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Saturday, April 2 View Page
Spring is slowly starting to bloom in northern Vermont although there is still frost in the ground in most places.
 
Saturday, April 2 View Page
We bought new poly film for the hoop houses this year and we cut the roll into pieces. To get better measurements we put one hoop together. Our hoops are 5’ x 8’ and roughly 4.5’ high.
 
Saturday, April 2 View Page
All of the ribs of the hoop fit in the holes in the 2x4. These are just made out pine and will last us around 6-7 years. We just staple the poly on to the base and use binder clips from Staples store to hold the poly on to the electric conduit. Poly film typically does not tear and we just rip it gently off the frame and fold and store it inside for the next year.
 
Saturday, April 2 View Page
The frames and the ribs store easily under our deck when not in use. Seeds have been selected and can’t wait to germinate in two weeks!
 
Tuesday, April 12 View Page
Got 8 yards of compost spread tonight and the big patch tilled. We have added 400 square feet this year to 2400 square feet. We will grow 3 plants here.
 
Thursday, April 14 View Page
My father Harold passed away last night at the age of 93. He caught on to pumpkin growing late but loved the hobby and the Vermont Club members. Remember, life is short. Grow for life and compete for fun.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
New expanded patch has hoops and cables dug in. We purchased new poly this year and it is very clear.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
Old patch will have one 400 square foot AG and 2 long gourds. The right side will be for our tomato greenhouse.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
Here is our hopeful line up for 2022 AG’s.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
We have started these long gourds. We will start more next week as they can be stubborn to germ.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
Here is our tomato lineup as long as they germ.
 
Sunday, April 17 View Page
Plant bench is happy with 20 one gallon pots sitting on our big heat mat. The bags just help to keep the moisture in. I just soak AG and long gourd seeds with a 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide for 3 hours and the plant directly in pre warmed one gallon pots. Need to add a pinch of patience and put out a sign to remind me not to dig in the pots!
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Spring has arrived in Vermont as Kerry got her Bugaboo out of winter storage.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Our tomato team won a Major award! I think mine came from “Fragile”. Thanks Porkchop and WOW for sponsoring. Look out 2022!
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
First Sunday update of the year. All 8 pumpkins: 1885 Werner, 1905 Rose, 1552 Young and 1469 Young and back ups are all emerged and showing sign of first true leaf. Nine out of the 10 tomatoes germinated and one 157.75 C Ansems and one 152.25 Yohe are up too.
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
Today I started one 5.7 MacDonald tomato, one 154.75 Ansems long gourd, one 138 LeBlanc long gourd, two 152.25 Yohe long gourd, two 1469 Young and two 536 Young.
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
We finished placing out the weed block. Hard to figure out how to place it to maximize it and save our backs keeping the weeds out until our plants grow out to fill their space.
 
Sunday, April 24 View Page
Old patch pumpkin area has some weed block too. The pumpkin space there is just 400 square feet. Next weekend we will focus on putting the tomato greenhouse up. All hoops are warming up and drying out nicely due to the sun and soil heat cables. The past week we have seen a lot of flies in all of the hoops which is good. It is important to warm the soil up enough for the corn seed maggots to hatch and not eat our plant roots.
 
Tuesday, May 3 View Page
Our season officially started last night. I believe we have woken the giants. Let’s hope Mother Nature is kind this summer.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
First outdoor Sunday report and the weather today has been great. We have had frosts 3 mornings in a row but the days have been sunny and in the 60’s.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
We got the new tomato greenhouse up as well. We replace it every 4 years as the poly breaks down from uv.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
It is also daffodil season.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
And tulip season!
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
Here is the 1885 Werner on the right and the 1215 Young as a back up.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
Here are two 1469 Young’s.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
Both 1552 Young’s are starting a bit funky but one seems to be breaking out of it.
 
Sunday, May 8 View Page
These are both 1905 Rose. These seem to burn easily and not big fans of heat but overall growing well.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Yesterday we put up the 20” mesh electric fence so we can leave the hoops opened on warm nights. This is so easy to use and relatively inexpensive. We have been using it for 4 summers and it is still in great shape. We got it at premier1supplies.com and they call it VersaNet.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Here is the 1885 Werner on the right and 1215 Young on the left. Both are starting to run. The 1885 will be our keeper unless it flat vines or has other issues.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
These are both 1469 Young plants. The one on the right is starting to run and will probably be our keeper.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
This hoop is in the old garden and the plants seem to be challenged here. The two 1552’s don’t seem happy, so I transplanted a 536 Young (1469 Young x 1215 Young) which grew there last year to see how it does.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Here are two 1905 Rose seeds. The plant on the right does not do as well in the heat and sun that we have been seeing in the past week. The plant on the left will probably be our keeper.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Here are my beat up first round tomatoes. Our grow lights were to bright and set too low for them and I burnt a majority of leaves. They seem to be slowly coming back in the greenhouse.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
We have giant sunflowers started and 5 back up tomatoes so far.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Long gourds are raring to go. 154 and 157 Ansems will fight it out for one trellis and two 152 Yohe’s will fight it out for second. We have a few 144 Young’s as back ups just in case.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Time for our Sunday update. The past week has been a roller coaster of temps with daytime highs in the mid 40’s a couple of days to low 90’s for a few days. Plants have a few burned leaves but overall doing fine. Here is a view of the new patch.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
We put cross braces on the long gourd trellises with my engineering son and it really helped to stabilize them. I cleaned all of the dead vines off and we are ready to rock and roll. We also put the mesh electric fence around the patch so we can keep the hoop open on warm nights.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
We had the memorial for my dad this week and had both boys home.My fathers name was Harold Francis Young and my niece found a clematis by the name of HF Young. It has a beautiful blue flower and we planted it this weekend in my dad’s memory.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Here is the 1885 Werner. It is starting to run and is currently 18” long. Trouble free plant so far.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Here are two 1469 Young plants. Both seem to be fairly aggressive and the longest is 28”. We will need to pick the winner soon as the hoop is getting full.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
This is the 1215 Young on the right and 536 Young on the left. The 1215 was growing very well in the 1885 hoop so I moved it Friday. Still a bit weepy in the heat but keeps bouncing back. It is 24” long today.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
Here are two 1905 Rose plants. Not sure if it has the yellow genetic gene or didn’t do well in the heat, but looks cool. We will probably keep the green one though and it is 17” long today.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
I decided to put the 152 Yohe out as I have a really good back up just in case. Trying mill fabric around the long gourds this year to minimize splash back to see if this slows the black bacterial spots down. We will plant the other trellis by mid week with a 157 and 154 Ansems to battle it out.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
The greenhouse is getting crowded for a week or more. Happy to see the burnt tomatoes coming back strong. Will plant them around Memorial Day.
 
Sunday, May 22 View Page
We also put in 11 Swenson sunflowers. Hoping the electric fence will keep critters out.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all who have served or are serving our country. We have transitioned the patch from the protective hoop houses to the watering system today as the plants are starting to run nicely and the frost threat should be over.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
The old patch is also uncovered but we still have a pumpkin decision to make here. Tomato cave is planted and both trellises have long gourd plants.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
The Swenson giant sunflowers are starting to grow well. Maybe not world record stock but grew to 17 feet tall last year with little support.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
The tomato greenhouse is planted with: two 7.35 Brown, one 6.5 Rose, one 7.72 MacDonald, one 8.1 MacDonald, two 9.06 Brown and one 8.35 Strickler.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
Here is the 1885 Werner and it seems to have settled in and the roots are taking hold. This plant is about 4.5 feet and growing around 7 inches a day.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
This our 1469 Young plant and current patch leader at just over 6 feet.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
This is our only undecided spot and is in the 400 square foot space in the old garden. The 536 Young is on the left and the stronger plant currently as the 1215 Young was a late dig up and transplant. The 1215 is having big wilting issues in heat which tells me the roots are not big enough to support it. Tune in next Sunday to see who wins.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
Our last pumpkin is the 1905 Rose which is also digging in and running nicely. It is a little over 4 feet long today.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
Here are the competing Ansem long gourds. The leader on the left is the 154 Ansems and the one on the right is the 157 Ansems dmg. I really wanted to try the 157 as it would be the new wr if it wasn’t dmg. We will make the decision next Sunday as to which one wins.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
The trellis next to the greenhouse has the 152 Yohe long gourd. This plant started out aggressive and is a little over 4 feet up the trellis today.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Sunday update time. All final decisions have been made and all plants appear healthy. Applied second dose of insecticide as cucumber beetles are here. Also started fungicide rotation with a dose of TKO.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Old patch is finally filled with the keepers as well and a couple of flowers.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
The 1885 Werner continues to grow well and is just over 7 feet long tonight.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
The giant sunflowers are getting close to the top of the 2 foot tall electric fence.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Our current patch leader is our 1469 Young at 9 feet long. She is starting to bloom male flowers let’s hope females start showing up soon.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
We decided to keep the 157.75 Catharina Ansems dmg long gourd. This plant has a lot of potential but started out as a weak seedling and we were going to throw it away. Let’s see how she does! Currently just 25 inches long but looks healthy and gaining strength.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
In the 400 square foot old patch we chose to keep the 536 Young. She is 4.5 feet long tonight.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
The 152 Yohe long gourd is growing great and 6.5 feet up our 14.5 foot trellis.
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
This is the 1905 Rose who is 7 feet long tonight. Aggressive plant so far with huge leaves.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Happy Sunday everyone. It has been a typical early June week for us with highs in the low to mid 70’s and lows in the high 40’s. The plants are growing a bit slow but good overall.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Old patch and tomato greenhouse is growing well but behind the new patch pumpkins. I have sprayed Bifen and Merit 3 times this year and have sprayed TKO and Fung Onil. We do a 4 fungicide rotation that is pretty cheap: TKO, Fung Onil, kocide 3000, and Mancozeb. All easy to get products and inexpensive.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Sunflowers are cruising along with the tallest being about 3 feet.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
The 1885 Werner is setting tap roots down nicely with some nicely formed secondaries. She is a little over 10 feet today.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Here is the 1469 Young and our current patch leader at 12 feet long. She has a couple of babies showing but we will wait for something further out on the main.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
The 157 Catharina Ansems is starting to grow well and is just shy of 4 feet today. Excited to give this seed a try as it was difficult to germ.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Here is our 536 Young and we are hoping for bright orange. She got a bit of a later start and is 7.5 feet long today.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
The 152 Yohe is still growing very well and is 9.5 feet up the 14.5 foot trellis.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
The giant tomato hut is starting to liven up a bit as the plants adjust to the soil. Already see a mega bloom but it is only 8 inches from the roots.
 
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Last but not least is the 1905 Rose plant. She is growing well and is at 10 feet long today. We are looking to back cross the 1885 into this pumpkin.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Patch update for the last Sunday of June and the plants are growing well and healthy. We had a nice vacation last week in Disney although I caught COVID but am recovering nicely. A neighbor patch sat for us and kept plants growing.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Old patch is starting to clip along as well. We had 2 pollinations this morning and will have a couple more late week. A bit behind past years but enjoying the gardening experience just as much. Lots of season left!
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
1885 Werner. Pollinated a 4 lobe female with the 1905 Rose this morning. May not be our keeper but good to get one under our belt.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Sunflowers are stretching to the sky. Most are around 5-6 feet tall now.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
1469 Young is still are most aggressive grower. We missed 2 pollinations while on vacation but we should have one by next weekend.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Here is the 157 C. Ansems long gourd which is starting to pick up the pace and is around 9 feet up our 14.5 foot trellis.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
This is the 536 Young starting to fill in its 400 square foot spot. We pollinated our first female here with males from the 1885 Werner.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Weird prospective here with the 152 Yohe long gourd, but it is hard to take a photo of a plant over 15 feet in the air. If it does not bend towards the trellis top I will help it with twine. This plant is starting to throw lots of males and females.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
The giant tomato house is starting to grow aggressively and we have a couple of mega blooms showing. These are a blast to grow and actually taste good as well.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Here is a picture of our tiki god for scale as I will be including him in all fruit pictures. He is 11 years old now and is a bit worse for wear including the loss of his left forearm this winter. I may have to search for a new model to show size scale after this year. Any suggestions?
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Happy 4th of July! Here is the overview of the new patch. All 3 plants are growing well and we have removed the last pieces of weed block. We are now burying vines every 3-4 days as they are growing 8-10 inches a day now.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
The old patch is also coming along but receives less sun and has less amended soil. The soil around the long gourds have been improved each year and they seem to be doing well.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Here is our 1 day old baby from the 1469 Young. It was pollinated with the 1905 Rose and has 4 lobes at 20.5 feet down the main vine.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Here is the keeper on the 1905 Rose which is 5 lobes and pollinated with the 1469 Young at 15 feet down the main vine on June 30th.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
This is our keeper on the 1885 Werner which is 4 lobes and 13 feet down the main pollinated on June 26 with the 1905 Rose.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
We decided to cull the first 2 on the 536 as they were not far down the main and the plant was still on the small size. Here is next in line that will hopefully open by next weekend.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
The 157 C Ansems Lin gourd is about a foot from the top of our 14.5 foot trellis. We are starting to see male and female blossom, which is a good sign.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
The 152 Yohe long gourd is growing very well and is over 20 feet in length. I will start looking for pollinations in a week or so.
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
The giant tomatoes in the greenhouse got a haircut this weekend to get them under control. Hopefully we will start seeing big mega blooms to pollinate.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
It is with a heavy heart to let everyone know we are retiring our scale size model Tiki God who is a little worse for wear. Please meet Bob who will now be in all pumpkin photos to show scale.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
July is quickly moving along but happy that we have all 4 plants pollinated with the crosses we were hoping for. We are burying vines like crazy even though the cold nights have slowed pumpkin growth.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
The old patch is filling in but we are seeing a few secondaries aborting. Not sure why this is happening but overall plant is healthy.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
The tomato hut is growing well even though we have no pollinations yet. The plants are finally getting to the size we will start looking for the larger blooms.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is the 157 C. Ansems. The plant is around 16 feet long and up on the trellis now. In about 2 weeks we should start seeing females in our pollination zone.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is the 152 Yohe long gourd around 20 feet long tonight. There are immature females in the right zone that should be ready to pollinate by mid week. Pollinating long gourds is challenging as they bloom in the late evening and are very fragile. In addition , the plant is also 15 feet off the ground.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
This is our 2 day old baby off of our 536 Young which was pollinated by the 1905 Rose.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is our 7 day old pumpkin from our 1469 Young pollinated with the 1905 Rose.
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is the 10 day old 1905 Rose pollinated by the 1469 Young. I had a hunch that crossing the 2005 Haist into the long dark orange pumpkin that Jerry Rose grew would end up with a rounder shape. This baby shows that so far!
 
Sunday, July 10 View Page
Here is our 1885 Werner pumpkin at day 14 with an OTT of 85 inches. So far growth has been a bit slow but the plant is quickly filling its 800 square foot area which should help. We have also had a couple of 48 degree mornings that do not help.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Worked on plants today and trimmed around stump. I like using styrofoam board as a roof because if it gets blown off in a storm it does less damage. I also put a light coat of sulfur fungicide on the stump. We feed the stumps as the plant is starting to grow, but once plants are big we like to keep it dry and protected.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
A friend suggested our green greenhouse poly was not helping us in growing a huge tomato. We had some left over hoop house poly and decided to try that. So far the plants seem very happy.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
The 2400 square feet is filling in nicely with the 3 plants and soon vine burying season will be done. The 1469 Young has a small leaf issue that looks like a manganese deficiency, so I foliar sprayed manganese on Friday evening.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
The old patch is just about filled in and the leaves look great.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Here is the 157 C Ansems which is not doing well. The females are aborting before the open. I have hit the plant with bloom booster in hopes that it will help,
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
The 152 Yohe is growing extremely well with females showing every where. We have pollinated 7 blossoms so far and it looks like a couple are growing longer.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Each year Kerry named our pumpkins after a theme or a show and this year it is from the show Ozarks. Here is baby Charlotte Byrd from the 536 Young who is 9 days old today.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Here is Wendy Byrd off of our 1469 Young at 14 days old with an OTT measurement of 99 inches which puts her around 25 pounds.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is Darlene Snell from the 1905 Rose. She is 17 days old today and has an OTT of 121 inches for est 43 pounds.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This is Ruth Langmore from the 1885 Werner. Ruth is 21 days old today with an OTT of 163 inches for an estimated 100 pounds.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Kerry and I saw a One Republic concert in NH this weekend. Great show with a band called Need to Breathe as the warm up act.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
The plants have almost filled the patch now and we will be weeding on a weekly basis. We now bury 2-3 times a week and weed once. The issue that looked like manganese deficiency has slowed down, so that may have been the case. I will foliar spray another dose of manganese next week.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
The old patch is pretty much filled in and the other giants are coming along.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
The giant tomato plants are thickening up and we have decent pollinations on 9 out of 10. None of these were huge blooms but could still produce some very large maters.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
The 152 Yohe is the only long gourd plant that is producing females as of now. We have 2 pollinated so far and one is out performing the other. We will cull the slow grower in a couple of days if it doesn’t pick up.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Here is Charlotte from the 536 young at 16 days and est. at 42 lbs. She had perfectly symmetrical lobes but now is a bit of lopsided disarray. If you have seen the show Ozark, you will understand with a mom like Wendy Byrd it is easy to turn out lopsided.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Here is Wendy Byrd from the 1469 Young. She is 21 days old today with an OTT of 183 inches for an est. 143 pounds. She is up 118 pounds this week.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Here is Darlene Snell from the 1905 Rose. She is 24 days old and has an OTT of 185 inches for an est. of 150 pounds. Up 108 pounds for the week. She has been a stubborn grower but her plant is looking great. Hopefully she will be a late stage grower.
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Here is Ruth Langmore from the 1885 Werner. She is 28 days old today with an OTT of 242 inches for an est. 329 lbs. putting on 228 lbs this week. She has been a steady grower but keeps backing up kinking the main. We have pulled her ahead twice already.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
We got a chance to stripe bass fish in Maine this weekend. They are a fun fish to catch and if big enough to keep, a good eat.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
We are sad to announce that we are 2022 members of the blossom end split club with Wendy off the 1469 Young. She was 27 days old and estimated at 335 pounds. We have no other pumpkins on plant but will see if we can get a lawn pumpkin off of it.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
We had our first split and it was a tough one as always. This left 800 square feet of healthy plant. There is a possible baby on the main and maybe on a secondary that will show in a week. We will leave them for the bees and if we see nothing in 10-14 days we will compost the plant. Tough hobby!
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Old patch is still humming along.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Tomatoes are starting to swell. We are seeing a bit of black like blossom end rot but not on all plants. It also seems thin and may peel off as it dries.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Biggest tomato so far on the 6.55 Rose. It has a circ. of 17 inches.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
The 152 Yohe is fully pollinated for us with 4 long gourds. We will choose 1 of the last 2 small ones to go to the finish line. Longest one is 82.5 inches tonight.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Here is Charlotte off the 536 Young at 23 days old with an OTT measurement of 189.5 inches estimated at 158 pounds. Up 116 pounds for the week.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
This is Darlene from the 1905 Rose at 31 days old and an OTT measurement of 238 inches estimated at 313 pounds. She is up 163 pounds for the week. Not sure why she is growing so slowly as her plant looks great.
 
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Last but not least is Ruth from the 1885 Werner at 35 days old and an OTT measurement of 297 inches estimated at 607 pounds. She grew 278 pounds this week!
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
What do you see out of your second story window saying good morning. All sunflowers are magical but giant ones are the coolest.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Guessing theses are somewhere around 15 feet tall. Will probably take one to the local fair in 3 weeks.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
We cleaned up the 800 square foot patch where the 1469 split as we had no new prospects to even get a front porch pumpkin from. It is sad to pull up a totally healthy plant.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The old patch is alive and well as the fruits keep ticking along and the plants appear healthy.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Did some pruning and supporting in the tomato greenhouse today. We still have 9 out of 10 with tomatoes ready to swell.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Our biggest tomato so far has a circumference of 20 inches.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
We have 3 long gourds growing on the 152 Yohe trellis. I have just pollinated the first on the 157 C. Ansems tonight. We should know by next weekend if they took.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Here is Charlotte off the 536 Young. She is 30 days old today and has an OTT of 239 inches for an estimated 313 pounds. She gained 155 pounds this week for an average of 22 pounds a day.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Here is Darlene from the 1905 Rose. She is 38 days old today and has an OTT of 285 inches for an estimate of 532 pounds. She gained 219 pounds this week averaging 31 pounds a day.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Here is Ruth from the 1885 Werner at 42 days old and has an OTT of 338 inches for an estimated weight of 887 pounds. For the week she gained 280 pounds for an average of 40 pounds per day.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
We culled a couple of giant tomatoes this weekend. Both around 2 pounds 2 ounces. We are now down to keepers on our plants.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
We had a beautiful day to have our VGPGA patch tour. Around 18 people attended and 3 patches were toured including ours.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
The new patch is doing fine minus Wendy. Her plant is being composted and winter rye will be down next weekend.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
The tomato plants seem really healthy and happy with 6 tomatoes having a circumference over 20 inches. Nothing seems to be looking special so far but time will tell.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
The biggest tomato so far has a circumference of 22.5 inches and still very green.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
The 152 Yohe long gourd is still growing well. No personal bests from first 2 but they are both over 100 inches. The 3rd one is growing well too.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
Here is Charlotte off the 536 Young. She is 37 days old today and has an OTT of 269.5 inches for an estimated weight of 451 pounds. For the week she is up 138 pounds for an average of almost 20 pounds a day.
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
Here is Darlene Snell off the 1905 Rose at day 45 and an OTT of 320 inches for an estimated weight of 752 pounds. She has gained 220 pounds this week for an average of 31 pounds a day. Fittingly she is also showing her butt crack as only Darlene could!
 
Sunday, August 14 View Page
Here is Ruth Langmore off the 1885 Werner. She is 49 days old today and has an OTT of 370 inches for an estimated weight of 1141 pounds. She has gained 254 pounds this week for and average of 36 pounds a day.
 

 

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