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Post  Josh 4/6/2012, 10:38 am

I'm going for the BIG STUFF this year!
I got seeds of world record size tomato, cabbage, carrot, and pumpkin. Last year I had the monster tomato and I didn't even get a tomato the size of a baseball from it, the other giant carrots were nothing to brag about (although I beat boffer in the contest)

Anyone want to compete with me this year on the Big Stuff?

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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 10:43 am

I will compete in the tomato dept, I had heirloom brandy wines that were over 2 lbs last year.
I did not buy record breaking seeds though, not even sure if that is large in the competition dept, but they sure impressed my friends.

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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 11:11 am

my brandy wines last year

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Post  llama momma 4/6/2012, 11:39 am

I have seeds and space for competition size monster pumpkins, it will be a first for me, so I would be thrilled with little ol' 50 pounders. The seeds come from stock that gets over 100 pounds, so let's see what happens!
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Post  Lavender Debs 4/6/2012, 11:42 am

@GWN: I am impressed with your BC tomatoes. More than impressed!

You grow girl!

Debs.....who is happy if her pumpkin is mostly orange no matter what the size.
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Post  llama momma 4/6/2012, 11:46 am

Say Josh, if the pumpkins get big enough I can use my digital llama scale to weigh it. How would you weigh? Or maybe we'll measure diameter or circumference instead? Maybe wait and see and decide later...
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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 11:50 am

not sure what I did right last year, I had soil delivered and I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... but we will see
Tomatoes are all going into mels mix this year so we will see, they seem to love it in the little pots in the greenhouse....
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Post  Lavender Debs 4/6/2012, 11:53 am

GWN wrote:....snip.... I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... ...

Ummm.... what?
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Post  llama momma 4/6/2012, 11:56 am

funny post
poor thing!
lol!
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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 11:56 am

lol! lol!

Oh Embarassed she is a horsy type of girl and as such has a horsy barn with lots of horsy poop
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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 11:59 am

good thing she is not a gardener and not into SFG, and so very unlikely she would have read this......
I REALLY aught to read this stuff BEFORE I post it
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Post  llama momma 4/6/2012, 11:59 am

Don't mind us, we're just being silly and having fun Smile
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Post  Lavender Debs 4/6/2012, 12:04 pm

Happens to me all the time! (Hee Haw)

Debs....who was pretty sure that is what you meant but could not let it slip by.
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Post  GWN 4/6/2012, 12:07 pm

Yes I love it when someone hands me those chances on a platter like that..... Razz
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Post  Josh 4/6/2012, 2:13 pm

llama momma wrote:Say Josh, if the pumpkins get big enough I can use my digital llama scale to weigh it. How would you weigh? Or maybe we'll measure diameter or circumference instead? Maybe wait and see and decide later...

If I really can grow one of the giant pumpkins, the kind that take up a whole wooden pallet, my dad works at the grain mill a couple miles away, they will come get it on a flat bed and they have weight scales for the truck bringing in grain. Or we can measure them, just whatever you want to do!

The BIG Carrots are fat carrots, anyone one want to take on a fat carrot contest?

I also planted some that are supose to be really long too, if anyone wants to give that a try, last year I saw some pretty long carrots just from regular carrots.
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Post  Josh 4/6/2012, 2:15 pm

GWN wrote:I will compete in the tomato dept, I had heirloom brandy wines that were over 2 lbs last year.
I did not buy record breaking seeds though, not even sure if that is large in the competition dept, but they sure impressed my friends.


It's a deal! Like I said last year I didn't have any over the size of a baseball, but I think this is going to happen this year!


How about the big cabbage? Anyone interested competing?
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Post  plantoid 4/6/2012, 2:18 pm

GWN wrote:not sure what I did right last year, I had soil delivered and I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... but we will see
Tomatoes are all going into mels mix this year so we will see, they seem to love it in the little pots in the greenhouse....



Too much detail ! Wink The mind bogggles as to waht you will say next Laughing
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Post  llama momma 4/6/2012, 4:40 pm

Ok then Josh let's see what kind of pumpkins we can grow
Good Luck !
Anyone else????
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Post  lisaphoto 4/6/2012, 5:31 pm

I could have won in the zucchini field a couple of times when a zucchini or two has escaped my vision and been left on way too long.
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Post  Josh 4/10/2012, 5:42 pm

lisaphoto wrote:I could have won in the zucchini field a couple of times when a zucchini or two has escaped my vision and been left on way too long.

Anyone could be a champ with zucchini... Very Happy...Those things get out of hand fast!

So anyone else want to give a try for BIG STUFF? It doesn't matter how many try for the tomato or pumpkin. Also there are no takers for the cabbage and carrot...trust me..last year if you had a cabbage at all you would have won against me Razz So come on you may be the BIG STUFF winner this year!
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Post  kbb964 4/10/2012, 8:46 pm

GWN wrote: lol! lol!

Oh Embarassed she is a horsy type of girl and as such has a horsy barn with lots of horsy poop


LOL so funny!

I will compete for the smallest and most pathetic specimin of any fruit or veg !
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Post  llama momma 4/10/2012, 10:46 pm

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I will compete for the smallest and most pathetic specimin of any fruit or veg !

So you go for the lowest possible standard to ensure your winning status?? Now that's funny!!
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Post  Daniel9999 4/13/2012, 10:52 pm

Your on Josh.

Might as well take a stab since I am gonna attempt to grow a giant pumpkin anyway.
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Post  FamilyGardening 4/14/2012, 3:43 am

we dont have giant seeds but we did get a 23 lb pumpkin last year....it was no 50 or 100 pounder but she sure was pretty....and tasted yummy too!....she is an heirloom and we saved seeds for this year.....

we are planting some larger carrots too.....we are trying about 10 difffernt types this year....for fun Very Happy and taste test....

we also have about 10 differnt types of tomato going as well....for fun...and taste...and sauce :drunken:

would love to join the BIG STUFF

we are growing in our SFG box's & raised beds & containers....is that ok?

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Post  Goosegirl 4/14/2012, 4:40 am

I think I will just watch and see what all of you come up with! A friend gave me a few pumpkins last year (15+ lbs) and they were not easy to fit into my oven! But, the up-side is that the 2 pumpkins gave me enough frozen squash go get me through the whole winter and then some!

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