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Thursday, January 19 View Page
New year, New patch. This off season i have been working on several things. Building the soil structure in the new patch. I have brought in 32 total yards of compost for what will be approximately 7,200 sqft patch. I plan to grow 6 competition plants and 1-2 small sqft plants for pollination/ genetic crosses. This year the patch is very close to the house and will have full sun all day. I will be using city water instead of my spring water. This is virgin soil so it will not be 100% dialed in but if I can get it to 75-80% I will be happy.
Friday, February 10 View Page
Soil sample sent out for new patch
Saturday, February 18 View Page
Finished my DIY venturi fertilizer injector. Tested it and it works perfectly. Very happy with the way it came out and the adjustability it will give me this year.
Sunday, February 26 View Page
Control sensor 1
Wednesday, March 1 View Page
Month of February weather
Saturday, March 18 View Page
YouTube video out my YouTube channel to follow my grow.
Wednesday, March 29 View Page
Less than two weeks and it will be seed starting time.
Sunday, April 2 View Page
March temperature
Sunday, April 2 View Page
First set of seeds started on 4/2, roots popped in 48 hrs. 100% germination and potted in 1 gallon pots
Wednesday, April 12 View Page
Last of the lineup gets started today, I hope that all germinate and are healthy so that final plant selection is a difficult one.
Friday, April 14 View Page
1965.5 Rodebaugh is the first to hit the soil.
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
Transplanted the 2376 Bayuk, 2195 Theil, 2493 Wolf and 1989.5 Conway out in the patch today. Cooler overcast day mid 60s.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
April temps, mostly cloudy average rain fall
Sunday, May 7 View Page
This week should finally have warmer temps overall and hopefully be able to lay most of the plants down.
Monday, May 15 View Page
Two weeks left to choose a team for a chance to win free seeds! Follow all our channels, we appreciate everyone who is participating and having fun. Team Scott! YouTube video
Saturday, August 19 View Page
I won the Kentucky state fair at 1270.4 # Congratulations to everyone there and a big thanks to the site coordinators and volunteers who ran the lifting operation!
Wednesday, August 23 View Page
Cutbopen the scale fruit and holy cow incredible wall thickness! YouTube video
Thursday, September 14 View Page
2493 Wolf x 2376 Bayuk. I'm excited to grow this seed next year. It was a fun fruit to grow, I just couldn't keep the PM and downy mildew at bay this year and she slowed way down the last 3 weeks. Weigh her this Saturday and should be me 3rd largest fruit ever grown and 2nd largest officially.
Saturday, September 16 View Page
My 150 patch entry won me green plaque at 343 #
Saturday, September 16 View Page
My 1481 Bayuk went 7% heavy and took 4th place. Cross is the 2493 Wolf x 2376 Bayuk hoping for a good seed count.
Saturday, October 21 View Page
Was an interesting season, didn't exactly go the way I had planned but just like every year I learned a few things to improve for next year.
Thursday, November 2 View Page
Compost delivered, in the end I had 21 yards dropped.
Sunday, December 10 View Page
I always do winter test with seeds and plants to dial in things before spring go time. This year I focused on consistency with Temps, light and automation of a new grow tent. It is night and day of years past. My grow lights are nothing fancy. Just $75 LED grow light panels off Amazon. I downloaded a LUX app and played around with different intensity and hours of light vs dark. I will put together a video on my YouTube channel " Growing giants with Scott " closer to spring but results may very for others based on their setup. I say this so they you are inspired to run your own test and have the best possible start next spring.


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