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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2011, 08:51 »
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It's clear from the above post, back in August that Lordthanatos has considered himself in the competition for at the past two months, would it be fair to fault him for not literally asking or saying:
"Can you please put my name down?" because for me at least, that's evidence enough that his entry is more than valid.

Sorry but im with spartacat on this one.
I think that someone has done a really good job in getting one this size and feel that not being aloud in could be quite discouraging in a major way for them and their child  :nowink:

He posted back in August, why didn't a Mod tell him he needed to put his name down?
I feel there has been a mistake from both the Mods and the member.

I personally think the decision should be overturned, just my opinion but i would like to hear what others think about it!
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #241 on: October 25, 2011, 09:27 »
I think it's a pumpkin competition, on a website.
There will be another one next year probably.
Just judge the ones who entered at the beginning and admire the other fine ones.
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #242 on: October 25, 2011, 09:35 »
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I think it's a pumpkin competition, on a website.

Exactly, so why can't he be aloud in?


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There will be another one next year probably.

Possibly so, but how would you feel if you grew a fab one this year thinking you may win, only to be told what he has, a simple genuine mistake that in my opinion would be overlooked if it wasn't so big  ;)


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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #243 on: October 25, 2011, 09:56 »
I don't think anybody would grow a big pumpkin 'because they thought they might win' this competition  ;) We grow them for personal satisfaction, surely.

When I took on this competition it was supposed to be a bit of fun between friends, with no prize!....and very little in the way of rules, apparently ::)

So to restore harmony ...............anybody that has already posted on this thread will be included in the judging. as long as they have made enough posts to qualify.
(If the competition is run next year.........the rules will be made plain at the outset)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 13:11 by mumofstig »
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #244 on: October 25, 2011, 10:31 »
A very wise and honourable desition Mos.

This is why you are my favourite Mod.  ;)  :lol:  :blush:

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #245 on: October 25, 2011, 12:28 »
A very wise and honourable desition Mos.

This is why you are my favourite Mod.  ;)  :lol:  :blush:
Right, that's it! I feel hurt and dejected now. :D

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #246 on: October 25, 2011, 12:35 »
As well as you too Gwiz, of course  ;)

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #247 on: October 26, 2011, 20:35 »
well we only have one pumpkin to enter as the other one got mould and had issues shall we say  :(

i know its not the winner but enjoyed watching it grow so 61 inches round is as large as we can get but my husband now has the pumpkin bug so he reckons next year they will be bigger and better  :D

cant wait to see everyone elses pumpkins good luck to all  :D

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #248 on: October 28, 2011, 19:13 »
My Atlantic Giant weighed in at 33Kg's and 56 inches circumference. Alas no picture as the neighbours I gave it to have already started eating it ::) ::)
I did get a lot of enjoyment in giving it to them, as I know they are vegetarians and that they would put it to good use!
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #249 on: October 28, 2011, 19:21 »
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Alas no picture
good job it wasn't a winner then nige  ;)    but it was a lot bigger than any of mine :lol:

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #250 on: October 28, 2011, 19:25 »
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Alas no picture
good job it wasn't a winner then nige  ;)    but it was a lot bigger than any of mine :lol:

Would a seed packet picture count?   :ohmy: :ohmy: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #251 on: October 31, 2011, 21:46 »
Mine is 64 inches.

 Not the biggest - but not bad for a first effort
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #252 on: November 01, 2011, 15:16 »
It's obviously not been a good year for pumpkin growing with very few posted results  :(

So Well done to lordthanatos for a whopping 82 inch winner  :ohmy:

Squibbs was 2nd with 64 ins

and teasmade 3rd with 61ins.

The prettiest pumpkin prize goes to DD. simply because I like a nice harvest festival display  ;)  



Roll on next year  :D
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #253 on: November 02, 2011, 00:21 »
WoW 2nd - I am surprised - for an Atlantic giant its not all that big, though a lot larger than the pumpkin on the sister plant (the little one in the barrow)

Hopefully next year we shall all be bigger and better

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #254 on: November 11, 2011, 23:22 »
i am so sorry i have not been on the site but the 'C' word is coming and i work in a school so its all go, go, go massive 'C' countdown to squeeze it all in!! :D

3rd, my husband will be chuffed, thank you and we look forward to next year



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