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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #225 on: June 12, 2010, 09:41 »
Is it too late for me to join in - and doe sit count if I have bought the plant as a two-leafer?  Or do I need to go and get some seeds and start from scratch?
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #226 on: June 12, 2010, 13:49 »
its not to late to join in and you can if you want enter the two leafer  :)
so should i add you to the list ?

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #227 on: June 12, 2010, 15:22 »
Thank you - yes please, add me to the list :)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #228 on: June 12, 2010, 16:57 »
done  :)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #229 on: June 13, 2010, 18:03 »
Who is organising the independent verifiers when it comes to judging the final winner/s?

I'm not offering, mind as it could be a very long cycle all over the place, I just wondered how the outcomes were to be judged?


There would be so many ways to fiddle the result if it was just down to a tape-measure and a posted photo!! (Some people have devious minds! Not me of course!)  :blink: 
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #230 on: June 13, 2010, 23:23 »
no idea  :blink:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #231 on: June 14, 2010, 00:47 »
no idea  :blink:

Tape measure and photo then, eh?  ;)

(No fingers at the back of the pumpkin to swell the diameter and no slack in the tape.)  ::)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2010, 10:24 »
Can we play too please?

We started from seed back in March, never done it before though lol
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #233 on: June 15, 2010, 12:14 »
Add me to the list i am trying giant atlantic ...i think they are called.

Last year all Pumpkins got as big as a grapefruit and at the same time seemed to be cut away from main stem so hoping this year they last longer than 1st week of August!

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2010, 13:05 »
your both added  :)

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #235 on: June 16, 2010, 07:20 »
no idea  :blink:

Tape measure and photo then, eh?  ;)

(No fingers at the back of the pumpkin to swell the diameter and no slack in the tape.)  ::)


LOL - Learner is obviously an old hand at this ;) 


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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #236 on: June 16, 2010, 16:24 »
I'm sending everyone on the list an elastic tape.  Just stretch it as far as you can when measuring your pumpkin.  ;)
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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #237 on: June 17, 2010, 01:32 »
no idea  :blink:

Tape measure and photo then, eh?  ;)

(No fingers at the back of the pumpkin to swell the diameter and no slack in the tape.)  ::)


LOL - Learner is obviously an old hand at this ;) 



That's the ticket.... when measuring keep your hand on the back of the pumpkin and run the tape measure round and over your hand while the other hand holds the ends together round the front for the photo  ;)

This of course is banned!!!!  :lol:

(PS You need big hands... I wonder if it'd work with your foot?)  :ohmy:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #238 on: June 17, 2010, 17:00 »
I'd love to enter, but as I'm only growing some Jack O' Lanterns that came free with a magazine apparently I'm unlikely to win.  You never know though - I've had HUGE successes with BNS in the past (and that's probably just blown this year's crop...)

I'd also love to see what this competition does to the price of pumpkins in the supermarkets.  The way they get away with charging so much for such inferior products just because it's Hallowe'en is beyond me - and I bet the growers don't get inflated payments either.

Sorry, rant over, but I'm certainly going to be giving away my surplus to families who would normally buy one and carve it for Hallowe'en, although obviously not my competition winning one. :tongue2:

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Re: pumpkin competition
« Reply #239 on: June 17, 2010, 17:03 »
Jack O'Lanterns don't grow extra large.

They are recommended for Hallowen carving squash.
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