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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 33 Entries.
Friday, March 25 View Page
Tilled in half of my amendments and focused on the area where the greenhouse will be
 
Saturday, March 26 View Page
First year for the greenhouse and getting a soil test .
 
Sunday, March 27 View Page
My seed selection is centered around the 2350 Geinger genetics. I only have two patches so only two will survive. I will be planting the 1883 and Tiger king in opposing patches. Those are my favorites to survive. I will lite the fuses April 6th.
 
Sunday, March 27 View Page
My seed selection is centered around the 2350 Geinger genetics. I only have two patches so only two will survive. I will be planting the 1883 and Tiger king in opposing patches. Those are my favorites to survive. I will lite the fuses April 6th.
 
Sunday, March 27 View Page
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Sunday, March 27 View Page
I installed the heating cables today. Going to need them as the next few days will see lows below freezing
 
Monday, March 28 View Page
Third year growing AGs but first year getting a soil sample and amending. The goal is a half ton HD pumpkin.
 
Tuesday, March 29 View Page
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Monday, April 4 View Page
Well that changes things. Back to the hoop houses
 
Wednesday, April 6 View Page
I lit the fuses on my seeds this evening. I sanded and soaked the seeds in seaweed water for two hours. I added azos and mykos to the soil. The heat chamber is set to 83 f.
 
Tuesday, April 12 View Page
I had 100% germination but I damaged the Cods on the 2350. It is the sad looking seedling in the picture. I started a New 1676 Geinger x Haist.
 
Tuesday, April 12 View Page
The 1883 Bayuk, 994 Westby and 1540 Anderson are doing well. 1540 Anderson is the leader at this point.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
1549 Anderson is my best looking plant of the 3 Geinger kin’s.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
The 2350 is fighting back.. the first true leaf has shown itself.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
I made the first hoop house 6x6. I left a foot of overhang on each end to lay sandbag’s for weight to keep the house grounded.
 
Saturday, April 16 View Page
I made the first hoop house 6x6. I left a foot of overhang on each end to lay sandbag’s for weight to keep the house grounded.
 
Saturday, April 23 View Page
Plants are in the dirt
 
Friday, May 13 View Page
The 1549 has touched down and is the clear leader at this point.
 
Sunday, May 15 View Page
I did the final till of amendments and cover crop today.
 
Thursday, May 19 View Page
The 1549 has left the hoop house first. It was a difficult cull but unfortunately the 1676 had to get cut. The 1883 and 992 are fighting it out in the other hoop house. I had to remove the plastic today and lay shade cloth over the hoops because summer is arriving this weekend. Temps forecasted into the 90s.
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
Well I had my first set back over the weekend. I was going away for the weekend and before I left I placed a chair over the tip of the plant for shade. Unfortunately a storm came through and knocked the chair over crushing the main vine on the 1549. I chose to cut it and go with my back up.
 
Monday, May 23 View Page
The backup is the 2350 which only had one cod and I had left it for dead. I had never totally given up on it since it was the seed I wanted to grow the must. Mother Nature just needed to intervene.
 
Tuesday, May 31 View Page
My 1883 has taken off pretty well. The vine is about 10 ft out and the side vines are starting to fill in . I have been feeding peters 20-20-20 weekly. Also foilar spray seaweed and calcium carb
 
Tuesday, May 31 View Page
The 2350 Geinger is starting to come alive. She also is getting 20-20-20 weekly. Starting to notice dark green vines so I am hoping for a dark orange pumpkin.
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
I got the silk fence in place and installed the shade cloth.
 
Saturday, June 4 View Page
I got the silk fence in place and installed the shade cloth.
 
Tuesday, June 7 View Page
Pollinated 12 ft out on the 1883 with the 2350. Only 12 secondary’s behind the newborn so this morning be isn’t desirable. The hope is for the next female to show with at least 16 secondary’s pushing.
 
Thursday, June 16 View Page
Pollinated the 1883x self on 6-14
 
Friday, June 17 View Page
I selfed the 2350 this morning
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
I am thinking that I am going to go with the pumpkin that I pollinated on 6-7 on the 1883.It isn’t ideal but I feel like this is the best decision for a bad situation. My secondaries all stopped growing and only have two secondaries after the pumpkin. I have another pumpkin pollinated 6’ past but it is 9 days younger.
 
Tuesday, June 28 View Page
Dap 20 1883 x 2350 isn’t the largest but is hinting that it will be orange.
 
Monday, July 18 View Page
The 1883x2350. She won’t be setting any records but she will be a looker. I burned my secondaries from what believe was over fertilizing. Just way to aggressive with the 20-20-20. My plant might be 150sqft
 
Friday, July 22 View Page
1883 x 2350 isn’t going to be large because of the lack of secondaries which is from my error. June 7th pollination and is only around 300lbs and 10lbs a day. I hope she continues to develop the “Nuclear Orange “ as Doc would say.
 

 

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