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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Tuesday, January 18 View Page
Moved a little snow with these.
 
Tuesday, January 18 View Page
No dandelions growing here
 
Tuesday, January 18 View Page
Here is a better shot. Got a second storm a week after the first. Was not good to have my snowblower in the shop when this one hit. First storm was not good as it cooled off quickly and the snow was hard especially at the end of driveway from plow. A lot of machines ended up going to shops.
 
Tuesday, January 18 View Page
Over on the left hand side of picture that is a path for the oil devery person. The city sidewalk snowblower came down the street and stopped 1 house down and then started again 3 houses up. I am at the center of a little snowdrift belt. Funny how certain places get it and 200 yds away not near as bad. Did my sidewalk in front of property also. That is life! Enjoy
 
Saturday, May 28 View Page
I hope this changes but it is to be expected here as this is not even June
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
The potatoes in the front are an old variety called Irish Cobbler and the smaller plants are Honeysuckle Yellow. It is a low glycemic variety that is very tasty. Researchers are testing different varieties to see if there are varieties that are even lower.
 
Monday, May 30 View Page
My plan is to grow 4 plants. There are 8 plants are in the hoop houses so 1 in each hoop will be culled. They are planted side by each and back to back. By starting more than you need,you can really see the difference with vigor as some plants make the decision easy
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
By this coming Monday overnight lows are supposed to rise all the way up to the high 40s. Prime growing temps!
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
The one on the left side of picture is winning so far. The specks on the leaves are cucumber beetles which did not like the potato dust
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
1552 Young on the left is slightly ahead of the 1080 Young. Both are good plants but hoping to keep the 1552. It will be hard to cut either of these
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
Plant on the right is far ahead of its sibling but want to wait a bit longer just in case something happens
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
Another battle of siblings and the one on left is winning so far and I hope it lies down properly. I am keeping the plastic over the plants to stop the rain from washing the potato dust off. The goal is to break the cycle of cucumber beetles by getting them before adulthood and breeding. Leaving one end open because of the blistering hot weather that is normal in June around here
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
Here is the next 7 days forecast. As you can see the heat will be overwhelming. Should be past frost but it is still only middle of June and have gotten frost 1st week of July and last week of August in the same year.
 
Monday, June 13 View Page
Here is some Glass Gem corn that I have to start culling out. Started under plastic for warmth and did not even open it up on sunny days. Too bad that you cannot do that with AGs. Rain sure beats watering for growth on all the plants.
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
Glass gem corn. Some of the leaves are over 6 ft. tall and I would like to get over 9 ft. by the end. We will see how the wind in the forecast affects it
 
Sunday, July 17 View Page
This pepper is called Habanero de Arbol. This variety can get very tall and big. That translates to habanero tree and from what I have read that is what it can be in the right area. You are not supposed to prune it till it gets much bigger if at all. About 100,000 heat units. There is also the more common Chili de arbol. It will not over winter outside in my area. The flowers start out pointing down and when pollinated turn so pepper is pointing straight up. I think mine are the orange coloured ones.
 

 

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