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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 25 Entries.
Sunday, March 15 View Page
Moved my electric fence to open the area that will grow the pumpkins. Lazy way to prep the patch. The rototiller tractor attachment I have borrowed in the past is broken. First round will be the pigs, chickens and goats. I will follow with a broad fork and a rake.
 
Saturday, March 21 View Page
Moved the critters off and starting to turn it over. I miss the rototiller
 
Thursday, March 26 View Page
A couple of packages delivered today
 
Sunday, April 5 View Page
It’s go time, file, soak for an hour, ziplock bag, on top of the DVR for a little extra warmth...
 
Sunday, April 5 View Page
I had some help with the filing
 
Sunday, April 5 View Page
Reinforcements...
 
Monday, April 6 View Page
Ziplock bag, about 85* they should pop a root
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Two of the three 625s popped roots and are in the dirt
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
1 1211x2152 in the dirt 2 740x1211 in the dirt mix used was, 1 part worm castings, 2 part seed starting mix, 2 part general planting mix.... mixed in a little Azos and Myco as well
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Wish I had a little larger pots, but these will work. Borrowing a shelf in a neighbors green house. I am looking to grow two plants, maybe 150’ 3rd, jugs are just painting black and full of water to save a little heat, my projected low is high 40s this week.
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Getting supplies out collected over the last several years...
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
More stuff...
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Got out the mini hoops (needed more for wind and critters than temp) now I need to spend time prepping the patch... lots of rain the past couple days, I will let it dry out a little, hopefully have it prepped by Sunday
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
I put a stake in the center of the patch, roughly 50x20, I will grow two plants away from each other
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
She tried so hard to work the broad fork
 
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Little spading fork was just right
 
Wednesday, April 8 View Page
They are a day behind but four of the six 100’s are in the green house
 
Thursday, April 9 View Page
Applied a bunch of “crap” to the patch
 
Thursday, April 9 View Page
No power near the patch
 
Thursday, April 9 View Page
Submersible pump from harbor freight
 
Thursday, April 9 View Page
First round with the broad fork and then the borax, fish emulsion, liquid kelp, bat guano, molasses... 5 gallons of stuff that has been sitting in my garage for a few years
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Made some good progress today, added some soil amendments
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Little electric rototiller worked surprisingly well. Borrowed from a neighbor. I was worried about breaking, but it didn’t skip a beat
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Put up the cat walk
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
And the hoops... plants hit the dirt Monday
 

 

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