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Thursday, April 20, 2017 Big T Hoff Hadley Ny

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I will be only growing Big N Orange this year. Still debating on one BigNUgly...1518 Kline Dmg 1985 Miller X 2009 Wallace.The previous photo with my nephew was my 500lber..June planting and grown on the third secondary...will try to over come my rookie frost mistakes. Also need to water more. It was growing 25lbs a day and after a 2 1/2" rain storm it put on 38 lbs. Short growing season here with frost well into June and starts late September. So I'm cutting back on what goes into the ground May 1st....others will be started end of April and grown in 2 gallon grow bags and planted Mid to end of May. I will be planting about 20 plants this year. I am bypassing the other 2 farms I grew at and cutting way back on my veggie garden to spend more time with the AGs. Filed and soaked 4 seeds from my 500 Hoffman 681 Dill McDonald X 1374 Engle/Open and 4 seeds from my 224 Hoffman 823 House X 1912 Carter..test germinations were impressive with 8" roots in 3 days. I will want to cross that into an early planting with the 1297.5 Young 1912 Carter X 1000.5 Gansert and the 839 Young DMG 1000.5 Gansert X 1912 Carter.Also starting early will be the 312 House DMG 1317 Clementz X 359 Foss. Will also start the 1734 Clementz 1317 Clementz X Self. These 4 seeds will be filed and soaked today. Good Luck this year to everybody, especially you Orange Growers. Also a special thanks to everybody that donated seeds. Anything that was given to me will be planted. Thanks Again, T

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