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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 45 Entries.
Monday, May 18 View Page
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
First season, trying an untested heirloom beefsteak in Australia. Iím starting to get some decent blooms. Will be pruning hard and keeping to a single leader. This grow Iíll probably try the MacCoy approach and keep plant very short.
Thursday, May 21 View Page
Have one of my plants with a very nice flower. Itís on first truss so probably not ideal but I am keen too see what it grows into. Itís fused and a good size.
Thursday, May 21 View Page
Above shot of first decent flower on one of my plants.
Monday, May 25 View Page
Flower looks good. I love the look of the big blooms. Hopefully we get some reasonable pollination.
Monday, May 25 View Page
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Flower 2
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Flower 1
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Flower 3 all three flowers are in different heirloom beefsteak plants. This is an untested cultivar but my first season. My learning season.
Thursday, May 28 View Page
The ďbestĒ or maybe better to call it my most fused blossom. However it has some brown dying spots so I think it may not make it.
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Plant two flower 1 looks good to me.
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Plant three flower 1
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Plant one flower 1. Looks like a failure to pollinate.
Friday, June 5 View Page
Carrot grow. Going for heavy. 40cm split pipe home made pot system. And then transfer into 15 to 20L buckets once roots make it to the bottom. I plant per pot two commercial cvs of carrots. Both grown in my region.
Saturday, June 6 View Page
Plant Three
Saturday, June 6 View Page
Plant two.
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
Still growing
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
A few concerns about dark spots on this one.
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
Short and bushy still growing thicker all the time I still havenít tied this one. Once I get tow or so set Iíll start to terminate the growth points. Then reduce down to one fruit per bush once we are over the first 15 days of fruit set.
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
This one had a large leaf snapped off accidentally but has set a nice fruit in a good spot so even tho itís not as leafy I have high hopes for this one.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Got some new seeds. Oldies but goodies. Thanks to another Ozzie grower.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
June 12. Three ugly fruit starting to grow. I had thought that the first mega bloom had failed but it appears to be putting on size, I imagine itís not going to go big due to poor pollination but Iím going to let it go and see. The other two are starting to pump. One looks to be turning inside out. Maybe too much water? Time will tell.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 1 looks to be growing again.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 2 fruit turning inside out.
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 3
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 3
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 2
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 2
Thursday, June 11 View Page
Plant 1
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
13 or 14 days.
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
13 or 14 days plant 2
Friday, June 19 View Page
I have a good feeling about this one.
Friday, June 19 View Page
Carrots are starting to get true leaves.
Friday, June 19 View Page
Too cultivars to try this year. Topweight and all season. Iíve chosen these as they are grown commercially here and with out humid climate Iím looking for tried and Tru first. Years ago I tried flakkie and they struggled in the conditions here.
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Winter corn grow. Very keen to see how these Australian heirloom maize seeds go. Manning white with grow a dongle large cob and grow 3.5m in height on average under commercial under conditions. Itís winter so not aiming for any records but I am aiming for some good sized cobs and plenty of seed stock. The bed is big enough to fit about 6 to 8 plants in a block planting. Should give me some good seed. And a bit of fun. Iíll be feeding a more balanced fert regime as Iíd like to start my summer grow with nice big seeds.
Monday, June 22 View Page
Creeping up to 19 to 20 days growing steady but not incredibly. Plant looks healthy and is big enough I think. Plant 3 could hold together to give me something. It has some cat facing at the base but growing nice and solid.
Monday, June 22 View Page
Plant 2. Ugly duckling has nearly turned itself inside out, not sure how it will go. Itís growing but I donít feel like it will make another 20 days. Plant is smaller and leggy compared to plant 3. Approx 19 to 20 days set.
Thursday, June 25 View Page
Corn germinated yesterday so thatís about 4 days which is lightning fast
Thursday, June 25 View Page
The corn seedlings have been moved into position in the grow area in a mini ďgreenhouseĒ and have been put on a heat mat still. Iíll let these plants establish and grow a decent root zone before I put them in the ground. The goal this winter is to grow some nice full ears with big seeds for our serious summer grow which will Iím aiming for sowing around the 10th of October.
Thursday, June 25 View Page
First night in the box and they are away. I am liking the vigorous start in the Manning white.
Thursday, June 25 View Page
Have a outdoors spot light hooked up over the corn seedlings hopefully to trick them into a longer day period maize grows more nodes in longer days.
Friday, June 26 View Page
Plant 3 starting to fatten up. I have to put a harness and sling on this one.
Friday, June 26 View Page
Plant 3 needs to be supported now. Iíll get this done in the morning.
Saturday, July 4 View Page
Tall Corn plants starting to look good.
Monday, July 13 View Page
Approx day 38. These heirloom beefsteaks didnít do it. But are slowly adding weight everyday. Iím hoping they will keep on quietly ticking for another 20 days in which case Iíll have a bench mark PB that I will be happy with. Some where between 2 and 3lbs. This is a winter grow so next set of seeds have germinated and I think with my new leaned knowledge Iíll do better.

 

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