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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 45 Entries.
Monday, April 27 View Page
Watermelon beds are bout ready to go, planting this Saturday hopefully.
Monday, April 27 View Page
Giving Carolina Strongback a try this year as rootstock, this is the World Record grafted to it.
Monday, April 27 View Page
341.5 Vial also on Strongback. Wait, are we planning on crossing the 2 biggest melons ever grown, hmmm
Monday, April 27 View Page
A few of the plants ready to hit the ground running. Good luck to all this year!
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
Gonna try a long gourd this year and been working on a trellis.
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
Got the top panel on it just before dark, try to finish it up tomorrow. 12í high and 16í across the top.
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Started bushel gourds yesterday, looking for 400
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Watermelon planting day today.
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Beds all ready for plants.
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Growing 4 watermelons 302 kent 341.5 vial 140.5 cantrell 350.5 kent Pic is of 302
Monday, May 25 View Page
Started a few Domingos and just put em outside with a piece of plexiglass to protect them and they pooped right up. ????
Monday, May 25 View Page
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Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Finally got the gourds in the ground, first up is my first attempt at a long gourd. This is a 149 Checkon
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
369 Marshall
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
384 Terry
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Lots of worms in the gourd beds
Thursday, June 25 View Page
Star of the week is the 149 Checkon. This sucker is really taking off now and im excited to watch this thing grow!
Monday, June 29 View Page
350.5 Kent x 341.5 Vial this a.m.
Saturday, July 4 View Page
6.55 Marley
Tuesday, July 7 View Page
Captain America
Tuesday, July 7 View Page
108
Tuesday, July 7 View Page
Giving lopes a try this year
Wednesday, July 15 View Page
108 Niewenhoff x 384.5 Terry
Sunday, July 19 View Page
Strongback watermelons, pretty cool ??
Wednesday, August 19 View Page
My 5 gallon bucket challenge mater, donít laugh, shit aint funny lol
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
64lb 11.8oz cantaloupe grown from the 66.9 Bright
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
With Briar
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
Briar and Remy
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
On the scale
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
Print out of the weight
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
Last one, the bucket pic
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Inside lope
Sunday, August 30 View Page
Lots and lots of seeds. My first time growing lopes and im hooked. Looking for something new to grow next year give em a try.
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Early tomato entry grown from the 7.64 Spaziani, thank you for the seeds!
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Stem
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Blossom
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Side a
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Side b
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Scale certification
Friday, October 2 View Page
I said its great to be a Tennessee Vol!!!
Saturday, October 3 View Page
Well what a year! Could have been better could have been worse. But all in all it ended ok today at Allardt. Had a great time and as always enjoyed seeing all my growing friends. I lost my best of 2 melons that I had left after a terrible start to the year but at least I had a back up to weigh. 170 grown from the 350.5 kent, dangit I wish I would have brought my speedo for this pic!
Saturday, October 3 View Page
I was fortunate to win bushel gourd, was not happy at all with the 3 gourds I grew this year. Maybe next year.
Saturday, October 3 View Page
Look at this beast!!!! I absolutely dominated the field pumpkin class!! Donít say a word Chris....19.6 lbs woot woot
Saturday, October 3 View Page
I guess the highlight of my year has to be my first time growing giant green beans. These were very popular in the neighborhood and lots of folk would drive down the road real slow to check em out. Lots of fun and canít wait to try again next year. 127Ē terry is a new Tennessee state record grown from 149 Checkon.
Saturday, October 3 View Page
But the best part of the day was seeing ol dad win Allardt and get to ride in the parade, something he has dreamed of since starting this hobby! New site record! 1731.8!!! He also weighed an exhibition that was second heaviest at 1697.8 earning him enough with his 3 kins to be cloaked with a GPC jacket, woot woot!!! Congrats dad, you deserve it!!!

 

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