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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:31 AM

has anyone ever grow giant veggies, in a couple of weeks I have to plant some seeds inside that I was given by a  grower. I managed to get 4 seeds from him, apparently they are like gold, the male was 1799 lbs, the female was 1775 lbs these produced a 1712 lb pumpkin which my 4 seeds came from, I not going for a record just a big bad boy pumpkin,(1000 lb plus would be a nice start) hopefully my kids will get involved once they start to get big as they can be a lot of work and require 30 sq ft per plant  


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:56 AM

My wife held the pumpkin state record for Oklahoma for several years.   They are fun to grow but take a LOT work and water.   Even more so if you are going for a record pumpkin. The really large pumpkins mostly come from a region with ideal growing conditions.   You can also dump a lot of money on a variety of things to help them on their way.   She buried heat tapes in the soil to keep their feet warm and built small shelters over the pants to keep em warm at night during the spring.

 

Seems the sky's the limit regarding time and money.  But you should be able to grow one that is several hundred lbs and keep things reasonable.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:33 AM

This is about as big as I go. They start getting too hard to move around for an old guy. 

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Man, that's a lot of pumpkin pie :rolling:  :rolling:


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 01:22 PM

I found a few seconds of bad video of my wife's record pumpkin as it was getting ready to leave the patch by fork lift.

https://www.youtube....h?v=HxC2O0q_kFo


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 02:36 PM

No I prefer the small pie pumpkins myself. I really like pumpkin bars. I have not eaten pumpkin pie since the wife started making sweet potato pie, I much prefer that.
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Mine won't on this page but I live NEAR A NUKE SO...........HAHAHAHA
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 05:09 PM

   I grew big pumpkins when I was kid but nothing like that, holy smokes those are huge.  Biggest I have seen in person was maybe 400lbs.  good luck.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Member Amigatec grew one to get the state record.


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