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Monday, January 24 View Page
Here is an image of the shirts for Lot 2 of the Samantha Smiley Benefit Seed Auction. I'll be sending a Youth T-Shirt and a X-Large T-Shirt to the auction winner.
Friday, February 4 View Page
Well that is a wrap for 2021. Big things are happening for 2022 Stay tuned! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV-HOcAj8ik
Sunday, February 13 View Page
Pumpkin Wars Challenge let's see if they are brave enough to accept my challenge! https://youtu.be/ai_PbYePHYs
Friday, February 18 View Page
Pick a Team and follow along all season...should be a ton of fun! https://youtu.be/LhBQLua29xo
Monday, March 14 View Page
Soil Prepping time in Kansas. Man it is so close to seed starting I can taste it! https://youtu.be/jjyB9wM1MxA
Tuesday, March 22 View Page
Christmas time is here for us giant pumpkin growers! Seed Pick'n 101! https://youtu.be/YHHjUVHkOwo
Thursday, March 24 View Page
First seed giveaway of the year. If you need some seeds before the season starts head over to you tube and get a chance to win a bearded seed! https://youtu.be/qsfaEybDE9Q
Saturday, April 2 View Page
OK we have the 2416.5 heist and the 1990 Marintzer I’m using the Mendi method this year going with pollinators they won’t get any insecticides or fungicides
Saturday, April 2 View Page
We have the 2356 booth and the 1990 Marintzer fighting for a spot as another pollinator these will only be in the greenhouse but they won’t have any heating other than some Row cover if it gets under 40° at night
Saturday, April 2 View Page
We have the 2261 Schmit on the left and 2365 wolf on the right fighting for a spot
Saturday, April 2 View Page
We have the 2517 Mendi on the left and 2356 Mendi on the right Fighting for a spot. I have a camera set up on the 2356 hoping that’s going to be the winner but if not I will cut it out And run with the 2517 just have to move the camera
Saturday, April 9 View Page
Pollinators 2356 booth and 1990 Marintzer both made it through the 20° night
Saturday, April 9 View Page
Pollinators 2416.5 haist and 1990 Marintzer made it through the night also
Saturday, April 9 View Page
2356 Mendi This one’s clearly the star after one week in the greenhouse
Saturday, April 9 View Page
2517 Mendi I must have gotten my mix too hot the leaves are coming up a bit curled we will see if this one grows out of it
Saturday, April 9 View Page
2261 Schmidt Is Looking nice
Saturday, April 9 View Page
2365 wolf I removed all of the first kickstand leaves from all four plants. On two of the plants I have removed the first true leaf this is one of them that I remove the first true leaf. https://youtu.be/0vQfYe0kDh0
Thursday, April 14 View Page
Had to pull the 2517 so put a 1990 Marintzer as a backup in its place
Saturday, April 16 View Page
Nutrients down…time for the first and only till of the year
Monday, April 18 View Page
Not all plants are beauties good thing I double planted this year! https://youtu.be/HrHg51VyvBA
Monday, April 25 View Page
Another great week in the patch all is quite which is a good thing...I think! https://youtu.be/LUYKUPnH_6k
Monday, April 25 View Page
UpDate on the pollinator plants here is the 2416.5 haist
Monday, April 25 View Page
Here is the 2356 booth pollinator plant looking awesome
Sunday, May 1 View Page
OK here’s some pictures of the 2261 Schmidt and 2365 wolf we will be making a decision on one of them today always a sad day to cut out a really nice plant
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Tell us which one we should keep to win a giant pumpkin seed is it the 2261 Schmidt https://youtube.com/shorts/w3l8ZRsPxVw?feature=share
Sunday, May 1 View Page
Or should we keep the 2365 wolf man they both look awesome the wolf is a bit behind but it is growing extremely well and the plant looks amazing https://youtube.com/shorts/w3l8ZRsPxVw?feature=share
Monday, May 2 View Page
We made our final selection of the year. I know everyone else will be doing the same thing in the next few weeks! Good luck to all! It is go time in Kansas! https://youtube.com/shorts/Z-I1U18I3Yc
Monday, May 16 View Page
It has been one of the best weeks ever in the Marintzer Greenhouse. The plants are really responding well to the heat! https://youtu.be/eZwVDejBj9s
Friday, May 20 View Page
The boys are lined up
Friday, May 20 View Page
2356 Mendi *self
Sunday, May 22 View Page
2261 x self awesome 4 lober
Friday, May 27 View Page
2356 Mendi * self this is the one I want as my keeper nice 4 lober
Saturday, May 28 View Page
Pollinated a nice 4 lober on the 2261 Schmit x 2356 Mendi Also pollinated a nice four lober backup on the 2356 Mendi x 2356 Mendi
Monday, May 30 View Page
2261 plant today I would give it an A grade
Monday, May 30 View Page
2356 plant today I would give it an A- at one time it was graded at a B so in my mind it is getting better the 2261 better watch out
Monday, June 6 View Page
Yeah I don’t have as big of a greenhouse as the Patons do so it’s kinda hard for me to get a really good photo but this will just have to do for the 2261 Schmit
Monday, June 6 View Page
The 2356 Mendi has turned into a solid A plant this thing is so aggressive big leaves big vines it really looks good hopefully the fruit will takeoff here in the next couple of weeks
Tuesday, June 7 View Page
Time to get the pumpkins put in place! Love this time of year! https://youtu.be/EnFFx8YIEow
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Well in Kansas the heat is officially here. It should be mid 90s-100+ degrees for at least 2 weeks. Who knows we might not see 80 degrees again until August. So here is a plant update now and I'll do another plant update in July just to see if we can keep them healthy! https://youtu.be/tg0EiZ8Rf64
Friday, June 17 View Page
2195 Theil x 2261 Schmidt
Sunday, June 19 View Page
2195 x 2261 main set 3 lober
Monday, June 20 View Page
1883 bayuk x 2261 Schmit
Thursday, June 23 View Page
1883 x 2261 nice 4 lober
Monday, June 27 View Page
2195 x 2261 final pollination probably a backup
Friday, July 15 View Page
Dap 26 on the 2195
Friday, July 29 View Page
Time to win some seeds tell us what you think our 1883 Bayuk x 2261 Schmit will estimate to weigh on dap 50 and you could win some seeds! https://youtu.be/6wsh4Cl3fn4
Wednesday, August 17 View Page
Phoebe’s favorite pumpkin of the year
Wednesday, August 17 View Page
2261 from a couple weeks ago


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