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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 14 Entries.
Wednesday, January 31 View Page
Itís digging the patch time ready for this yearís dreams. This huge pile, believe it or not is exactly one third of the soil for one plant. I think itís going to take me about 12 days to complete the dig. Seed choice is coming along but weíre still in discussions. All is good and as always in pumpkin growers we are full of optimism. We will probably be changing how we water this year but more on that later. Also for a few years now I have wanted to grow ďSomething ď for myself but thatís for another post.
Tuesday, February 6 View Page
Here we go with the beginning of our line up and this has to be a very hot seed. Itís crossed with the Bears 2520 ďROCKĒ and at the time, the Cutrupi worldís biggest. Hot,Hot,Hot.
Wednesday, February 7 View Page
Itís not much to see apart from 5 posts and a weed killed square. You all know that Stewie and I have no secrets, in fact quite the opposite. So if you go to Tic Toc under giant pumpkin wars you will find loads of ďHow to ď videos from Stewie. There are some videos on my Tic Toc Ianpaton3 but, as Iím new to it, my digging the patch video got archived. Itís my age!!! You can see another version on my instagram ianpaton2269. There will be loads to follow starting here on my diary. All we ask is that you in turn past this forward to other growers or potential growers.
Tuesday, February 20 View Page
Drip tubes are going in which are spaced about 12 inches apart.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
As thereís not a lot to see in the patch I thought I would share some photos of my man cave.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
Iíve been building a wacky marble machine for years now and still photos donít really do it justice. I have a 1930ís electric model train that will run outside in a tunnel at the back of the shed.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
All my old lures are hung up and some do get the odd trip out to the lake for old times sake.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
Itís going to be a very cool place to be.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
Many hours of work but worth it.
Thursday, February 22 View Page
Six automata will be running the hole marble machine but itís work in progress.
Thursday, February 29 View Page
Iíve always said to Mark that I would really like to grow some field pumpkins. He said Iím has been doing his very best to get my arse in gear. So this is the year there is no going back. He popped in to see us earlier in the week to pick up his GPC awards and brought me two more of his world record seeds. Considering he now only has two seed and he is encouraging me to break his own World and GPC record, it speaks volumes of the man. His whole family is one that Iím proud to have as friends.
Friday, March 15 View Page
These are hopefully the five seeds that we want in our parch along with one 2907 clone. Ruben found a few more 1875 seeds and itís always been good for us. Ruben thinks with our improved growing techniques we can beat the WR. So time will tell.
Monday, March 25 View Page
The first seeds went in yesterday for the Spanish weigh off. They are wrapped up in tissue paper and in plastic bags between our 2907 clones.
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Finally all of the plants are in and waiting for this time of year has been boring to say the least.

 

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