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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 17 Entries.
Sunday, March 15 View Page
Day one of the new patch: till in grass. Gratitude for the tiller... Thanks Richmond Dave. In case you are wondering what's on the center? it's a leprechaun trap, baited with Lucky charms and gold Lego. It will remain in there until the day afterSt patties day. Designed and constructed by the kids. If they catch one we all get three wishes. After world health and family health, I wish I will get a pumpkin on the scales this year.... A PB is a bonus. Also, unlimited thanks to Jodee for giving me her blessing to grow the pumpkin in the South aspect front yard.
 
Thursday, April 2 View Page
Because of covid 19, I resigned the old patch for vegatables. So here's the first load of soil from there.
 
Saturday, April 4 View Page
Heating cables in and ready for the next load of soil.
 
Friday, April 24 View Page
This is it! Love 892 and chan 1043. Seed soak to start at 9pm. Shave the edge and into paper towel. The fridge is pumping out perfect heat.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Approximately 40 hours later, soaking in damp paper towel on top of fridge with two drops of superthrive (no humid as I consider it non essential purchase). Into the soil they go
 
Saturday, May 2 View Page
5:50 am it was just soil..... 3 PM- it was this....9 hr growth, so much fun. Game plan 2020..... less is more thus the late start and hopefully less (or no) hoophouse.
 
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
Here is the plan of attack. The growing box is 14 ft 7 by approximately 15' 7", approx 203sqft. The caution tape indicates the 150 sqft area. 125.75" wide x 171" = 149.33 sqft.
 
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
Actual plot. Intend to transplant in the next few days. Heating cables are on. Again, thanks to Jodee for her blessing to utilize the South aspect front yard.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Transplanted Friday morning the 15th of May. Covered with remay. It was cloudy with showers all weekend, in my judgment it's prefect natural transplant conditions. Let them have some sun yesterday afternoon, and full sun today. They're doing well. Remay still goes on at night to keep a little heat in oh, and more importantly keep the critters from having a midnight snack
 
Friday, July 10 View Page
Pollinated first female today. I am excited even though it 8s on a secondary. There is one 8' out that will open any day. There is another 10' out. Fingers crossed the sun stays. Has been wet and cool. The positive side is the urgency 4 irrigation set up is minimal.
 
Sunday, July 12 View Page
Pollinated this 5.5 lober today. Has a half developed 6th lobe. I'm going to leave it open even though I hand pollinated with worn out, wet males.
 
Saturday, July 18 View Page
Pollinated this beauty today. I was a bit late getting to it and there was some bees in it so this will stay open. Two others (far north and mid section west) on secondaries. Was a relief to have a few males open too....This plant takes the cake of all time regarding number of females and positioning. Hopefully they stick. It's been 2 years of aborting for me......??????
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
Pollinated this beauty about 16x out. 150 sqft comp Plant has finally reached the boundries.
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
Finally got the door on the shed and feel safe now to install the fertilizer pump. Just in time for the heat wave. Terminated the main yesterday and hoping at least one of the many pumpkins stick as the real estate has run out. Looks like the money pumpkin aborted....... BOO
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Pic of pump
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
63 OTT, 25 circumfrance. Hope it takes.....still suffering abortion PTSD from previous year. Plant is completely buried except for what's ahead of this. Will remove it once established and let tertiaries directly behind fruit fill in. Closest tertiary is following the main vine to replace any worn leaves.
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
63 OTT, 25 circumfrance. Hope it takes.....still suffering abortion PTSD from previous year. Plant is completely buried except for what's ahead of this. Will remove it once established and let tertiaries directly behind fruit fill in. Closest tertiary is following the main vine to replace any worn leaves.
 

 

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