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Friday, April 17 View Page
The greenhouse plastic is on, Briar and Blake are going to be great helpers this year, weíre hoping to beat our biggest pumpkin of 1810 pounds! I figure theyíre both good for about 1000 pounds each haha!
Monday, April 20 View Page
All the fertilizer is down and tilled in for the 2 plants inside the greenhouse and the one outside. I put shade cloth up again this year in the greenhouse, I didnít last year. I think itíll help a lot with keeping it cool again. The soil cables are also in the ground and the 6í x 6í hoop house is up outside. Iíll start the seeds on Thursday, the 2469 Daletas, 2416 Haist, and the 2114 Wallace.
Friday, April 24 View Page
Planted the seeds last night! Briar said sheís ready to be a real good helper this year! So hopefully itíll be team Bernstrom this year with the pumpkins.
Monday, April 27 View Page
All four seeds are up, the 2469 Daletas, 2416 Haist, 2363 Holland, and the 2114 Wallace. The three came up yesterday and the Wallace popped up this afternoon. I planted the 2363 Holland as a backup. I plan on planting them in the greenhouse and outside in the hoop house on Thursday or Friday.
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
The 2469 Daletas is in the greenhouse!
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
2416 Haist is in the ground. The 2114 Wallace will go in the outside hoop house tomorrow. Hoping for 2000 pounds this year!
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
Iíve got 3/4ths of the drip line down, getting closer to having the setup all ready. Let the fun begin!
Sunday, May 10 View Page
2469 Daletas doing good. Iím having to cover the plants each night as itís been in the lower 20s.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
2416 Haist, doing good as well.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
2114 Wallace, this ones a little behind but still doing alright.
Monday, May 11 View Page
Briar and Blake were getting a tour of the greenhouse tonight, theyíll be great little helpers this year! The 2469 Daletas is chugging along nicely! It was 20 degrees last night.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
2469 Daletas is chugging along really good! So far itís the most aggressive of the three. The forecast doesnít have anymore 20s at night so that should help.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
2416 Haist, itís also very healthy and growing good!
Saturday, May 16 View Page
2114 Wallace, needs to green up some. Itís starting to grow better.
Sunday, May 24 View Page
2469 Daletas, the biggest of the 3 so far. Just trying to get it to lay down now. 30 days from starting the seed.
Sunday, May 24 View Page
2416 Haist, should be laying down in a few days.
Sunday, May 24 View Page
2114 Wallace, this one is coming on really strong!
Tuesday, June 9 View Page
2469 Daletas. The plants growing really good! Weíve gotten 9 inches of rain since Sunday evening. Iím really thankful for the greenhouse so the plants stayed in good shape.
Tuesday, June 9 View Page
2416 Haist. This plant is also doing really good, the leaves are lower on this one then the other two plants. The 2114 Wallace is outside, itís kinda wet but in a week itíll be dry. It wasnít in any standing water.
Saturday, June 13 View Page
2469 Daletas. Thereís a pumpkin at around 15 feet thatíll open in a week or so.
Saturday, June 13 View Page
2416 Haist, this one has a pumpkin at around 13 feet, a week away yet. I could finally hook the water pump back up This morning to water with the drip line. I had been hand watering this week because the river flooded so much. The 2114 Wallace is looking better each day outside.
Friday, June 19 View Page
Pollinated the 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist this morning. It was a nice 4 lobe at 15 feet. Iím pretty excited about this one the pumpkin has a long stem and the plants chugging along nicely.
Friday, June 19 View Page
The 2469 Daletas and 2416 Haist are starting to fill their own 900 square foot spot in the greenhouse. Both plants have been great! The 2114 Wallace outside is starting to do really good as well.
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Briars excited to start taking pumpkin pictures again! 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist
Sunday, June 28 View Page
The greenhouse is starting to fill up, all 3 plants have pumpkins pollinated now. 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. 2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas. 2114 Wallace x 2416 Haist
Sunday, June 28 View Page
2114 Wallace plant is really starting to look good! Itís been through a lot, pollinated it with the 2416 Haist this morning.
Wednesday, July 1 View Page
Blakeís not really liking the pumpkin pictures yet haha! 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. Itís almost doubling every day!
Sunday, July 5 View Page
2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. 16dap, growing really good!
Sunday, July 12 View Page
2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. The plant and pumpkin are chugging along really good! The plant is all terminated except the main vine. Our daughter Briar looks forward to the pumpkin pictures every Sunday! 23dap
Sunday, July 12 View Page
2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas. This pumpkin and plant are doing good as well! This pumpkin is only a half day behind the 2469 Daletas at the same time. 18 dap
Sunday, July 12 View Page
2114 Wallace x 2416 Haist. This pumpkin for 13dap is ahead of both the 2416 and 2469 pumpkins. The plant is around 1000 sq feet now and will be terminated by the weekend.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. Dap30, over 460 pounds doing a little over 40 pounds a day.
Sunday, July 19 View Page
2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas. 25dap 210 inches
Sunday, July 19 View Page
2114 Wallace x 2416 Haist. 20dap 186 inches.
Sunday, July 26 View Page
2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. 37dap. The girls are starting to look small haha! This ones on a great clip!
Sunday, July 26 View Page
2114 Wallace x 2416 Haist. 27 dap. Itís a day ahead of the 2469 on the same day!
Sunday, July 26 View Page
2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas, 32dap. This ones starting to pick up the daily gains as well!
Sunday, August 2 View Page
Briar and Blake keep shrinking! 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist. Dap44, averaged 41 pounds a day for the last 2 weeks.
Sunday, August 2 View Page
2114 Wallace x 2416 Haist. Averaged 41 pounds a day the last week. Dap34
Sunday, August 2 View Page
2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas. Dap39. Averaged 31 pounds a day the last week. This one will be really orange!
Monday, August 10 View Page
The 2469 Daletas keeps making the girls look smaller each week! Itís on a good pace still, day 52. 186Ē circumference!
Monday, August 10 View Page
The 2114 Wallace, is on a really good pace as well! Day 42. Fits the girls really good on it!
Sunday, August 16 View Page
2469 Daletas. The girls wanted to dress like Christmas! All they want for Christmas is a big pumpkin! Day 58, put on 173 pounds for the week.
Sunday, August 16 View Page
2114 Wallace. Day 48, put on 183 pounds for the week.
Sunday, August 23 View Page
Another really good week for the pumpkins. All 3 averaged 23 pounds a day! The 2469 has a circumference of 202 inches! If it keeps doing good it could be really special by weigh off time!
Sunday, August 23 View Page
2114 Wallace. Doing really good too, around 1250 pounds.
Sunday, August 23 View Page
2416 Haist. This one looks like an orange bullet haha! A little over 1200 pounds.
Wednesday, August 26 View Page
Blake wanted her own pumpkin picture tonight haha! Iíve finally found how to make the pumpkin look huge, just put a 17 month old little girl on it???? 2469 Daletas
Sunday, September 6 View Page
The 2469 Daletas keeps getting bigger, put on 113 pounds the last week. The circumference is getting close to 18 feet! The low 30 degree nights coming up wonít be pumpkin friendly, about a month of growing left. The girls love their pumpkin pictures, future big pumpkin growers!
Saturday, September 19 View Page
Blakeís riding the big orange pumpkin this morning! This one is getting picked this week for a weighoff next weekend! 2416 Haist x 2469 Daletas. When you pound on the pumpkin it hurts your hand haha!
Monday, September 21 View Page
Poor Blake wanted to take a picture with her big sister on the pumpkin! 2114 Wallace estimated at 1510 pounds. As you can see the frost smoked the plant.
Monday, September 21 View Page
Poor Blake wanted to take a picture with her big sister on the pumpkin! 2114 Wallace estimated at 1510 pounds. As you can see the frost smoked the plant.
Friday, September 25 View Page
1533 pounds, weighed 100 pounds more then it was estimated at! 1st place at Gale Woods Weighoff, a very nice weighoff with great people! On to Altoona Wisconsin for a weighoff tomorrow with the next pumpkin?? 2114 Wallace x 2416.5 Haist
Friday, September 25 View Page
1533 pounds, weighed 100 pounds more then it was estimated at! 1st place at Gale Woods Weighoff, a very nice weighoff with great people! On to Altoona Wisconsin for a weighoff tomorrow with the next pumpkin?? 2114 Wallace x 2416.5 Haist
Saturday, September 26 View Page
4th place at the Riverview Ginormous Pumpkin Festival in Altoona Wisconsin! 1653 pounds, 5% heavy! 2416.5 Haist x 2469 Daletas. One big pumpkin left to weigh in Stillwater October 10th!
Wednesday, September 30 View Page
The pumpkin is still growing around 50 pounds a week! Itíll get picked in 8 days for the Stillwater Harvest Fest weighoff. Briar and Blake want it to keep growing! Itís estimated at way bigger then my personal best of 1810 pounds.
Wednesday, October 7 View Page
The pumpkin is safely loaded on the pallet for Stillwater on Saturday! 2469 Daletas x 2416 Haist
Saturday, October 10 View Page
1990.5 pounds, the new Minnesota State record, and first place in the Stillwater Harvestfest weighoff! A huge thank you to Mallory and the girls for putting up with my crazy hobby! Itís always been a goal of mine to set the Minnesota state record and win Stillwater. Also thank you to all the growers who have helped me with advice! I made the 5100 pound club again this year, 5176.5!
Saturday, October 10 View Page
2469 Daletas c 2416.5 Haist
Thursday, October 15 View Page
The patch is all tilled up and ready for spring. We live way to far north to plant a cover crop after the weighoffs so I haul a big load of old cow manure in each fall. Iíll add my fertilizer and goodies in the spring. Was very happy how the year went, set the MN state record for 2 days at 1990.5, until Tiger King came along haha, and won the Stillwater weighoff. Ended the year with a combined weight of the 3 pumpkins at 5176.5. Due to Travisís Monster at 2350, my goal next year is 2400 pounds! Happy winter to everyone! Stay healthy

 

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