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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 17 Entries.
Saturday, April 18 View Page
My first choices for the 2020 season
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
In a week or so, I'll start the second string. I am only going to have two plants this year, so hopefully I won't need these.
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
I built a little greenhouse for the front yard
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
and a different style greenhouse for the back yard. The back wall is two inch foam board insulation. That is on the North side, hopefully to hold the heat in?
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
What I start the seeds in
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
I added a little of these.
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
I also added some of this
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
I soaked the seeds for 30 minutes in half of a usual dose of this.
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
There are the first three, in their pots. They get covered with plastic to keep the moisture in. I have a space heater in the closet that keeps it all at 85 degrees.
 
Friday, April 24 View Page
From April 22nd, Two are up and getting ready.
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
Rented a tiller today and tilled the pumpkin patches. Pretty late to be doing it, but still better than not getting it done. The back yard was easy, because I had tilled it last year and then left it. Even the new patch in the front yard wasn't too bad. This was the best tiller I've ever used. It had hydraulic drive, I don't know if that mattered or it was just big, but it did not have any trouble at all.
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
There is the front yard before tilling with a little bit of compost on it and then crab shells and some 10-10-10 for good measure. I did not do good math and let me tell you; three yards of compost does not go anywhere near as far as I thought it would!
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
There's the front yard after tilling. I'm hoping this is a good patch this year. The East is to the left in the picture, so it should get morning sun and then off to the right there are trees, to block of the late day heat? That's my hope anyways. I don't have a lot of choices in the yard.
 
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Front yard plant looks pretty good. It's just gotten too big for it's greenhouse, so the wind fence and electric fence went up yesterday.
 
Thursday, June 4 View Page
Back yard plant is a few shades lighter green! Not sure I like that! I don't know if it's colder back there or if I got the fertilizers wrong. Tomorrow it will abandon it's greenhouse and get it's new fences.
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Back yard plant after some weeding and getting ready to put the wind fence and electric fence back up
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
This is the plant in the back yard. There is a female flower way out at the end of the main vine. I'm hoping that will be my pumpkin.
 

 

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