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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 12 Entries.
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
Not sure if I'm doing this right, I dont have any social media but still wanted to show how growing cantaloupes in my new high tunnel went this year. Big leaning curve and tough weather this year.
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
Pollination time. Had 14 cantaloupes in this new ly built high tunnel
 
Tuesday, August 18 View Page
62 pounds 3 ounces official weight weighed at hawesville ky post office
 
Wednesday, August 19 View Page
Too bad I cant weigh the stump and all with my watermelon. Grafted to a rampart gourd
 
Wednesday, August 19 View Page
Just taking it easy in the shade
 
Friday, August 21 View Page
Going to try to upload pics of the 69.6 cantaloupe into here hope this works. Here it is beside 2, 5 gallon buckets
 
Friday, August 21 View Page
Another view of the 2 5 gallon bucket comparison
 
Tuesday, September 15 View Page
305 mudd starting to stretch
 
Tuesday, September 15 View Page
Some of the gray headed melons in the greenhouse. Pollinated last week of may
 
Sunday, September 20 View Page
277 and 227.5 weighed at Robert's family farms saturday. Lost stump on 277 at day 40 so had to limp along to day 100. Which was a challenge in this wet weather. Could have been a good one considering it was over 200 pounds on day 40 when stump blew. Long 60 days after that. The 227.5 was exb and was an experiment in a hot house. Temps averaged well above good watermelon growing temps in there. So pretty satisfied to get to 227.5. Learned a lot for growing in my new high tunnel for next year. Tip of the day: never put all of your eggs in the same basket and dont beat a dead horse. Try new things and experiment.
 
Sunday, September 20 View Page
277 and 227.5 weighed at Robert's family farms saturday. Lost stump on 277 at day 40 so had to limp along to day 100. Which was a challenge in this wet weather. Could have been a good one considering it was over 200 pounds on day 40 when stump blew. Long 60 days after that. The 227.5 was exb and was an experiment in a hot house. Temps averaged well above good watermelon growing temps in there. So pretty satisfied to get to 227.5. Learned a lot for growing in my new high tunnel for next year. Tip of the day: never put all of your eggs in the same basket and dont beat a dead horse. Try new things and experiment.
 
Tuesday, September 22 View Page
Chilly nights in ky for last week or two. Not ideal for melons, but this close to the end and considering the stump being limped along for 60+days its not doing bad. Ready to get the patch cleaned up
 

 

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