Sunday, November 20, 2016

                                                               Abilene Pirate's Eye (2014)

Friday, July 15, 2016

                                                           Abilene Down Town (2016)
                                                              Abilene Linda (2016)
                                                            Abilene Tuffy  (2016)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

                                                                              JT 2016003
                                           This bloomed in my seedling waterbed this year.
                                            I have no idea about it's parents. Paul Oak has it all now.
                                                            Abilene Red Eye   (2016)                            

Thursday, June 23, 2016

                                                         Abilene Green As A Gourd

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

                                  Abilene Dan's Advice, (2016 version). It will be better next year.
                                                                   Seedling 2012210.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016





                                 This picture was how it looked first bloom Second picture was a bloom about a                                      month later. Seedling will change a lot in first season.
                                          First seedling selection for 2016. (JT-2016001)

Monday, February 8, 2016

My seedlings start out about 25-30 per pot. picked in late June, refrigerated about 3 weeks, planted in late July.  Dumped and transplanted in individually pots when they get this size, (about 2 months old). They go in the water beds next. Bloom in about 9 months from seed planting. Water beds only work in the deep South unless you have them in a green house.
More people are using water beds in the North in their green houses. I plant my seeds in late July, they will bloom the following April-May. About 8 months. I live in South Mississippi, I can have mine outside as long as we don't get a lot of days in the lower 20's or colder for days. Has only happened twice in 20 years. Each pot gets one TBS of time release fertilizer, then treated with Snapshot to kill the grass.
My water beds are 8 X 8 feet. Each will hold about 200 trade gallon pots. Water about one inch deep. This bed has a plastic liner, one on my earlier beds.
Liner can be rubber or heavy black plastic, Rubber will last for years. Must be flat ground. Hold water about one inch deep.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

                                Abilene Big Girl (2016) First picture was last year. A year later it                                                                     has developed into a better shape.
                                                        Abilene Dan's Advice (2016)
                                                                    Abilene Purple Man (2016)
                                                         Abilene Purple Rain (2016)
                                                         Abilene Bold Face (2016)
                                                               Abilene Huffy (2016)