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Post  ericam 1/7/2013, 5:10 pm

Great video Josh, I especially like the choice of music, good Aussie rock and roll band, love a bit of Acca Dacca!

Thanks for the offer but don't worry about sending me an award, it would cost you a fortune to ship it to me. Besides I'm not sure my little offering stands up to some of those other monsters. Wink
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Post  FamilyGardening 1/7/2013, 5:34 pm

happy hi Thanks Josh!!

the family loved rock on the video!!

they are already talking about what to grow for ......

this years BIG STUFF! carrot

happy gardening
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Post  southern gardener 1/7/2013, 6:43 pm

super cool Josh! thanks for the great vid and all your hard work on your "big stuff" veggies! you rock rock on
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Post  donnainzone5 1/7/2013, 7:59 pm

Josh,

Loved the video AND the music! And here I'm an oldie.... I'll have to give some thought as to whether I can enter the Big Stuff "contest" this year.
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Post  walshevak 1/8/2013, 10:41 am

Thanks for the recognition. Loved the video.

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Post  CarolynPhillips 1/19/2013, 2:01 pm

That is a huge carrot Josh

I haven't had any that big but working on it. Still have many in the soil still growing.

Meanwhile ....this one was 11 inches around and 13 inches long.

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Post  CarolynPhillips 1/19/2013, 2:03 pm

thats a really long parsnip Plantoid. REally Nice growing.
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Post  llama momma 1/26/2013, 1:22 am

Josh is really hoping Big Stuff participants will send him their address so you can proudly show everyone your Big Stuff award rock on cheers cheers Shh..I sent him a couple of garden goodies in appreciation of his effort and initiative. Works out pretty nice I'd say. The Hardest part? Taking my own picture as he requested while juggling this Wink prestigious award rock on
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Post  CarolynPhillips 1/26/2013, 9:25 am

wow at the video Josh. I couldn't get it to play the other day cause I had stuff updating and it was too slow.
I enjoyed the video. You did a great job with it and loved everyones Big Stuff. Bravo. bounce

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Post  KDeus 1/26/2013, 9:53 am

Whoa! Those are some huge carrots! I don't think I've ever seen any that large! Great job!
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Post  Josh 1/26/2013, 11:05 am

I agree! Boffer and myself had a big carrot contest one year, and those carrots put both of us to shame! Smile

lamma momma has come forward and posted her picture of her well deserved TOP BANANA AWARD.
I would like to send everyone who joined in on our BIG STUFF project a Top banana Award and would like to have a picture of you with your award, then I would like to make a video of everyone and have a Top Banana Award Night! Red carpet and everything!

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ericam I know your a long way off...but I'd still be glad to send you your award!

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Post  camprn 6/12/2013, 9:59 pm

More Big stuff photos! There are some monsters here!
www.chillhour.com/giant-vegetables/

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Post  Triciasgarden 6/12/2013, 10:19 pm

Those are amazing Camprn, thanks for sharing!
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Post  Windmere 6/12/2013, 11:18 pm

Wow camprn.  Pretty amazing!
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Post  southern gardener 6/13/2013, 2:29 am

Josh wrote:I agree!  Boffer and myself had a big carrot contest one year, and those carrots put both of us to shame! Smile

lamma momma has come forward and posted her picture of her well deserved TOP BANANA AWARD.
I would like to send everyone who joined in on our BIG STUFF project a Top banana Award and would like to have a picture of you with your award, then I would like to make a video of everyone and have a Top Banana Award Night!  Red carpet and everything!

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ericam I know your a long way off...but I'd still be glad to send you your award!

THANKS EVERYONE!!!
Josh....I just saw this request for our information. I apologize I didn't send you anything! I sure appreciate all you did for this little contest!!  I have some really nice turnips...I'll have to post some pics.  I think they're about softball sized!!
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Post  camprn 6/13/2013, 6:41 am

This Big Stuff contest was a project Josh did in 2012. I don't know that it is going on for 2013.

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Post  southern gardener 6/18/2013, 7:23 pm

Here are a couple of pics of our turnips. The turnips LOVE whatever we have in this mix, so did the radishes!! The tennis ball is for comparison


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Post  sanderson 6/18/2013, 10:34 pm

Southern Gardener, What variety? What do you do with them? The little one I had was good in our salads. I wouldn't know what to do with BIG ones.
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Post  southern gardener 6/19/2013, 12:03 am

im not sure of the variety, but I steamed them with onions and garlic, fresh from the garden, then whirred them in the Vitamix for a few seconds with some butter and they were the BOMB!! My husband ate the whole bowl of them, and he's not a big veggie fan! Definitely doing them again!!
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Post  jazzycat 6/19/2013, 1:14 pm

camprn wrote:More Big stuff photos! There are some monsters here!
www.chillhour.com/giant-vegetables/

I honestly don't get why people want to grow vegetables that huge. Can you eat them? I would think the flavor would go out of them once they get a certain size. Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about, so I could very well be wrong. But... it would certainly be... challenging trying to cut them up to cook them! Very Happy
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Post  camprn 6/19/2013, 1:21 pm

Maybe, simply because it is a fun challenge, eh?

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Post  FamilyGardening 6/19/2013, 10:36 pm

our 7 year old son sure hopes we are doing BIG STUFF this year, because he is trying to grow a BIG pumpkin this year Smile he even picked out the seed he wanted to plant Smile

so far looking good!

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Post  plantoid 6/20/2013, 11:39 am

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camprn wrote:More Big stuff photos! There are some monsters here!
www.chillhour.com/giant-vegetables/

I honestly don't get why people want to grow vegetables that huge.  Can you eat them?  I would think the flavor would go out of them once they get a certain size.  Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about, so I could very well be wrong.  But...  it would certainly be... challenging trying to cut them up to cook them!  Very Happy

We certainly ate the all big stuff shown in the site gallery under my name .
Strange as it may seem  it was all good . I suspect it was because the plant was still in growth mode not having run to seed.
There was no competitive intent to grow big stuff though the seeds did some times come from non-commercial large stock heirlooms grown by competitive gardeners .. the quality of my MM & the weather just suited the crops fine.

The reason commercial seeds are produced is because they make mechanical harvesting and packaging uniform and easy at the expense of quality , taste & size .

Occasionally we see researched commercial benefits involved like developed disease resistance and anti pest qualities.
You never know GM crops might bring further hidden benefits like a better crop all round .

Re how to cut up the bigger veg .I've seen people use axes to cut up large parsnips and carrots .
I've used a 2nd cut wood handsaw to cut up nine inch dia swedes , big cabbages & marrows several years ago into workable chunks for further cutting up for freezing down or making into ratatouille etc..
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Post  camprn 8/31/2013, 11:31 pm

WOAH! That's HUGE!
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