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Records / Re: Giant Vegetable World Records (to 2014)
« Last post by Spudley on May 12, 2015, 11:56:46 AM »
Mammoth Red is the one I grow. Have tired many others but they all grew to within a few pounds of one another. Barely over 30 pounds if I get lucky No sports!
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Records / Re: Giant Vegetable World Records (to 2014)
« Last post by phunt on May 12, 2015, 06:10:13 AM »
Hey Rob

Is there any specific Red Cabbage variety that your using? If so, please let me know where I could find some for the 2016 season. Thanks.

Phil & Jane
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General Discussion / GVGO Jr Division
« Last post by phunt on May 11, 2015, 07:17:04 AM »
Dear fellow members
On the weekend I was asked by one of our younger members if the GVGO would be considering having a Jr. Division sometime in the future. Not sure if this issue was raised in the past, but it might be a good time to discuss this. This is something that the club might consider starting for 2016 growing season. Our Jr. members are our future, so helping them learn & understand what it takes to be competitive now is very important to their future success. We could award prizes to the top growers in the division so they aren't competing with us more experienced members. I was thinking that anyone under 18 years of age should be considered a Jr. member. Also, we might consider dropping the membership fees to only $10 for them, if they aren't already covered under a family membership.

 What do you think of this idea? Would there be enough interest in it? Your opinions mean a lot to us, especially those with younger kids who like working/helping in the patch with their moms & dads. The kids must be very active in the growing of the plants (watering, weeding, burying vines if needed, harvesting, etc.), except for the spraying of the plants to qualify for any awards.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts & ideas on this topic. Good luck this season.

Cheers,
Jane & Phil
GVGO
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planted as yet?
« Last post by phunt on May 11, 2015, 06:31:09 AM »
Our plants went into the ground on Sat. Just in time for the colder weather to hit this week. Time to break out the heaters. Good luck to all.

Cheers,
Jane & Phil
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planted as yet?
« Last post by novardave on May 10, 2015, 02:16:01 PM »
1753 Bryson and 1421.5* Jutras are in the ground in Novar today.
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General Discussion / Re: Anyone planted as yet?
« Last post by TheFireGuy on May 10, 2015, 10:28:00 AM »
Sorry Phil, I just noticed this thread and I admit to just a bit of BS on Facebook  ;D

I my plants were set out on May 4 but the rabbits got my 1305.4 Lyons plant less than 24 hrs after set out. Replaced with a really nice 993 uow Kline 2013 plant set out on May 6. My 2nd plant is the 1378 Hain and currently at the 2nd true leaf stage.

Good luck all.

Pat
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General Discussion / Re: Bigger Plants at termination Is really far out there.
« Last post by PWB on May 10, 2015, 05:59:54 AM »
I hear you Ryan.  I'm doing much the same as last year except I'm grafting five pumpkins plants together and playing soft music 24/7    :laugh:
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Records / Re: Giant Vegetable World Records (to 2014)
« Last post by Spudley on May 10, 2015, 01:44:31 AM »
Great job Brad. More records are sure to fall this year. I'm lazier focused on the red cabbage record. Also growing rutabagas, celery, watermelon, beets, cantaloupe and carrots.
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General Discussion / Re: Bigger Plants at termination Is really far out there.
« Last post by Ryan H on May 09, 2015, 04:32:42 PM »
So if I have this right, the newest growing supplies needed are, a blinking red light, vibrating tooth brush, an empty Apple bag, wax paper, banana peels, and a pail of rotting manure.

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A plan to increase the size of a plant.

Might be in using Norm Craven's blinking strategy. Far Red Light causes cells to expand by elongating cells. This would result in longer nodes and a larger plant with less vines. This may have a double effect as in larger leaves.

Also what's to say this wouldn't work on our little cell dividing pumpkin as well. Hmmm more cells with extra division and elongation.

Extra cells + Elongated cells + Larger leaves + that live Longer = Bigger Fruit
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