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Tuesday, May 5 View Page
Patch tilled and hoops up, me and toni are going to try and grow something in our crappy dirt. Going to try a new product for our disease issues and will send in 2 soil samples, 1 treated and 1 untreated see if it actually works.
Tuesday, May 5 View Page
Seeds in my germ chamber 1600 h/j. 1385 h/j x 1756 h/j from 2018 and some maters and trying some loupes this year.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Fried my only 2 maters that germed, forgot to put probe back on the seed mat. Hopefully the kins will be ok, cantaloupe as well.
Friday, May 15 View Page
15 maters are up, i thought i killed most of them. Now ill probably have to many.
Sunday, May 24 View Page
Looks like we have some june bug larvae in the soil already, i have a 3 or 4 day window of night time temps above 60. Plants are going in today so ill hit them hard with some imidicloprid( merit)
Sunday, May 24 View Page
Plants are in along with merit and rootshield, its do or die time. 1600 h/j #1
Sunday, May 24 View Page
1600 h/j #2
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Hoops are opened up. Leaving some plastic on for a stump cover.
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Maters are finally in, i am way behind.
Monday, June 22 View Page
Chipmunk chewed on my main, more issues adding to the 6 or 7 woodchucks i have running around.
Friday, June 26 View Page
Woke to a split main today, after a storm. Found some svb eggs on the plants yesterday.
Monday, June 29 View Page
Plants are doing ok so far, caught another woodchuck. Im up to 7.
Wednesday, July 1 View Page
Friday, July 3 View Page
Nice mega bloom, plant isnt very big though only 18" tall. The experts say go with it.
Friday, July 3 View Page
Put up some shade cloth for the mater with the mega bloom, got that from the "godfather" movie.
Friday, July 3 View Page
"The godfathers" tomato patch, he must be doing something right lol
Wednesday, July 8 View Page
1st pollination of the season, were a little behind. But thats ok. 1600 h/j x self
Saturday, July 11 View Page
Extended my pumpkin cover a bit to keep her nice and dry, shes growing a little bit. But its only d.a.p. 3. Hopefully she took, as i pollinated her on the a day when tge heat index was 103
Wednesday, July 15 View Page
Had foaming stump this morning, i split the main in order to hopefully save it. I hope it works.
Thursday, July 16 View Page
Trimmed off some leaves to get full sun on my split stump.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
D.a.p. 11, its 32" circumfrence. Pretty happy with that.
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Had some issues on my main, so i had to trim off the leaves for sunlight.
Wednesday, July 29 View Page
Dap 20 doing alright so far 200" ott yesterday
Thursday, August 6 View Page
Getting some yellowing of my leaves, it kind of resembles fusarium, but leaves are not wilting.
Friday, August 7 View Page
Day 30 for the pumpkin 275" ott = 480 lbs averaged 30 lbs a day for the last 10 days.
Friday, August 7 View Page
Day 25 for the canteloupe 103" ott = 27 lbs
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
Day 35 304" ott 648 lb est. 33.6 lb average last 5 days.
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
Day 30. 112" ott 34lb est.
Monday, August 17 View Page
Day 40 325" ott 790 lbs, canteloupe is 120" weighed 45 lbs on a batheoom scale. Might be good enough for a state record.
Thursday, August 27 View Page
New Wisconsin state record canteloupe from the 66.8 bright. 53.15 lbs
Thursday, August 27 View Page
Pic 2
Thursday, August 27 View Page
Thursday, August 27 View Page
Day 50 357" ott est. 1035 lbs and still alive
Tuesday, September 1 View Page
Last ditch effort to get a 5lb mater hoping this one will do it.
Tuesday, September 1 View Page
Put up a hoop to keep my mega blossom warm as she grows.
Wednesday, September 2 View Page
New personal best tomato 5 lbs 5.1 ozs
Thursday, September 3 View Page
Picked the last 2 canteloupes due to bacterial wilt. 31 lbs
Thursday, September 3 View Page
43 lbs
Friday, September 11 View Page
Estimating 1293 lbs on day 65
Monday, September 28 View Page
Tomato hut is up, making a run for the state record. Its growing on the 6.64 menting
Thursday, October 1 View Page
Not the best pic, its est. 7.35 lbs today
Tuesday, October 6 View Page
I got to be honest, i tried pre weighing on the vine, the scale said 9.1 lbs and i bragged a bunch. Then i got official weight and was 7.82 lbs. Should be the new wisconsin state record. Im never trying to pre weigh again. ;)


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