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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 13 Entries.
Monday, January 9 View Page
All the best in 2023 to all! A hard frost knocked down my kale cover crop (this photo is from December) but it has since rebounded and the rye, vetch and a dozen other species are also providing some greenery over the winter.
Tuesday, January 10 View Page
Germination test of some of the seeds I saved from last year. I may grow one or two of the best performing ones.
Tuesday, January 17 View Page
...but these are the ones I am really excited about. My youngest daughter is determined to win a Howard Dill Award this year. We will also be growing the 2045 Daho (1885 x self) and 1977 Rea (1885 x 2350). You can't get much better in my opinion.
Wednesday, February 8 View Page
My daughter wants to do the 150 sq. ft. Challenge this year so we are doing it for the first time. There's a first time for everything! Here are some of the contending seeds. Whatever we do or don't achieve, it is going to be beautiful.
Saturday, March 11 View Page
We have measured out the 150 sq. ft. patch: 6 ft. x 25 ft.
Sunday, April 9 View Page
First round of seeds are all up.
Wednesday, April 12 View Page
High winds yesterday rocked my tunnel and toppled the bench my seedlings were on spilling out the pots. I thought all was lost (no back up seeds in these packets) but I think I managed to salvage them.
Monday, May 1 View Page
All AG plants are in the ground. Here are 2045 Mehdi on the left and 2006 Wolf on the right. Some animal managed to get into one of my huts and dig up my backup 2006 Wolf but I still have a backup 2045 Mehdi so it looks like I will still be able to grow both of these awesome seeds.
Sunday, May 7 View Page
Less than a week later and growth is speeding up. Warmer weather is finally hear to stay. I culled the backups so now I have one 2006 Wolf (pictured) and one 2045 (Mehdi) Daho. I only ever had one 1977 Rea so there was not back up to cull there. That one is also doing fine though.
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
Doing just fine. Since this photo was taken the "Big bad Wolf" has lain down nicely and vine burying has begun. The weather is even set to warm up enough in the next week for the mini greenhouse to come off.
Saturday, May 27 View Page
It has outgrown the mini, but the nights are still cool, so here is my make shift temporary shelter.
Wednesday, June 7 View Page
I moved one of the walking boards and saw this hole. That's a toad inside. They say they eat slug eggs and other pests, so I will leave him alone.
Wednesday, June 7 View Page
My kids have christened the 2006 the "Big Bad Wolf" or (BBW for short). Cover is off and we are running. The next week is supposed to be warm so hopefully we'll see some explosive growth.


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