Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Jul 31

1st tomatoes of the season

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Here are our 1st 2 officially weighed tomatoes. Info has been sent to the GPC for the early tomatoes. Info should be posted on BP.com in a few days depending on who is looking after it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeke
Aug 1

Great start you guys! Putting the pressure on already. I just emailed Porkchop and we're working on getting things going for weekly updates now that a few people are starting to weigh some tomatoes. Keep an eye on BP.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 1

Thanks Zeke. Having the greenhouse helped us get the maters started early. We really wanted to see if we could get some mega-blooms up on the 4th & 5th cluster this year. The plants got to be 7' tall & are now starting to droop over. We've terminated the growth in hopes the blooms up higher take off & grow us another big one.

Our outdoor plants are doing well. The tomatoes on them are now just starting to grow now, with some producing decent mega-blooms on the 2nd & 3rd cluster

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 23

 

Here is a huge megabloom on our Magazac. As you can see it's on the top of this very thick ribbon vine. If you notice on the top, it has many thin leaves, so I was wondering if I should trim them off or leave them on? My worry is when this gets bigger & the tomato grows around them, could one of those leaves die off & cause a disease issue later that could cause early rot. I never had a bloom like this, so I would like to get the most out of it.

This plant is throwing megablooms like I never seen before. We have had 3 blooms like this ribbon come out on it at the same time. This one completely took, so we're going with it. The others will be cut off to try to put all the nutrients into this one tomato.

Zeke
Aug 23

Pretty wild! Are you going to post it on the BP site?

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 24

I asked the same question on BP & put up a link. Figured I'd get some answers from them.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Aug 28

 

5.01# Hunt tomato. This is our 2nd biggest mater for the 2019 growing season. Hope to have a couple bigger ones by season"s end. This is our 1st outdoor grown mater in 2019. Big Zac variety.

Good luck all.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Sep 6

 

Finally the 1959 Hunt pumpkin is peaking out over the top of the leaves. Was hoping for the a repeat performance of last year, but with complete lack of rain & cooler night temps, I think it might not live up to my expectations. Still over a month to go, so who knows, might go 30% heavy. Lol. Only in my dreams. Still growing @ 15# per day. Will need to order water again. This is the by far the most water we've ever had to buy during the growing season.

Good luck all.

Chris L
Sep 7

It has been a challenging season for sure. I know you guys really wanted to grow a good one on your own seed but sometimes things don't work out. Maybe you can get a few extra pounds on it before the weigh-off. Otherwise maybe things will turn out better next year.

Zeke
Sep 7

Haha....sneaky pic. Somebody had to get on their knees to take that across the canopy (I'm thinking Jane or Phil is still laying there lol) How about a pic inside the greenhouse

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Sep 7

LOL Zeke. Can't put one by you. I didn't have to get on my knees, just bend over a bit. We are behind last year's pumpkin growth rates for this date. The pumpkins are doing well, but we won't break 2,000# unless something special happens. 20% heavy would be nice. LOL. Still 4 weeks till Port Elgin, so we'll see what happens.

The big tomato in the greenhouse is looking good. Hopefully it keeps growing well. It's growing on the same plant that grew our 5.75# tomato earlier.

Good luck all.

Zeke
Sep 7

lol. It is that time of year when we'll all get to see what everyone's got. Best of luck to everybody on a new PB

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Sep 16

 

Memories. Remembering the 1959 Hunt. Last year on this date, Chris took a picture of our only pumpkin.

 

With the crazy weather this year, will anyone claim the 1-Ton prize money this weigh off season? I sure hope so. Good luck to our fellow GVGO pumpkinheads.

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