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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 23 Entries.
Sunday, April 18 View Page
I just planted one seed indoors to get a jump on an early fair that is Labor Day weekend. Will start the rest in10 days
 
Friday, April 23 View Page
I planted my last five seeds I hope to use this year. Will see how they will come up. Only lightly sanded seeds and only soaked them for five minutes.
 
Friday, April 23 View Page
I planted my last five seeds I hope to use this year. Will see how they will come up. Only lightly sanded seeds and only soaked them for five minutes.
 
Sunday, April 25 View Page
Hoping to see the seeds sprout in next few days. Got 6 seeds going and small one came from a 1101 lbs pumpkin and the others range from 1600 to 2049 lbs. I mixed in 50 lbs of lime and calcium in garden today also.
 
Monday, April 26 View Page
Finally got one seed to sprout out of 7. I hope the others start sprouting soon.
 
Friday, April 30 View Page
After 11 days only 3 out of 7 seeds sprouted. My poorest record ever. Only thing different was I bought seeds from 1,900 lbs plus. My old seeds from a 856, 1,349 and 1,440 only came up in 6 days. Not looking good and going plant few more of the 850 lb seeds so I can have total of 5 good plants this year.
 
Sunday, May 23 View Page
Got three plants finally starting to take off.
 
Sunday, May 23 View Page
Got three plants finally starting to take off.
 
Sunday, May 23 View Page
Got three plants finally starting to take off.
 
Sunday, May 30 View Page
Finally starting to run. The wind, rain and cold weather didn't help.
 
Sunday, May 30 View Page
Finally starting to run. The wind, rain and cold weather didn't help.
 
Sunday, June 6 View Page
My three plants running great now. Six and 7 feet long but no flowers yet. They are growing 6" a day now. My Fulk plant has trellis as thick as my main vine. Never seen them so thick. Decided to start cutting some of them off in hope puts more into the vine.
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
Need about another 4 feet and some blossoms to start pollinate. Almost 10 feet long and good secondaries, just nor make or female flowers on either yet. Have them a big does of nitrogen last week to make them run good. Started giving 0-42-52 now.
 
Tuesday, June 8 View Page
Need about another 4 feet and some blossoms to start pollinate. Almost 10 feet long and good secondaries, just nor make or female flowers on either yet. Have them a big does of nitrogen last week to make them run good. Started giving 0-42-52 now.
 
Thursday, June 10 View Page
So much rain, the patch is sitting in water. Need some sun to dry it out. The cucumber beatles are out in force and must put Sevin down seven days in a row only to get it washed off. The beatles having a field day, so yesterday was time for drastic measures. I sprayed the leaves with Merit 75 and seen hundreds of dead Beatles on each plant. I am hoping I won the battle. Wish I would have a female on my main. Only have few females on my secondary vines. Do have some time since main is only 14 feet.
 
Monday, June 14 View Page
Got my eyes on two females on two plants. Hopefully can pollinate before go on vacation next week. Going to be close. They are 15 feet from stump on main vine.
 
Sunday, July 4 View Page
My Blevins has started to come to life after DPA of 14 days. He is 21 lbs and now last two days been putting 4 lbs a day on.
 
Monday, July 5 View Page
Now my Blevins is 26.5 lbs. He put on 6 lbs last night but I hurt 6 leaves by spraying too much liquid fertilizer on the leaves. Trying to push him too much. I had kelp, miracle grow, cal mag, merit 75, and borax in mixture and was on top end what I should use.
 
Tuesday, July 6 View Page
Last night was a great growth night. My Blevins went from 26.5 lbs to 35 lbs in one day. That is amazing putting on a third of its weight just in one day. Just wish my other three plants would do something.
 
Sunday, July 11 View Page
Way too much rain and no sun for next week and half last week. Patch is almost under water and my Blevins 856 slowed down. She is only 76 lbs android my Wallace 1642 starting to catch up at 51 lbs
 
Tuesday, July 13 View Page
So much rain patch is underwater. 5 inches of rain this week and 4 last week and another 5" the week before. My one pumpkin just slowly moving along at 94 lbs and my other one is 74 lbs. My green squash not liking it either and with DAP is 28 and only 25 lbs
 
Tuesday, July 20 View Page
Only got one still going ok. It is dap 30 and 185 lbs. My green squash starting to add some weight at 90 lbs. Last few days my Wallace stop doing much only adding 3 lbs a day only at 125 lbs with dap 28.
 
Friday, September 17 View Page
With this heat wave and no rain for week and half, trying to keep my pumpkin and squash in tack. They must make three more weeks as of today. They haven't grown more than few lbs in last three weeks. My orange is taping at just under 700 lbs and my green squash is still sitting at 425.
 

 

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