Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Salvia
by Turan Today at 11:36 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Turan Today at 11:29 am

» Bird's Eye View of Your Garden
by countrynaturals Today at 10:55 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:41 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:37 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:33 am

» 2nd year SFG in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Bird baths with solar powered pump
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:43 am

» Best drip system and timer?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 am

» Hello From Vermont
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:59 am

» New England April 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:58 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:51 am

» Vermiculite on the out in Ontario?
by trolleydriver 4/17/2018, 11:37 pm

» N&C Midwest - April 2018–Snuck up on me!
by Scorpio Rising 4/17/2018, 7:27 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:what are you doing in April 2018?
by Kelejan 4/17/2018, 3:57 pm

» Adding Soil to Mel's Mix
by trolleydriver 4/17/2018, 8:38 am

» Hello from Kentucky!
by AtlantaMarie 4/17/2018, 7:31 am

» Hello from Linn County Oregon!
by AtlantaMarie 4/17/2018, 7:25 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 4/17/2018, 2:22 am

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by jimmy cee 4/16/2018, 11:03 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by trolleydriver 4/16/2018, 8:40 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson 4/15/2018, 1:31 pm

» Fungus Among us?
by Kelejan 4/14/2018, 11:19 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by CapeCoddess 4/14/2018, 6:57 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver 4/14/2018, 5:29 pm

» Mel's Mix. How strong is your backbone?
by sanderson 4/14/2018, 3:42 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 4/14/2018, 3:14 pm

» HI! From Beautiful British Columbia Canada
by countrynaturals 4/14/2018, 2:36 pm

» Termites in Treated Wood
by jimmy cee 4/13/2018, 10:42 pm

» Leggy seedlings
by skidmoca 4/13/2018, 6:43 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Big Stuff

Page 1 of 12 1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12  Next

Go down

Big Stuff

Post  Josh on 4/6/2012, 10:38 am

I'm going for the BIG STUFF this year!
I got seeds of world record size tomato, cabbage, carrot, and pumpkin. Last year I had the monster tomato and I didn't even get a tomato the size of a baseball from it, the other giant carrots were nothing to brag about (although I beat boffer in the contest)

Anyone want to compete with me this year on the Big Stuff?



avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 23
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 10:43 am

I will compete in the tomato dept, I had heirloom brandy wines that were over 2 lbs last year.
I did not buy record breaking seeds though, not even sure if that is large in the competition dept, but they sure impressed my friends.

avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 11:11 am

my brandy wines last year



avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/6/2012, 11:39 am

I have seeds and space for competition size monster pumpkins, it will be a first for me, so I would be thrilled with little ol' 50 pounders. The seeds come from stock that gets over 100 pounds, so let's see what happens!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/6/2012, 11:42 am

@GWN: I am impressed with your BC tomatoes. More than impressed!

You grow girl!

Debs.....who is happy if her pumpkin is mostly orange no matter what the size.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 61
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/6/2012, 11:46 am

Say Josh, if the pumpkins get big enough I can use my digital llama scale to weigh it. How would you weigh? Or maybe we'll measure diameter or circumference instead? Maybe wait and see and decide later...
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 11:50 am

not sure what I did right last year, I had soil delivered and I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... but we will see
Tomatoes are all going into mels mix this year so we will see, they seem to love it in the little pots in the greenhouse....
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/6/2012, 11:53 am

@GWN wrote:....snip.... I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... ...

Ummm.... what?
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 61
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/6/2012, 11:56 am

funny post
poor thing!
lol!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 11:56 am

lol! lol!

Oh Embarassed she is a horsy type of girl and as such has a horsy barn with lots of horsy poop
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 11:59 am

good thing she is not a gardener and not into SFG, and so very unlikely she would have read this......
I REALLY aught to read this stuff BEFORE I post it
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/6/2012, 11:59 am

Don't mind us, we're just being silly and having fun Smile
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/6/2012, 12:04 pm

Happens to me all the time! (Hee Haw)

Debs....who was pretty sure that is what you meant but could not let it slip by.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 61
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  GWN on 4/6/2012, 12:07 pm

Yes I love it when someone hands me those chances on a platter like that..... Razz
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Josh on 4/6/2012, 2:13 pm

@llama momma wrote:Say Josh, if the pumpkins get big enough I can use my digital llama scale to weigh it. How would you weigh? Or maybe we'll measure diameter or circumference instead? Maybe wait and see and decide later...

If I really can grow one of the giant pumpkins, the kind that take up a whole wooden pallet, my dad works at the grain mill a couple miles away, they will come get it on a flat bed and they have weight scales for the truck bringing in grain. Or we can measure them, just whatever you want to do!

The BIG Carrots are fat carrots, anyone one want to take on a fat carrot contest?

I also planted some that are supose to be really long too, if anyone wants to give that a try, last year I saw some pretty long carrots just from regular carrots.
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 23
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Josh on 4/6/2012, 2:15 pm

@GWN wrote:I will compete in the tomato dept, I had heirloom brandy wines that were over 2 lbs last year.
I did not buy record breaking seeds though, not even sure if that is large in the competition dept, but they sure impressed my friends.


It's a deal! Like I said last year I didn't have any over the size of a baseball, but I think this is going to happen this year!


How about the big cabbage? Anyone interested competing?
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 23
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  plantoid on 4/6/2012, 2:18 pm

@GWN wrote:not sure what I did right last year, I had soil delivered and I amended it with aged manure from my sons girlfriend.
I have asked them to bring more..... but we will see
Tomatoes are all going into mels mix this year so we will see, they seem to love it in the little pots in the greenhouse....



Too much detail ! Wink The mind bogggles as to waht you will say next Laughing
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3798
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 67

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/6/2012, 4:40 pm

Ok then Josh let's see what kind of pumpkins we can grow
Good Luck !
Anyone else????
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  lisaphoto on 4/6/2012, 5:31 pm

I could have won in the zucchini field a couple of times when a zucchini or two has escaped my vision and been left on way too long.
avatar
lisaphoto

Female Posts : 361
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 36
Location : Lebanon, Ohio (near Cincinnati)

View user profile http://www.MomentsToRememberPhotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Josh on 4/10/2012, 5:42 pm

@lisaphoto wrote:I could have won in the zucchini field a couple of times when a zucchini or two has escaped my vision and been left on way too long.

Anyone could be a champ with zucchini... Very Happy...Those things get out of hand fast!

So anyone else want to give a try for BIG STUFF? It doesn't matter how many try for the tomato or pumpkin. Also there are no takers for the cabbage and carrot...trust me..last year if you had a cabbage at all you would have won against me Razz So come on you may be the BIG STUFF winner this year!
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 23
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  kbb964 on 4/10/2012, 8:46 pm

@GWN wrote: lol! lol!

Oh Embarassed she is a horsy type of girl and as such has a horsy barn with lots of horsy poop


LOL so funny!

I will compete for the smallest and most pathetic specimin of any fruit or veg !
avatar
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 55
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 4/10/2012, 10:46 pm

@kbb964 wrote:
I will compete for the smallest and most pathetic specimin of any fruit or veg !

So you go for the lowest possible standard to ensure your winning status?? Now that's funny!!

avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4863
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Daniel9999 on 4/13/2012, 10:52 pm

Your on Josh.

Might as well take a stab since I am gonna attempt to grow a giant pumpkin anyway.
avatar
Daniel9999

Posts : 244
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  FamilyGardening on 4/14/2012, 3:43 am

we dont have giant seeds but we did get a 23 lb pumpkin last year....it was no 50 or 100 pounder but she sure was pretty....and tasted yummy too!....she is an heirloom and we saved seeds for this year.....

we are planting some larger carrots too.....we are trying about 10 difffernt types this year....for fun Very Happy and taste test....

we also have about 10 differnt types of tomato going as well....for fun...and taste...and sauce :drunken:

would love to join the BIG STUFF

we are growing in our SFG box's & raised beds & containers....is that ok?

hugs

rose.......
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Goosegirl on 4/14/2012, 4:40 am

I think I will just watch and see what all of you come up with! A friend gave me a few pumpkins last year (15+ lbs) and they were not easy to fit into my oven! But, the up-side is that the 2 pumpkins gave me enough frozen squash go get me through the whole winter and then some!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3415
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 53
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Big Stuff

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 12 1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum