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Post  OhioGardener 9/25/2023, 4:44 pm

The largest Butternut Squash I have ever grown was 12 pounds. Can't imagine one over one hundred pounds! Shocked

https://www.wdtn.com/news/u-s-world/butternut-squash-sets-world-record-at-the-state-fair-of-virginia/

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Post  markqz 9/25/2023, 5:13 pm

OhioGardener wrote:The largest Butternut Squash I have ever grown was 12 pounds. Can't imagine one over one hundred pounds! Shocked

https://www.wdtn.com/news/u-s-world/butternut-squash-sets-world-record-at-the-state-fair-of-virginia/

When I was a kid, I heard of a technique to "milk" gourd plants. You tap a wick into the stem of the gourd and then the other end goes into a nutrient. In the case I read it was milk, and the plant was a pumpkin. I always wondered how a gourd could make use of milk. I never got around to trying this myself.

I suppose they check for such tampering at events like the state fair.
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