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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 33 Entries.
Sunday, May 9 View Page
I'M BACK and ready to rumble!! The girl and I spent 3 days spreading 960 lbs of pro-mix in the community garden (16, 60 lb cubes)
Sunday, May 9 View Page
Soil looking sweet!! - (compared to the crappy sandy soil that the garden here came with)
Sunday, May 9 View Page
Plot is tiny... 12 feet x 17 feet (204 Sq ft) I'm ready for the challenge....hoop house looking good, fit with raised walking boards
Sunday, May 9 View Page
Just look at that soil.. I wanna roll around in it...must fight the urge
Sunday, May 9 View Page
Started 9 of my 836 est... "liberty" if anyone here remembers. She was a 1911 crossed with the 1928. The best 2 go in the garden soon....very soon...
Monday, May 17 View Page
Not as green as I like to see.... gimme a couple days to work on that. Otherwise doing good
Wednesday, May 19 View Page
Much better looking :)
Wednesday, May 19 View Page
Henry.... we are coming for your sunflower record!! P.s...look how cute she is
Sunday, May 23 View Page
We chose a keeper the bigger 836 est (1911 x 1928)! (It's 13 days old now and starting to kick into gear a little) also....She's daydreaming about giant sunflowers & stuff right now
Sunday, May 23 View Page
Right side up? 4 years and I still mess the diaries up lol
Monday, May 24 View Page
14 days old and cruising
Sunday, June 6 View Page
Looking good
Sunday, June 6 View Page
Photo for proof lol:
Thursday, June 10 View Page
(Yesterday) we layed down at 36" long...stressful
Sunday, June 20 View Page
For anyone interested: I'll be joining the trend of posting YouTube videos following my attempt to grow 1,000 lbs in 200 Sq ft. Link: https://youtu.be/ZiD2B6ktQPo Hoping to make about 8 videos this season.
Monday, June 21 View Page
42 days old and really happy with what I see.... minus the splits lol
Wednesday, June 30 View Page
Chugging along. Pollinating soon
Wednesday, June 30 View Page
Photo for last post
Wednesday, June 30 View Page
Got my walking boards set up how I want. Pollination soon. Plant is 51 days old.
Saturday, July 10 View Page
Stump
Saturday, July 10 View Page
Side shot
Saturday, July 10 View Page
Pollination a few days ago was a total bust! Way too wet... all my pollen was sticky -> the rest of my males didn't open. Should be pollinating under that white tent here soon...
Sunday, July 11 View Page
Visited Henry's patch, invaded it for some pollen....
Monday, July 12 View Page
Pollinated this 5 lober today -> hopefully my keeper...implementing the Mike Schmit vine placement method Cross is: 836 *est. Rouse (1911 x 1928) 1184 Swenson (2051 x 1989) Fruit will have around 80 days to grow, final square footage of the plant will be 234 Sq ft (I'm anal about this stuff)
Monday, July 12 View Page
First picture is what produced my 836, the mother of the fruit on the right. This is just a shape comparison
Monday, July 12 View Page
Here is my plant as of yesterday, at 62 days since sprouting. We have gotten an absurd amount of rain in the last 2 weeks, hopefully the weather gets better soon as I am not able to feed the way I'd like to.
Tuesday, July 13 View Page
New YouTube video for those interested, patch update and pollination details. https://youtu.be/1jXU_pHtNWg
Monday, August 16 View Page
Pumpkin is slow and cracking like a mother trucker... sunflower is growing 5-6 inches per day though
Monday, August 30 View Page
Going for 18 feet. 3.5-4 feet left. Seed started July 15th.
Monday, August 30 View Page
Photo:
Saturday, September 11 View Page
Our sunflower is around 18 feet and not blooming yet! Amazing considering the July 15th seed start (the first 2 rounds of sunflowers got killed by animals of some kind)
Saturday, September 11 View Page
Here is a photo from Thursday when she tied my personal best of 17 feet 1 inch!
Wednesday, September 22 View Page
Sunflower is around 19-20 feet

 

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