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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 8 Entries.
Saturday, July 25 View Page
Hi there, Iīm back again (a bit late this year, but everything is late here this year, because of cold and cloudy spring the overall plant development is two weeks behind, sort of). Anyway, thereīs a sign of hope and motivation next to my door, this tiny but strong sunflower didnīt give a damn of where it started to grow, it simply grew and went to flower, no matter what...
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
Hereīs the patch view, three AG plants (front: 1384.5* Jutras squash, back right side: 2261 Schmit, back left side: 1542 Urena). Also, looking closely you can spot two rather small FP plants (my 67 UOW Wagler 2015), hasnīt been grown yet, but certainly worth being given a go. FP seeds started on 12th June, should be fine for pollination somewhen in August and 40 - 50 days of fruit growth during the cooler time of summer.
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
In the past two years my pumpkins received names. This year, oh well, I didnīt have the right inspiration for names. The only proper name, which came to my mind, was for this green squash (1384* Jutras x 1935.5* Jutras, pollinated on 4th July). The name is "Würmel", a tiny carrier of so much hope. The reason is, this was a back-up plant. Initially, I planned to grow the 1109* Jutras, started two seeds, only one germinated. Also, Iīve had a 1384* Jutras seed, which had a crack and I didnīt want to store it for another couple of years, and so I started it as a back-up. In the beginning, the 1109* planted next to the 1384*, the latter was a weaker plant with rather slow development. But very soon, it kept up with the 1109*, and finally it proved to be much more well-behaved, developed a nice secondary vine pattern, whereas the 1109* had horribly rigid vines pointing in all directions, and the first two females on the main vine of the 1109* were deformed, they (or their stems) were fused with the secondary at the same leaf node. Hence, I decided to get rid of the 1109* monster and allow this tiny carrier of hope to enter the race. So far, Iīm happy with my decision.
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
This is the 2261 Schmit (x self, pollinated on 30th June). This is a beauty, indeed (and Iīm keeping my fingers crossed for beautiful shiny orange, time will tell), but I didnīt find a proper name. Therefore, I asked for help. A very dear person suggested "Buckbeak", and I was impressed, because there was a movie scene with Buckbeak and some orange pumpkins, and for this pumpkin I have the same good wishes I would say to Buckbeak, things like "Be strong, be free!"
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
After Buckbeakīs name was found, a name for this third pumpkin came to my mind all of a sudden. I simply picked the age of this very dear person (who suggested the name "Buckbeak") in the year when Buckbeak appeared on screen, and then I picked the proper movie which appeared on screen when I was at the same age, and the movie is "The Neverending Story", and guess what, in The Neverending Story it is all about finding a name, a proper name. And the name is "Mondenkind" (in this particular case I prefer the German version).
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
Oh, I guess I forgot to enter the details of "Mondenkind": 1542 Urena x 2261 Schmit, pollinated on 5th July.
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
We may call it "Jutrassic Park" - Land of Giants, my kids are growing a green squash plant, too. Itīs the 1935.5* Jutras. First pic (the one on the left side), you can see this squash plant together with two back-up plants (of same age).
 
Monday, July 27 View Page
The kidsī squash, 1935.5* Jutras (x self, pollinated on 10th July). As you can see, there were two little buggers (the other one was pollinated a day earlier, but today the keeper was 1 day ahead OTT-wise, hence 2 days ahead in total with respect to the growth curve, and therefore the back-up in the back had to give up). This greenie hasnīt received a name, yet.
 

 

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