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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 9 Entries.
Sunday, March 6 View Page
Only 45 more days In 2022 I will only be growing my own seeds, with the seemingly impossible goal of growing three Howard Dill Award Pumpkins with a combined weight of 4,000 lbs. I was 172 lbs short in 2020. Here is the 1072 Engel 2020. She is the 359 Foss 2013 x 2350 Gienger 2020. I am hoping the old school 2009 Wallace Genetics mixed with 2350 Genetics will help me.
 
Sunday, March 6 View Page
Next up is the 1296 Engel 2020. She is a 1083 Schmit 2020 x 2350 Gienger 2020 cross.
 
Sunday, March 6 View Page
Then we have the 1454 Engel 2020. She is an 896 Engel 2020 x 359 Foss 2013. The 896 was a 2261 Schmit x 1040 Fehr. The 1040 Fehr was a 920 Cooper x 781 Engel. The 920 Cooper was a 1374 Engel x 1495 Stelts. There is a method to my madness for "Engel Orange"
 
Thursday, April 7 View Page
The Line Up is set. The frost finally lifted so the soil tests were taken, now just waiting for it to warm up. We are weeks behind from where we started last year 1454 Engel, 1296 Engel, 1072 Engel and 2502 Schmit
 
Wednesday, April 20 View Page
It is seed starting day. 2520 Schmit, 1454 Engel, 1296 Engel, 1072 Engel for the Competition Patch. 359 Foss, *905 Vincent/Mcgill and *2030 Tobek for the display and drop patch.
 
Thursday, April 28 View Page
Well the 359 Foss's did not germinate. The 2030 Tobek and all the other seeds are in their air pots. We still have frost in the soil at about 18 inches. This is one of the coldest springs I can remember. 2018 was cold but not this cold
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
In the large hoop house. I planted the 1296 Engel 2021. The 1296 Engel is a 1083 Schmit x 2350 Gienger, on the North Side I planted the 2520 Schmit 2021.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
In the small hoop is the 1072 Engel 2021 ( 359 Foss 2013 x 2350 Gienger) and the *2030 Tobeck 2021 Squash. I also have (2) 1454 Engel, (1) 944 Westaby, and (1) 1072 Engel that will be grown for display/drop fruit.
 
Friday, June 3 View Page
This cool spring is slowing things down. Plants are finally starting to run.
 

 

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