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Plants I've ordered for this year's SFG

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Post  Josh on 2/17/2011, 6:22 pm

I've been looking for something different, something new for me to try in the SFG this year.

I've found some stuff I thought would be cool to try.

A tomato called Monster Matoes suppose to getup to 12 inches round.

Zooming Zucchini, climbs, locks on and climbs up any surface

Everbearing Climbing Spinach, the more you pick the more the vine produces more leaves

Mammoth Cabbage, challenge the world record of 123 lbs

Mammoth onion challenge the world record of a 71/2 pound and measured 22 inch around

Rare climbing vine melon, taste like an Asian pear

Bush watermelons, vines just 3-31/2 long

Everglow strawberries big as peaches

King Kong strawberry, worlds biggest

Titan leeks as thick as a man's arm

What do you think? Anyone ever grow these?
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Post  Megan on 2/17/2011, 6:37 pm

Hi Josh!

Those all sound fantastic, and I've never heard of any of them....except that Zooming Zucchini sure sounds like rampicante. ;-) Please let us know how your plans go!!
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Post  miinva on 2/17/2011, 11:21 pm

Wow, those sound great! I hope you'll share pictures of your progress and your harvest. I'm curious, what's the name of the rare vining melon? My son LOVES asian pears, so I might give it a try. I don't usually grow melons because our farmer's market includes a guy who grows the best around, but I like to try exotic things. We're trying Lambkin melons this year. We haven't had any luck with the couple of melon varieties we tried in the past, mainly due to pests, so I plan to be vigilant.

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Post  Josh on 2/22/2011, 8:15 pm

Here is a link to the rare melon. It looks cool in the picture.
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Post  Megan on 2/23/2011, 4:43 am

Wow, that does look cool. Thanks, Josh! Very Happy
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Neat list

Post  ander217 on 2/23/2011, 7:25 am

That's a neat list, Josh.

I wonder if the everbearing climbing spinach might be Malabar spinach?
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Post  FarmerValerie on 2/23/2011, 8:52 am

I wonder how many squares did you give your onion and cabbage, or did they get their own new box???
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OH HAPPY DAY!!!!

Post  Josh on 5/2/2011, 4:58 pm


My package of plants came today!!
I think these will need their own new boxes!


Now if the rain would just stop long enough for me to get them planted!

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/2/2011, 6:33 pm

Oh fun! You will just have to do it all in the rain, Josh.

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Post  sherryeo on 5/2/2011, 9:54 pm

Hi Josh,

I've been enjoying the posts of the beautiful flower garden you've been putting together. It looks like a dream garden. You're obviously a very talented young man and I look forward to seeing more of your gardening posts! Good luck breaking those world records for the cabbage and onions!!!
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Re: Plants I've ordered for this year's SFG

Post  Josh on 8/2/2011, 9:50 pm

Here's the update for these plants I ordered this year.
Looks like no world records for me this year Evil or Very Mad

A tomato called Monster Matoes suppose to getup to 12 inches round.
( it has a lot of growing to do to get 12 inches round.)


Zooming Zucchini, climbs, locks on and climbs up any surface
(died)

Everbearing Climbing Spinach, the more you pick the more the vine produces more leaves
(this grew good, haven't tried eating any yet)

Mammoth Cabbage, challenge the world record of 123 lbs
(world record for the smallest maybe) Embarassed


Mammoth onion challenge the world record of a 71/2 pound and measured 22 inch around
(just average size)


Rare climbing vine melon, taste like an Asian pear
(it's growing good in the tt, it's a small melon)



Bush watermelons, vines just 3-31/2 long
(bugs killed them)

Everglow strawberries big as peaches
(Didn't have strawberries this year, plants are growing good.)

King Kong strawberry, worlds biggest
(Didn't have strawberries this year, plants are growing good.)

Titan leeks as thick as a man's arm
(not as big as arm yet, thumb maybe)
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Post  littlesapphire on 8/3/2011, 9:25 am

Lol, great update! I was kind of curious about how they would do. Seems like they over exaggerated on some of the details!

I'm kind of disappointed about the zucchini Sad Climbing zucchinis sounded pretty cool.
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Post  Kelejan on 8/3/2011, 10:57 am

Josh, I expect the strawberries were first year plants, they should do better next year. Do you have runners off this year's plants?
"Titan Leeks as big as a man's arm ( as big as a man's arm, thumb maybe).
I like your gentle humour.

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