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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 19 Entries.
Wednesday, March 8 View Page
150sqft patch ready to go, compost topped up, ferts applied & soil cable tested. Intending to grow my 951 (dmg) which will be the 4th successive generation in 150sqft. 756, 934, 951....improving each season; maybe this will be the year I break the 1000 barrier?
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Pumpkins and squash potted up into next pots, hoping to plant out in around 2 weeks
Monday, May 22 View Page
150sqft entry, main around 7ft and secondaries growing well. Weather has finally improved, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine forecast for the next week or so.
Sunday, June 11 View Page
150sqft. Carefully managing the 90 bend, there is a female at about 14ft, so that will be the target for a set in around week. Hot sunny weather, so everything is growing fast.
Monday, June 12 View Page
1490 Leach AG, the vine burying is starting to become a challenge; almost frightening how quickly the vines are now growing. Discovered a small infestation of blackfly and a few mildew spots, so liberally sprayed all the plants in the patch with fungicide & insecticide.
Friday, June 23 View Page
150sqft, DAP 8, hoping this is the keeper. Got a bit of vine positioning to do. Patch will be full in a day or so.
Tuesday, July 11 View Page
150sqft entry, DAP 26, charting 150 lbs. Struggling to control mildew, so switched chemical again.
Wednesday, August 2 View Page
Frankenstein flowers! These are on one of my squash plants, top photo was taken on 5th July, when I noticed some of the male flowers were producing pollen over the entire petal surface, and hadn't withered despite being a week old. The bottom photo is 25 days later, and still the flowers haven't fully faded. Around half the male flowers on the plant are exhibiting this "immortality" Quite extraordinary.
Thursday, August 3 View Page
1st one of the season, had to pick it early as the plant fell over and bruised the fruit... luckily it didn't break the skin. 3.15 lbs off the 6.85 Doug Smith (Big Zac) Nice to get something to the scale after terrible BER problem.
Tuesday, August 15 View Page
5 gallon entry, only managed a few singles, 2.63 lbs
Friday, August 25 View Page
Best of the season so far, but sadly dmg, 4.69 lbs off 6.85 Doug Smith
Friday, August 25 View Page
Best of the season so far, but sadly dmg, 4.69 lbs off 6.85 Doug Smith
Saturday, August 26 View Page
1st marrow for a local show, 92.6 lbs, off 200.6 Baggs. Still a few hopefuls for the weigh-offs
Saturday, August 26 View Page
1st marrow for a local show, 92.6 lbs, off 200.6 Baggs. Still a few hopefuls for the weigh-offs
Tuesday, September 19 View Page
150sqft, pretty fruit, but disappointing size. Trickling along at a couple of pounds a day.
Monday, September 25 View Page
1st place at Malvern, 1403 lbs, off my 951 Leach 2022 (dmg). Lot of entries, and the weights had improved too. No issues with this plant, I'll probably grow the offspring next season.
Monday, September 25 View Page
1st place at Malvern, 1403 lbs, off my 951 Leach 2022 (dmg). Lot of entries, and the weights had improved too. No issues with this plant, I'll probably grow the offspring next season.
Friday, October 20 View Page
150sqft entry, only achieved 528 lbs this season. I need to crank up my fertiliser program next season.
Friday, October 20 View Page
150sqft entry, only achieved 528 lbs this season. I need to crank up my fertiliser program next season.

 

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