2022 Growing Season

9 August 2022

 

The long gourds are starting to slow down, still have 46 days but will need steady growth for me to be happy. L to R 90" and 81".

9 August 2022

 

These are my last 2 watermelons. They are still growing and actually bigger then the ones that had stopped growing. The plants are also still healthy, the sun didn't get them as they get some shade during the day.

6 August 2022

 

Harvested these watermelons today, quit growing a week ago, just too damn hot. UOW from L to R, 43, 41, 37 and 35 lbs.

4 August 2022

 

96.9 Andres 80" and 76" respectively.

31 July 2022

 

26, 29 and 31 July, the 96.9 Andres is doing just fine.

30 July 2022

 

107.8 Crews field pumpkin has stopped growing but the good news is that I am measuring a new PB.

26 July 2022

 

The first 2 pictures show what happens when your best LG is not growing from the top of the trellis, the 3rd picture shows a couple that have chosen to do it correctly.

17 July 2022

 

Two long gourds in perfect position.

15 July 2022

 

107.8 Crews is about 35 days old and has matured and growth has slowed down to a crawl. Good news is I am measuring a new personal best.

15 July 2022

 

Watermelon plants are doing just fine.

10 July 2022

 

These are the chosen melons, 2 on each plant. Going to let them grow a bit and then will need to make 2 very hard decisions.

8 July 2022

 

Growing my 108.9 olsen 20 total of 4 plants. Here is a time lapse from 2, 5 and 8 July of one of my watermelons.

4 July 2022

 

DAP 20 for my 107.8 Crews, CC is 65" and I am measuring a PB, still dark green, hoping for 20 more days of growth.

4 July 2022

 

The long gourds are starting to fill up the trellis, should be pollinating in the next week or so.

3 July 2022

 

Watermelon plants are doing well and I have a couple melons growing. Appear to be nice long ones, guess we'll see.

26 June 2022

 

Growing giant watermelons is never easy in Germany. Here is a picture of 2 of my plants. The seeds are from my 108.9 pound watermelon from 2020. Perfect conditions in Europe is the weather in Spain, Italy and Greece. I am using a greenhouse and lots of luck to get the right growing conditions. This greenhouse will be full of plant when the watermelon is growing. Wish me luck.

26 June 2022

 

This picture is from 21 June, my field pumpkin plants are growing well. Field pumpkins grow quick, after pollination they will only grow for about 45-50 days, but in that time will gain weight between 60 and 150 pounds. The world record is about 211 pounds, going to give it my best. Wish my luck.

27 June 2022

 

Here are some pictures showing how fast field pumpkins grow. This is one I am growing this year. They are left to right taken on 16, 21 and 27 June.