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Posted September 19, 2012 - 08:54 PM

For some reason I keep getting this image/saying in my head.
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This one?

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Some how I knew you guys would turn this subject into something interesting :thumbs:

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 09:48 PM

And here's the next picture after loading

Now that is a big pumpkin. I'm not looking to raise anything like that. Is that you standing by that pumpkin?
What do you do with something that big when your done with it? Put it on the neighbors porch?

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 12:59 AM

In Minnesota we may have frost on our pumpkins!

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:59 AM

What do you do with something that big when your done with it?


I bet you could sell the seeds!

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Never got into the giants, but do enjoy growing and more so eating the little pie pumpkins.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 08:12 AM

I haven't grown pumpkins for years now.I used to like having a garden,but just don't bother now.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 10:51 AM

Noramlly the seeds are given to other grower clubs to auction off of prize at the next years weight offs. The seed I used was from RI, and the pollinator I used was grown in NY.

In fct I can trace the seed I used back to 1998.

BTW the proper name for this pumpkin is 685 Benner 09. :)

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:26 PM

My first cousin's son lives on the street in back of me and last year he had the record in this part of the state at 865 pounds for the first year he tried it. This year he has a 1020 pound one plus several 600+. The way they "weigh" them up here is with a tape measure and a chart from the official book. Last year he wanted to sell the big one and started out by asking $1 a pound, then 75 cents, 50 cents and got down to 25 cents before it rotted and he had to throw it away. Should have taken the $300 he was offered when he was asking $1.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 07:49 PM

Yes you take 3 measurements add them together and use the chart to guess the weight. Mine measured out at 611 but it went heavy on the scale.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Should have taken the $300 he was offered when he was asking $1.

That's enough to buy my dead pumpkin any day. Too bad he let that get away from him.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 06:44 AM

Did anyone ever do a really weigh in to see how close the measuring is???

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Yes they keep records of the measurements and update the chart every couple of years.

I have a spreadsheet I use for mine.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:34 AM

I have a spreadsheet I use for mine.

Computers have gottin into everything. Spread sheets for pumpkins, unbelievable. Now I know I'm getting too old. :huh:

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Here it is

http://www.amigatec....ERDIARY2010.xls
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