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Old December 19, 2016   #16
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Now I have plants to look at, it was -15 here the other day, a bit chilly for tomatoes. I will start my first batch under lights January 15, and I am ready to go. Keep us posted Rajun, nice to see green.
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Old December 24, 2016   #17
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12-24 update. The plants are starting to fill out nice with these warm temps, 79° today.

This is the volunteer growing in a rose plant, it's the same one at the bottom left in the above pic







Mat Su Express from Cole, 20 days growth


I transplanted the Mat Su Express from Mark, 9 days old
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Old January 7, 2017   #18
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Update after the freeze last night, no damage to report. It's 37 right now but nice in the GH, no heaters running just a fan for air movement.



Compari plants, I didn't think they would grow so much like a cherry plant



crosses with owen's Purple and another with George Detsikas

Daniel Burson


Here's the volunteer that came up in the rose plant, I crossed this with the Compari so it'll be a guess of what it will be


Owen's Purple



Siberian plants are loaded with flowers

Siberian crossed with Owen's Purple

George Detsikas crossed with Brad's Black Heart

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The Mat-Su Express is rolling right along, the c-1-5 plants are about to get transplanted.



even the fig cuttings are growing nice.

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Old January 7, 2017   #19
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Looks great, I was wondering how things were going.

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Old January 8, 2017   #20
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Lookin good, they will explode after being transplanted. How's the weather in your area this time of year? It's been pretty nice here -5 to -10 at night, 0 -5 during the day, almost a whole 6 hours of light, just wonderful. LOL
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Lookin good, they will explode after being transplanted. How's the weather in your area this time of year? It's been pretty nice here -5 to -10 at night, 0 -5 during the day, almost a whole 6 hours of light, just wonderful. LOL
I feel for you Mark... But on the bright side, you get to start your gardening a whole lot earlier than I do.

Rajun Gardener, I am envious of your lush green plants. They sure look happy and healthy. I am so happy to see that you have had some success and making your own crosses. I will be looking forward to see how they progress. You are sure into some fun for next season with them.

As you know, I am a fan of Daniel Burson. I am glad to see that you are growing it. Hopefully you can keep it's first blooms warm so that you do not get cat-facing. It seems that after the first fruits set that temperatures do not make such a big difference.
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Old January 9, 2017   #22
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This last front was too cold but we have nice temps for a week or so. The problem is we're getting about 10.5 hours of daylight but every day gets a little longer. Usually February is the coldest month with a few freezes so I'm hoping the Pineapple express continues till March, Sorry Cali but ya'll do need the rain.
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This last front was too cold but we have nice temps for a week or so. The problem is we're getting about 10.5 hours of daylight but every day gets a little longer. Usually February is the coldest month with a few freezes so I'm hoping the Pineapple express continues till March, Sorry Cali but ya'll do need the rain.
If you had 20 hours of daylight you would have an AK summer going right now. We are looking to get blasted by increasingly colder temps.
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Please keep posting those pictures. Those green leaves and blooms are like coffee to the winter soul... lol
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Old January 19, 2017   #25
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I just finished pruning/chopping leaves and lowering the plants. I totally messed up planting these huge plants mixed with shorter growing plants but I'll know better next time.
Here's what I chopped off the plants

The plants look naked, I'm sure that will set them back but it had to be done. Suckers grow so fast that in a few days they're huge.


Compari F-1


GGWT

Brad's Black Heart

BBH but the fruit is misshaped because of a cold front when they were pollinated

This is a black that tasted good from a store, I think it has some anthro in it but I could be wrong


Daniel Burson

Siberian

George Detsikas


These are Mat-Su Express, seeds from Cole Robbie. I transplanted them a few days ago, I put 3 in soil and 2 in buckets. All 3 in the soil are making buds already, these germinated between 12-4 to 12-6-16. The 2 in buckets will have visible buds tomorrow.





I really need to get these planted



I have some TPS germinating too

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Old January 28, 2017   #26
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I just snapped a few pics











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Old January 30, 2017   #27
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I made a video yesterday of the green house. I need practice for sure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPLVq9U2Iw
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Old January 30, 2017   #28
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Nice tour of your GH. Everything looks healthy and vigorous. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks good Rajun. Nice video.
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Great video! Surprised at all he varieties you have in there. Danas Dusky rose looks good. Keep thinking of that as my sister is Dana. Hope they taste good, let us know how all turn out. Jimbo
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