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Thursday, January 5 View Page
Hey Reedl, that was a really engaging conversation we had in the chatroom. If you see this shoot me an email at ajbeattie00@gmail.com, I'd love to talk more
Sunday, January 15 View Page
If there was a howard dill award for squash, I think this one would win! 367 Hochstetler grown off the 1000.4 Barratt.
Tuesday, February 7 View Page
Got some compost and rice hull ash, which is the black pile toward the middle. Hoping it'll be good for the soil, adding carbon, silica, and other nutrients accumulated in the rice hull.
Tuesday, February 7 View Page
Wednesday, February 8 View Page
I heard these were some of the best melon seeds you could get, and at $6 for 25 seeds its hard to beat the price. 350 looks like a piece of cake now.
Friday, February 10 View Page
I hope I'm not starting too late
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Started Seeds April 6
Friday, April 14 View Page
Good start to the year. Didn't strap it down. I didn't think it would be that windy, but it isn't the first time I've been wrong. I straightened out the frame and I think it will work fine once I patch the plastic
Friday, April 14 View Page
23/23 seeds germed, most after 24 hours, all but one by 44 hours. The last one took over 80 hours and did not have a main taproot, but had several small roots poking out of the stem. Here are the 2110 Plattes which I transplanted yesterday
Friday, April 14 View Page
Here are the 2342 Stelts and 1535 Andrusz. I actually didn't mean to put the 2342 here, I thought it was a 2554, must not have looked closely at the label. I'll go with it
Saturday, April 22 View Page
150 sf contest, 2128 LeBlanc on the right, 1989 left
Saturday, April 22 View Page
2342 Stelts
Saturday, April 22 View Page
2493 Wolf
Sunday, April 23 View Page
2554 Andrusz A
Sunday, April 23 View Page
2006 Wolf
Sunday, April 30 View Page
2342 Stelts, very nice strong plant. Look out for this one
Monday, May 1 View Page
2128 LeBlanc 150sf plant is looking great, though the main is shooting for the sky. Have to slowly pull it down without breaking it.
Monday, May 1 View Page
2 2110s side by side here. The one on the left looks like the keeper, though the one on the right is also doing well, despite not looking it in the picture
Monday, May 1 View Page
2554 Andrusz A. This is a very nice plant, but unfortunately it's planted next to the 2006 Wolf, which I would very much like to keep. The reason for this is because the 2554 didn't look all that hot early on, and I decided I would just throw it into a spot that I thought would benefit from having another backup. This one is located quite close to the edge of the greenhouse, which might complicate things. I intend to remove the greenhouse in a week, at which point the 2554 will have probably outgrown its allotted space. Luckily I started another 2554 6 days later on the 12th, which is developing nicely and will probably be the one to go with. It's a close call, we'll see how things look in a couple days.
Monday, May 1 View Page
2x 2006 Wolf planted in the same spot as the 2554. I'll be going with the one closer to my feet
Wednesday, May 3 View Page
Very strong main on this 150sf 2128, 2-3 feet, and good secondary development. At this pace I wouldn't be surprised by a May 20-June 1 pollination at 13 feet. It has a whole 10x20 greenhouse to itself, so I'll be able to keep it in here a week longer than my other plants, though at that point its going to be nice warm summer weather.
Saturday, May 6 View Page
1838 Jutras Squash hitting a bit of a wall
Wednesday, May 24 View Page
Had some setbacks, had to pull some plants. Here's the squash patch, this is the 810 Cantrell, which is a 2118 Jutras x 2469 selfed f2 progeny. I had 4 of them growing, and this was the only one with green fruit.
Wednesday, May 24 View Page
810 fruit looks like it'll be good color. I overreacted and hit the plants with a bit too much nitrogen in panic, which stressed the plants and induced fruit a bit early. Plants are doing fine now
Wednesday, May 24 View Page
Didn't get a good picture of the 1109, its in the background behind the 810. The 1109 was severely stunted because it was a hollow seed, but its recovered very well and is growing nicely, despite a slow start. Thanks Joe for both the seeds. I also had an 1838 which was growing extremely vigorously, but it outgrew the hoop house and got a bit jumbled, so I decided to go with the 1109.


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