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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 14 Entries.
Wednesday, February 22 View Page
Snowing again and bitterly cold. Winchills up to -35. Brrr! We have had a record amount of snowfall so far this year. Think positive. Spring is coming, warmer days ahead. Another positive: I am expanding my backyard growing area! It will now be 15x67 for 1005 square feet of space in my main patch. I entered the 150 square foot challenge so that will be part of it. Just have to decide if the rest of the space will be for 1 or 2 more plants. AGs, FPs, LGs, and sunflowers are my plan for this year.
Saturday, May 6 View Page
First plant is in the patch. This is the second earliest date that I have ever transplanted. 2 week forecast is looking very good. Let's grow!
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Pic of my 150 square foot challenge patch. It is 10'x15'. Once I get the end wall of my screenhouse built, the patch will have a solid barrier on all 4 sides. The plant will go in the corner of the patch (red dot in pic) and be grown diagonally. I have not decided which of my plants will be my 150 plant as of yet.
Friday, May 12 View Page
It finally gave us a good rain here. I've had 4" fall in my pumpkin patch since Tuesday night (5/9) and more in the forecast.
Friday, May 12 View Page
I just hope the ground isn't too soggy to get my other plants in the patch this weekend!
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Plants are all in the patch now. 1461 Rodebaugh
Sunday, May 21 View Page
My 150 square foot challenge plant is the 1952.5 Kogut.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
I have some cleaning up to do yet and a final till. And a wall to build but this is a look at my 150 square foot patch.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
1885.5 Werner. I had some major issues early that about did this seed in but it pulled through.
Sunday, June 4 View Page
150 square foot patch is finally finished. 10 feet wide by 15 feet long. 1952.5 Kogut is the plant. Plant will be grown diagonally across the patch and the pumpkin will be set in the corner near the gate.
Sunday, June 4 View Page
The 1952.5 Kogut is looking like my best plant so far. Main vine is looking like a cobra.
Sunday, June 4 View Page
1885.5 Werner main vine is stretching out. I had to remove the kickstand leaf to get it to lay down. 2 out of 3 have their main vine down now.
Sunday, June 4 View Page
And the 1461 Rodebaugh. It is struggling. It doesn't like the sun and it is just trying to grow straight up. I think it will come around, it is doing better than it was.
Sunday, June 4 View Page
Field pumpkins, long gourd, and sunflowers were all put in this weekend. Field pumpkins this year are: 164 Laub 167.5 Treece 168.7 Baggs Long gourd: 123.75" Micheal Sunflowers: 15' 6" Young tall 21" Schnicker big head


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