new peak and should be ready for plastic. Starting seeds on Wed the 15th. Going to also try to get amendments and grow sights ready next weekend as well.
 
Wednesday, April 15 View Page
Started these tonight! Probably done few backups after these emerge
 
Friday, April 17 View Page
Every time I hear this I think of my pumpkin friends
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
The recipe, has been gathered. Now this damn wind needs to calm down
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Straight pipes, much gooder
 
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Amendments our down, didn't have enough energy to fight the tiller tonight, going to try tomorrow after work
 
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Got some of the wiggle wire rails in, putting I bolts on them in stead of screws should help in tightening the plastic to the ground anchors
 
Sunday, April 19 View Page
Raised the center about 18" should help with the puddles this year. Also braced the crossmembers better. Plastic next weekend I hope
 
Sunday, April 19 View Page
1742 wolf, 2416 Haist, 1800.5 C&P, 2261 Schmit all popped through the dirt this morning 3.5 days out of the envelopes. So they will be under the close light till Tues or wed, then transplant to 2 gallon grow bags.The 1911 Ureņa hasnt popped a tap yet, 1581 Don Anderson finally popped a tap today. Started 4 more back ups 2016 &2116 Lancaster to cover the 1911 and then I started 2 of my 1372.5 Dmg.
 
Tuesday, April 21 View Page
Well greenhouse house is tilled, hopefully get outside patch tomorrow and at least cover grow spots with plastic so I can get heating cables in this weekend. Looks wet in the forecast
 
Thursday, April 23 View Page
Since Vegas I have been working 96 miles away today my uber ride showed up, and iam now only working 88 miles away. Oh how that extra 15 minutes is going to come in handy lol
 
Thursday, April 23 View Page
Taking this home next time I till in the greenhouse. Hit my head 4 times and dropped at least a dozen f bombs the other night
 
Thursday, April 23 View Page
Well my 1911 Ureņa is still in the germination chamber, it is moving at 1/50 th of the pace as the other 5. Tap root just started a week in and is very slow. Hoping we dont get to much rain this weekend, would love to get these out in 10 days or so
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Plastic is on, strapped down, and tight. My body hurts
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Feel alot more better about this. Still dont want to see anything like last year weather wise
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
1581 Anderson outside patch
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Roots on 1742 wolf
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
1742 wolf outside patch
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
1800.5 C&P greenhouse first spot
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
2261 schmit middle spot in the green house
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
2416.5 Haist spot number 3 in the green house
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Didn't want to give up patch space so here's albas garden
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Wife's been wanting this for about 10 years. I see myself tripping at 4am checking on pumpkins
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Heat lamps and a fire pit
 

 

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2020 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.