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Who do you think will have the longest carrot?

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  boffer on 8/20/2011, 1:55 am

Watch out-we're having a heat wave-stuff is visibly growing in half a day-another week or two and you'd be toast for sure!

I'll be taking pictures first thing in the morning, but then I'll have to run to town to get a cable to transfer them to my PC. Long story; don't ask; at least my camera is here.

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  Josh on 8/20/2011, 1:10 pm

Where's boffer at...I'm ready bounce

When I went to bed last night I had 7 more votes than boffer, then all of his peeps voted for him, but I have one more vote than he does! Now for the real thing....even if I don't win I have some big carrots, and one really strange...interesting looking one Shocked
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  Josh on 8/20/2011, 5:30 pm

OK...Here I go...I had several giant carrots that I planted in my regular sfg that has a top hat, they ranged from 10-12 inches.

Then there was the one giant carrot that I made a special sfg for, and it turned out to be 19 inches counting the skinny root that me and boffer agreed to measure.



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And one unusual one
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I'm naming last years dancing carrot, "Ginger" and this year lets just say I grew Fred Astaire.
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/20/2011, 6:34 pm

I'm dying with the blackout of the "parts." I thought that in the first pic, and you didn't disappoint in the last pic....lmao. Not bad, Fred. Freud, again, would be proud.

With Boffer's weather complaints this year, we are about to see how much we can actually trust the guy in the face of competition....
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  boffer on 8/20/2011, 7:17 pm

Am I late for the show? I was working on my 2014 heating bill.



This was the only extra deep box that ended up working out for me; it's about 40 inches tall.


Once again, I think Josh must have switched seeds before he mailed them to me. J/K Here they are then; not much to write home about.

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The blocks of wood are at the end of the taproots, because I didn't know how well they would show up. My longest carrot is 16½ inches, and therefore I concede to this years Master of Carrots, Josh.



My largest circumference is over 6½ inches.


I've never had a carrot split open like this before. Inconsistent watering?



And as for my unusual carrot: let's just say that the part that needed editing was considerably larger than Josh's! Razz
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This has been fun, and Josh won fair and square. But let me be the first to say that the final products of the contest were a dud! Seriously!

If anyone has ideas and would like to participate in a similar contest of sorts next year, speak up. As loser, it's only fair that I provide Josh's seeds for the contest next year. ROFL!
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  llama momma on 8/20/2011, 7:49 pm

Congratulations Josh and thank you both Boffer and Josh for a fun thread.



Boffer I had a carrot split just like that, just one carrot in a square of 15 other carrots. Who knows why one would split and not the others.



Since you guys have your longest carrot contest, maybe next year it would be cute if us girls could compete for the biggest and roundest....bells --

You Are imagining big round bell peppers right ?





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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  Josh on 8/20/2011, 7:57 pm

It's been fun boffer Photobucket

Maybe next year we should try some of those "baby carrots" Wink
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  elliephant on 8/20/2011, 8:01 pm

Thanks for the fun, guys!



Maybe a melon contest next year?

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/20/2011, 8:03 pm

llama momma wrote:

Since you guys have your longest carrot contest, maybe next year it would be cute if us girls could compete for the biggest and roundest....bells --

You Are imagining big round bell peppers right ?




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OH......MY........LORD!! How on earth did my mind miss that suggestion? Anything would do....tomatoes, etc. But, for some reason, my mind is stuck on .......melons.
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LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  sherryeo on 8/20/2011, 8:10 pm

Josh & Boffer - You're both winners in my book! Thanks for such a fun thread. It was hilarious!!!
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Re: Longest Carrot Time

Post  llama momma on 8/20/2011, 8:16 pm

BBG



Hey you are Right! Biggest melons, funnier!



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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  pattipan on 8/20/2011, 8:19 pm

Congratulations, Josh!

Boffer, just so ya know, I voted for you. Good thing I didn't bet too much money.... Wink

Oh yes, we could girls must have a melon contest...


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LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  sherryeo on 8/20/2011, 8:29 pm

Danger, Will Robinson, abort, abort!!! Let's not make Middlemamma have to slap our little hands for being naughty, now!!!
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  boffer on 8/20/2011, 8:30 pm

Thanks, Patti. But once I got behind due to a cool spring, there was no catching up. I should have wrapped my box in electric heating blankets!

Don't forget that the Master of Carrots has been experimenting with other large cultivars. He may have some ideas to get this going.

I can't wait to see what the rules will be for judging melons.... Shocked
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  boffer on 8/20/2011, 8:37 pm

I changed my mind!

Pattipan has thrown down the gauntlet...run with it! Very Happy
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Post  llama momma on 8/20/2011, 9:00 pm

I think Pattipan has already won this years melon contest, lets hope from that watermelon pic there is no wardrobe malfunction! Laughing
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 8/20/2011, 9:52 pm

Oh boy....the girls can play ball, too! Now, I'm REALLY looking forward to the boredom filled mischief winter brings on.
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  pattipan on 8/20/2011, 11:09 pm

Actually...those are not my melons. What a Face I posted that picture awhile back (very innocently, I might add) when someone posted a question about vertical watermelon supports. It was the guys who made comments!

I have never grown watermelons or cantaloupes in my SFG. With only two of us, I'm afraid we won't be able to eat them before they go bad. But for a challenge, I might try!

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  shannon1 on 8/20/2011, 11:46 pm

I'm in for a mellon contest if it is sugar babies or cantaloupes no room for full size water melons in this tiny garden. I've never had luck in the past but who knows. As far as melons are concerned I don't agree that more than a mouthfull is a waste.
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  FamilyGardening on 8/21/2011, 2:02 am

Very Happy this was fun guys!!



cheers congrats josh!!cheers



is there a fall contest coming? bounce

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  shannon1 on 8/21/2011, 5:01 am

sherryeo wrote:Josh & Boffer - You're both winners in my book! Thanks for such a fun thread. It was hilarious!!!
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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  llama momma on 8/21/2011, 12:19 pm

FamilyGardening wrote:Very Happy this was fun guys!!



cheers congrats josh!!cheers



is there a fall contest coming? bounce

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Fall Contest Suggestion, perhaps open this up to all guys and gals with the theme, Who's got the Biggest Brassica? The diameter of brocolli could be measured. Just a thought. I would certainly give it a shot if anyone else wants to play.

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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  Goosegirl on 8/21/2011, 12:43 pm

Works for me! I have a few broccoli plants that survived the rabbit but stunted in the heat - so now they will be my fall crop! I am just now getting kohlrabi from my May planting. They are so cute - just smaller than a tennis ball. Hopefully the broccoli that are still alive will eventually try to form a head.....

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Post  llama momma on 8/21/2011, 1:02 pm

Ok Goosegirl You're On! and thank you for wanting to play!



I think we should move this contest out of the "longest carrot time"

topic. I am going to announce the new title called

"Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Please help me with any of your ideas, ok?



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Re: LONGEST CARROT TIME!

Post  shannon1 on 8/22/2011, 3:51 am

I am not planting broccli this fall just broccoli rabe. Purple sprouting brocc. I will plan on planting melons next spring/summer though.Very Happy
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