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General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by phunt on September 01, 2016, 07:27:14 AM »
Our largest pumpkin split on the blossom end on Wed, just after the rain. Not sure what it's taping, but it should be over 1300#. This is the 3rd year in a row that we've lost our largest pumpkin to a spit at this time of year. Getting pretty sick of this. After 3 years of splitting our largest pumpkins, we have decided to join Phil J & Gerry by taking next year off of growing pumpkins. Our garden could a rest anyways. 
                                                                                                                                                                                        We wish you all the best this season.

Jane & Phil

General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by Lookajook on August 31, 2016, 06:45:44 PM »
Funny how I thought I was 'big and pretty' in 2016 'till I saw a retired growers fruit🤔...i' ll only say there's some 'pretty big' stuff out therei😉!
General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by John B. on August 31, 2016, 11:29:57 AM »
not to big but pretty
General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by Ryan H on August 30, 2016, 08:34:40 PM »
This is Todds first year retired, so I would guess he'll be even harder to catch. I couldn't catch him when he had a full time job.

I thought being retired would give him more time to do other things but he told me earlier in the season that he's working on a one meal a day schedule and the rest of the time is in the garden.

General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by phunt on August 30, 2016, 06:36:02 AM »
Sorry to hear that guys. It sucks losing everything. We lost 2 plants early & only have 2 plants left.

It looks like Ryan & Joel both have contenders this season. We wish you both all the best.

Anyone hear how Todd's doing?

We just got back from 2 weeks holidays in Alberta & BC. With Chris's help, the plants look okay, but PM has taken over on the greenhouse plant. We haven't measured since we got home & will wait to do it on Friday (we always measure on Friday nights). It should be close to 850 - 900#. Our only other surviver is doing a little bit better, but it's not a 1-Ton contender unless it grows 500# in Sept & goes 25% heavy. LOL. Hopefully our measurements on Friday are better than it looks.

Good luck all.

Jane & Phil
General Discussion / Re: Show me yours 2016
« Last post by Ryan H on August 29, 2016, 09:05:02 AM »
Warm weather or what? Nights have been nice too, great summer for cottagers and travelers. A bit warm in the garden. Looks cool Thursday and Friday night, but all in enough heat this summer...can't complain.

Plants seem to be happy, I dried out a couple stumps in a few days and they've been fine for a while now. No strong signs of fusarium yet, but I'm sure I'll see it soon. No powdery mildew, leaves look good for end of August.

The Gantner will be interesting to watch in the end if I can get it there. Plant is the best I've had, and the fruit is still smooth. If I can get it into the 400 inch zone I'll be happy because with that seed anything can happen. It's still doing 4 inches a day.

1725 Harp - Day 41 - 307"

1625 Gantner - Day 54 - 373"

1463 Hoelke - Day 55 - 389"

General Discussion / Re: Patch tour thank you.
« Last post by phunt on August 29, 2016, 05:38:57 AM »
Just got home from 2 weeks vacation. Sorry we missed the tour, but we were set to leave for our vacatation out west that very day. 1st tour we ever missed.

We hope there are a few contenders for the GVGO's 1-Ton Challenge. Only 5+ weeks to go. We look forward to seeing you all at the weigh offs. All the best to our fellow Canadian growers.


Jane & Phil
General Discussion / Re: Phil Hunt
« Last post by phunt on August 29, 2016, 05:30:47 AM »
Hi Ben

Our new email address is

The GVGO address we use for club business is

We just got home from a great 2 week vacation to the West coast from Calgary to Vancouver & back to Calgary. What an amazing display of the power of mother nature. A trip everyone should experience at least once in their life.


Jane & Phil
General Discussion / Phil Hunt
« Last post by benj on August 26, 2016, 01:47:28 PM »
Hi I'm looking for Phil Hunts e-mail address
New computer and I'm updating my address book.
General Discussion / BRACEBRIDGE FAIR Sept 17!!!!!
« Last post by NVS on August 23, 2016, 02:35:43 PM »
Check out the new prize Structure for Ontario's the first GPC Event of 2016!!!

As well added to this is an additional $100 Muskoka Brewery Beer Bucks !!!!
Yes we are offering even MORE BEER!!!

Winning AG has the potential of $1000+$100+$100+$100= $1400+6pack of Muskoka Brewery Beer +$100 Muskoka Brewery Bucks  to kick off your weigh off season!!!

Seriously People you gotta be at the home of the LG World Record setting fair.

Any questions contact us at

Nathan and Jennifer Veitch
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