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Wednesday, May 26 View Page
Started 12 plants this year and went with the most promising. This is the 1281.5 Butler- 1911 Urena x 2003 Haist. It popped first and is, so far, a very nice plant. Late transplant this year because of the cold wet weather.
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
Todayís high is 29, too much too soon, the reason for the shade. Up until last night the overnight temps have been quite low.
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
Iím only keeping one of these. Both plants are about equal and are fighting it out for second place. Closest is 1493 Johnston- 2528 Geddes x 2003 Haist. The other is 1742 Vanheuckelom- 1989 Daletas x 2016 Boonen Herman.
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
This one back-up is 1867 Biermans- 2624 x 2016 Boonen- Herman.
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
Today the tomatoes come out and the peppers go in. Going with 11 tomato plants. The three pots in front are castor bean plants, got the seeds a few years ago from the seed exchange. Growing these for fun.
Wednesday, May 26 View Page
Here is the pic. Sorry about the sideways pics- stupid iPhone.
Thursday, May 27 View Page
Doing some work around the yard and this crawled out of the box I was holding. Turns out to be a wolf spider, I think, and native to Nova Scotia.
Friday, June 11 View Page
Sweet
Sunday, July 11 View Page
This one is 1493 Johnston x 1281 Butler 8 DAP.
Sunday, July 11 View Page
This is 1281 Butler x self. Itís on a side vine only a foot or so off the main and 12-13 feet out. 3 DAP
Sunday, July 11 View Page
This is another 1281 x self on the main about 14 feet out. Itís only 2 days after pollination. Not sure which one to keep.
Sunday, July 11 View Page
This is the 1281 plant really filling in nicely. So far a trouble free plant. Only complaint is soooo many females, I donít one to sneak in.
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
Well I cut the one on the secondary just off the main. It was the right decision because the next day......
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
Itís bigger already and positioned well.
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
This is what it looks like at day 10. We just had 2 inches of rain in under an hour, hope she holds up.
Wednesday, July 21 View Page
I donít expect much from this one. The plant is small and some vines already self terminating. My bigger plant is twice as big and growing nicely still.
Thursday, July 29 View Page
This is day 20 on the 1251.5 R. Butler x self. By far the biggest day 20 Iíve ever had. Plant still chugging along.
Thursday, July 29 View Page
Not sure what to think. About 6 secondaries and several tertiary vines growing but the main seems to have self terminated. Day 30 and 40 should be interesting.
Thursday, July 29 View Page
One more shot.
Thursday, July 29 View Page
The seed is 1251.5 R. Butler, not 1281.5 R. Butler, as I previously listed. The cross is the same, 1911 Urena x 2003 Haist.
Wednesday, August 11 View Page
Day 30 and sheís still chugging along nicely. I hope all the rain we have had lately, and we have had a lot, wonít slow things down.
Monday, August 23 View Page
Day 40- I like big butts, we have been away the past three week ends and going away tomorrow for five days. This plant and fruit are amazing.
Monday, August 23 View Page
Sorry about the photo.
Sunday, August 29 View Page
Day 50 and sheís still here. We were away for 5 days and three week ends in a row. Hoping for a warm September.
Thursday, September 2 View Page
About 3.5 inches of rain in no time. I donít know if the patch can handle it. I didnít check anything today. Still raining. Great to be an onion farmer.
Thursday, September 2 View Page
On a brighter note, this is a pic of one of my four castor bean plants. The seeds came from an exotic seed exchange a few years ago.
Thursday, September 2 View Page
Same as previous entry. The zinnias came from an exotic seed exchange a few years ago.
Friday, September 3 View Page
There is a stream that flows around our property. It overflowed.......
Friday, September 3 View Page
And itís still rising
Friday, September 3 View Page
Doesnít seem any worse for wear, except for some minor cracking around the stem.
Friday, September 3 View Page
Iím hoping these stay the way they are.
Thursday, September 9 View Page
Nothing to do with pumpkins, but I saw a guy make a knife out of a table saw blade and I had to try it.
Thursday, September 9 View Page
Step one.
Thursday, September 9 View Page
Steps 2-6. I wonít do it again but it was fun.
Thursday, September 9 View Page
I think itís done. Will probably take it to the Gkad Gardenís weigh off off in a few weeks.
Wednesday, September 15 View Page
Hoping these go to seed before the first hard frost. They spent the better part of a year on my basement fridge and now they are a sprouting leaves. Two are red mangel and the others are yellow Eckondorf.

 

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