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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 63 Entries.
Sunday, April 4 View Page
The Easter Bunny finished the first tilling of my garden today.
 
Wednesday, April 14 View Page
Was a great day on the Island.
 
Wednesday, April 28 View Page
6 cold frames are in place and 3/4 of patch is finish tilled..
 
Wednesday, May 12 View Page
I put 6 of 7 plants in the ground yesterday. 907.5, 926 and 1625 Gansert,1382.5 Rea, 1215 and 1552 Young which is pictured.. I am going to plant a 775 of mine to grow 5 or 6 pumpkins for family and friends.. Good luck everyone..
 
Monday, May 17 View Page
Planted two of my 775 est side by each. I will grow these in a flag pattern with 3 pumpkins on each for family and friends.................
 
Thursday, May 20 View Page
What a great day on the island.
 
Monday, May 24 View Page
This is my 1625. It is about 10 days older than the rest of my plants. When I planted it I put it to close to the middle of the cold frame, so todays job was to move the cold frame about a foot. Life is good.
 
Saturday, June 5 View Page
My 926 is out in the cruel world.. After checking last years notes I am right where I was then.. Life is good.
 
Sunday, June 6 View Page
I took 4 cold frames off today, one more tomorrow. All plants are about 4 foot long except the 1625 which is about 8.. I seem to be way behind everyone else but by my notes I am right where i was last year.. The plants are farthest away on right is my 926 behind it is my 907.5. Middle right is 1552 Young and behind that is 1215 Young. Closest behind silt fence is my 1625 and behind that is 1382.5 Rea.. Good luck everyone.
 
Wednesday, June 9 View Page
All cold frames are off and most of the silt fence is up.. I am slowly working on my hardy weed cover crop, even though I know it will win in the long run. I was curious to see if there is any noticeable difference after 3 days from last post..
 
Sunday, June 20 View Page
What a difference 10 days can make. Plants have grown, working on weed cover crop. The plants furthest away are my 907.5 and 926. In the middle are 1215 and 1552 Young. Closest to camera is 1382.5 Rea on left and my 1625.. Hey guys happy farters day..
 
Monday, June 21 View Page
OOPS, I had an open on my 1625. I feel safe that it will be orange..
 
Wednesday, June 23 View Page
My 1625.. This is the biggest plant in the patch. It is also the oldest.. The rest are catching up just fine.. I will be ready to pollinate in about a week.. Life is good..
 
Saturday, June 26 View Page
1215 Young x 775 dmg Gansert
 
Saturday, June 26 View Page
926 Gansert x 1552 Young
 
Wednesday, June 30 View Page
1382.6 Rea x 1215 Young
 
Thursday, July 1 View Page
Pollinated 3 this morning.. 1625 Gansert x 1215 Young, 1552 Young x 926 Gansert, 926 Gansert x 1552 Young...
 
Friday, July 2 View Page
Had a small window of opportunity between rain drops to do two pollinations this morning. 907.5 Gansert x 1625 Gansert, 1215 Young x 775 est dmg Gansert. We got 2 inches of rain overnight with more to come..
 
Sunday, July 4 View Page
We got about 3 inches of rain over the weekend. Don't need to water for a few days.
 
Sunday, July 4 View Page
Cut this 12 day old open pollination off today in favor of a 3 day old controlled one one my 1625.
 
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
20 day cc on 1552 Young is 74 inches.
 
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
20 day cc on my 1625 is 71 inches.
 
Thursday, July 22 View Page
20 day cc on my 907.5 is 60 inches.. This one already has a bite mark in it..
 
Thursday, July 22 View Page
20 day cc on 1215 Young is 66 inches..
 
Saturday, July 24 View Page
13 day cc on 1382.5 Rea is 41 inches.. At first I thought this was going to be white but now I have changed my mind.. ORANGE RULES..
 
Monday, July 26 View Page
30 day numbers on my 926 are cc 113, ss 75, ee 72, 260 ott..
 
Saturday, July 31 View Page
20 day cc on 1382.5 Rea is 77 inches.
 
Saturday, July 31 View Page
30 day numbers on 1625 are cc 110, ss 77, ee 74, ( 261 ott )
 
Saturday, July 31 View Page
30 day numbers on 1552 Young are cc 116, ss 75, ee 74, ( 265 ott )
 
Sunday, August 1 View Page
30 day numbers on my ugly duckling 907.5 are cc 88, ss 69, ee 62, ( 219 ott ). the stem is weeping on this one, see how long it makes it..
 
Sunday, August 1 View Page
30 day numbers on 1215 Young are cc 105, ss 67, ee 66, ( 238 ott ).
 
Thursday, August 5 View Page
40 day numbers on my 926 are cc 132, ss 90, ee 86, ( 308 0tt ) this has gained aprox 25 lbs a day over the last 10 days..
 
Friday, August 6 View Page
no need to water today.
 
Tuesday, August 10 View Page
30 day numbers on 1382.5 are cc 116, ss 82, ee 77 ( 275 ott )
 
Tuesday, August 10 View Page
40 day numbers on 1625 are cc 136, ss 91, ee 86 ( 313 ott0
 
Tuesday, August 10 View Page
40 day numbers on 1552 are cc 137, ss 89, ee 87 ( 313 ott )
 
Wednesday, August 11 View Page
40 day numbers on 1215 are cc 128, ss 82, ee 80 ( 290 ott )
 
Wednesday, August 11 View Page
40 day numbers on 1215 are cc 128, ss 82, ee 80 ( 290 ott )
 
Wednesday, August 11 View Page
40 day numbers on 907.5 are cc 106, ss 81, ee 72 ( 259 ott )
 
Sunday, August 15 View Page
50 day numbers on my 926 are cc 148, ss 96, ee 94, ( 338 ott ) could possibly be my Woodstock Fair entry..
 
Tuesday, August 17 View Page
not one pumpkin in sight
 
Friday, August 20 View Page
40 day numbers on 1382.5 Rea are cc 145, ss 97, ee 92 ( 334 ott )
 
Friday, August 20 View Page
50 day numbers on my 1625 are cc 143, ss 96, ee 90 ( 329 ott )
 
Friday, August 20 View Page
50 day numbers on 1552 Young are cc 150, ss 95, ee 95 ( 340 ott )
 
Saturday, August 21 View Page
50 day numbers on 1215 Young are cc 143, ss 90, ee 89 ( 322 ott )
 
Saturday, August 21 View Page
The patch before the storm
 
Wednesday, August 25 View Page
60 day numbers on my 926 are cc 159, ss 100, ee 99 ( 358 ott )
 
Wednesday, August 25 View Page
Orange rules
 
Monday, August 30 View Page
60 day numbers on 1552 Young are cc 157, ss100, ee 98 ( 355 ott )
 
Monday, August 30 View Page
60 day numbers on my 1625 are cc 144, ss 97, ee 90 ( 331 ott ) basically the same as 10 days ago ,not a good sign.
 
Monday, August 30 View Page
50 day numbers on 1382.5 Rea are cc153, ss 108, ee 103 ( 364 ott )
 
Tuesday, August 31 View Page
60 day numbers on 1215 young are cc 149, ss 97, ee 93, ( 339 ott )
 
Tuesday, August 31 View Page
1552 Young loaded for the Woodstock Fair.
 
Friday, September 3 View Page
It was a good night.
 
Sunday, September 5 View Page
70 day numbers on my 926 are cc 164, ss 101, ee 100, a9 365 ott ).
 
Wednesday, September 8 View Page
69 day numbers on my 1625 are cc 146, ss 97, ee 92, ( 335 ott ).
 
Wednesday, September 8 View Page
59 day numbers on 1382.5 Rea are cc 166, ss 112, ee 106, ( 384 ott ).
 
Friday, September 10 View Page
70 day numbers on 1215 Young are cc 153, ss 101, ee 95, ( 349 ott ).
 
Wednesday, September 15 View Page
All loaded for VT and Durham Fair..
 
Sunday, September 19 View Page
Went to VT yesterday with my 1625, which is now the 743.5. Went light but still a nice pumpkin.. Orange still rules in my house..
 
Monday, September 20 View Page
See you at the Durham Fair..
 
Tuesday, September 21 View Page
New numbers on 1215 are cc 158, ss 102, ee 95, ( 355 ott ).
 
Tuesday, September 21 View Page
New numbers on 1382.5 Rea are cc 167, ss 115, ee 112, ( 394 ott ).
 

 

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