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CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Megan on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 8:57 pm

Courtesy of my HOA's insistence and infinite wisdom, in the next few days I will be pulling my rampicante squash plant. SO.... in celebration and in requiem, I would like to propose a contest!

After pulling it, I will measure the total length of the vines. (There is only one squash plant in the photos.) Branches will be cut and measured individually for adding up. Weather permitting, I will lay them end-to-end and take photos of the silly thing, but we're expecting a lot of rain here in the next few days.

Guess the total vine length! rock on





Prizes:
1st place: winner The person who posts the closest guess by the cut-off wins their choice of seeds from my stash, up to 10 varieties.
2nd place: Same thing, up to 5 varieties.
3rd place: Same thing, up to 2 varieties.

Here is my seed list.

Please note: Some seed shared to me from friends has low seed count, so it might not be much if you pick that, but I will share! The vast majority is from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and packed for 2010.

If you'd like to play, please post your guess to this thread. Cut-off... let's make it Monday, October 4 at 8 p.m. EST. You can refine your guess before the cut-off; I will only look at the newest one.

Happy gardening! flower


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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  camprn on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 9:52 pm

affraid 50'


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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Chopper on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 9:53 pm

42 feet.

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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  CarolynPhillips on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 10:26 pm

Just the main vine? and not secondaries or tertiaries


Main vine= 54 feet
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  CarolynPhillips on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 10:27 pm

Just curious-------will they ever let you grow another vine like this? Do you get to have more fun next year?
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Megan on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 10:29 pm

@CarolynPhillips wrote:Just the main vine? and not secondaries or tertiaries


Main vine= 54 feet

No, grand total... every inch of vine, including branches. Shocked

And, I'll try to grow again, but it'll have to be in the backyard next year, if I do.
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Post  CarolynPhillips on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 10:48 pm

ok-------all vines
Main, Secondaries, and Tertiary Vines = 148 feet
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Chopper on Wed 29 Sep 2010, 10:53 pm

ok, changing to 108 feet 2 inches Very Happy

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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Wyldflower on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 1:04 am

I'm guessing big, since you're including secondary and tertiaries.... 317 feet
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Patty from Yorktown on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:15 am

I'm guessing from your house to the neck of the closest HOA agent. Perhaps 446 feet. Have fun and sent all of the squash bugs to their office.

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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Blackrose on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 8:37 am

My guess is 253'

This is a fun way to end the season. And I'm with Patty about the necks of the HOA agents... oh wait! I pluralized that... I guess I'm a little more vindictive than Patty... Twisted Evil
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  pattipan on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 9:50 am

My guess: 365 ft

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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  acara on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:25 am

You know ..... with a sqaush vine that big, you undoubtedly have a few extra squash laying around ...

With 1 galvanized pail or a dutch oven lid & a length of surgical tubing tied to a fencepost on each end .... you could probably make yourself feel a whole lot better.



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Post  boffer on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:36 am

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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  quiltbea on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:15 am

I'll say 167 feet.
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Garden Angel on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:46 am

I'm guessing around 175 ft. HOA is obviously not a SFG'er !! that was to funny Patty, sounds like a horror movie the revenge of the squash that ate the HOA ! does the contest winner get to tell them where to, oh well never mind ! jocolor
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  WardinWake on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:58 am

Well let's see...

182 feet 6 and 3.7548 inches.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
Wake, VA where we got 12 inches of rain in the last 18 hours.
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Megan on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:02 pm

LOL Ward.... We've been getting that same rain here, too. I went home from work early today and was out IN that rain for over three hours!

The results:

1. One extremely waterlogged, dirty, tired Megan.

2. Now you see it... now you don't.....



Now to measure the vines! (And finish cleaning up, buy pretty flowers, all that stuff.)
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Post  Garden Angel on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:42 pm

Wow what alot of work that was ! I got tired just looking at it ! at least the weather was nice for the job. Take yourself a nice hot bath!
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Re: CONTEST: Guess total vine length of my rampicante squash!

Post  Megan on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:58 pm

@Garden Angel wrote:at least the weather was nice for the job.
Nice weather?!? It was POURING.....(I snapped that photo during a semi-pause in the downpour.) But thank you! Very Happy


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Post  camprn on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:59 pm

Shocked Impressive. Good job Megan!!!
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Post  boffer on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 2:22 pm

96 feet 6 inches
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Post  acara on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 5:16 pm

375 .... I have faith in yr growing skills
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Post  camprn on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 7:16 pm

208'
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Post  Garden Angel on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 7:23 pm

Ok am changing my mind after scrutinizing the crime scene again with my partner, and we think maybe its not as long as we thought?? so we are now saying 85 ft, ?? if its more then oh well !
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