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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 34 Entries.
Friday, April 17 View Page
Started 2261/ 2269/ 2416/ 2517. Three largest are Karl Haist seeds. The other from Wisconsin Growers association.
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Ground ready to go outside
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Plants starting to grow with the tent over them.
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
Starting to chug along. Sorry for brief entry. New at this and trying to catch up
Friday, May 29 View Page
Weird 2261 starting to grow in a straight line. No secondary vines coming off side
Saturday, June 6 View Page
2416 starting to be a front runner. Still a little weak on the sides.
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
The end of my 2261. Which is my plant that is growing straight out has a weird shaped vine at the end. Pretty cool though. Thought I would share. Not expecting much out of this plant.
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
Here is the 2269. Starting to look pretty good. I am still trying to figure this out and I think I over fertilized this guy and he is starting to recover.
Saturday, June 20 View Page
2416 Starting to take shape. Plant is about 14 feet long at this point.
Tuesday, June 23 View Page
Crazy weather. We have not had a drop of rain in two weeks. All the sudden we receive a blast from Mother Nature. 2.5 inches of rain in ten minutes with hail. I hope she will survive and not get too stunted. A day or two from pollinating.
Sunday, June 28 View Page
I thought I would share this is my 2261 he mutated into a ribbon vine and is forming females all over. Real weird configurations I am keeping it alive , basically just watering it. Not expecting anything from this guy.
Monday, June 29 View Page
This is my 2416 Haist. I pollinated this plant 4 days ago. My plan is to do a second pollination. Probably tomorrow. Canít really recover from the hail last week but it is growing pretty good right now.
Tuesday, June 30 View Page
Thought I would share the arches I build to help relieve stem stress. Mind you my biggest pumpkin is 851 so I have a lot to learn on the fertilization and soli end, but I have always had real solid stems.
Tuesday, June 30 View Page
Once arch is in place I put sand down with 6/7 boards down to support the pumpkin as it starts to grow. As the pumpkin gets bigger, I pick up the pumpkin and remove a board and set it back down.
Wednesday, July 1 View Page
As pumpkin starts to gain size it will lay down onto wood. I will try to take a picture every time I move a board. Hopefully will have them all gone in next 20/24 days or so.
Wednesday, July 1 View Page
As pumpkin starts to gain size it will lay down onto wood. I will try to take a picture every time I move a board. Hopefully will have them all gone in next 20/24 days or so.
Tuesday, July 14 View Page
Here is my 2416 Haist crossed with my 2517 Haist. This pumpkin is now 15 days old and I have already removed several boards to keep the stem stress free. Still real early in its development. I also put a tent over my pumpkin to help keep the sun off of them and to keep them safe. Probably not the best choice because I loose some sunlight to the leaves right around the pumpkin. I just want to break the 1000 Pound mark this year. Happy growing.
Thursday, July 23 View Page
Day 23. The 2416/2517 Haist is 208 OTT. I hope I can do this awesome seed justice.
Monday, July 27 View Page
I recently had two pumpkins get some holes in them. Look like a bird. Not really sure. I sprayed it with alcohol and made up a paste of capatan a water. I spread it over the tiny punctures hopefully that will do the trick.
Monday, July 27 View Page
This is my 2517 it is now an Ott of 233. Kind of pretty.
Monday, July 27 View Page
This is my 2517 it is now an Ott of 233. Kind of pretty.
Monday, July 27 View Page
This is the Haist 2416. Picture was from yesterday July 26th. Ott is now 242. Gained 34Ē in last 3 days.
Saturday, August 15 View Page
This is my 2416 Haist crossed with 2517 Haist. OTT at 324 Right now. Adding 22-25 pounds a day. My goal was to break 1000 for the first time. Hopefully??????
Saturday, August 15 View Page
This is my 2517 Haist crossed with the 2416 Haist. Good looking pumpkin. Real pretty. Once again hoping to break 1000. Ott at 314 right now.
Saturday, August 15 View Page
This is my 2517 Haist crossed with the 2416 Haist. Good looking pumpkin. Real pretty. Once again hoping to break 1000. Ott at 314 right now. Not sure why pics did not upload earlier.
Saturday, August 15 View Page
This is my 2416 Haist crossed with 2517 Haist. OTT at 324 Right now. Adding 22-25 pounds a day. My goal was to break 1000 for the first time. Hopefully??????
Sunday, September 6 View Page
My goal was to hit 1000 pounds this year. My best was 851 last year. I am at OTT of 357 on my 2416 Haist crossed with 2517 Haist. Still gaining a little weight.
Sunday, September 6 View Page
My goal was to hit 1000 pounds this year. My best was 851 last year. I am at OTT of 357 on my 2416 Haist crossed with 2517 Haist. Still gaining a little weight.
Sunday, September 6 View Page
This is my 2517 Haist crossed with 2416 Haist. She is measuring 347 OTT. Looking pretty healthy putting on Alice weight Better than my personal best at 851
Friday, September 18 View Page
I have not shown this pumpkin. It is the smallest of my three I weighed at 781.5 pounds. I just purchased a 3000 pound crane scale so I have to believe that it is pretty accurate. This is Haist 2269 crossed with the Haist 2517. Love the color.
Friday, September 18 View Page
I have not shown this pumpkin. It is the smallest of my three I weighed at 781.5 pounds. I just purchased a 3000 pound crane scale so I have to believe that it is pretty accurate. This is Haist 2269 crossed with the Haist 2517. Love the color.
Friday, October 9 View Page
Personal best at the Clarence NY weigh in. 1067 pounds this was a 2416 Haist mother seed crossed With the 2517 Haist father seed. Previous best was 851. I ended up in 7th place which I wear proudly. Getting ready for next year.
Friday, October 9 View Page
Personal best at the Clarence NY weigh in. 1067 pounds this was a 2416 Haist mother seed crossed With the 2517 Haist father seed. Previous best was 851. I ended up in 7th place which I wear proudly. Getting ready for next year.
Friday, October 9 View Page
Personal best at the Clarence NY weigh in. 1067 pounds this was a 2416 Haist mother seed crossed With the 2517 Haist father seed. Previous best was 851. I ended up in 7th place which I wear proudly. Getting ready for next year.

 

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