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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
My first time seeing this. The two main cots are fused together from the base to about 1/3 of the way down the cot and there is one more small cot.
Saturday, January 21 View Page
Been getting seeds in from auctions for a while now. I should make the final decision on what to grow pretty soon.
Sunday, January 22 View Page
Some good Mathiowetz and Vander Weilen seeds
Friday, January 27 View Page
A couple nice Wallace seeds. I really like that 2009 x 2145 cross.
Monday, January 30 View Page
2 1985 Millerís and a 1409 Miller. I think I might grow these for seeds this year since they are getting old and the viability is decreasing every year.
Tuesday, January 31 View Page
Finally went through and sorted all of my seeds. It took an hour or two but I got all of my seeds plugged into a spreadsheet so I donít have to dig through my freezer if I want to look for a seed. I also sorted them into labeled containers so I can find seeds quicker.
Friday, February 3 View Page
My soil test came back. Looks like Iím going to need to do some amending to my soil before the plants go in.
Friday, February 3 View Page
Other page of the soil test.
Monday, February 6 View Page
Some awesome Urena genetics. I have 3 1911ís that I think I will grow this year. I also think the 1910 has some potential. Iím considering crossing it with something like the 2356 Mendi or 1989 Conway, leaning towards the 1989 Conway because it is half 2356 and has the 1747 Handy as the pollinator. I also will be growing two others, mostly for orange pumpkins. Thinking about the 1952 Kogut and the 1552 Young. Final decision should be made in early March.
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Got my tomato seeds in.
Monday, February 27 View Page
My Exotic Seed Exchange bubble came in today! A ton of seeds from a bunch of great growers. The seeds are not listed in any particular order other than a couple of the seeds that I was the most excited about are on the right side. Thanks Andrew for hosting this exchange!
Monday, March 20 View Page
Started a seed germination test today. ~50 seeds and many different methods for starting. I will start checking for signs of life in a day and will record the results in my diary. I am testing for germination speed, root growth, and plant vigor.
Friday, March 24 View Page
The results of the experiment are here. I started seeds in many different ways, all of which were supposed to do something to help with seed starting. After 72 hours, I didnít notice a major difference between the soaked seeds, seeds soaked in water, and seeds soaked in kelp and humic acid. I did however notice a significant number of the sanded seeds having larger roots and being more developed than the I sanded ones. I also noted that the ones with cinnamon sprinkled on them had significantly less mold on them compared to the ones without cinnamon.
Friday, March 24 View Page
One thing I found impressive was the fact that all of these damaged seeds germinated. I started 8 damaged seeds and 4 of them germinated. One of which was cut almost completely in half. Pretty interesting.
Saturday, March 25 View Page
I forgot to post this but I transferred two of each seeds into the some pots. I tried to get seeds that are as similar as possible in size and root growth for best results. One of each has a WOW super starter pak about 2/3 of the way down to the bottom. By the time I start my competition seeds I should know what I will use.
Monday, March 27 View Page
Seedlings are up. I probably need to leave the light on a little longer with my real plants because one got a little leggy(back right)

 

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