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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 48 Entries.
Saturday, March 26 View Page
Decided to go with the 1046 Connolly: 2593.7 Paton x 2552 Mendi
Saturday, March 26 View Page
Decided to go with the 1046 Connolly: 2593.7 Paton x 2552 Mendi
Sunday, April 10 View Page
Seeds soaked for 3 hours. Placed in potting soil on heating mat. Here we go
Wednesday, April 13 View Page
60 hours we have ignition on both seeds
Sunday, April 17 View Page
7 days after soaking both seed coats are off. Both plants are under the grow lights and starting to green up
Sunday, April 17 View Page
7 days after soaking both seed coats are off. Both plants are under the grow lights and starting to green up
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Looking good. Planning on getting these in the ground May 1. 2 gallon grow pots.
Monday, April 25 View Page
Small hiccup. One of the first true leaves got a little to close to the grow light. Itís a little crispy. Hope it grows out of it. Second leaf is fine it seems
Saturday, April 30 View Page
Here we go. Where dreams are made or nightmares are created. Letís see what we can do.
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Frost last night. Covered the hoop with a tarp. Ran a heater. When I opened up the hoop this morning it was nice and toasty. Plant seemed find. 68 degrees today. Not a cloud in the sky. The plant is wilting ever so slightly but I think that is because of the heat and getting acclimated to the soil
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Frost last night. Covered the hoop with a tarp. Ran a heater. When I opened up the hoop this morning it was nice and toasty. Plant seemed find. 68 degrees today. Not a cloud in the sky. The plant is wilting ever so slightly but I think that is because of the heat and getting acclimated to the soil
Saturday, May 7 View Page
1 week in the ground
Monday, May 9 View Page
Sun is out today. Hoop is open air temp is 60 degrees. Plant is wilting a bit. Not sure whatís up
Sunday, May 15 View Page
Look good. I can see the main vine forming. Starting to train it forward
Tuesday, May 17 View Page
Starting to see tendrils form. Plant seems to be growing nicely. It has been hot for the past week or so. Cooler today. High of 70.
Friday, May 20 View Page
Boy oh boy does this plant hate me he sun. Take the shade cloth off 30 minutes. Totally dropped. Put the cover back on back to normal. I must say. This plant looks awful to me.
Saturday, May 21 View Page
Plant at 7am today. Happy and perky.
Friday, May 27 View Page
Going good. Trying to train the vine down
Saturday, May 28 View Page
Whelp main vine snapped 1/4 of the way through. I think thatís it for me. Iíll see if it can heal. Dusted with sulfer. But I think I am in big trouble here
Saturday, May 28 View Page
Ouch
Saturday, May 28 View Page
Going to start another seed today. See if I can get a seedling out in the next week. :/
Saturday, May 28 View Page
Ouch
Monday, May 30 View Page
Yikes. Day 2 after splitting.
Saturday, June 4 View Page
Plant this morning. Did not have the heart to cut the main off after the injury. Still waiting for a strong secondary before the split
Saturday, June 4 View Page
Split this morning. Itís dry. Sprinkled with sulfur. One secondary right at the split seems to be forming
Saturday, June 4 View Page
Split this morning. Itís dry. Sprinkled with sulfur. One secondary right at the split seems to be forming
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Plant is out of the hoop. Made a little tent over the crack
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Made sure to stake every few feet so the main does not twist
Friday, June 10 View Page
Plant is around 7 feet today. Secondaries are starting to show.
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Plant is 8 feet long today
Sunday, June 12 View Page
Plant is 8 feet long today
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
Starting spraying for fungi this week. This is what I will be using every other week. I also use companion from WOW Organic Wonder.
Saturday, June 18 View Page
Plant is 11 feet long today
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
First male flower opened this morning.
Saturday, June 25 View Page
Did some burying today. Main vine is 14 feet long today
Saturday, July 2 View Page
Main is about 17.5 feet today. I see a female. About 1-2 leaves deep in the cluster. See what happens.
Sunday, July 10 View Page
First main vine pollination attempt tomorrow morning. Going to be about 20 feet on main vine
Monday, July 11 View Page
Used 4 males. Please take. About Twenty feet out
Saturday, July 16 View Page
Pollinated a side vine fruit this morning. See if it takes. The main vine fruit is DAP 5. Stem has grown the fruit has swelled. Fruit is still in the air off the ground.
Sunday, July 17 View Page
DAP 6 for main vine fruit. Still growing and swelling. I pollinated another side vine fruit this morning
Wednesday, July 20 View Page
Dap 9. 18Ē
Thursday, July 21 View Page
DAP 10 21.5 inches in circumference. 3.5 inch gain last night
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
DAP 16 116 OTT 47Ē in circumference
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
Plant is also fully culled of any other pumpkins. Here goes nothing
Saturday, July 30 View Page
DAP 19. 57Ē cir 43ss 43 ee. 143 total
Sunday, July 31 View Page
Added more sand around the pumpkin yesterday. DAP 20 today 60.5 inches in circumference. The sand I added yesterday I think messed up my total OTT for today. The Pumpkin is over 148Ē OTT
Friday, August 5 View Page
DAP 25 78Ē in circumference. Pumpkin is around 154lbs
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
Battling SVB. First secondary vine behind the fruit. I noticed tonight right where the side vine comes out of the main. Small spot of rot maybe. Closer inspection. I knew it was a SVB. I cut the vine off and found the grub. Small amount of rot right at the knuckle where the side vine meats the main. I scraped as much as I could. Put some sulfer on it. I also put a fan on it tonight. I have been using Bayer tree and shrub as a drench and foiler. Itís not putting a dent in these grubs. I ordered centerfire tonight. Going to give a higher concentration this week. I am at 91.5Ē in circumference. Only 8.5 inches to go to meet my goal. Clock seems to be ticking

 

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