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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 21 Entries.
Sunday, March 27 View Page
A starting point...
 
Wednesday, April 6 View Page
...and some progress, at last.
 
Wednesday, April 6 View Page
:) tomorrow...
 
Wednesday, April 13 View Page
All started on 7th April, and yesterday (on 12th April) all seedlings were up. 100% success, so far...
 
Friday, April 15 View Page
A somewhat sort of slightly sad day has it been today. Until yesterday morning, all of my AG seedlings showed more or less the same development. Yesterday evening (and even more pronounced today in the morning) the favorite one (the race horse, so to say), the 1007.5* seedling which germinated first, slowed down. A couple hours later it was easy to see that the hypocotyl had some brownish color to it. Hence, I inspected the seedling and the potting mix. Mix was fine (fluffy and damp, not wet), roots were fine (excellent, I would say), but the base of the hypocotyl was weak and brownish and lost the bunch of roots as I touched it. I can only guess that there must have been some little injury (a tiny crack maybe) and an infection with whatever thing that caused a problem then.
 
Friday, April 15 View Page
A somewhat sort of slightly sad day has it been today. Until yesterday morning, all of my AG seedlings showed more or less the same development. Yesterday evening (and even more pronounced today in the morning) the favorite one (the race horse, so to say), the 1007.5* seedling which germinated first, slowed down. A couple hours later it was easy to see that the hypocotyl had some brownish color to it. Hence, I inspected the seedling and the potting mix. Mix was fine (fluffy and damp, not wet), roots were fine (excellent, I would say), but the base of the hypocotyl was weak and brownish and lost the bunch of roots as I touched it. I can only guess that there must have been some little injury (a tiny crack maybe) and an infection with whatever thing that caused a problem then.
 
Wednesday, May 25 View Page
Any strategy?...Looks like wilderness (sort of), but the strategy behind this pattern is a rim of potato plants around the individual plant sites, and there are some flowers (Phacelia flowers with some additional patches of yellow...by mustard plants) on the parts which wonīt be claimed by the pumpkin plants before mid June (good to feed the bees, to suppress weeds and to add some root mass organic matter to the soil in the interim) :)
 
Friday, May 27 View Page
As I havenīt posted pics of the AG plants for a while, itīs time to do so now. Here are the 1007.5* Wagler plants, it is hard to make a final decision, but it has to be made soon (donīt look at the leaves, it has been windy lately).
 
Friday, May 27 View Page
989.3* Wagler plants, same troubles with making a decent decision... :(
 
Friday, May 27 View Page
2702.9 Cutrupi (the plant which actually produces a nice main vine) looks so much better than the backup plant (1434 Wuersching)...easy decision, I guess ;)
 
Friday, May 27 View Page
1875 Mendi, once again the one out of two plants which is growing a decent vine, again many inches ahead of the 1434 backup plant.
 
Friday, May 27 View Page
A story with (hopefully) a happy end for the 1434 Wuersching: My kidsī 1434 plants, looks like they picked the best two plants out of that bunch, they actually grow length-wise (fingers crossed the secondaries will join in soon).
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
...and so here we go again. Patch view today :)
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
:) The kidsī 1434 Wuersching plant, a picture book plant again this year, Iīm jealous...
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
A shiny little baby is hiding there in the shade of the 1434 Wuerschingīs canopy :) Awesome shape and color. The cross is 1434 Wuersching x 1875 Mendi. Fingers crossed it will keep on growing (and will keep on developing its great shape and turning into a dark shiny orange beauty).
 
Wednesday, July 6 View Page
:)
 
Thursday, July 14 View Page
:) Looks like pollinations have been successful. :( Discovered a bad split in the stem of one of my greenies (at the red arrow)
 
Thursday, July 14 View Page
A split!!! :( Will build a roof over the fruit soon, will keep it dry and letīs see what happens.
 
Friday, July 15 View Page
A somewhat more detailed view of this bad split...oh well...
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
Patch today...
 
Thursday, July 28 View Page
:) The squashies are doing fine, Iīm happy with their shape, color and daily gains. The other two...oh well...daily gains are fine, but both the 2702 and the 1875 decided to become wheels (or birdbaths maybe), not good for the health of their blossom ends.
 

 

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