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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 26 Entries.
Thursday, January 12 View Page
Happy New Year, I wish all growers a successful year 2023! The year starts immediately with our GGVG auction on saturday 14 January. Check out our auction line up: http://bigpumpkins.com/Attachments/GGVG%20Auction%202023.pdf
Monday, February 20 View Page
the first attempt to graft a watermelon was successful, thanks to the videos of Nick
Monday, February 20 View Page
Thursday, March 23 View Page
The big show in Danvers was a great experience, I met a lot of growers and had a lot of fun.
Friday, March 24 View Page
soil test 2023
Friday, April 7 View Page
here we go again
Monday, April 10 View Page
I will try a watermelon for the first time this year, we have started a challenge among the GGVG growers with this seed this year
Sunday, April 23 View Page
All amendments are tilled in
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
not all grafted melons have survived
Sunday, April 30 View Page
I got the plants into the hoop houses today
Friday, May 5 View Page
This weekend the cold frames were destroyed by a storm, some plants have to be replaced by backups.
Monday, May 8 View Page
Had to replace the 2046 with a 1977 Rea back up
Saturday, May 13 View Page
another two 153 Gräter melon, the first batch were destroyed by hail
Saturday, May 20 View Page
This year the beginning of the season turns out to be very difficult, first the plants went through a storm and then came the heat, the plants have lost some leaves. The 769* Ressel is finally on the ground and running, I removed the backup plant.
Thursday, June 1 View Page
the pumpkins are outgrowing their hoop houses, almost time to remove them
Friday, June 9 View Page
1977 Rea is catching up
Sunday, June 18 View Page
None of the grafted melons survived, now I have a regular 153 Gräter plant in my patch.
Saturday, June 24 View Page
769* Ressel x sibb
Friday, July 7 View Page
1977 Rea x 392 Ressel
Sunday, July 9 View Page
769* Ressel: DAP 15
Monday, July 31 View Page
Growth is not great and powdery mildew is already developing rapidly
Monday, August 7 View Page
I lost the 769* Ressel today due to a soft spot
Tuesday, August 8 View Page
The melon and the 1977 Rea are still growing
Saturday, August 19 View Page
After the rain I also lost the 769* BackUp, I removed the plant now, no SQ this year.
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
1977 Rea x 392 Ressel: last fruit in the patch, around 400 ibs
Sunday, September 24 View Page
despite the challenging year, I still managed to get a beautiful orange pumpkin to a weigh off: 421.5 Ressel 23 (1977 Rea x 392 Ressel)


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