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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 31 Entries.
Saturday, March 7 View Page
Only about a month to go. I have most of my lineup set, but, I still have to narrow down my list to just 3 on the AGs. Hoping this year I break the 1000lb mark. AGs: (growing 3) 2152 Gantner(18) 1885.5 Werner(19) 1872 Sippel(19) 1810 Werner(16) 1533.5 Rea(19) 1501 Vander Wielen(17) 1492.5 Cernik(19) NE state record 1464 Brown(19) 1382.5 Rea(19) 1317 Clementz(13) 1212 Brown(19) 1048 Engel(12) 1044 Gansert(16) 981 Grubbs(16) 808 Grubbs(19) 532 House(18) 504 Davis(19) Squash: 955 Clementz(15) Field Pumpkins: (growing 1) 127 Harnica(17) 61 Grubbs(17) Long Gourds: (growing 1) 139.5" Eaton(18) 138.5" Eaton(17) 137.5" Harnica(19) 134.38" Harnica(19) Bushel Gourds: (growing 2) 369 Marsh(19) 331 Brown(18) Tomato: 4.44 Clementz(14)
Saturday, April 4 View Page
Soil heating cables are in.
Saturday, April 4 View Page
The site for my main plant is ready. This is the future home of the 1317 Clementz.
Saturday, April 11 View Page
2020 giant pumpkin season is underway! I started my 1st round of seeds today. 1317 Clementz, 1533.5 Rea, and the Nebraska state record 1492 Cernik.
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
A little over 2 days and the 1317 Clementz and 1533.5 Rea have sprouted. The 1317 was actually cracking the seed starter mix last night (about 30 hours after planting). The fastest I have ever had seeds sprout. No signs of life from the 1492 Cernik yet, but still early. And 1 of the 4.44 Clementz tomatoes has popped up.
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
*edit- I don't know what day it is anymore. I blame the quarantine. Lol. I started seeds last Saturday. It has been 3 days.
Thursday, April 16 View Page
The 1317 Clementz and 1533.5 Rea at 5 days old. Still waiting on the 1492 Cernik.
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Successfully transplanted into bigger containers. Looks like the 1492 Cernik isn't going to germinate, but I'll give it a few more days. 2nd round of seeds will be started in a few days.
Monday, April 20 View Page
1533.5 Rea is growing 2, 1st true leafs. I will start another backup plant when I start my 2nd round of seeds later tonight as a precaution.
Monday, April 20 View Page
2nd round of seeds started tonight. They are: 1810 Werner, 1872 Sippel, 1059.5 Pierce, & 981 Grubbs.
Friday, April 24 View Page
1872 Sippel is up!
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
What big cots you have! 981 Grubbs is doing well.
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
1317 Clementz and 1533.5 Rea. Looks like I might of jumped the gun on saying the 1533.5 Rea was deformed. It seems to have straightened out for now, but I am keeping a close eye on it. These 2 will go in the patch later this week. Thinking Friday...
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
The 1872 Sippel, 1810 Werner & 981 Grubbs transplanted into 2 gallong grow bags tonight. The 1059 Pierce was an unfortunate casualty of grower error. I snapped it off at the base when I tried to remove the seed shell the other day. D'oh!
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
And round 3 is started. 2152 Gantner, 1464 Brown, and a pair of 955 Clementz green squash round out my giants for the year. Bushel gourds, field pumpkins, and long gourds will get started in a couple weeks.
Friday, May 1 View Page
Transplanted the 1533.5 Rea into a 3 gallon pot. I am just not liking the looks of the way it is growing early on. I will keep it as an emergency backup and let the 1317 Clementz have the #1 spot all the herself.
Friday, May 1 View Page
1317 Clementz is in her new home. Soil cables have the ground at 70 and she will be staying inside a 6'x10' greenhouse for the next few weeks until the nights stay warm.
Sunday, May 3 View Page
This was a 1st for me. 955 Clementz green squash was stuck in the shell. I noticed another root sticking out the side of the seed. I removed the seed, opened it up and there is another seedling inside. Twins! I planted it to see if it will grow too.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
1317 Clementz has been in the patch over a week and is doing very well despite the cold nights and cool, cloudy days we have had for the last week.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
1810 Werner (front) and 1872 Sippel (back) enjoying the grow lights. They will go in the patch as soon as we get past this cold snap. None of my backups made it. I removed my 981, and the 2152 Gantner and 1464 Brown did not germinate. I will start a couple of my 808 and 642 as emergency backups, but they will be way behind. Hopefully, I won't need any backups. Fingers crossed
Sunday, May 10 View Page
4.44 Clementz tomato is doing well. This is only my 2nd attempt at growing giant tomatoes. It will go in the patch in a couple days. It will be grown in our little greenhouse.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
955 Clementz squash update: the smaller of the twin seedlings didn't survive. And the bigger one is deformed. The cots are twisted off to one side. The 1st true leaf seems to be developing fine. We will see what it does. I had 1 more 955 Clementz, so, I started it and a couple 181 Lee squash to fill the backup role. Growing alot of Clementz seeds this year.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
I started my FPs, BGs, and LGs today.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
1810 Werner is in the patch! I am really happy with this plant so far. It is really beefy! (Hope it throws a great orange color like the 1382 Rea.) I am 2-3 weeks ahead of my normal schedule.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
1317 Clementz is doing good even with the cool, cloudy days and cold nights we've been having. She's been in the ground 2 weeks and looks to be ready to throw a main vine down any day.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
4.44 Clementz tomato went in the greenhouse a few days ago. We will see how it fairs in the chase for 10lbs.
Monday, May 18 View Page
1872 Sippel is in the patch. This will be our team grow plant. The 1317 Clementz suffered some leaf burn in the 80 heat. All 9 FPs are up, 2 of 3 268 Kent BGs, 2 of 3 331 Brown BGs and all 3 369 Marsh BGs have germinated. No long gourds have germinated yet.
Monday, May 25 View Page
Tranplanted some of my field pumpkins to the patch. These are my 61 Grubbs (188 MacKinnon x 162 MacCoy). I couldn't get a field pumpkin to grow to save my life last year and this year I was 9 of 9 germinating seeds
Monday, May 25 View Page
I planted the 955 Clementz and 181 Lee squash in the patch this morning. 955 on the right, 181 on the left. I have a 463 Theil as an emergency backup if these 2 don't pan out.
Monday, May 25 View Page
A pair of 118 Treece FPs in the patch.
Monday, May 25 View Page
And a pair of 127 Harnica FPs round out my lineup for this year.

 

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