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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 15 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.

 

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