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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:28 PM

I could see where something like that would be of useful if your competitive or trying to develop a certain hybrid.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 03:25 AM

There is quite a "science" behind growing these. I did a lot of reading before trying it, and its a LOT more work than you can believe.

I spent over $1000 on it and won $125 at the weight off.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Sounds like fishing to me. I think I could have bought a lot of fish sticks for all the money I've spent on fishing. :rolleyes:

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Well I did use Fish Fertizler on it. LOL

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:20 AM

Well it's been a good year for pumpkin growing,

First is the new world record 1843.5



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But there not done yet.

That record was broken

The new new world record

The 2009 lb pumpkin, first one over 1 TON!!!

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:07 AM

That's a lot of pumpkin!

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:22 AM

My neighbor trailered his up to get it weighed and it was 1180 pounds. No record but with the short growing season up here not to bad. Frosted two nights and then a hard freeze for two more so time to start working on the snow blower.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 09:23 AM

Dad grows pumpkins. This year they did ok. Here is a picture of a few of them with some squash.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Nice photo and my Grand Kids would love picking through that pile.
Never raised gourds. Should give it a try as we have hosted Purple Martins for over 25 years.




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