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Saturday, November 27, 2021 Nebras-kinGrower Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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Season Wrap-up: 2021 was the toughest year growing giants for me in the 6 seasons I've been growing. Most of it was due to the fact the my job had me out of town for 5 days of the week all summer. Oh well, that's life. Part of it was due to heat and almost no rain all summer and part of it was to disease issues. On my AG plants I grew the 1399 Christensen, 963 Johnson, and 555 Grande. The 555 Grande went down with Yellow Vine disease, the 963 plant wouldn't hold a pollination. Every pumpkin that was pollinated on the plant would abort between DAP 10 to DAP 20. I got 2 pumpkins on the 1399 Christensen, but the biggest one weighed 88lbs. My wife and I picked the worst time to get Covid, right in the middle of October. So, we didn't make it to any weighoffs this year. My biggest field pumpkin was grown on my 61 Grubbs and it weighed (unofficially) the same as its' mother at 61lbs. so now I have 61 Grubbs from 2017 and 61 Grubbs from 2021. I have been adding amendments to the patch and hoping my job has me closer to home next summer. Happy Holidays all!

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