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General Discussion / Re: Rutabaga growing tips
« Last post by Pumpkingoober on June 27, 2014, 07:26:20 AM »
I clicked on the Vincents Rutabaga Article Link this morning and it opened, Thanks Again!!
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General Discussion / Re: 2014 Featured Vegetable
« Last post by Pumpkingoober on June 27, 2014, 07:24:12 AM »
Very Good Article Thanks to the Lyons and the GVGO. !!
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General Discussion / Re: Rutabaga growing tips
« Last post by Pumpkingoober on June 27, 2014, 07:14:08 AM »
Hey Thanks for the replys to you Both. Jane & Phil, I never did recieve the news letter, also I'll look on GVGO's Site if thats where we're suppose to view it, its on me to stay informed,lol. Yes I've hit them with fungicide and also keep soil of the sides abit. The top portion of my biggest ones root is about 150mm/ 5 7/8" out of the ground and it measures right at 260mm/ 11 1/2" across. Of course I don't know if thats average or good but its fun watching these things grow. They get fish emulsion, 22-18-50 for breakfast lunch & Supper and 4:00 oclock Tea drenches weekly...seriously....4:00 oclock, with no complaints. Just thought I might find that edge or if your suppose to trim back any lower leaves stems.  Thanks Again!!
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General Discussion / Re: Rutabaga growing tips
« Last post by cowpie on June 26, 2014, 12:53:41 PM »
Seems to me I watched a video by the world record holder and he credits trimming off the dead/dying leaves. If they are green, then let them grow out. I have an older growing book the suggests planting in mounds and then peeling back the soil over the root a bit to bare root the plant a bit so as the roots grow deeper. Don't go crazy doing this. I tried this last year and the plant flopped over and the swede never did get very big.
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General Discussion / Re: Age range for youth category
« Last post by cowpie on June 26, 2014, 12:46:41 PM »
Not sure if it's fair to have 10 year kids up against 21 year old adults. I would go into this with the thinking that it's a work in progress and adapt things as needed. You really don't know how many kids you're likely to get. Play it by ear and change things next year if you have to. I would still like to see 4H kids at every weigh off. They are the future of the hobby.

BTW... behave yourself JB  :laugh:
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General Discussion / Main Vine Tips
« Last post by Tomhead on June 26, 2014, 08:13:32 AM »
Both of my watermelon plant grew about 4 feet long.Just notice the main tips was chew off by a squirrel .Does any one has experience this before?Also wondering will  the plants will still grow and produce friut.Tips and advice and great needed.Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Age range for youth category
« Last post by Sally on June 26, 2014, 08:13:08 AM »
Port Elgin is adding a youth prize this year to the Sunday weigh-off - growers must be 21 years and under - we're counting on people being honest.  Let's face it, the growers are a pretty tight-knit community so the rest will probably know if the entry is bogus.
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General Discussion / Re: Rutabaga growing tips
« Last post by phunt on June 26, 2014, 06:52:15 AM »
Hey P-Goober

I just read his article from the GVGO's Fall 2013 newsletter & it didn't mention anything about trimming any lower stems or leaves. Hopefully John V will jump in with a reply soon. Don't use Mycor fungi on the roots, as it won't work on them. He just says to watch & spray for bugs early & when needed & use a fungicide with it. He also said to use a good even water-sol fertilizer throughout the season. So I assume that to be a 20-20-20 with micros mix. Keep them moist but not soaking wet. Make sure to wash all the roots off lightly with a garden hose as your removing it from the soil. Try to keep all the roots, as every little root counts. I hope that helps. Good luck,

Jane & Phil
GVGO
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General Discussion / Re: Age range for youth category
« Last post by John B. on June 25, 2014, 07:54:11 PM »
That's what I keep telling myself Cowpie but I still find it hard to drive a car
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General Discussion / Rutabaga growing tips
« Last post by Pumpkingoober on June 25, 2014, 04:54:20 PM »
Hey All my Neighbors to the Great North!!
  I tried using the link posted for the Vincents growing tips on Rutabagas and can't get it to go forwad. I'm wondering if your suppose to trim any of the lower stems on the Rutabagas as they grow or if some one knows of a working link on how to with the bagas. I got a few plants that are huge but am wondering if I could do better properly maintaining them..seems to be Zero on the Net about this subject. Thanks for any Help. Joseph Hope you all have a good Season!!
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