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Monday, April 6 View Page
First tilling done. Soil sample sent into Western Labs. Applied 40 lbs gypsum to the 500 sq ft plot. Granddaughters helping out.
 
Friday, April 10 View Page
Ready for the heating cables. Cables tested and working. Rain in forcast this PM. I am going to tye the heating cables to a 4x4 piece of hardware wire and attach with small wire ties. Next fall, the hardware wire, heating cables and all should come out in one piece and be ready for the next year.
 
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Got my soil test back from Western Labs. Looks like things are progressing well at trying to get this plot in good tilth and productivity. I wish I would not have applied the gypsum. Went on hope of conditioning my clays and increasing porosity. An agronomist friend of mine said that gyspum really helped his plot, so I gave it a try. Time will tell. Already have too much Ca and have been having trouble getting my pH down. Sulfer in the gysum may help things balance a bit, I hope so. I am going to just procede with Western Labs recommendations and act like the gypsum was never applied. This is my fertilization list for this spring based on test results and a 500 sq ft plot. 7.5 lbs of 0-10-0, Bone Meal = .75 lbs actual P 3.0 lbs of 21-0-0 +24% sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate = .75 lbs actual sulfate + .63 lbs actual N 1.0 lbs of 46-0-0, Urea = .5 lbs actual N 4.5 lbs of elemental sulfur I have on hand, but need to research a little more before I apply. I want to apply in a 5:2 humic/kelp ratio, but don't really know how much to apply on the 500 sq ft. 20 lbs leonardite humic acid 50 lbs organic kelp meal
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
This will help flatten the curve on the spring fever.
 
Sunday, April 12 View Page
April 11 last year. I'm startiing to see a pattern here.
 
Wednesday, April 15 View Page
Cables attached to wire poultry fence. My idea is this is way easier than getting all that cable into formation when just loose on the bottom of the hole. Secondly, when it comes time to dig them back up, I can pull up the whole thing in one piece, then clean and roll up ready for use the next year. I don't know for sure, but with the heating cables being attached to the wire in many places, will it help disapate the heat into the soil better?
 
Thursday, April 16 View Page
Cables are ready to cover. Amending the soil I took out with: humic, kelp, fish meal, myco, and worm castings. My alfalfa meal is on a slow boat from Amazon prime, will not be delivered until May 4. It is considered nonessential, so toilet paper takes a priority. Otherwise, the alfalfa meal would also be added.
 
Thursday, April 16 View Page
First round seed lineup.
 
Thursday, April 16 View Page
Ready to go
 
Friday, April 17 View Page
Cables on and cloche in place. Beginning soil temp at 6 inches is 44 degrees
 
Monday, April 20 View Page
The two 1211 Borgers have broken the soil. Soil temp in cloche at 6 inches is 59 degrees. Warming 5 degrees per day.
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
Had one of my 11 year old 713 Winey germinate and even though not the most health looking, it is growing. Soil temp at 6 inches is 60 degrees inside the cloche.
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
Giving them some sun.
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
Outside soil temp 50 degrees.
 
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Five days old, getting too stretchy, planning on putting out in cloche today or tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
All amendments and fertilizers applied and incorporated. Heat cables have the soil in the stump area have been on for several days with the cloche over the top and ready for the plants. I have two 1211 Borgers that are looking real good. Both will be put in the ground tomorrow and the one will be culled later on.
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Plants grown well since transplanting into the cloche.
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Corner set up, going for diamond shape instead of xmas tree shape.
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
Used all my myco from last year when transplanting the 1211's. Purchased a pound of Rons WOW myco.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
Filed and soaked ten 337 Johnson 18's and have them in wet paper towel on germ mat. Scarified 8 long gourd seeds, soaked and have in towels on germ mat.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
20 days old, 10 days in the cloche. Looking good. One slightly larger, but both nice.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
This is the better of the two.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
This slightly behind. Did not take the transplanting as good as the other. The seed, 1211 Borgers 18, is something like five generations inbred, no wonder they are acting like clones.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Should be landing later this week. One plant is still clearly ahead of the other, but want to make sure the better of the two doesn't have some kind of troubled landing.
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
She has landed and off running. Going to wait a couple days and check for cracks once again. It lookis like a great bend with no kinks. If all is still good, the other will be culled.
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
Found a bug that I do not know what it is.
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
Another shot, pretty small.
 
Sunday, May 24 View Page
Plants are looking good. Down and running. Will be culling soon, so hard to kill the runt.
 
Sunday, May 24 View Page
337 Johnson transplanted into patch. 150 sq ft.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Culling done and down to one. Stretching long nicely. 1211 Borgers
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Growing a lot every day now. At least a week ahead of last year.
 
Thursday, May 28 View Page
Growing several inches a day. Seems like it gets longer overnight.
 
Friday, May 29 View Page
Built an awesome airated tea maker. Turned out great and works exactly as claimed
 
Friday, May 29 View Page
A look at how it is constructed.
 
Friday, May 29 View Page
Materials list.
 
Friday, May 29 View Page
A couple starter recipes.
 
Saturday, May 30 View Page
Got a batch of aerated tea going. Giving it 24 hour then a drenching is in order.
 
Saturday, May 30 View Page
Vine is 70 inches.
 
Sunday, May 31 View Page
Tea foaming ready for drenching
 
Sunday, May 31 View Page
Not looking the best, but 337 Johnson is in place for 150 sq ft grow
 
Tuesday, June 2 View Page
1211 Borgers Been in the nineties the last couple days. Had some flagging on the newer leaves. Eighties the next several days, should be great pumpkin growing!!
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
Buried some of the main today. Looking good. Fingers crossed.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
A flower fused to the leaf stock for about six inches.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
337 Johnson in 150 sq patch. Pretty much just leaving her alone. Hoping she hooks up and goes soon.
 
Thursday, June 4 View Page
First flower was on the fused stem I showed earlier. Already have one application of Merrit, so plucking them as they open to not kill so many pollinators.
 
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Did some work this morning. Secondaries are starting to shoot fast. Put out a couple yellow sticky cards to monitor for the arrival of the cucumber beetles. Also put out two delta sticky traps with squash vine borer pheromone to monitor those annual bastards.
 
Friday, June 5 View Page
1211 Borgers looking good. Next post shows a secondary that seems stunted.
 
Friday, June 5 View Page
In the center of the pic shows the stunted secondary. Nodes on both sides are growing normally. This same thing happened last year and I ended up with 4 stunted secondaries. I think this may correspond to the timing of removing the cloche. Cooler than accustomed to, this may be causing my problem. Hoping it takes off yet. Is this behavior somewhat common, or am I causing this by something I am doing?
 
Friday, June 5 View Page
A shot of the whole plant showing the stunted secondary in center.
 
Sunday, June 7 View Page
Mid 90's today, 25 mph winds, humidity you could cut with a knife. Got her in the shade. Started to flag around noon, put up the shade and now everything pert and alert.
 
Monday, June 8 View Page
Looking good so far, keeping fingers crossed.
 
Monday, June 8 View Page
Looking good so far, keeping fingers crossed.
 
Saturday, June 13 View Page
Getting long, still no females.
 
Saturday, June 13 View Page
Did a little clean up.
 
Tuesday, June 16 View Page
Looking good still. Finally got a female,except it's on my second side vine......
 
Thursday, June 18 View Page
Finally got a female in the main about 20 ft out. Have females on three side vines, going to pollinate one on the longest of the three, about 10 ft out, just for back up. I am a week to ten days ahead of last year, looking better for a June pollination, fingers crossed. Plant is growing phenomenally good. Weather has been almost perfect all spring, Had four days in the nineties, pulled a 30% shade over the top and they kept right on growing. Natural rain has taken care of most of the watering. I think I have the drip irrigation a little more under control this year. Bought a flow meter and a soil moisture probe to help eliminate guessing. I was really over watering last year which I am sure caused the root rot that ended my season. This girl is doing so good, I am considering tearing out my 150 sq ft pumpkin to let the big girl have more room?
 
Thursday, June 18 View Page
Overhead shot of the 1211 Borgers
 
Thursday, June 18 View Page
Side vines filling in nicely
 
Thursday, June 18 View Page
The other sides side vines
 
Thursday, June 18 View Page
About 8-9 feet out on a side vine. Will pollinate it just for a backup and hopefully cull later. Starting to see several females starting to show up. Got my hopeful female in the cobra head and may just make a June pollination.
 
Friday, June 19 View Page
337 Johnson in the 150 sq ft area. If the 1211 Borgers continues growing at the current rate, I may cull the 337 to let the 1211 have the room. 337 starting to shoot some side vines.
 
Friday, June 19 View Page
This girl is a monster. Huge growth every day. Starting to S shape my main in preparation for my first pollination on the main. Doing same to the longest secondary that has a female that will open a few days before the one on the main. Planning on pollinating the side vine for a back up.
 
Monday, June 22 View Page
337 Johnson
 
Monday, June 22 View Page
1211 Borgers
 
Tuesday, June 23 View Page
Applied a tank mix of 1 1/2 tsp Tree & Shrub (13.3 % active ingredient, same as Merit) plus 1 1/2 tsp Daconil fungicide.
 
Thursday, June 25 View Page
6:00 AM Pumpkin sex on side vine. First female on the plant, so pollinating for back up. Female on the main in a couple days.
 
Friday, June 26 View Page
This is the first good female on the main. The first on the main aborted, was small and shriveled and I actually did not notice it until I was burying vines. This one will open tomorrow and is my hope that this is the one. I've got her set up perfectly as planned, so keeping fingers crossed. The side vine female I pollinated yesterday obviously took, twice as big this AM than last.
 
Friday, June 26 View Page
1211 Borgers in all her beauty.
 
Friday, June 26 View Page
Pollination on the main tomorrow AM. Hoping for a 5 lober !!
 
Saturday, June 27 View Page
Nice 5 lober on the 1211 Borgers, pollinated this AM. About 18-20 ft out with another on the main about 4 nodes up that will be ready in about a week.
 
Saturday, June 27 View Page
Found a deformed male while selecting for the pollination of the 1211 Borgers. Obviously did not use this one.
 
Saturday, June 27 View Page
Applied a mix of tree and shrub along with neem oil this evening just before dark. SVB seen flying around the plant again today. Was in low 90's today with very high humidity. About half dozen newer leaves got scorched pretty good. 90 degrees seems to be the threshold on when I need to pull the shade cloth over her.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Some shots of the leaves that got fried yesterday. Beings this all happened within one day, I am pretty sure it's not a disease. Hope not anyhow, if anyone sees anything different, please give me a heads up.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Some shots of the leaves that got fried yesterday. Beings this all happened within one day, I am pretty sure it's not a disease. Hope not anyhow, if anyone sees anything different, please give me a heads up.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Some shots of the leaves that got fried yesterday. Beings this all happened within one day, I am pretty sure it's not a disease. Hope not anyhow, if anyone sees anything different, please give me a heads up.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Side vine pumpkin. 3 DAP
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Pumpkin on the main that I pollinated yesterday. Removed the petals shortly after pic taken.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
Here is a shot of the damage in it's entity.
 
Sunday, June 28 View Page
About to fill my 500 sq ft. Another week most will be ended.
 
Thursday, July 2 View Page
5 DAP my first pollination because it was the first female on the plant only about 8-9 ft out on a side vine. I have another pollination two days after this about 20 ft out on the main.
 
Thursday, July 2 View Page
Been a perfect spring, only time I've run the drip irrigation was just to check everything is operational. I've terminated half of the side vines and will be finishing up all side vines within a week. Have a nice one set on a short side and a nice one set on the main. Pollinated another on the main this morning, but was really late in the morning, almost noon, and 90 degrees, hot and humid. Not holding my breath on that one, but have another female on the main about 4 nodes up that will open in couple days. Lost 4-5 leaves to a thunderstorm, but other than that she still has every leaf looking good. Putting out two more Viva SVB pheromone traps. Applied tree and shrub foliar twice, daconil once, neem once. Going with the new Sevin and organocide for the next rotation. Looking to buy some bifen to include in the rotation.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Crack developing on the stem on the main vine pumpkin. 6 DAP Don't know if this is a serious game changer or not. Not enough experience to know. Will monitor and search for help.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Here is whats going on under my "cow pies" on every node. I use straight peat moss made into a slurry the consistency of mud pies you made as a kid. I dust every node with Indol 3 rooting hormone powder using a paint brush, then a 50/50 mixture of Wallace WOW Myco and Azos is poured over the top. Then plot comes the cow pie burying everything around the node.
 
Saturday, July 4 View Page
A shot from under the canopy.
 
Sunday, July 5 View Page
This is the 1211 Borgers pumpkin only 8-9 ft out on a side vine. 10 DAP and 29 1/2" in circumference. This was the first female on the plant so pollinated it just for extreme backup. The main vine pumpkin was pollinated two days later and is about half this size. I really did not plan on this pumpkin being a contender, so I really don't know how will try to set this thing up. Would it be better to defoliate around the pumpkin, then put down my plywood over the top of the defoliated vines, or would it be better to just cut the vines in the way. Problem is, those vines that would need to be cut are my oldest secondaries, hence the longest. I could put a good layer of soil over the top of the in the way vines so the plywood would not be pressuring the vines underneath, Hoping the main vine pumpkin measures up in two days. Would lean toward the main if not really behind the other, just because of the location and set up. Can't wait until the 20 day measurement.
 
Monday, July 6 View Page
Found this weird male while pollinating my fourth and final female. I have three on the main and one on the side. The side vine pumpkin is the oldest by two days and of course is the largest at this time. I will terminate the main in a couple days and what sides are still growing have 4-5 ft to go then all will be terminated.
 
Monday, July 6 View Page
Here's my setup on the main. My plan is to cull the pumpkin on the side vine tomorrow even though it is very large, it is 2 days older. You can see that I am very near terminating all my sides, what you see is what is left, 3=4 days.
 
Monday, July 6 View Page
Big thunderstorm on it's way directly through the center. Got the hail nets up and hoping I don't need them.
 
Tuesday, July 7 View Page
Here is my main vine pumpkin 1211 Borgers at 10 DAP and a circumference of 31 1/2 inches. Nice ten day made it easier to cull the two day older side vine pumpkin that was 29 1/2 at 10 DAP. Got an inch of rain last night, so I just cut through 1/2 way on the stem of the cull pumpkin so as to not make the selected pumpkin surge and burst.
 
Wednesday, July 8 View Page
Culled the side vine pumpkin. DAP 13, Cut her half yesterday and finished her off today. 42" Cir, 31 F-B, 31 s-s, for OTT of 104, 37 lbs by scale.
 
Wednesday, July 8 View Page
Correction: 27 lbs by scale, not 37.
 
Friday, July 10 View Page
1211 Borgers x self, 13 DAP, 45 1/2 in circumference, estimated weight 35 lbs.
 
Friday, July 10 View Page
Granddaughters finding a use for the cull pumpkin.
 
Friday, July 10 View Page
The finished product,
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
1211 Borgers X Self, 16 DAP, OTT 148, Est Wt 80 lbs You can tell she's really starting to grow a lot each day now. Will be gone for a few days, but will be back for her 20 day measure. Main and all but about 6 sides are terminated. Rest will be terminated when I get back.
 
Monday, July 13 View Page
What the hell??? If that pumpkin weighs 80 lbs, what's that say about me! LOL
 
Thursday, July 16 View Page
Back from 3 days camping/fishing and the plant looks great. Pumpkin is up to OTT 179, chart weight 135 lbs, 19 DAP. Finding a few sucker vines that I need to wade into the plant to cut. All is good, fingers crossed.
 
Friday, July 17 View Page
20 DAP, OTT 191, Cir 80.5, S-S 56.5, F-B 53.5, Chart Wt 191, Gain 28 lb/day, Ailts/Landry Benchmarks in upper range for 1400 lbs.
 
Friday, July 17 View Page
A shot of the whole plant, pretty much filled out the 480 sq ft plot. Sprayed a mix of the new Sevin along with neem oil. Been in the 90 for several days. Been giving her 50 gallons/day to maintain until we get a bad needed rain. My rain water collection tanks have enough for two more days. Will use tap water run into the tanks and let air for several days and also warm up to ambient temp. in the between time.
 
Saturday, July 18 View Page
1211 Borgers, DAP 21, OTT 198, cir 84, s-s 59, f-b 55, chart wt 181 lbs, 18 lb/day. Daily gain down, but was hot in the 90's,
 
Saturday, July 18 View Page
How's this for a giant leaf.
 
Sunday, July 19 View Page
22 DAP, 89 cir, 61 l-r, 58 f-b, 208 OTT, chart wt 208, 27 lb/day
 
Monday, July 20 View Page
1211 Borgers, 23 DAP, OTT 218.5, chart wt 241, Daily gain 33, cir 92.5, fb 61 lr 65, 50 gallons/day
 
Wednesday, July 22 View Page
1211 Borgers, 25 DAP, cir 101, lr 68, fb 64, ott 233, chart wt 292, 5 day average gain/day 25
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
1211 Borgers, 26 DAP, OTT 242, Chart Wt 327, cc 104, lr 71, fb 67, Daily Gain 35
 
Friday, July 24 View Page
1211 Borgers, 27 DAP, OTT 247, Chart Wt 347, Daily Gain 20, Ninties yesterday, cc 107, ss 72 fb 68 I just surpassed my personal best and only 27 DAP!!!!!! I guess that's not hard to do when you PB was 337. LOL Cut out about a dozen SVB larva. Drenched with tree and shrub yesterday through the drip, hoping to kill the little bastards before rot and damage sets in.
 
Friday, July 24 View Page
Pic for last post.
 
Saturday, July 25 View Page
Last post for awhile. Going to be gone for a few days fishing down in Nebraska on Lake McConaughey. Got a 1/4 inch rain last night, first rain in weeks. Automated watering system has been dripping 50 gallons/day, equal to about .20 rain. Put it on a days rain delay thanks to mother nature. Pumpkin is doing beyond my wildest dreams. Knock on wood, cross fingers, there's my rabbits foot over by the horseshoe above my 4 leaf clover. Slow and steady in the 30-38/day range right now. Been in the 90's the last 3 days and still getting 30 lbs/day. Weather is supposed to be in the 80's for about ten days after today's scorcher. Thinking I may get into the 40's with those temps. 1211 Borgers, 28 DAP, 253.5 OTT, 377 chart wt, 30 lb/day, cc 110.5, fb 69, ss 74
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
Got back from a 5 day outing to thankfully find everything all good with my pumpkin. She averaged 30 lb/day and for a little less than 500 sq ft, I am very happy with the gain. Had to dig out some more SVB larvae, Even after the T&S drench before I left, they were still alive, some looking like none the worse some almost black ??. Maybe the older ones take longer to die. Definitely going to be some damage to two of my oldest vines. Little bastards, I thought this year I had a grip on them, but obviously not. Got an inch of rain while gone, some stretch cracks are opening up on the stem end, but I don't think it's anything bad, I will post and ask advice. Planning on applying some Sevin and Daconil tonight. My cloth sewing tape is no longer long enough to measure the CC. 1211 Borgers, 33 DAP, OTT 284, Chart Wt 529, CC 125, SS 83, FB 76
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
One of the cracks starting on the stem end. I don't know if this is just normal growth marking or something of concern. Please let me know if this is a concern. Going to start a fan blowing on the stem. Washed out the cracks with peroxide. The little black spot is a spider.
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
Here is another of a different crack.
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
My first mega bud. One more on the same "bunch?" See that one on next post. Have never grown big tomatoes, but I bought Marv's ebook and I'm going give it a try.
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
My other mega bud.
 
Thursday, July 30 View Page
Granddaughters checking out the pumpkin.
 
Friday, July 31 View Page
34 DAP, OTT 291, Chart Wt 569, 40 lb/day, CC 127, SS 85, FB 79
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
I have two mega buds on the same cluster that are nearing the point of choosing one. The one that appears to going to be bigger is situated where the stem is right against the side of the tomato and looks to my first time eyes would be a problem later. The other, slightly smaller, appears to me to be situated pretty good stem wise. Take a look and tell me if you would go with the bigger, weird set one, or the better set up one even though smaller. The next couple posts are pics from different angels. Thanks.
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
A different view.
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
A different view.
 
Saturday, August 1 View Page
35 DAP, OTT 296.5, Chart wt 602, Daily gain 33, CC 129.5, SS 87, FB 80 Applied Sevin and Daconil
 
Sunday, August 2 View Page
36 DAP, OTT 300.5, Chart Wt 626, Daily Gain 24. CC 130.5, SS 89, FB 81,
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
The next few posts are for bluesilver. Here is the set up for using a 5 gallon paint strainer bag as a "tea bag" for the air lift brewer. When the batch is done. Clean up the bag in bleached water and it is ready when you do the next batch. Also on the lack of foam, you have to clean all the equipment in bleached water after every use, or you get a bio film build up that can spoil the next batch. Let thing sit for a day or so after cleaning in the bleach water and the bleach will all be evaporated.
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
Out of the brew.
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
Straining all done.
 
Thursday, August 6 View Page
1211 Borgers X Self, 40 DAP, OTT 319.5, Chart Wt 751, Daily Gain 41, CC 140, FB 85, SS 94.5
 
Thursday, August 6 View Page
1211 Borgers X Self, 40 DAP, OTT 319.5, Chart Wt 751, Daily Gain 41, CC 140, FB 85, SS 94.5
 
Thursday, August 6 View Page
1211 Borgers X Self, 40 DAP, OTT 319.5, Chart Wt 751, Daily Gain 41, CC 140, FB 85, SS 94.5
 
Thursday, August 6 View Page
Damn cat. May have messed up my Howard Dill plans, hope not.
 
Thursday, August 6 View Page
Damn cat. May have messed up my Howard Dill plans, hope not.
 
Saturday, August 8 View Page
42 DAP, OTT 326.5, Chart Wt 800.5, 2 Day Avg ROG 25, CC 142.5, SS 97, FB 87. Applied Organocide and still cutting out SVB.
 
Saturday, August 8 View Page
Another from ground level. Cat damage healing over.
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Not a great morning. Scattered thunderstorms dropped up to golf ball sized hail for nearly 15 minutes. Got the pumpkin itself covered with a heavy comforter, so not so much damage on the pumpkin itself. At least half the leaf stalks are cut completely off. Will go in this afternoon and cut out all the damage and see what is left. Last measurement two days ago was 800 lbs.
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
More
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Last one
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Initial clean up done. Not a lot left and those leaves a riddled. I'm afraid the first really hot day is going to fry the shit out of them. Going to apply Organocide and Neem to everything this evening. Along with getting hailed out, we have gotten 4 inches of rain this week. This is 44 DAP, OTT 335.5, Chart Wt 866, 10 Day Avg Daily Gain 30, CC 146.5, SS 100, FB 89
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Another after initial clean up.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Riddled leaves from the hail storm.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
A look down the main.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Some of the damage on the pumpkin.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Close call on the main. Look at the lower right the chunks knocked out.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
Pumpkin damage. Don't know why first pic did not post.
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
She gained 12 pounds yesterday even after the hail storm. Hope she holds together and keeps gaining although I know the 30 lb/day ten day average is a thing of the past. Applied daconil today as a preventative. I have to keep what leaves I have left in the healthiest condition as possible. Picked up loose leaf parts off ground to decrease disease potential a little. 45 DAP, OTT 337, Chart Wt 878, daily gain 12.
 
Friday, August 14 View Page
Great news, she's still pushing sand after the hail storm. Appears like my 30+ lbs/days are over, but she still averaged 17.6 lbs/day over the last three days since the hail storm. Better news is that if she keeps on her current pace, I will break 1000 lbs on Day 51!! Here she is today from a different angle now that over half the leaves are gone and you can easily see the stem. Here she is today. DAP 48, OTT 344,, Chart Wt 931, 3 day avg daily gain 17.6, cc 150.5, fb 91.5, ss 102.
 
Friday, August 14 View Page
Blossom view
 
Friday, August 14 View Page
My try at trick photography
 

 

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