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Re: Big Stuff

Post  Goosegirl on 5/10/2012, 8:42 am

That is SOME lettuce!



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Post  Kelejan on 5/10/2012, 11:16 am

I like your sense of humour, Josh. Top Banana Award.

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Post  llama momma on 5/10/2012, 12:18 pm

@llama momma wrote:I may have already have lost the pumpkin contest here in the forum if Llama Momma or Josh have Dill's Atlantic Giant. Sad

So all hope is not lost yet......

Not all is lost ! I was hoping to find Atlantic Giant but couldn't.
As for Josh, I don't know what variety he is growing. It will be interesting. I'm growing 3 varieties, small, medium, and large. Let the growing begin! [/quote]

UPDATE... OH JOSH!!!.... I have atlantic giant pumpkin seeds.....although I promise you I did not spend a hundred dollars per seed like the serious growers do on line. But mine are suppose to be able to grow over 800 pounds. The seeds are humungous!! Here's to Giant Pumpkins!

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Post  Josh on 5/10/2012, 5:04 pm

UPDATE... OH JOSH!!!.... I have atlantic giant pumpkin
seeds.....although I promise you I did not spend a hundred dollars per
seed like the serious growers do on line. But mine are suppose to be
able to grow over 800 pounds. The seeds are humungous!! Here's to
Giant Pumpkins!

I have the Atlantic giant pumpkin seeds too, I had started some early in the greenhouse, and I put them out to early, we had 3 nights that turned off cold with frost and it killed them, but I had two more plants and I replanted and they are doing fine. I have them planted in their own SFG with straw on the ground around them.

I have some more of those TOP BANANA AWARDS....




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Post  Bluphrog on 5/10/2012, 5:55 pm

@kbb964 wrote: lol!

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

I planted carrots in April and none have come up. Do I win smallest and most pathetic?

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Post  Daniel9999 on 5/10/2012, 7:57 pm

@Josh wrote:
UPDATE... OH JOSH!!!.... I have atlantic giant pumpkin
seeds.....although I promise you I did not spend a hundred dollars per
seed like the serious growers do on line. But mine are suppose to be
able to grow over 800 pounds. The seeds are humungous!! Here's to
Giant Pumpkins!

I have the Atlantic giant pumpkin seeds too, I had started some early in the greenhouse, and I put them out to early, we had 3 nights that turned off cold with frost and it killed them, but I had two more plants and I replanted and they are doing fine. I have them planted in their own SFG with straw on the ground around them.

I have some more of those TOP BANANA AWARDS....




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Everyone's got Dill's Giant but me now......

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Re: Big Stuff

Post  littlejo on 5/10/2012, 8:14 pm

Hurray for the lettuce!!

Great that you'all got you huge pumpkin seed!!



Now the contest is: Must post a video of you'all moving your pumpkins!! Do you'all plan on cutting it up next to the SFG?

Good Luck!

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/10/2012, 8:31 pm

@Bluphrog wrote:
@kbb964 wrote: lol!

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

I planted carrots in April and none have come up. Do I win smallest and most pathetic?

Not yet, as I planted in April as well and only have volunteer Cilantro coming up in my carrot box!

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Post  littlesapphire on 5/10/2012, 8:43 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@Bluphrog wrote:
@kbb964 wrote: lol!

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

I planted carrots in April and none have come up. Do I win smallest and most pathetic?

Not yet, as I planted in April as well and only have volunteer Cilantro coming up in my carrot box!

GG

rofl GG wins.

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Re: Big Stuff

Post  llama momma on 5/10/2012, 9:08 pm

Josh, Sorry you lost the first pumpkin seeds, but your current plants are looking great! The vines are going to be huge I can't wait to see how well this works. My area is having very low 40 degree temps so I can't move mine outdoors yet. This is going to be so much fun and test my nerves .....little blueberry bushes are sending me over the edge already! rofl

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Re: Big Stuff

Post  Goosegirl on 5/13/2012, 3:21 am

@littlesapphire wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:
@Bluphrog wrote:
@kbb964 wrote: lol!

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

I planted carrots in April and none have come up. Do I win smallest and most pathetic?

Not yet, as I planted in April as well and only have volunteer Cilantro coming up in my carrot box!

GG

GG wins.

New layer of humiliation - this morning I found tomato volunteers peeking out of my carrot box. Still no carrot sprouts.....I don't THINK I dreamed planting 3 different types, totalling 12 square feet of carrots.....:scratch:

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Post  GWN on 5/13/2012, 9:58 am


New layer of humiliation - this morning I found tomato volunteers peeking out of my carrot box. Still no carrot sprouts.....I don't THINK I dreamed planting 3 different types, totalling 12 square feet of carrots.....
now that IS BAD...... Smile
When did you plant?
But good for the tomatoes, didn't you lose yours in a storm

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Re: Big Stuff

Post  Josh on 5/31/2012, 2:56 pm

Here's my giant cabbage report:
I started if from seed, this is it April 6th


This is it April 26th


I planted it in a large flower pot in 100% Mel's Mix. I buried the flower pot about 1/2 way in the ground so it wouldn't turn over.

This is it May 20th



And this is it today May 31st


It's just now starting to form a head.

How about the rest of you, got any BIG STUFF?

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Post  plantoid on 5/31/2012, 3:57 pm

Hi Josh ,

I've got garlic standing over three feet tall and still no sign of bulbing up . Just eaten some four inch long carrots tonight as sweet and crunchy as can be with no sign of woodiness.

Might have a few rather large Wink carrots on the way and some very large exhibition onions that are just starting to show signs of bulb swell time will tell , as we are almost a month behind the normal seasons weather. Some how I also have a few giant cabbags & humungous long runner beans as well Laughing .

I'm not going to rush out and take pictures as its almost 21.00 hrs and chucking it down with large drops of liquid sunshine..... again !



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Post  walshevak on 5/31/2012, 5:42 pm

I went to one of her birthday troop reviews in London. Was the year before the Queen Mum died. Very impressive.

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Post  southern gardener on 5/31/2012, 7:15 pm

I'd love to compete, but man, I can't seem to get much growing Mad I'm in sunny southern California too.....

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Post  Josh on 5/31/2012, 7:32 pm

Plantoid, I knew you would be some tuff competition! I look forward to seeing the BIG STUFF you grow!

I also have some BIG STUFF tomato plants that are just starting to bloom that are looking really good so far!

I'd love to compete, but man, I can't seem to get much growing Mad I'm in sunny southern California too.....


Hey you just never know, you may end up growing something BIGGER than what you thought it would be Wink Can't hurt to try! I know last year was a BIG DUD at growing anything big and I had all the big stuff plants...last years big cabbage didn't get any bigger than a baseball Evil or Very Mad

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/31/2012, 8:45 pm

I've got some mammoth sunflowers again this year that I hope to get planted over the weekend. I tried to get them in last weekend but the weather/wind just didn't cooperate. Evil or Very Mad

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Post  givvmistamps on 5/31/2012, 9:16 pm

We can't seem to get our mammoth sunflowers to sprout, let alone get big. Not sure whether it's going to happen any more, since it's in the 90s most days now. Any input will be greatly appreciated!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/14/2012, 12:45 pm

we dont know how big cabbages get but here is ours..2lbs 4oz...harvested yesterday and weighed in after taking off the outter leaves ....he is a little wilted around the edges cause we put him in the frig last night......

is this cabbage a BIG Stuff cabbage?





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Post  Goosegirl on 6/14/2012, 1:15 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:
is this cabbage a BIG Stuff cabbage?




If you can hide behind it, I think it classifies as BIG!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/14/2012, 2:39 pm

ha ha ha.....thats my hubby Razz .....he was dancing around singing......

* im mr. cabbage head *

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Post  Josh on 6/15/2012, 4:29 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:we dont know how big cabbages get but here is ours..2lbs 4oz...harvested yesterday and weighed in after taking off the outter leaves ....he is a little wilted around the edges cause we put him in the frig last night......

is this cabbage a BIG Stuff cabbage?





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Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!

Looks like "BIG STUFF" to me!!

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Post  plantoid on 6/15/2012, 4:54 pm

On the left by the peas ( hundreds of them across a three foot wide bed on 9 plants )to their right are the three foot tall garlic .. they got hammered again last night in the heavy strong wind driven rain storm that left us with six or seven power cuts overnight and over four inches of water in the wheel barrow this morning ..





Potatoes in a growing system in my glasshouse using MM & TLC .. they are pressing the roof and are a tad over five feet tall ... the MM is just over three feet deep & has been added in 3 inch layers .




Giant runner beans on a 10 foot high frame .. waiting for Jack and summer to really get going upwards.. They should produce bean pods over 15 inches long with inch long kidney beans if I'm lucky .




Salad bowl lettuce after four weeks of having a couple of leaves snipped off it every three days or so



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Post  Josh on 6/15/2012, 5:27 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:ha ha ha.....thats my hubby Razz .....he was dancing around singing......

* im mr. cabbage head *

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You couldn't get a video of your husband doing the BIG STUFF cabbage dance could you rose? Wink

Plantoid everything's looking good!

My BIG STUFF tomatoes are blooming and What Big Flowers they have!


Also the pumpkin vine is growing big, no pumpkins yet.


And the carrots all have really nice looking tops, don't know what's under the Mel's Mix yet.



The big stuff cabbage is just starting to make a head


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