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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 9 Entries.
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
The goal for this year is a new PB. I will only grow one big one (last year I didn’t grow any big ones). Top choices of seeds are as follows: 2000.6 Paton (2005 x 1875) 2014.6 Paton (1875 x 1875) 2163 Paton (2226 x 2005) 2060.2 Paton (2226 x 2005)
 
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
I will also be growing a number of orange ones: 1723.5 Rea (1382 Rea x 1533) 1095 Rea (2005 x 2433) 756 Leach (97 Ressel x 1501 Vandewielen) 707 Ressel (495 Ressel x 97 Ressel) Some of my crosses from last year are displayed to the left and I am pleased that some growers have indicated they plan to grow the seeds I sent out.
 
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
More orange crosses. I will be growing a couple of these.
 
Wednesday, January 20 View Page
Last but not least, my “big” crosses. I will start most of them and see how they perform. Don Langevin requested the 2183.7 Mendi x 2183.9 Paton cross (to send out as free bonus seeds) and I also submitted this seed to the UK seed exchange. I kept a few for myself (there were a lot of seeds) and see this as the most promising one.
 
Tuesday, March 16 View Page
Apart from making a small planting hole, I am going "no-dig" as well as 100% organic this year. I will be using Bio Terra Plus as my potting soil, some more in the planting hole and possibly some for vine burying.
 
Thursday, March 25 View Page
Some biologicals to add to the mix. Just a couple more weeks to go.
 
Wednesday, April 7 View Page
Got the mini greenhouses out to started warming up the soil. The big green tarp is supposed to exclude light and kill off any weeds.
 
Wednesday, April 7 View Page
I started a couple squash just to do something while we wait for the cold weather to be over. There was snow yesterday and -4 degrees C.
 
Wednesday, April 7 View Page
Finally, it's time to start the pumpkins: 2014, 2000.6, 2060 and 2163 Paton and a bunch of mine from last year. The best performer gets the prime spot.
 

 

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