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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 19 Entries.
Monday, April 13 View Page
My pics for this year, primary being 1501. Hoping for a big, heavy, orange pumpkin.
Monday, April 13 View Page
2020 Spring soil test.
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
Pic to go with my first diary entry
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Started: 1501 VW X 1 1780.5 Wagner X 2 (1810 Werner X 1501 VW)
Monday, April 20 View Page
3/3 Germinated
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Got patch tilled. 2020 Amendments: 20 pounds KSO4, 1 pound MnSO4, 20 pounds Sulphur, a little Boron, 1 yard of compost, 16 cubic feet of Per-lite, and 5 Bags of G-E . . . go big or go home!
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Bummer of a day! We've had several consecutive days of high winds in our area. I went to tuck my plants in for the night and found that during the day the wind had ripped the plastic off part of my mini greenhouse, and during the course of the day it has whipped/smacked back and forth and broke off my 1501 VW plant. $h;)*!!!
Monday, May 18 View Page
Wednesday, July 1 View Page
Pollinated this nice 5 lobe female yesterday. Plant is filling in the garden, which I wish I had more time for!
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
Post-Derecho Patch Pic
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
Post-Derecho Patch Pic
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
About 40% of leaves with broken petioles.
Wednesday, September 16 View Page
Everything was going along fine. After several weeks of drought conditions, we got over 4" of rain last weekend, after which she put on a bunch of weight.
Thursday, September 17 View Page
Blow out. Painful when it happens this close to the weigh off!! Good luck to all of my friends who will be attending the Southern Iowa Pumpkin Bash in Bloomfield, and Anamosa Pumpkinfest!
Sunday, September 20 View Page
On a lighter note, I measured cut this Tall Corn stalk because it was leaning over the sidewalk. 19 Feet 10 Inches! We still have 4 or 5 stalks of tall corn that are actively growing. Variety = Tehua (USDA NSL 2825).
Monday, September 21 View Page
I've seen these tropical tall corn plants do some weird things over the years, but this one really takes the cake: on this tassel, the spikelets morphed into leaves!! WTF?
Monday, October 19 View Page
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a34354993/greener-front-gardens-reduce-stress/ I can vouch for this!
Monday, October 19 View Page
Cut and measured remaining Tall Corn on Saturday before the snow. Ranged between 17'6" and 18'5".
Monday, October 19 View Page
This tropical Tehua variety has always been my Tallest Corn, but it is also the slowest growing. In the last couple of weeks the first tassel and ears had just started to appear. I've only had one year where I got viable seeds from this variety.


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