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Chatting => Chatting on the Plot => Competitions => Topic started by: mumofstig on March 18, 2012, 10:15

Title: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 18, 2012, 10:15
The winner will grow the biggest pumpkin rather than the heaviest.
There will also be a poll at the end for the prettiest pumpkin  :)
There is no prize just a note under your username to say you won  :D

The rules.....

  Newbies can register but must have 50 posts before end of competition.
  Names have to be registered by 30th June to count.
  Please show the measurement, with photo, by 31st October, when competition will end.
  Pumpkins being grown for Exhibition Showing* cannot be entered.

  
Anyone who disagrees with Moderators will be disqualified

  *This does not include a small local or allotment show.


Good luck everybody!
Now - who wants to play?


me  :lol:
LilacSandy
Sunshineband
DD
Ice
plot53b
Griffete
Dora5 (needs 50 posts)
snowdrops
carirmj
born_2b_mad
Riverbecameroad (needs 50 posts)
Weirdsowing
joyful
RsT complete crop failure
teabelly
Herb
Dom2599
diggingk
Lawrence
Shoozie crop failure
simonwatson
Mr Rotavator
SPUDMIESTER
spider
Thephoenix572
alimilly (needs 50 posts)
VegGirl7
Adams-patch (needs 50 posts)
LeeR
MichelleC
Totty
flitwickone
mischiefbec (needs 50 posts)
Higster
Casper
Dopey113
kim50
AlotArd
pol and mick
mike1987
Jay001
NickyJ88 (needs 50 posts)
Hesse2509
SUTTY1
Fluffstermum
Martyg (needs 50 posts)
Clairebeau crop failure
RigsVilleBird
Flump
johnnyb1973 (needs 50 posts)
Scotch Thistle
Starry
kosh42|EFG
mattwragg94
charityuk
Squibbs
teasmade!
Galen
angelavdavis
waddecar
waxwing
Countryman (needs 50 posts)
ratherangelic (needs 50 posts)
julietmaria
rugbymad40











If you've entered please make sure your name appears on this list, pm me if I miss you!
I'm only human and can miss a post  ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on March 18, 2012, 12:00
Me please.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on March 18, 2012, 12:09
and me please --- I must try to remember to pant the seeds in time  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 18, 2012, 12:16
It certainly helps  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on March 18, 2012, 12:45
and me please --- I must try to remember to pant the seeds in time  :D

Your seeds wear undies? That's an unfair advantage in keeping their bits warm!  :lol:

I'm in too.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 18, 2012, 12:48
You know they're a bit shy so prefer to keep their undies on.....best tip ever for growing big'uns  ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on March 18, 2012, 13:50
Me too please. :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: plot53b on March 18, 2012, 16:07
I'd like to be included please (anything like last year, I might win the smallest place!!!)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Griffete on March 18, 2012, 16:20
Put me down please  8)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on March 18, 2012, 18:37
and me please --- I must try to remember to pant the seeds in time  :D

Your seeds wear undies? That's an unfair advantage in keeping their bits warm!  :lol:

I'm in too.

Have to get an advantage somehow  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Dora5 on March 18, 2012, 18:41
Me please :)
I will try to get 50 posts in time ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: snowdrops on March 18, 2012, 19:56
Please can I play? :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: carlrmj on March 18, 2012, 23:41


Please put me in
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: born_2b_mad on March 18, 2012, 23:44
Can you add me too, first attempt at growing them this year!  :unsure:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Riverbecameroad on March 19, 2012, 02:36
 :)  i'd like a go too ...
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: TheSpartacat on March 19, 2012, 08:40
What defines 'exhibition' growing? How does it differ from regular growing?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 19, 2012, 08:51
Growing for a Horticultural Show/Exhibition speaks for itself IMO

This does not include a small local or allotment show.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: weirdsowing on March 19, 2012, 11:08
I'll give it a go - hope this year is better for pumpkins mine were very small last year.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: joyfull on March 19, 2012, 12:01
can you add my name too please - I have never grown a pumpkin before and have just got to make sure the chickens don't get their beaks on them  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: RsT on March 19, 2012, 12:22
Pop me down too please

More space this year so hopefully be bigger than lasts year attempt

Thanks

Rob
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: teabelly on March 19, 2012, 12:29
Can I join in please?

Hopefully pumpkins will be more successful than last year's squash! :blink:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: stompy on March 19, 2012, 12:44
Me too please.

And i promise not to argue this time MOS  :wub:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Herb on March 19, 2012, 13:09
Put me down please - got a good spot for them this year (hopefully)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Dom2599 on March 19, 2012, 16:14
Can you put me down please :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: like diggingk on March 19, 2012, 17:36
me to please never grown one before how much room do they need ? :unsure:  thanks
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2012, 17:44
me to please never grown one before how much room do they need ? :unsure:  thanks

They need to be able to sprawl a long way - I grow squashes round the edge of other beds.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on March 19, 2012, 17:59
I wasn't going to grow any big ones this year, but count me in!
Do you get just the one entry or can you have one for the biggest, and one for the best looking?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: like diggingk on March 19, 2012, 18:05
thanks yorkie
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 19, 2012, 18:59
I wasn't going to grow any big ones this year, but count me in!
Do you get just the one entry or can you have one for the biggest, and one for the best looking?

Just the one entry, the 'prettiest pumpkin' poll is something of a consolation prize for the people who can't manage to grow a big'un  ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on March 19, 2012, 19:01
I wasn't going to grow any big ones this year, but count me in!
Do you get just the one entry or can you have one for the biggest, and one for the best looking?

Just the one entry, the 'prettiest pumpkin' poll is something of a consolation prize for the people who can't manage to grow a big'un  ::)

So nothing for those who have small ugly pumpies then?  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on March 19, 2012, 19:34
Now there's a thought!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 19, 2012, 19:38
behave.......................don't make it more complicated for me  :tongue2:  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on March 19, 2012, 19:40
Is this pumpism?  :ohmy:


Surely not  :unsure:  :blink: :nowink:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 19, 2012, 19:43
 :nowink: don't go there!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: shoozie on March 19, 2012, 21:04
Can we join please - never grown one before but we'll give it a go once we figure out where to put it.  Any clues from anybody on seed varieties that'll suit the under 12's age group ?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on March 19, 2012, 21:06
If you're going for big, (no point entering unless you're going for "pretty"!), it needs to be something like "Atlantic Giant".
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: shoozie on March 19, 2012, 21:25
If you're going for big, (no point entering unless you're going for "pretty"!), it needs to be something like "Atlantic Giant".
Thanks DD - I just googled images of that and nearly choked at some of the monsters and laughed at the bit of spare space i originally thought they could have  :ohmy:  We'll try and get some of those seeds and try and grow something bigger than a ping pong ball  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: simonwatson on March 20, 2012, 12:02
please count me in
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: plot53b on March 20, 2012, 16:04
If you're going for big, (no point entering unless you're going for "pretty"!), it needs to be something like "Atlantic Giant".
Thanks DD - I just googled images of that and nearly choked at some of the monsters and laughed at the bit of spare space i originally thought they could have  :ohmy:  We'll try and get some of those seeds and try and grow something bigger than a ping pong ball  :)

I bought my "Atlantic Giant" seeds today, I think I am just going to plant three on the plot and forget everything else!!!  ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on March 20, 2012, 16:24
If you're going for big, (no point entering unless you're going for "pretty"!), it needs to be something like "Atlantic Giant".
Thanks DD - I just googled images of that and nearly choked at some of the monsters and laughed at the bit of spare space i originally thought they could have  :ohmy:  We'll try and get some of those seeds and try and grow something bigger than a ping pong ball  :)

I bought my "Atlantic Giant" seeds today, I think I am just going to plant three on the plot and forget everything else!!!  ::)

You might ned to do as my plot neighbour --- he had to saw his up to take it away a bit at a time  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on March 20, 2012, 17:45
The last time I grew an Atlantic Giant, it took up 35 square metres!
(yes I am sad, I measured it)
And it wasn't even that big, I only got 120 Kg.
I got fed up with roast Pumpkin, so I made 35 gallons of wine with it.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Mr Rotavator on March 20, 2012, 18:50
Yes please, count me in. Thanks.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: SPUDMIESTER on March 20, 2012, 19:32
Count me in too. I use mine to raise money for charity at work so it needs to be a good un
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on March 20, 2012, 21:12
Can I join in please.

Spider
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Thephoenix572 on March 21, 2012, 16:23
Me please
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: alimilly on March 21, 2012, 19:11
Can I join in too please.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: VegGirl7 on March 21, 2012, 20:05
I can't resist any longer... can I play too please?  :D (I'm trying the 'big max' variety  :unsure: )
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Adams-patch on March 21, 2012, 22:13
I Will have a shot at this as I have promised one to a lady  I used to work with who now teaches children.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LeeR on March 22, 2012, 13:56
Can I play?  I'll work my up to the number of posts required.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: MichelleC on March 22, 2012, 18:50
I'll have a go please?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Totty on March 22, 2012, 18:54
Am growing two types, one for a great big lantern for halloween, and one for eating can i enter one pretty, one big (hopefully). Yes or no, im in!

Totty
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 22, 2012, 18:58
The idea is you enter your biggest one and then all those that don't win get an 'also ran' chance of being the voted the prettiest  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Totty on March 22, 2012, 20:22
Thats ok, count me in! :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: flitwickone on March 22, 2012, 20:58
im in please
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mischiefbec on March 24, 2012, 08:54
Us too please, our seeds are in already!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on March 24, 2012, 08:58
That's a bit early if you're in the UK - perhaps you could pop your location into your profile. On average it's another couple of months before you dare put them outside.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Higster on March 24, 2012, 18:02
Me please, never grown a Pumpkin  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: casper on March 24, 2012, 21:59
Please put me on your list, this is going to force me to murder the babies I have sown way too early. but hey ho atlanic look much more fun   :tongue2:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Dopey113 on March 24, 2012, 22:07
I'm up for giving it a go, so can I join please? this will be my first attempt at pumpkins, I got some seeds today, and planted them in the poly, thanks
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Kim50 on March 25, 2012, 13:05
me 2 please...should be interesting with the drought..  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Dom2599 on March 27, 2012, 21:08
I can't resist any longer... can I play too please?  :D (I'm trying the 'big max' variety  :unsure: )

i grew big max last year, not a bad pumpkin to say i just planted it and left it, i think it was 49" around the middle
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: AlotArds on March 28, 2012, 00:26
OK! I'll give it a try, not usually big in Northern Ireland

 :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: pol and mick on March 28, 2012, 22:09
I think i'll try growing a pumkin too.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on March 31, 2012, 12:27
Forgotten how quickly these things spring up, and more importantly how big they grow. :ohmy:
Have just popped in a couple of seeds of the free 'Hundredweight' seeds I got in the magazine today
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 31, 2012, 12:28
everything will be swamped soon   ::)  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: VegGirl7 on March 31, 2012, 13:37
I can't resist any longer... can I play too please?  :D (I'm trying the 'big max' variety  :unsure: )

i grew big max last year, not a bad pumpkin to say i just planted it and left it, i think it was 49" around the middle

thanks - maybe some tlc will yield a contender...


should I be sowing them yet though? (I do have a sunny windowsill at home that they can have which has room for a reasonably large pot until they can go out into unheated greenhouse and then into the allotment)   :unsure: 

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on March 31, 2012, 14:17
I'm not sowing mine for a couple of weeks yet, they really do grow so very quickly once they've germinated  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: stompy on March 31, 2012, 14:54
Mine will be going in the end of April
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: VegGirl7 on March 31, 2012, 19:20
not too late then, thank you! - will sit on my hands for a few more weeks ;)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mike1987 on April 03, 2012, 07:45
can i join in please ive got someof the atlantic giant seeds from the pass the parcel
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 03, 2012, 12:56
i dont type very fast with my stroke hands but will try my best to reach 50 posts so can i play to please :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: NickyJ88 on April 03, 2012, 16:13
Me please!! i was going to grow a few for my niece and nephew for halloween anyway so this should be fun :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Hesse2509 on April 04, 2012, 06:20
Count me in please!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: SUTTY1 on April 05, 2012, 21:30
Sorry i've been away for a bit, i'm in again :D :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on April 05, 2012, 21:32
Sorry - we forgot to put "No past winners" in the rules!  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: fluffstermum on April 06, 2012, 08:44
I'd like to play please  :D
The seeds I kept from last year's 'Atlantic Giant' aren't guaranteed to be entirely pumpkin but we'll see!  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 06, 2012, 09:18
I'd like to play please  :D
The seeds I kept from last year's 'Atlantic Giant' aren't guaranteed to be entirely pumpkin but we'll see!  :lol:


my seed,s are being posted today from ohio usa,i know i am behind most of the others but my christina (who is sending them ) is saying dont worry jay !! they will soon catch up and overtake the competition so yeeah another 2 posts and then i am allowed to show all you pro,s how it is done by a novice ps is there a prize for coming last ?
cheers jay  8)


edit to clarify quote
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on April 08, 2012, 17:27
I would like to have a go please.
Got some seeds and a lot of newbie enthusiasm just need 50 posts now.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 09, 2012, 10:45
well folk,s -- what can i say ? my chrissy sent me a link last night for a garden centre in the usa that does international shipping for any size order at $3  hope that some of the pumkin seeds she is sending me are dills atlantic giant variety cos the current world record is ___ 1,810.5lbs wow  :ohmy: didnt order though cos she is sending me  3 types of pumkin seeds--- ended up buying some exotic white bat plant seeds ooow well you carnt eat them but they certainly look pretty  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on April 09, 2012, 11:09
You don't have to go far afield to get them, Jay:

Atlantic Giant (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Monster-Pumpkin-Dills-Atlantic-Giant-5-Seed-/320454081108#ht_1087wt_1270)

In fact they're the ones I and a lot of others grow.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 09, 2012, 12:04
You don't have to go far afield to get them, Jay:

Atlantic Giant (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Monster-Pumpkin-Dills-Atlantic-Giant-5-Seed-/320454081108#ht_1087wt_1270)

In fact they're the ones I and a lot of others grow.


cheers dd did,nt know you could get seeds offebay --- another lesson learned  :blush: how big was last years winner in our climate -- mine wont fit into my small 4 tier amazon greenhouse will will be grown out side in the fresh air and rain of our lovely lancashire weather  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on April 09, 2012, 12:06
82" circumference.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 09, 2012, 12:27
82" circumference.


just got tape measure out ---- wow that is impressive for our climate !!!-- presume it was in a heated greenhouse ? still i am stubborn eneough to still take part and laugh at myself when my punie effort get,s shown,still have to work out uploading pics on this site before that though :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on April 09, 2012, 12:36
All grown outside.

A pumpkin plant is way too huge for your standard greenhouse.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 09, 2012, 14:16
All grown outside.

A pumpkin plant is way too huge for your standard greenhouse.

well that certainly gives me a little encouragment we are fairly sheltered in our rear patio by our building and 6 foot fencing on other 2 sides and get the sun quite well for most of the day, so i should manage to grow something larger than a grape then ??  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: clairebeau on April 10, 2012, 21:15
Hello, can we enter?
Well, I guess it's me that enters really, being the member on here, but it'll be my lads that will lay claim to any success! 
Good luck everyone and have fun. x x x
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: casper on April 11, 2012, 17:55
Just ordered my pumpkin seeds with my sunflower seeds and the postage cost more than the seeds  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on April 11, 2012, 18:52
I only bought my seed from the garden centre, but I wondered how much the "top" seeds were. If you go to www.pandpseed.com you can buy ONE seed for $25
Although they do some really weird stuff worth looking at.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 11, 2012, 19:33
I only bought my seed from the garden centre, but I wondered how much the "top" seeds were. If you go to www.pandpseed.com you can buy ONE seed for $25
Although they do some really weird stuff worth looking at.

just had a look laurence ---- very impressive in both size and price hee hee !!!!  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: RigsVilleBird on April 12, 2012, 17:37
can i play too?   ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Flump on April 15, 2012, 20:27
and me please?not that anything grew last year!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on April 17, 2012, 19:56
Seeds potted and going ok just need 50 posts  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 17, 2012, 20:07
Seeds potted and going ok just need 50 posts  :tongue2:
no probs marty i was were you are only about 9 day,s ago no problem there are too many varied and interesting topics on here to get involved in you will soon do it --- no worries  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: johnnyb1973 on April 24, 2012, 07:47
have space for one more? me please
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Kim50 on April 26, 2012, 09:40
4 Mammouth sowed 6th April...finally showing through yesterday..game on..  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: jay001 on April 26, 2012, 10:34
4 Mammouth sowed 6th April...finally showing through yesterday..game on..  :tongue2:

game on indeed not  been out this week and havent even sowed my seeds yet guiss i wount win sun flower comp or pumkin  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on April 26, 2012, 19:49
right i thought id let you lot know that my local homebargains had giant pumpkin and sunflowers seeds for 39p - they should be 3.99 (they are the suttons fun to grow range), they include seeds for you, seeds for someone else and a tape measure.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Totty on April 26, 2012, 20:23
The atlantic giant is up and running.......... ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Scotch Thistle on May 02, 2012, 06:12
Sign me up please..
Finally made 50 posts :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Kim50 on May 02, 2012, 10:37
my 4 'babies'...and the magic number..   :)
(http://)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: starry on May 02, 2012, 20:17
me please  :D
just got to master the art of adding a photo between now and then  ???
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: kosh42|EFG on May 02, 2012, 22:15
Me please.

My Atlantic Giant seeds went in last night, two weeks later than planned but I shall lavish them with such love that they'll soon catch up ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on May 03, 2012, 20:25
right my hundredweight have just poked there head through - so can you put me down on the list aswell please - i normally struggle to grow squashes - but maybe this year it will be different :unsure:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on May 05, 2012, 19:50
Only one of pumpkins seems to b coming on ok.
So a lot of tender love and care it will be getting. Unless others spring into life.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: clairebeau on May 06, 2012, 22:48
I'm worried we started ours off too soon as they're going wild already!

There's still time for me to kill them off though, so don't worry  ::)


Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Thephoenix572 on May 08, 2012, 18:41
Mine have been planted two weeks and still not showing hopefully its the cooler temps not germinating the seeds yet. I have them in my greenhouse at present and that's where I started them last year
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on May 08, 2012, 18:52
here are what mine look like (im going to pot them on tomorrow):
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Charityuk on May 12, 2012, 14:30
Me please  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Squibbs on May 12, 2012, 22:31
Can you add me too please

I've only just decided to plant pumpkins again this year - they will be outside, not in the polytunnel - so I doubt they will be as big and they have to survive the chicken's attentions.

 ;)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on May 12, 2012, 22:42
I hope everyone has remembered to boil their seeds for 30 minutes and then plunge them into battery acid to promote healthy growth.  :)

I'm determined to win this year  8)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Griffete on May 13, 2012, 17:35
I hope everyone has remembered to boil their seeds for 30 minutes and then plunge them into battery acid to promote healthy growth.  :)

I'm determined to win this year  8)

I've already done that and it's growing fine  :)
here are a few pics guy & girls.....just so you know what your up against  :D
and the pot it is in is massive  8)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu2/fekete_2009/DSCF0869-Copy.jpg)
(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu2/fekete_2009/DSCF0847.jpg)
(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu2/fekete_2009/DSCF0846.jpg)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: teasmade! on May 13, 2012, 20:52
Please add us, he has gone pumpkin mad after last year  :unsure:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on May 13, 2012, 22:25
I hope everyone has remembered to boil their seeds for 30 minutes and then plunge them into battery acid to promote healthy growth.  :)

I'm determined to win this year  8)

well they might have done that, but I bet they forgot the daily sprays of roundup, and the quick blast with the blowlamp when it is cold....
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on May 13, 2012, 22:34
well they might have done that, but I bet they forgot the daily sprays of roundup, and the quick blast with the blowlamp when it is cold....
Thanks for reminding me, not a hope without doing that. ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: clairebeau on May 13, 2012, 22:47
Oh you guys, you're making me nervous...!   ::) :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on May 14, 2012, 08:12
well they might have done that, but I bet they forgot the daily sprays of roundup, and the quick blast with the blowlamp when it is cold....
Thanks for reminding me, not a hope without doing that. ;)  :lol:

No need for any of that, send in the greenfly brigade to cut out the growing point. 

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Thephoenix572 on May 15, 2012, 18:28
Finally two of mine are poking through. Very pleased as one is a blue variety called blue moon another is the tom king which did well last year
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on May 15, 2012, 20:39
Mine are still hiding!
I did dig one up to have a look, and they are sprouting, but they are refusing to get out of bed.
I am obviously trying to grow teenagers!
I might have to give up on going for the biggest and call in Avon and go for the prettiest!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on May 17, 2012, 18:28
just heard on news that york maze are offering a 2k prize for anyone who can beat the UK's heavist pumpkin record
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LeeR on May 17, 2012, 23:13
Mine have now germinated and are under way.  I've turned up the temperature on the heated propagator to try and catch up due to the cold weather we've had.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on May 18, 2012, 06:47
Mine are doing quite well and I'll soon put them in the unheated greenhouse, then hopefully the plot in 10 days to two weeks.

It's all very well bring the plants on with heat, but that can lead to weak plants that won't tolerate the outside conditions very well.

I shouldn't be telling you this, should I?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on May 18, 2012, 16:21
Wahoo!!
Mine broke soil today.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: clairebeau on May 18, 2012, 16:30

I shouldn't be telling you this, should I?

...plant out in...10 days to 2 weeks. (puts note pad away) Eh what?!

 ::) ;) :D :tongue2:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on May 24, 2012, 08:53
Well mine seemed to of ground to a halt so I might be out of the competition
Got some spare seeds contemplating starting!
Don't think going to have enough posts to enter too
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LeeR on May 26, 2012, 14:28
Planted mine out today in a big mound of compost & manure.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Griffete on May 28, 2012, 08:44
I have a problem with bees well not a problem because they don't bother me...i planted the Atlantic giant the other day and when i dug the hole there was a few bees buzzing round 
The thing i wan't to know .... they are making there nest under the pumpkin...will this bother the pumpkin  ?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on May 29, 2012, 11:36
mine are growing realy fast and needed to be planted out as they where out-growing their 4 inch pots - so they went in yesterday - only problem is that i havent got much space left a the plot, so they where planted fairy close together :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: galen on May 30, 2012, 21:22
Mine were planted out today, slightly earlier than normal but they were out growing their pots. Hope the slight drop in temperature over weekend won't affect them but homemade cloches are already prepared...  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on May 30, 2012, 21:47
Please add me to this challenge.  I am trying to grow pumpkins for the first time ever as my children are keen to have their own halloween lanterns!

I have already started a few off and the hundredweights look good so I'm feeling confident  8)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Lawrence on May 30, 2012, 21:57
I have a problem with bees well not a problem because they don't bother me...i planted the Atlantic giant the other day and when i dug the hole there was a few bees buzzing round 
The thing i wan't to know .... they are making there nest under the pumpkin...will this bother the pumpkin  ?

It will probably be ok, but it might be a problem if they expose the roots.
You can help the situation by covering every leaf joint with soil, because the plant will then form extra roots (like a cutting) and make up for losses.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: waddecar on June 01, 2012, 19:54
Count me in please, hopefully i'll have an entry this year!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Flump on June 04, 2012, 14:25
Planted out some Atlantic Giant today,hope they like the spot! :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on June 04, 2012, 18:10
well as you lot know i put my pumpkins in last week - had a walk around the plot this mornin only to find that 2 out of the 3 plants have been eaten straight through the main stem  >:(- i dont know how the slugs have managed it as they have been surrounded by pellets - its a good job ive got a few more plants on the go as back-ups
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Flump on June 05, 2012, 09:24
oh no! :ohmy: how annoying!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Griffete on June 05, 2012, 19:36
I have a problem with bees well not a problem because they don't bother me...i planted the Atlantic giant the other day and when i dug the hole there was a few bees buzzing round 
The thing i wan't to know .... they are making there nest under the pumpkin...will this bother the pumpkin  ?

It will probably be ok, but it might be a problem if they expose the roots.
You can help the situation by covering every leaf joint with soil, because the plant will then form extra roots (like a cutting) and make up for losses.


Thanks Lawrence, for the reply
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on June 05, 2012, 20:43
oh no! :ohmy: how annoying!

yep  :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: waxwing on June 06, 2012, 19:37
Put my name down, got them in just hope they do better than last years. :dry:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on June 06, 2012, 20:33
Only if you ask nicely!  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 06, 2012, 20:58
Oh DD.  I'm sure waxwing meant to say please - just forgot  ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: waxwing on June 06, 2012, 21:12
Sorry pretty please :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on June 06, 2012, 21:16
seeing as you asked sooo nicely  :nowink:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 06, 2012, 21:20
 :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on June 07, 2012, 21:58
Well giant pumpkin seeds a big fat fail for me  :(

Some ordinary pumpkins gone in plot. Maybe if I talk to them nicely will grow extra large

Oh well always next year only had plot 3 months
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Kim50 on June 09, 2012, 15:28
I might not be in it anymore as the first 2 healthy speciemens (well they were before they went down the plot) were completley decimated by the b.... slugs.  Have back ups and will be, against my organic ethics, be using pellets  :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on June 09, 2012, 22:48
Two hundred-weight pumpkins and two mars pumpkins planted out today in lasagne beds.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Thephoenix572 on June 10, 2012, 12:54
Planted two of my five pumpkins that are in pots today. Will wait a week or so before planting the others
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: galen on June 10, 2012, 15:09
Just come back from lottie - one of my plants has snapped in the wind  :ohmy: Still hanging in there but may have to pin all my hopes on the other plant...
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Son of Steptoe on June 12, 2012, 16:16
Had to resow again as a snail wiped both plants out whilst hardening off at the plot, will have to play catch up for this year >:(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Countryman_uk on June 22, 2012, 16:06
add me to please , will have a go at this and will be posting
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: julietmaria on June 25, 2012, 09:42
me please too - growing them for my son who found the seeds in the garden centre and begged me to grow one for him :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: ratherangelic on June 25, 2012, 10:07
Put my name down too.....not too hopeful but worth a go
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: rugbymad40 on June 25, 2012, 11:44
Hi John,  Can you register me please - rugbymad40 for the competition.  Having a disasterous year so far on the growing front so this might be a turning point.

Best regards

Rugbymad40 (Ian)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on June 25, 2012, 12:28
I'll put you down for the competition, Ian........as I'm running it  ::)  :lol:

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on July 09, 2012, 14:55
The competition is now closed to new entrants


Get your post numbers up - don't forget you have to have 50 by measurement day  :)



not that I'm really expecting any huge pumpkins with the weather we've had :(
I'll be lucky if I get any at all  >:(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on July 09, 2012, 21:19
Woohoo, one golfball sized pumpkin on both hundredweight pumpkin plants noted today on my new lasagne beds! :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Martyg on August 12, 2012, 17:57
Not Been on here for while need to get me post count up.

Well there was me thinking I was out of running giant pumpkin that was potted showed no signs of life then it has just exploded into life and is now down on plot doing ok. Fingers crossed now
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Dopey113 on August 12, 2012, 19:09
I forgot to put some in  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on August 12, 2012, 20:14
I forgot to put some in  :D

Silly boy  ;) :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mattwragg94 on August 25, 2012, 17:02
im affraid im gonna have to drop out, all 3 plants got munched to death  >:(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on August 25, 2012, 17:04
Got one, a measly foot in diameter.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on August 25, 2012, 19:00
 1 Green and 1 Yellow about football size so far, will not weigh a hundredweight though.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on August 25, 2012, 19:02
I'm sure to win the "world's smallest" giant pumpkin this year with mine as it's the size of a cricket ball. ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on August 25, 2012, 19:41
oh dear! It's not a good year for'em is it  :(

I think my harvest picture will be a bit sad this year  :dry:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: RsT on August 26, 2012, 18:08
I shall be withdrawing on the grounds that imaginary pumpkins are not allowed  ;)

Complete failure on the pumpkin front this year, the Halloween ones will have to be brought this year  :(

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: allotment south wales on August 26, 2012, 18:42
i have not entered but our pumpkin

circumfrence 106"
ott side to side 63"
ott blossom to stump 71"
total of 240" giving an estimated weight of 316lb or 22st8lbs





clarified by moderator
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on August 27, 2012, 08:41
Mine are doing well  :tongue2:
Mind you they were doing well last year till someone help themselves :mad:

Will get a photo.

Spider
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: clairebeau on August 28, 2012, 19:35
 :( my pumpkins are kaputt!  I'm out.
Good luck everyone. Pfft!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: allotment south wales on September 07, 2012, 16:43
pumpkin ready for veg show 9th sept...
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on September 07, 2012, 17:30
Good Grief, that will shoot most of us out of the water!!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on September 07, 2012, 17:34
It won't actually, see this post:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=91005.msg1089388#msg1089388
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: LilacSandy on September 07, 2012, 18:16
Thanks for that DD, just gloating or wishing you had entered ASW?
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on September 07, 2012, 20:30
Thanks for that DD, just gloating or wishing you had entered ASW?
My money is on gloating. ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: snowdrops on September 07, 2012, 20:40
It won't actually, see this post:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=91005.msg1089388#msg1089388

Am I being unusually dense or doesn't that link just take you to the previous post & photo of the same pumpkin posted by the same poster :unsure:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: arugula on September 07, 2012, 20:43
It won't actually, see this post:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=91005.msg1089388#msg1089388

Am I being unusually dense or doesn't that link just take you to the previous post & photo of the same pumpkin posted by the same poster :unsure:

But he states he isn't entering the competition.

Gloating does seem a distinct possibility. ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on September 07, 2012, 20:45

Am I being unusually dense
Yes. :tongue2:

Probably same pumpkin but different photo posted back in august. :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: allotment south wales on September 08, 2012, 19:28
i did not get enough posts to enter the competion..

not gloating just showing what can be grown..

uk grower organic.. second photo was with my dauther..
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: simonwatson on September 09, 2012, 09:25
How big is that poly tunnel? The perspective on the photo makes it look huge.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on September 09, 2012, 12:06
i did not get enough posts to enter the competion..

As a "show" grower you are not eligible to enter the competition as stated in the rules on page one of this thread.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on September 09, 2012, 14:48
Puts mine in the shade -- literally  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: allotment south wales on September 09, 2012, 21:40
i did not get enough posts to enter the competion..

As a "show" grower you are not eligible to enter the competition as stated in the rules on page one of this thread.

i am not a show grower     i just grew it for a community garden group for charity..
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on September 09, 2012, 22:48
well, you did say this
Quote
pumpkin ready for veg show 9th sept...
so it was a fair assumption  ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on September 09, 2012, 22:59
well, you did say this
Quote
pumpkin ready for veg show 9th sept...
so it was a fair assumption  ;)
Plus your website is a bit of a give away. ;)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: allotment south wales on September 10, 2012, 07:18
well, you did say this
Quote
pumpkin ready for veg show 9th sept...
so it was a fair assumption  ;)
Plus your website is a bit of a give away. ;)

the pumpkin was grown for fun

 i did not enter this compertion to win on this forum just posted some photos of our pumpkin due to no other photos on the site.
the pumpkin has not been entered in any show for cash or prize cards just to raise funds for local community garden group..  i am not after reconition of prizes from your self just hoped someother members have grown a simular pumpkin..  lots of love keep gardening.. 
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: shoozie on September 24, 2012, 20:27
we're out - no pumpkin, not even a golfball ..... Checks packet, hmmm, Atlantic Giant   :lol:   :nowink: 
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: simonwatson on September 25, 2012, 09:13
I tried growing Atlantic Giant last year. The biggest I got was the size of a grapefruit. I think it probably needs to be in a polytunnel to really produce something big.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on September 25, 2012, 09:22
I've grown reasonable AG's outside.

But not this year.  :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: shoozie on September 25, 2012, 21:18
That gives me hope for next year's heatwave try DD :D. We'd have been ok with even a grapefruit SimonW, since it was a first time effort for fun.  The plant eventually took off but the sequence of male/ female flowers was never in sync. 
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: DD. on September 25, 2012, 21:33
It wasn't a winner size wise, but got the "prettiest" last year, (due more to the display around it, I suspect).

I think with a bit more TLC it would have got bigger, but if I remember correctly, the biggest was also grown outside.

Anyway, just to prove you can get something off an AG outside, this was it:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/G4IAR/P1010391.jpg)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Squibbs on September 25, 2012, 23:06
Mine is the size of a satsuma.

Overall I've had a disappointing year in the garden

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on September 29, 2012, 20:57
Mine

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on September 29, 2012, 22:58
Don't forget to take a pic of the measurement - looking good  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: sunshineband on October 10, 2012, 08:46
Mine are much smaller than I would have like but at least there are some  :lol:

Photos will be duly organised come the weekend
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Oliveview on October 10, 2012, 11:32
Juan, our neighbour, had lots of butternut squash, about 40, shame they were not mine, I could have entered  :lol:

Pamela
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on October 19, 2012, 22:03
Had a quick measure  64"x72"
Need a couple of bods to help weigh them ::)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 25, 2012, 14:54
Here's my squash harvest for 2012 none of them big enough to be worth measuring though  :(
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/DSCI0117.jpg)


Don't forget to measure and photo yours by the end of the month  :)



Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2012, 18:06
[Not a serious post / entry]

If I enter this piccie (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10008384.Thousands_of_pumpkins_ready_for_carving_at_Halloween_festival/?ref=twt) will anyone notice it isn't my pumpkin?  ::) :tongue2:

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: snowdrops on October 25, 2012, 18:48
Mum that's a lovely show,well done,even more so this year. I found one of mine rotted in the conservatory today :( I think I harvested it too late. Only picked them on Sunday.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on October 25, 2012, 18:59
My largest weighed in at 149lbs :unsure:  I thought it would be at least 200lbs ::)

Spider :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 25, 2012, 19:41
[Not a serious post / entry]

If I enter this piccie (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10008384.Thousands_of_pumpkins_ready_for_carving_at_Halloween_festival/?ref=twt) will anyone notice it isn't my pumpkin?  ::) :tongue2:

Norty Yorkie  :nowink:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: New shoot on October 26, 2012, 12:12
My only surviving squash plants from the monsoon this summer was gem squash.  The pumpkins and other squash lost the will to live and withered away  ::)

Sooooooooo unless we are having a 'small but perfectly formed' class, I'm out  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 26, 2012, 12:14
there's always this as a last resort - so you never know  :lol:
Quote
There will also be a poll at the end for the prettiest pumpkin 

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on October 26, 2012, 16:42
No chance of my hundredweight (which isn't!) winning prettiest pumpkin - it is one ugly so and so.  Not even a mother could love that one!  It will be perfect for All Hallows though as its face looks like Freddie Kruger even without the carving!!)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 26, 2012, 16:44
I love the sound of that  :lol:
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: polly nator on October 28, 2012, 14:12
This year, simply getting anything that turns orange will be a winner for me. Grandson aged 5 planted Pumpkin Mars and we are racing against time, surrounding it with bananas, shining a daylight craft lamp on it 24/7. It is near a window but where's the sun gone???
It is a nice shape for carving but grandson is dead keen for his mummy to have the flesh for cooking.  I think we are almost there .....
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: New shoot on October 30, 2012, 16:39
I love the sound of that  :lol:

So do I  :lol:  I think we need a picture of this one  ;)

Well done Polly on your pumpkin - looks pretty good to me  :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 30, 2012, 16:52
Tomorrow is your last chance to submit your pics

Has nobody else managed to grow a large/pretty pumpkin this year?  :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Ice on October 30, 2012, 17:50
My "giant" pumpkin was tiny and about as pretty as a bulldog chewing a wasp. ::)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: VegGirl7 on October 30, 2012, 18:22
Has nobody else managed to grow a large/pretty pumpkin this year?  :(


afraid not - all my plants got munched or drowned before producing anything  :( 
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Griffete on October 30, 2012, 19:05
My "giant" pumpkin was tiny and about as pretty as a bulldog chewing a wasp. ::)

Mine was the same so i'm out :(
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: Annen on October 30, 2012, 22:20
I know I came too late for this but thought I would show my last year's crop.  Cute isn't it? :)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on October 31, 2012, 11:59
sweet ;)
A Perfect Thelma Sanders  :)

(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/mumofstig/DSCI0119.jpg)
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on October 31, 2012, 20:48
Has nobody else managed to grow a large/pretty pumpkin this year?  :(

Well no pretty pumpkins here - here is my entrant for ugliest pumpkin which grew more wrinkly the more water I gave it!  It was a relief to see the one at Wisley looking almost as ugly as mine!  I just wish I was better at pumpkin carving to do it justice - it looked like Freddie Kreuger's face before carving!!  How's this for a complexion??!

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1140.jpg)  (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1139.jpg)

It is a hundredweight variety but wasn't huge.  It weighed 2.2 Kg and measured about 63cm - so not huge but I was just thankful to have some pumpkins this year at all.  The children appreciated it, (and one of the Mars pumpkins I also grew) for their first Halloween.

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1144.jpg)  (http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1152.jpg)

(Honest, the children are happy!)

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1136.jpg)

The Mars pumpkin measured 56.5cm but I forgot to weigh it before carving it!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: polly nator on November 01, 2012, 10:26
I didnt register for the competition but here is the Mars which my little grandson sowed. It grew to 80 cm circumference and weighed 3.5 kg  - with the help of daylight craft lamp, ripe bananas and windowsill near a radiator we finally achieved full ripeness on Oct 31!  This was our most successful this year. Another Mars was much smaller  though a good shape. Mammoths didnt do well at all.
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: spider on November 01, 2012, 19:31
Did anyone pip me?

Spider
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on November 01, 2012, 19:54
Did anyone pip me?

Spider

 :lol: Give me a chance  :nowink:

Just checked and you are the winner - Congratulations  :D

Aunty will add it to your profile when she's not too busy.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: shoozie on November 01, 2012, 22:06
congratulations spider  :D
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: mumofstig on November 02, 2012, 21:14
I've checked the thread pages and can only find angela's pumpkin, and one of my own, that are eligible for voting.

So I hereby declare angeladavies the winner of 'the prettiest pumpkin' with this lovely pic  :D
Congratulations!


(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/angelavdavis/Allotment%202012/IMG_1152.jpg)



Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: angelavdavis on November 02, 2012, 21:37
Oh bless, and I declare MoS as being a soft touch  :D

The children will be well and truly delighted as of course (in their minds and words) their punnikens is the bestest!!!
Title: Re: Pumpkin Competition 2012
Post by: snowdrops on November 02, 2012, 21:51
Oh that's so cute Angela. I love hearing children's mispronunciations. Do I detect a new thread whilst chatting on the plot.