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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 7 Entries.
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Hecken-Patch Many work to do for a new patch-structure and a special-test with little strips of pond liner to manage my problem with my sandy soil here.... ..We will see.....
 
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Teich-Patch This year I will handle the fieldpumpkins the same like giants,........also the space. So this saison here are starting only two fields...hope for 100 Pounds first time.
 
Saturday, June 20 View Page
Again, not a good year for large pumpkins: The regional weather phenomenon of the so-called “sheep's cold” was more pronounced this year, lasting around two weeks, than it has been for decades. With night temperatures between 8 and 11 degrees, the plant growth is easily three to four weeks behind ..... the climbing areas are sometimes not even half occupied .....
 
Friday, June 26 View Page
Since the soil in my greenhouse should recover a little, no pumpkins will be planted there this year ... with one exception: After a five year break, I want to take the opportunity to polish up my old PB for giant tomatoes weighing 1.63 lbs ..... Seedline: -5.55 Dabrowski18 ( 3.39 Metel x open ) -4.62 Lyons15 ( 8.41 McCoy14 x open ) -2.86 Wagler19 ( 5.95 Koniecny16 x open ) -2.86 Wagler18 ( 4.14 Rohrdieck x open ) -2.86 Wagler16 ( 7.27 Wiesli15 x open ) So far it's been going pretty well
 
Monday, July 20 View Page
The arctic summer continues ...... ..... in the meantime the patches are properly covered, .... but the fruit growth is of course completely unacceptable .....
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
It's the turn of the first junior tomatoes ...... wait ...
 
Thursday, August 20 View Page
With a good six weeks delay, it's still summer ..... ... but now clearly too warm, so that about 75% of the pollinated Giants and Squash were rejected. On top of that, it is now so hot and dry that most of the assimilates evaporate through the leaves during the day instead of being fed into the fruit in the evening ...
 

 

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