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Friday, February 19 View Page
A nice fruit off a different 191Kapelari. I didnít really get any mature seeds off of these fruit. It sure why, probably immature. Without warmth these will grow forever without maturing. Well Iím exaggerating a bit but Iíve had mostly green fruits at 60 Dap.
Saturday, February 20 View Page
I made a few(6) small cold frames. Iíll use these for protection for plants that go in mid may, example field pumpkins.
Saturday, February 20 View Page
Here is one without the plastic. I made a few design improvements on the rest. 34Ē x 48Ē x12Ē you can see the automatic opener fitted.
Saturday, February 20 View Page
Bubble foil insulation brighten it up. Here it is all broke down for storage or transport to the patch. Assembles easy on site.
Tuesday, March 9 View Page
Started some peppers. Soil is a little wetter than usual. Weíll see how that works.
Thursday, March 18 View Page
Iíd better post a pic of snow melting while we still have some.
Thursday, March 18 View Page
Peppers are now all up. A long time ago. Should have updated lol
Friday, April 16 View Page
Sprouting!
Friday, April 16 View Page
Sprouted!
Friday, April 16 View Page
Patches readying
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
When Iím starting tomatoes in the cooler I space the tray up by putting 1l pots down. Matt D is using the same system but I put a piece of bubble foil insulation down under the mat to keep it out of the water that condenses. This really works well by the way.
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
Tomatoes have been put in pots. These are ground cherries that just didnít seem to go. Iíll wait. But Iíll have to start my next round of plants soon.
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
The 1597 Hunt/Lyons transplanted today. Today I pulled out the sunblock because I was turning red.
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
I have some peppers and plum trees hanging out in the shack.
Wednesday, April 21 View Page
1002 Veitch transplanted today.
Sunday, April 25 View Page
Letís do the first weekend update. 1002 Veitch
Sunday, April 25 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20
Monday, May 3 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20
Monday, May 3 View Page
1002 Veitch
Saturday, May 8 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 has laid down. Looks like it might be a double vine. Probably snap out of it, itís been a long time since Iíve had one that didnít.
Saturday, May 8 View Page
1002 Veitch is laying down.
Saturday, May 8 View Page
Hereís the roots showing at the pot side on the 982 Trychta. The dicots have just extended. You need a very large pot to keep a plant more than 5 or 6 days after sprouting. I like to get them out as soon as I know which direction they should be planted. They run opposite the first leaf if youíve done it right.
Sunday, May 9 View Page
513 Vincent
Sunday, May 9 View Page
982 Trychta
Saturday, May 15 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky gets the backup spot. Itíll have to make do without much of anything
Saturday, May 15 View Page
513 Vincent
Saturday, May 15 View Page
982 Trychta
Saturday, May 15 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 has snapped out of double vine mode and is starting to move. Itís going to be +26įC Monday but down to a high of 10 by Friday which means the overnights will be 0į at best. Going to be burning some fuel.
Saturday, May 15 View Page
1002 Veitch is appreciating the warm weather and is moving too quickly for the weather forecast for the weekend. Thought I had delayed enough but it caught up.
Saturday, May 15 View Page
Preparing the field pumpkin patches.
Sunday, May 16 View Page
This is a very typical forecast for this time of year. Need to cover tips on Monday and have heaters on Thursday. Must delay field pumpkins until weekend and hope the 1002 doesnít out grow shack in 4 days, which looks close.
Saturday, May 22 View Page
142.5 Kapelari field pumpkin
Saturday, May 22 View Page
513 Vincent
Saturday, May 22 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky survived the -3 entire day with a light for heat. Cooked a leaf a bit but should make it.
Sunday, May 23 View Page
982 Trychta
Sunday, May 23 View Page
1002 Veitch still in the shack. Cool no cold weather really stopped growth. This next week is going to be cool and wet so probably wonít outgrow the shack. Iíll ready the greenhouse though.
Sunday, May 23 View Page
127.3 Barratt FP
Sunday, May 23 View Page
144 Crews FP
Sunday, May 23 View Page
140 Crews FP
Sunday, May 23 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 cloudy weather has slowed everything down. Hoping for a late June pollination.
Saturday, May 29 View Page
1002 Veitch
Saturday, May 29 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky
Saturday, May 29 View Page
513 Vincent. Looks a little weird.
Saturday, May 29 View Page
982 Trychta
Saturday, May 29 View Page
982 Trychta
Saturday, May 29 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20
Saturday, May 29 View Page
142.5 Kapelari Fp
Saturday, May 29 View Page
127.3 Barratt Fp
Saturday, May 29 View Page
144 Crews Fp
Saturday, May 29 View Page
140 Crews Fp
Sunday, June 6 View Page
127.3 Barratt FP, itís raining out here so weeds will have to wait.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
144 Crews FP Iíve had the lids open this week as temperatures were in the low 30ís Celsius. Now they are are getting some rain and cooler temperatures.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
140 Crews FP
Sunday, June 6 View Page
142.5 Kapelari FP Could use some water.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
The 1157 Zaychkowsky outgrew the shack. Put some dirt on the vine and will hope for the best. That rain and weed thing are there again.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
982 Trychta This one bore the brunt of the hot sun and even with the lid open it suffered some burn. Faces south, will run west.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
513 Vincent Seems to be growing normal now. Plum trees have suckered over, Iíll deal with that later.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
1002 Veitch Iíve been removing females for some time now. Secondaries are coming slowly, usually a sign of ph being a little low.
Sunday, June 6 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 Starting to really move now. No females at all yet. May have too much NÖ
Sunday, June 13 View Page
513 Vincent Shacks need to come down. They usually get pretty beat up by the wind until they grow back tougher.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky Free now for a week. 5Ē of rain over the past 2 weeks. Canít weed yet. Weeds winning.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
982 Trychta Some damage to the plants visible from the +33 days
Sunday, June 13 View Page
1002 Veitch This plant isnít throwing secondary vines. Iíll make a guess and say soil PH is low. In best amateur fashion Iíll throw some fertilizer on it as it does look N deficient. This is what happens when you donít soil test. Another clue is how many females it is throwing.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
142.5 Kapelari FP Just starting to throw regular mottled leaves now.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 This plant has a female that Iíve prepared. Itís not far enough down the vine but until the next one shows up itíll be ready. Too much N will make this a challenge. Again the soil test thing I mentioned. Female has the green stripes that Iíve found to indicate orange.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
144 Crews FP Nice vine now.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
127.3 Barratt FP
Sunday, June 13 View Page
140 Crews FP The shacks and soil cables have definitely put me ahead by at least 3 weeks compared to previous years. I hope this lead is maintained as the shacks must come off.
Sunday, June 13 View Page
Looks like summer is back for a few days.
Sunday, June 20 View Page
Letís go back to June 17 1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 x 1002 Veitch
Sunday, June 20 View Page
June 19 1002 Veitch x 1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 These are the only 2 plants with males right now.
Sunday, June 20 View Page
142.5 Kapelari FP
Monday, June 21 View Page
513 Vincent
Monday, June 21 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky
Monday, June 21 View Page
982 Trychta
Monday, June 21 View Page
1002 Veitch
Monday, June 21 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20
Monday, June 21 View Page
11:44 pm looking north
Monday, June 21 View Page
127.3 Barratt FP
Monday, June 21 View Page
144 Crews FP
Monday, June 21 View Page
140 Crews FP
Sunday, June 27 View Page
1597 Hunt/Lyonsí20 Looks like it set.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
1002 Veitch Looks set as well. Secondaries coming nicely now. Should be enough plant in 20 days. Feeling some optimism now.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
982 Trychta
Sunday, June 27 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky They sprayed the crop. Itís either the heat or herbicide but my leaves look a little funny on the outside plants. Pumpkins are incredibly intolerant to herbicides.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
513 Vincent Thereís one for tomorrow. Itís not very far down the vine but itís supposed to be hot next week, close to 100įf so better try now.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
142.5 Kapelari FP Suffered some heat damage. Going to be a tough couple of weeks for the FPs
Sunday, June 27 View Page
Wild rose. The provincial flower of Alberta. Grow like weeds here.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
140 Crews FP Males and females are blooming now.
Sunday, June 27 View Page
144 Crews FP
Sunday, June 27 View Page
127.3 Barratt FP
Sunday, June 27 View Page
Growing peppers too
Sunday, June 27 View Page
These are good looking plants.
Wednesday, June 30 View Page
Well. This is disappointing. The 1597 fruit isnít growing correctly. Iím cutting it off. Pollination of a fruit on the end of the main is my last chance.
Saturday, July 3 View Page
Pollinated a nice looking female on the 982 Trychta with the 1002 Veitch.
Saturday, July 3 View Page
982 Trychta plant
Saturday, July 3 View Page
The next prospect on the 1597 Hunt/Lyons has grown enough that the flower was removed.
Saturday, July 3 View Page
1157 Zaychkowsky needs some fertilizer or some weather under 100įF
Saturday, July 3 View Page
513 Vincent Fruit isnít very far out but looks round.
Saturday, July 3 View Page
1002 Veitch Very nice fruit already.
Sunday, July 11 View Page
1002 Veitch 20 DAP 72Ē cir
Tuesday, July 20 View Page
1002 Veitch 30 Dap 100Ē cir
Wednesday, August 4 View Page
So, in the last few weeks the 1002 Veitch blossom split, the 1597 Hunt fruit didnít grow and then exploded,a tree fell on the 982 Trychta plant causing the abortion of fruit, rabbits ate the field pumpkins on the 127 and the hail damaged all the other plants and fruits. Pulled both the 1002 and 1597. Just going through the motions on the rest right now. Heat still cooking plants and still have no rain, except the hail I suppose. Only have a month before our first frost so not expecting much. Good luck to everyone.

 

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