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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 56 Entries.
Friday, April 8 View Page
Going to use the strongest three out of these and will plant on Sunday.
Thursday, April 14 View Page
Super excited that six of the ten seeds are already up and the first 4 included 3 that I really wanted to grow this year. First to last 1940 2218 2365 1940 2365 and 2218. The 2218 surprised me the most because both seeds sounded empty and were very thin at the end of the seed. Three of the others are moving dirt so hopefully they will be under the light tomorrow morning.
Thursday, April 14 View Page
Ugh. Already had to do a little surgery to save my 2365
Friday, April 15 View Page
All 10 are finally up
Thursday, April 21 View Page
These are my best six.
Thursday, April 21 View Page
Hoop houses are up and heating cables are in. Now if the weather would just improve. Looks like my pumpkin plants will go in the ground on the 28th
Saturday, April 23 View Page
First nice day so the year here so the plants went outside for 5 hours today. Followed by a seaweed spray
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Pic of hoop house
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Finally got my plants in the ground today. 2021.5 Sperry and 2169.3 Daho
Sunday, May 1 View Page
2365 Wolf and 2218 Cardenas
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Double planted the 1940 Urena. Hopefully the one on the right is not a double vine
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Decided to try a few giant tomatoes this year. Planted five 7.19 Tobeck on 05/02/22 and all are up this morning.
Thursday, May 19 View Page
This 1940 didnít double vine so I cut the other plant out today. The 2169 has a kinked vine and wants to grow straight up but Iím still hoping it will lay down soon. The 2365 and 2218 are almost down and very similar in size. Guess Iíll wait a few more days to make my choice
Thursday, May 19 View Page
This 1940 didnít double vine so I cut the other plant out today. The 2169 has a kinked vine and wants to grow straight up but Iím still hoping it will lay down soon. The 2365 and 2218 are almost down and very similar in size. Guess Iíll wait a few more days to make my choice
Thursday, May 19 View Page
I put a light out to hopefully help my 2169 lay down
Thursday, May 19 View Page
Pic
Friday, May 20 View Page
One more try. 1940
Saturday, May 21 View Page
2169.3 is finally down but has a kink in the main. Looks like this is one will still win over the 2021.5 which is 3 leaves smaller
Thursday, May 26 View Page
Removed all the hoop house today and cut down to one plant. This is 2169.3 Daho
Thursday, May 26 View Page
2365 Wolf
Thursday, May 26 View Page
Last is the 1940 Urena This plant likes to wilt even on cloudy days but is my best plant
Sunday, June 5 View Page
1940 urena with 6 inch nodes starting to run
Sunday, June 5 View Page
2365 finally starting to throw a few secondaries
Sunday, June 5 View Page
2169 is planted in the spot with the least amount of sun but it is growing great
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Pollinated my 1940 x self at 11 1/2 feet. This plant has very short nodes and actually has 19 secondaries behind it. There is another flower with 25 secondaries behind it that will be pollinated next week. Hopefully that will be my keeper
Saturday, June 18 View Page
2365 wolf has a pumpkin under the chair and 16 secondaries behind it.
Saturday, June 18 View Page
2169.3 is growing great with 19 secondaries behind the future pumpkin
Saturday, June 18 View Page
1940 urena has one pumpkin pollinated and another hopefully early next week
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Pollinated my second pumpkin on the 1940 this morning with three 2365 wolf flowers. Hopefully it takes because it was a mild 94 degrees today
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Do you think I have enough flowers for my 2169.3 pollination tomorrow Btw these are from my 1940 urena
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
Pollinated the 2169.3 Daho today with the 1940 Urena
Friday, June 24 View Page
Last pic of my plants. 1940 with 23 secondaries
Friday, June 24 View Page
2365 wolf with 16 secondaries
Friday, June 24 View Page
2169.3 Daho with 18 secondaries and a perfectly round pumpkin
Friday, June 24 View Page
Pollinated my nice looking four lobe 2365 wolf with the 2169.3 Daho
Friday, July 1 View Page
1940 urena 10 dap
Saturday, July 2 View Page
2169.3 Daho x 1940 urena at 10 dap. Wow is this one small but it is definitely still growing. Pollinated another one today with a 2365 so that may end up a as my keeper
Monday, July 4 View Page
This is my very slow growing 2169 (12 dap) with the split vine and I'm thinking it is going to be culled soon. Pollinated another pumpkin on July 2nd with the 2365 that will hopefully be my keeper.
Monday, July 11 View Page
This is my 1940 urena at 20 dap and measuring at 155 ott that will be named Matilda. Unfortunately she has a couple of nasty scars on her from the leaf stem. Ugh The good thing is that it looks like she might end up a decent shade of orange and is starting to put on a few pounds.
Thursday, July 14 View Page
2365 Wolf x 2169.3 Daho 20 dap 146 inches
Thursday, July 14 View Page
2365 Wolf x 2169.3 Daho 20 dap 146 inches
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is tony a 2365 wolf x self that is growing in a 200 sq ft area that gets maybe 4 hours of sun a day. Today is 20 dap with an ott of 104 and approximately 32 pounds. Hopefully this will end up as a 5-600 pound porch pumpkin with great genetics
Thursday, July 21 View Page
1940 urena dap 30 and approximately 325 lbs
Friday, July 22 View Page
1940 urena dap 30 241 ott and 323 lbs
Friday, July 22 View Page
This is Marjorie my 2169.3 Daho at 20 dap with an ott of 130 inches and 57 lbs
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Wow 2 1/2 inches of rain last night and everything is doing great this morning. This is jean my 2365 wolf at 30 dap coming in with an ott of 241 and weighs 323 pounds. This is the exact weight of 1940 at 30 dap.
Sunday, July 31 View Page
I moved my first pumpkin (1940 urena) This is before
Sunday, July 31 View Page
This is after the move
Sunday, July 31 View Page
This is after the move
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Looks like my 2169.3 is done. Ugh. One should open tomorrow and hopefully that one will take
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Looks like my 2169.3 is done. Ugh. One should open tomorrow and hopefully that one will take
Sunday, July 31 View Page
1940 urena 40 dap 298 ott and 611 lbs. average 26 lbs per day for the last five
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
Jean (2365) is 40 dap today with a 306 ott and 661 lbs. She is doing great and has averaged 37.2 lbs/day for the last five
Wednesday, August 3 View Page
I do have one decent tomato growing on the 7.19 Tobeck
Friday, August 5 View Page
1940 urena is dap 45 314 ott and 714 lbs with average of 20.6 per day
Monday, August 8 View Page
2365 wolf dap 45 327 ott and 804 lbs Average of 28.6 lbs per day x5

 

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