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General Discussion / Re: The GVGO's Great Canadian 1-Ton Challenge
« Last post by phunt on October 14, 2016, 06:26:43 AM »
With only 1 main GPC weigh off left in Canada, it looks like there might be at least one GVGO Canadian grower who might be able to give the 2,000# a run & win the $5,000 prize.

Good luck at Wellington Ryan.

Any Canadian GVGOer that had a big increase in their new PB over their previous PB should contact the GVGO with your numbers to claim the $800 prize ($1,000 if grown from a GVGO seed). Both pumpkins (new & old PBs) should have been weighed at GPC sites. So far we have one grower with an increase of 300#. If you have a larger increase in your PB, then contact us with your numbers.
IMPORTANT: The GVGO will not be responsible for looking up everyone's numbers. The growers themselves are responsible for submitting their own information to the GVGO to be eligible to win this prize. Submission deadline is Dec 15th/2016. After that date, the grower who has submitted & proved the largest increase in their PB weights will win the cash prize.

All cash prizes are awarded at the GVGO Spring Seminar in early April 2017.

Cheers,
Jane & Phil
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General Discussion / Re: New Canadian Record
« Last post by phunt on October 13, 2016, 05:27:13 AM »
Congrats again to Ryan. That was a very nice pumpkin you had at Woodbridge. His next one could be the one pumpkin to maybe break 2000# if it goes very heavy. Good luck Ryan.

Cheers,
Jane & Phil
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General Discussion / Re: New Canadian Record
« Last post by cowpie on October 12, 2016, 02:44:44 PM »
Congrats also go out to Ryan Hoelke for setting a new Ontario record (FINALLY!) using his own seed. We have to get the website home page changed! Did you notice that both Canadian record and Ontario record were both broken by growers using their own seeds?  :)
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General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by Ryan H on October 12, 2016, 12:03:29 PM »
Last update of the year. It's been fun seeing other growers set-ups and gardens posted here this season. Hopefully next year even more pictures and info will continue to be shared here.

I've barely survived three frosts including one hard one last weekend, but most of the plant is still alive anyway. Overall, a great September and October for this area. This fruit has put on 540 pounds since September 1st (by measure estimation only).

I've got something, probably a mouse burrowing under the pumpkin which is my last worry of the year. I have traps and moth balls out, but no sign. I'm growing on sand on top of mill fabric, and that's where he is...in that 1 1/2 layer of sand between fruit and fabric. I needed a heavier layer of sand to level this fruit, and I'm sure whatever it is, is nice and warm under there.

I'll find out Friday if there's any catastrophic damage. You won't hear from me if there is lol.
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General Discussion / pumpkin wanted
« Last post by John B. on October 11, 2016, 03:31:58 PM »
Tom at 416-452-6312 is looking to buy a 700 to 900 lb pumpkin, He is willing to drive up to 3 hrs from Oshawa to pick it up
He needs it for halloween
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General Discussion / Re: The Royal Winter Fair/Loblaws
« Last post by Simon Southwell on October 11, 2016, 12:41:46 PM »
Hi Hanoverpumpkining,

They paid me $0.75 per lb. plus a $20 delivery charge. This season I made over $3500 this season which is going towards my college and retirement funds.

Simon Southwell
PB 933 lbs. Pumpkin
PB 3.74 lbs. Tomato
PB 73 lbs. Field Pumpkin
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General Discussion / Re: The Royal Winter Fair/Loblaws
« Last post by Hanoverpumpking on October 11, 2016, 07:15:18 AM »
Hi Simon: What did they pay you?
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General Discussion / Re: The Royal Winter Fair/Loblaws
« Last post by phunt on October 11, 2016, 05:33:44 AM »
We still have 4 big rutabagas (30#+) & might have some giant tomatoes, as they are still growing in the greenhouse.

Jane & Phil
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Upcoming Events, Weigh-offs / Re: Woodbridge Fair 2016 Weigh-off Thanks
« Last post by phunt on October 11, 2016, 05:27:29 AM »
Congrats Ryan again on your new Canadian Record. Thanks also to Chris Lyons, Luke M & Ted (not sure his last name), along with the skid steer operator, Frank Catapano (bought lunch for the growers) & the Woodbridge Fair reps for all their help making this a success.

Cheers,
Jane & Phil
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Upcoming Events, Weigh-offs / Re: Woodbridge Fair 2016 Weigh-off Thanks
« Last post by Ryan H on October 10, 2016, 07:42:58 PM »
Thank you. It was a nice weighoff and run by a lot of GVGO volunteers. It went smooth and we had great weather. Nice little fair and location. I'll be back again.
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