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Saturday, May 9 View Page
Day 10 since dry seed.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Nighttime temperatures were expected to drop in the low 50s. So decided to fabricate a temporary greenhouse and throw my thousand watt viparspectra grow light inside. Worked out better than expected, kept an Ambient Air Temperature of 86 degrees all night. And a bonus of a temporary rain shelter for bad storms if they come in the near future.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
I stared seeds in luke warm water with seaweed. Soaked for 12 hrs before putting into incubator.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
My normal incubator- Tupperware with coffee filters. After 36 hrs all seeds poped open and stuck a foot out.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Germinated seeds go into soil. Split the sides of pots to make transplant easier.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Waiting on the first true.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Getting the holes ready !
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Pumpkin patch ready for plants. Day 12 daughter wont wear pants.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
GPs in the ground! Here we go!
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Day after transplant.
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Current photo of today. Jumbled mess of pictures before this post all leading up to this day. 3 seeds were filed and soaked in seaweed water on April 29th for 12 hrs. Today I noticed growth on the stem. Decided to go ahead and Hill up around the stem adding another 3" of soil, with azos and myco. Noticing Vine borer eggs already, counted eight. Dipple dust first out of the Arsenal this year. Soil still damp from first watering.
Monday, May 11 View Page
Day 13 since seed soak. Best plant thus far. Short and stout. 3rd true leaf showing.
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
Today marks week 2 from a dry seed. Transplant shock looks minimal if any. Shade cloth may be needed the entire growing season here in Texas. Added the shade cloth with temporary hoops yesterday around lunch time. The growth between then and now is just amazing to watch. I see now on my first year of GP growing the potential in the plant. Im hooked!
Tuesday, May 12 View Page
End of week 2. Light drizzle today.
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
Potatoes are near finished. Hope my timings right on this sweet corn before the GPS start Vining. I spaced 10 feet between the GP plant site and 1st row of sweet corn.
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
4th true Leaf is starting to stretch out. I'm getting excited about this pumpkin growing season!!
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
Jubilee watermelon, honeydew, jumbo cantaloupe all are starting to Vine already. Note to self. Start daily SVB inspections.
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Son informed me its time we put the drip tape down.
Friday, May 15 View Page
Product of 3 lbs. Seed potatoes. Non chitted 75 day grow of Yukon, pontiacs, purple viking. Pulled early for the smaller potatoes which are my favorite. Think I'll try two 20 foot rows next year instead of just one.
Saturday, May 16 View Page
Rain gage @ 5" in 24hrs. Stump spot sunk about 4". Should work out perfect when cots come off, backfill for more ROOTS!! Did manage to get a foliar feed in yesterday a few hours before the rain.
Sunday, May 17 View Page
All day sun allowed me back in the patch to evaluate.
Sunday, May 17 View Page
After TLC.
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
Water logged Soil condition slowly improving day by day. High nineties yesterday, cloudy today in the mid-80s!! So decided pullback the shade, and throw on the light. Hopefully rebound for some lost time. The Deluge of rain from earlier calculated at 2,800 gallons of rain > 24 hours .
Thursday, May 21 View Page
First full strength phos feed/worm tea for pumpkins. Can't decide whether to pull the corn stalks as a Vine reaches or to just lay them over and grow the pumpkin on top. Decisions decisions ...
Friday, May 22 View Page
Lots-o-rain in forecast. 1842 Connolly, 1 of 2.
Saturday, May 23 View Page
Morning shot after rain. Some (fun guy's) decided to come up top for a bit.
Monday, May 25 View Page
Ten year old sons 1842 connolly 19. Starting to like his plant over mine!
Monday, May 25 View Page
The other 1842 Connolly 19. A little more TLC given to this one. Grow light used on cloudy days as well as rain protection for now.
Friday, May 29 View Page
Day 30. Precipitation total 9.75". Touchdown! Roots all over just under the soil surface. fertilizer change, straw ground cover placed. Ready to see this thing vine!
Saturday, May 30 View Page
Sons 1842 connolly has kinked and split. He handled the news perhaps better than I.
Saturday, May 30 View Page
My 1842, adjusted hoops to give afternoon shade. Hope i can get this one to go all the way!
Monday, June 1 View Page
Wha?...... Growing from the compost pile. Last years pumpkins live again!
Monday, June 1 View Page
For previous post of compost pile pumpkin.
Saturday, June 6 View Page
Harvested 1 double row of sweet corn. Tilled, laid drip tape. Temps been in the high 90's over a week now. Shaded GP is showing better growth over unshaded. Adding more straw and another support hoop tomorrow
Wednesday, June 10 View Page
Sweet corn harvested. Entire 40' x 40' cleaned and now the pumkin patch. Past week has been brutal with heat. Tuesday heat index was 104. Secondaries are not as vigorous as I hoped. I'm sure all this heat has a lot to do with it. Big gains at night though. Main. 7' or so.


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