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Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Greenhouses are in place. The 2020 growing season has started. Good luck to everyone this year! I hope that others have also made the decision to grow this year. Got to do what we love doing... I'm doing something a little different this year. Rather than growing 4 plants like I usually do,I'm going to do 3, give them a little more space and experiment with the diamond shape plant pattern. I'll be looking for plant size in the 1,200 square foot range.
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
These are the seeds I've chosen to go with this year. I started them yesterday. I also started several of my 1614's from last year in case any of these don't germinate.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
I put in two plants last night. This is the 2294 Noel started on 4/19.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
This is my 1614 started on 4/13
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
This is the 1450 Fifolt started on 4/1
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
View of the patch. Winter rye is getting a little out of control.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
Long gourds will be ready to hit the dirt soon. I'm hoping I can keep them in the pots for another 2 weeks or so. It will depend on the weather and how soon they outgrow their pots.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
All the hoop houses came off this weekend. This is the 2294 Noel. It was the latest one started so it's the smallest. It is currently about 3 feet or so long.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
This is my 1614 from last year. Started about a week before the 2294. It is currently about 4 or 5 feet long.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
This is the 1450 Fifolt. It was started a couple weeks before the other two. Currently at about 10-11 feet, just starting to kick in the side vine growth. Cut off a nice female blossom this morning at about 9 feet. Need a much bigger plant than this before it's time to set a pumpkin. Shooting for a mid June pollination on this one.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
This is the flower I cut off this morning. Hope the future ones are as perfect as this one.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Last but not least, the long gourds have been in the ground for a week or so now. Starting to reach for the trellis.
 

 

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