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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 55 Entries.
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Germination Day is about 3 weeks away now, typical march weather.... I am really starting to dislike snow..
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Doing some gh maintenance, a wooden gh is like a old wooden boat, every few years you got repairs or remodels to do
 
Thursday, March 31 View Page
My seed line up for the coming year , a big thanks to Ruben, Andy and Brian for helping me out !
 
Thursday, March 31 View Page
Less than 72 hours the 2191 Uhlmeyer and 2365 wolf broke thru , this pic is at 72 hr mark and both mendi seeds are showing and should be up tommorow , so off to a good start
 
Friday, April 1 View Page
Day 4 of the germination process , everything is up and out of the soil, what a difference in 24 hours on the mendi seeds, 2183 looks good , the 2356 only has 1 cot leaf, but not worried
 
Friday, April 1 View Page
Current patch conditions, which are pretty typical for this time of year, I am still in the middle of the remodel project as both gh roofs have to come off and things changed around, hoping to be done in the next 8 days or so , we have about 13 hours of daylight now which helps to get things done after work
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
This is day 21 for the plants, in the front is the 2183 mendi, i really need to get these in the ground
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
I finally got every thing buttoned up and some partial tilling done
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
The 2183 is finally in the ground, the breakaway box , really helps with the transplant process as its past the 4 leaf stage
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
2183 in the mini gh inside the gh , which is needed because the over nite low is 34 F
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
2365 Wolf ready to bury, this plant is about 23 days old
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
2365 wolf is in the game
 
Monday, April 25 View Page
Both are ready to rock ! Hoping for good things.. time will tell
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
I finally got the last soil prep work done , in both greenhouses, now time to hook up drip tape
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
2365 wolf at about day 34 above ground
 
Thursday, May 5 View Page
2183 mendi at day 34
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
2365 wolf , growing good
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
Another angle of the 2365
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
2183 mendi, also moving along nicely
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
2183 potential prospect, about 10 ft out
 
Saturday, May 21 View Page
1 st female opened on the 2183 s couple days ago
 
Saturday, May 21 View Page
But no male flowers, were ready at the time , so had to pass,
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
I decided I needed to do a little pruning , so I rented this baby, to get a little extra sun
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
It was s lot of fun to operate, it went up 45 ft and out 22 ft
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
Overhead patch view!!
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
Pollenated the 1st female off the 2365 Wolf a couple days ago, on june 1 st
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
A nice 5 lober, it was crossed with the 2183 Mendi
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
All bagged up
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
I pollenated the 2 nd female off the 2183 mendi yesterday on june 2 nd
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
The blossom has some issues , but crossed it with the 2365 anyways, if anybody has grown a pumpkin off a blossom like this let me know how it worked out, no other viable options are showing at this time , and with a early season weigh off , i want all the growing days i can get, do might have to go with it
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
2365 Wolf day10
 
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
2183 mendi cross at day 10 , so far pumpkin looks fine shape wise
 
Tuesday, June 14 View Page
2183 mendi plant , its been a great plant to grow, probably one of my better ones
 
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
2365 Wolf at day 20
 
Wednesday, June 22 View Page
Top view of 2365
 
Thursday, June 23 View Page
2183 mendi at dap 20
 
Thursday, June 23 View Page
Top view of 2183,
 
Thursday, June 23 View Page
Overall patch glimpse the fruit to me isnt looking to bad , considering what the blossom looked like, it will be interesting to see how things work out
 
Wednesday, June 29 View Page
I had to slide the 2365 wolf , ahead 4 inches today , to relive some vine stress on Dap 26, went well
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
2183 mendi at dap 30 , you can see some strange lines developing , as the blossom was pretty irregular
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Side angle of the 2183
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
2365 wolf at dap 31, over 500 lbs now , should be a nice one,
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Front view of the 2365
 
Monday, July 11 View Page
Patch view , wolf on left mendi on right
 
Saturday, July 16 View Page
2365 wolf , now taping 1020 lbs , at day 44, no sun for the next week or so , things will probably slow down
 
Saturday, July 16 View Page
2183 mendi aka " cookie monster"now taping 1135 lbs at day 43 , and is the patch leader, blossom end is a bit concerning, I have never had a pumpkin shaped like this before... 44 days till weigh-off , hope it holds up
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
Japanese TV visited the patch on Wed, station NHK I believe, Kenshi Fukahara, I hope, I spelled that right, it was a great visit, kinda of a crappy pic , but the only one I took...
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
2183 mendi , now well-over 1300 lbs, still doing 30 lbs s day despite no sun for over a week or so, I have no idea what happens if the blossom end gets totally covered ....July is supposed to be our warmest month... not this year
 
Sunday, July 24 View Page
2365 now over 1200
 
Friday, July 29 View Page
Cookie monster now taping 1573 lbs, at day 56 , 31 days to grow till weigh off, still not sure what happens if blossom end totally disappears , plant is in good shape snd the pumpkin skin id smooth snd shiny, thumps solid
 
Thursday, August 4 View Page
2365 wolf still growing , taping over 1400 lbs at day 60
 
Thursday, August 4 View Page
I was working out of town today and took a few scenery shots, for those looking to beat the heat
 
Thursday, August 4 View Page
And another glacier pic
 
Thursday, August 4 View Page
Last one
 
Thursday, August 4 View Page
Cookie monster over 1650 lbs at day 60
 

 

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