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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 47 Entries.
Saturday, April 4 View Page
Here the photo shows the austrian winter peas with the nodules on the roots that have stored nitrogen. I planted rye and winter peas last fall and tilled it in today
 
Saturday, April 4 View Page
The garden half tilled under. My lineup this spring will be the 1385 Jutras{ Thx Joe} and the 1142 Vankooten.
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
here are my 2 plants which both look normal and not ribbons. 1142 Vankooten in the background and the 1385 Jutras in the foreground. My plants are a few days behind last year and hopefully the nice weather here will change that Dave
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
top view of the 1142 Vankooten
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
1142 vining out
 
Monday, May 25 View Page
1385 jutras vining also
 
Sunday, June 7 View Page
Here is my 1385 Jutras plant. Main over 6 feet and plant vining nicely. Fed a good dose of compost tea yesterday Dave
 
Sunday, June 7 View Page
The 1142 Vankooten plant with a 6 foot main. This plant is very heat dolerant and happy with it's progress so far. The last 2 weeks the plants have been loving the heat.
 
Saturday, June 13 View Page
TOOK DOWN HOOP HOUSE TODAY AND PLANTS ARE DOING VERY WELL. THIS IS THE 1385 JUTRAS PLANT. PLAN ON CROSSING WITH THE 1142 VANKOOTEN
 
Saturday, June 13 View Page
HERE IS THE 1142 VANKOOTEN PLANT. NO LEAF BURN ON THIS ONE. SITS VERY LOW TO THE GROUND. EASY TO MANAGE
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
1385 JUTRAS SIDE VIEW. FED PLANTS A LITTLE SIDE DRESSING OF BLOODMEAL.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
FRONT VIEW OF 1385 JUTRAS. MAIN OVER 10 FEET.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
1142 VANKOOTEN SIDE VIEW
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
1142 FRONT VIEW
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
pollinated a 5 lober 15 feet out on the 1142 Vankooten main vine with 4 males from the 1385 jutras.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
another shot of the 1142 female
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
well it's been awhile since an update in the Pley patch. This is my 1142 Vankooten plant. The vines are all terminated except the main.
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
here's the 1142 fruit at day 20. The circumference is 60 inches. I'm happy with it so far
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
Another angle of the 1142 Vankooten, it's typical white color, but hope the crossing with the 1385 jutras will breed some orange into it, but then again it's all about the weight
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
This is what happens to the leaves at ends of secondary's when terminated,massive
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
This is my 1385 Jutras fruit at day 17 which is 48 inches in circumference It's growing 5 inches in circumference a day and looks like it will have a nice orange color later. Crossed it with the 1142 Vankooten
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
Another view of the 1385 fruit
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
1 more pic of 1385
 
Thursday, July 23 View Page
1385 Jutras plant side view
 
Sunday, July 26 View Page
Here's my #'s for my 1142 vankooten fruit day 23= 73cir-53 ott-53otl=179ott= 132 lbs. My 1385 jutras pumpkin is day 20= 62 cir- 48 ott- 46 otl= 156 ott= 91 lbs
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
well things are growing okay in the Pley patch, but I'm not setting any records. Getting around 19lbs per day on the 1385 Jutras, but don't like the shape of this one day 32= 101 c- 80- 70 = 251 ott = 341 lbs as of friday Aug 7/09
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
another look at the 1385 wheel. Nice color though
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
one more shot of my 1385 Jutras.
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
the 1142 Vankooten is doing 17 lbs per day. day 35= 109c- 75- 70 = 254ott =353 lbs
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
another photo of my 1142 fruit
 
Friday, August 7 View Page
and the 3rd shot from the side of 1142
 
Sunday, August 9 View Page
another look at the 1385 wheel. Nice color though
 
Tuesday, August 11 View Page
my 1142 vankooten has slowed right down to 12.5 lbs per day and is 266 ott =403 lbs on day 39 My 1385 jutras has passed the 1142 and on day 36= 269 ott = 416 lbs and putting on 19 lbs per day. Doesn't look like I will be raising any eyebrows this fall.
 
Tuesday, August 25 View Page
my 1385 Jutras has a split in the blossum end today. No surprise as the blossum was sunk right in. Will let grow until the crack is bigger, then pull it. It's only around 600 lbs anyway. Trying to push plants with a ton of water yesterday which probably caused it. Will post pics soon
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Here's a pic of my daughter Julianna on the left and my niece Sienna by the 1385 Jutras pumpkin which split at 600 lbs the other day
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Here's another shot of my pumpkin with my niece from Austria. You can see the sunk in blossom. This pumpkin was crossed with the 1142 Vankooten
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Here's the end of this pumpkin
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
The 1385 leaves were mostly powdery mildew free as you can see in this pic. Love growing this plant, but after pulling it I realized that the ground was drier than I thought it would be. Need to load up this fall with more organic matter
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
Here's my last pumpkin still in 1 piece [Knock on wood} It's still growing around 8-10 lbs per day and is just over 600 lbs estimating. 1142 Vankooten x 1385 Jutras [
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
side shot of my 1142
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
front view of 1142
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
front shot of the 1142 plant
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
The stump from the 1385 Jutras
 
Friday, August 28 View Page
A closer look at the 1385 stump
 
Monday, August 31 View Page
the 1142 Vankooten on day 59 = 310 ott = 629 lbs
 
Friday, September 4 View Page
The 1142 Vankooten on day 63 = 317ott= 672lbs. Gained 43 lbs over the last 4 days
 
Sunday, September 20 View Page
1142 Vankooten continues to grow slowly and at day 78= 332 ott = 770 lbs
 

 

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