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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 18 Entries.
Monday, April 19 View Page
The ice Is almost gone. Started the pumpkin seeds on the 17th.
Saturday, April 24 View Page
Second batch of plants. 7 DAG
Wednesday, April 28 View Page
Planted the 1624 Sherber and the 1049 Hoge on April 23. Last night a planted a couple back ups. my 1059.5 and my 924.
Thursday, April 29 View Page
Had several thousand visitors at the patch for transplanting day.
Thursday, April 29 View Page
I didn’t have a lot of time to get the plants in before dark. This didn’t help any. BUT.I was able to get the bees moved into their new hive and the plants in the ground.
Thursday, May 27 View Page
The forecast was calling for a low of 48°F. Apparently It got down below 32°....wiped out everything that wasn’t protected. Very unusual for my area this late in the year.
Thursday, May 27 View Page
The 1059.5 Pierce is starting to run. Seed started on April 17th. Looking healthy. Experimenting with no till and mulching . I know hippie right? The worms are going crazy under the mulch! Now to keep the Disease at bay.
Thursday, May 27 View Page
1624 Sherber is about 5 feet long. I gave it a little nitrogen in the watering last night. Hopefully it will encourage the secondaries.
Wednesday, July 7 View Page
Pollination on the 1624 x self on 6/30 14’ out. This is a picture of my 1059.5 opened up today selfed it. Out about 18’ nice plant hope it looks like it’s mother.
Wednesday, July 14 View Page
1059.5 6 DAP I like the stem on this one.
Wednesday, July 14 View Page
1624 Sherber at Dap 14 looks like it will be orange.
Sunday, September 5 View Page
Love the shape and color of this one. 1059.5 x Pierce
Sunday, September 5 View Page
Still growing slow and steady. 1624 Sherber x self.
Friday, October 1 View Page
All loaded up for the weigh off in the morning.
Saturday, October 2 View Page
The 1059.5 pierce got the Howard Dill award at nicks!
Saturday, October 2 View Page
Another view stem side.
Saturday, October 2 View Page
Got the Colorado state record marrow! Now I wonder how big it would’ve been if I would’ve culled the others.
Saturday, October 2 View Page
I picked over 20 marrows 20-50 pounds. All of One Plant the 100 LaRue. Thanks for the seed leaf!


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