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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 36 Entries.
Friday, April 1 View Page
No diary last year but this is what made it to October. Champagne 300 est 2021 (704 Ailts 2020 x self)
 
Monday, April 18 View Page
Seed starting day, here is what I'm starting
 
Tuesday, May 10 View Page
Plants went into the ground today
 
Tuesday, May 10 View Page
Going into the ground are the 2047 Bowman 2021, 769.5 Warren 2020, and 300 est Champagne 2021
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
All three happy with a heater in the tent.
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
Wind knocked the heater over and the 769.5 got a little crispy.
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
The 2047 also got a little too much heat and flopped over. There is also a hole in the stump.
 
Tuesday, May 31 View Page
Waiting out the rain.
 
Tuesday, May 31 View Page
Waiting out the rain
 
Wednesday, June 1 View Page
Plants are out of the tent
 
Thursday, June 2 View Page
Temporary shade and wind breaks placed around both plants
 
Sunday, June 5 View Page
Main vines are down
 
Wednesday, June 8 View Page
300 is in the lead at the top. 769.5 is in the middle. 2047 at the bottom.
 
Friday, June 17 View Page
300 has the longest main vine
 
Friday, June 17 View Page
2047 at the top is not too far behind.
 
Sunday, June 19 View Page
Tilled the center 1/3 of the patch today.
 
Saturday, June 25 View Page
1st pumpkin on the main vine for the 300
 
Monday, June 27 View Page
Secondaries are starting to grow
 
Wednesday, June 29 View Page
2047 secondaries
 
Thursday, June 30 View Page
1st pumpkin on the main vine on the 2047
 
Thursday, June 30 View Page
Main vines are being trained to the side of the patch, allowing secondaries to grow up the middle.
 
Saturday, July 2 View Page
Large shade sail is up, covers about half the patch.
 
Sunday, July 3 View Page
Pollinated main vine pumpkin #1 on the 300, x self. No male flowers were ready on the 2047.
 
Thursday, July 7 View Page
Here is the first pumpkin on the main vine of the 2047. Should be ready to pollinate tomorrow.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
Pollinated the 2047 today, crossed with the 300.
 
Monday, July 11 View Page
Here is the 2nd pumpkin on the 300, ready to pollinate tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, July 12 View Page
Crossed the 2nd pumpkin on the 300 with the 2047.
 
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
Here is the first pumpkin on the 300, 10 DAP
 
Wednesday, July 13 View Page
I have timed misters setup above the plants, it has been hot, 90s everyday for the past week.
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
2047 pumpkin #1, 10 DAP
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
300 pumpkin #1, 15 DAP
 
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
The first pumpkin on the 300 is the keeper, all other pollinations failed in this heat. 23 DAP today.
 
Tuesday, July 26 View Page
And the 1st pumpkin on the 2047 is also the keeper, 18 DAP today.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
31 DAP today for the 2047, I will call it Orange Juice. It is taping around 140 lbs.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
36 DAP for the 300 but it looks twice as old. I think the squash bugs got it, doesn't seem to be growing much. Also lost the main vine but have some strong secondaries taking over.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
Here is a 10 DAP open pollination on one of the strong secondaries on the 300.
 

 

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