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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 31 Entries.
Sunday, March 27 View Page
Soaked for ~1hr in tap water + splash of hydrogen peroxide, paper towel on top to soak seed. Then into 1 gal pots in tray w/domes on heat mat set up at 85deg F Line Up 1935 Ford x 2 2015 Ford x 2 2195 Theil x 2 2294 Noel x 2 2376 Bayuk x 2 2365 Wolf x 1 2356 Mendi x 1 SQ: 463 Theil and 1828 Jutras
 
Wednesday, April 6 View Page
All 14 seeds(100%) germinated. 2195 Theil was the earliest up on day 4 2356 Mendi and 2365 Wolf latest on day 7
 
Saturday, April 9 View Page
No issues getting plants in. Colder air next week will be a challenge. Double planted, went in with some potting soil(miracle grow moisture control w/compost), AZOS, and Myco. Watered in with 1/4tsp/gallon/plant of Peters 24-8-16 and a touch of vitamin C(treatment for my tap water for chloramine/PH
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
All the plants survived the first week. Broke off a few leaves, applied drench of a tblespoon/5 gal of imidacloprid. Temps in greenhouse have varied from 40-100, switched out the “bad” cover plastic, for “good” cover plastic. Watering ~daily 1gal/plant with 1tblspn of fert
 
Wednesday, April 27 View Page
Appreciate the symmetry, but both 2376 Bayuk have this issue, and if the next few nodes look the same Ill likely pull them. 1989 Daletas going in the ground nearby as back up.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Going to cut back on 24-8-16 fert as the 2015 Ford and a few others are looking a little bloaty and the vine tip is a little high.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Rain water capture + Irrigation setup
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Rain water capture + Irrigation setup
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Rain capture and irrigation setup
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
Record breaking heat all week..lower 90’s. Moved shade cloth from mini greenhouses to elevated wires
 
Saturday, May 14 View Page
~10’ vinesand had to cull initial female flowers
 
Thursday, May 26 View Page
Had a svr storm w/65 mph gusts cause some damage last week. Vines are ~15ft, so I’ll start pollinating this week. A couple of frost scares, including tonight, may use frost blankets
 
Thursday, June 2 View Page
Creek Patch
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
2195 Theil spit out an odd flower on the main. 2376 Bayuk has a female on a double vine. Both will be culled.
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
Not sure what’s going here. Maybe Sun scorch/Sun burn on 2376 Bayuk.
 
Tuesday, June 7 View Page
Creek Garden fully shaded. Vines are ~20’ and initial pollinations complete.
 
Thursday, June 16 View Page
2015 Ford Tissue test. Glad I tested, the N deficiency was a big surprise. I’ll be switching back to 24-8-16 for a few weeks on the drip(6cups/1000gal) and if I can catch a rain, top dress w/1lb of Urea/plant
 
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Just a few interesting thing from the garden
 
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Put up pumpkin huts. 2365 Wolf (x 2376 Bayuk) starting to grow.
 
Sunday, June 26 View Page
Roots under mill cloth
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
Switched off of 20-20-20 on 7/1. Now 5-11-26 w/epsom salt + Micro blend. Over to K-Mag in a week or two. ~8 cups / 1000 gal..shooting for 500 PPM / ~ 1.2 EC. ph varies 5 - 7.5 depending on how much citric/and or absorbic acid I add. Try to catch the calcium and boron ph absorption bands by varying ph.
 
Friday, July 8 View Page
Vine burying for about 1 more week…I hope. All but the 2015 Ford plant looks like they will fill out their spaces ..ranging from 700 - 1100 sqft/plant
 
Friday, July 15 View Page
All pumpkins are tracking below 1200lb benchmark, but 2376 Bayuk will be above as soon as it starts getting measured.
 
Friday, July 15 View Page
Frog and Funky flower
 
Friday, July 15 View Page
2015 Ford(foreground)/2365 Wolf(background) and misters in action. Expecting hottest Wx of season..multiple 100F+ in the forecast.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
Pumpkins and plants survived the heat wave. Just got 4” of rain, so I’ll be ramping up fert to replace what got washed out. 4 cups of 10-30-20 + 4 cups of K-Mag + 1 cup of Micro(STEM) + 1 cup of Borax….per 1000 gal.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
Tissue Test, Sulfur is a head scratcher, I’ll be adding a tad more P to the fert mix.
 
Wednesday, July 27 View Page
Corresponding Soil Test…P was surprisingly low, zinc surprisingly high, and PH of 7.5 was higher than expected.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Powdery Mildew is popping up daily in new places. So spot spaying with Daconil, and weekly fogging. Aphids are starting to cause serious issues. So spot spraying with bifen and Imidachoprid…and Imida drench…and Bifen fogging. Rolled back shade cloth, might be able to keep it that way if we can stay out of the 90’s
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
2015 and 1935 Ford's leading the way.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
Plant are looking their age, but surviving a hot KS August
 

 

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