dclement483
Apr 18, 2018

D Clement 2018 diary

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They should be good in these for 2 or 3 weeks if need be i hope

dclement483
Apr 22, 2018

I plowed this last fall I was going to give it a rest this year but it's dry so it will get what needs to added spread tommoro and tilled in and away we go

 

dclement483
Apr 22, 2018

 

 

dclement483
Apr 22, 2018

 

 

dclement483
Apr 22, 2018

That's one downfall of cover crop it will hold the moisture this patch won't be ready for at least a week

 

dclement483
Apr 23, 2018

Soil worked up nice and fluffy I added composted layer hen manure and soybean straw to this patch last fall

 

dclement483
Apr 23, 2018

1413 Clement

 

dclement483
Apr 23, 2018

2269 Paton

 

dclement483
Apr 23, 2018

1803 Hoelke

 

dclement483
Apr 23, 2018

1949 Paton

 

dclement483
Apr 25, 2018

The soil temp is 65 today the same as the room temp the plants are in and the 1413 is the biggest so it gets the spot this is the earliest I have ever started so this could turn out well or maybe not

 

dclement483
Apr 25, 2018

I got this idea from Ryan Hoelke I would highly recommend these for 2 reasons 1st it helps big time with compaction and 2nd it will teach you patients when you do a face plant or 2 like I did you learn to take your time

 

Ryan
Apr 26, 2018

wear a football helmet Dan. take care of yourself. plants look good. -5 here saturday night, good luck.

dclement483
May 10, 2018

1413 starting to lay down its going to need more room soon need more days like today and warmer nites

 

dclement483
May 18, 2018

Got the Kraut cabbage in today another 2 rows of sweet corn and some yellow pole beans

 

dclement483
May 20, 2018

The 1413 is down and running but I think it will be high maintenance like the mother plant the leaves flag easily in the sun

 

dclement483
Jul 4, 2018

This is the 2nd pollination on Johnson butler 1038 at 16ft the stem is 8 inches long on a 90 degree angle is this normal for squash this is my first try at them

 

dclement483
Jul 19, 2018

This is 1413 Clement x 1803 Hoelke at day 20 ,175cc the fruits at 16,18,and 22ft all aborted in the heat wave this one is at 20 ft and holding steady , it’s the only pumpkin I have left I have a small squash going but they seem to abort easily in the heat

 

dclement483
Jul 19, 2018

Sorry that should have been 75 cc lol

Ryan
Jul 19, 2018

thats too bad Dan. that was a hot 10 days straight up here. i got lucky being a bit early on pollinations but still lost a few. ive certainly lost my share of plants before, and one thing i will say is that once the frusteration of losing fruit wears off, youll be happy to have only one plant. you can baby it. feed, water, bury it better than you could multiple plants. one plant is relaxing.

dclement483
Jul 19, 2018

Thanks Ryan I’m finding it relaxing already the squash get to about soccer ball size and that’s it I’ve tried fans the cooler method shade covers I know I made a nitrogen mistake also which didn’t help best of luck to you this year and I’m glad your plants are doing well

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