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Friday, January 1 View Page
Happy New Year to all! My goals in the patch for 2021 are: 1000+lb AG, 100+lb FP, and 100+" LG. I spent time after the weighoffs, working my soil and expanding my patch. I now have space to grow 2, 450 square foot plants. I am working on a new watering/misting system with hopes of improving my watering and fertilizing of the AGs. I have never really had a insecticide or fungicide program in place. So, I will be using both this year to see if that helps out in the long run on plant health.
 
Saturday, March 20 View Page
Only a few weeks to go until seed starting time! I am really excited about a seed I recently acquired! This seed is from the pumpkin that was a huge reason why I started growing giants. In the fall of 2014, when I was first thinking about trying to grow a giant pumpkin, I was hesitant because everything I was seeing about them was they were mostly big, mishapen blobs that were every color but orange. Then, I searched what the biggest pumpkin grown in Nebraska was & coincidentally, found an article about Darren Christensen's pumpkin, "Morpheus", that he had just broken the state record with. The 1399lb pumpkin was what I dreamed of growing and it helped convince me to try growing a giant! After many failed attempts of finding a seed from that beauty, I finally got my hands on one & I can't wait to grow it!
 
Saturday, March 20 View Page
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Wednesday, March 24 View Page
Well, just a few weeks ago my seed lineup was set. Now, due to a couple recent seed acquisitions, my lineup has completely changed. Gotta love this hobby!
 
Wednesday, April 14 View Page
Snow in the forecast again. But, the 2021 giant pumpkin season is underway for me. I started a 1399 Christensen, 1398 Janowiak, 2- 1048 Engel, 2- 963 Johnson, and 2- 555est. Grande. Best of luck to everyone growing giants this year!
 

 

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