Pumpkin contest 2011

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #210 on: September 19, 2011, 09:03 »
This friendly competition ends on 31st October, so there is plenty of time for them to get huge  ::) ;)

and for the pretty ones to get prettier :nowink:
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #211 on: September 19, 2011, 21:32 »
My biggest one is now bigger than a football, although it is orange now so I'm guessing that means it won't get much bigger.  I also have a really ugly one but I don't suppose there is a category for that!!

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #212 on: September 24, 2011, 13:35 »
What kind of pumpkin is that Teasmade? It's a lovely shape!

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #213 on: September 24, 2011, 21:04 »
Mine's not a compy winner, it only got to 50 something inches round, nevertheless it's been given it's own little display at the harvest festival, along with some of my carrots.

Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #214 on: September 27, 2011, 18:45 »
Well, it appears I won't be putting mine in the competition after all - it has been pinched from my allotment plot, together with quite a number of small ones - absolutely pointless!! :mad: :mad:

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #215 on: September 28, 2011, 10:08 »
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I know that my allotment neighbour (the chairman no less) had 2 of his nicked last year, even used his wheelbarrow to do it :-(
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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #216 on: October 01, 2011, 00:58 »
hi TheSpartacat,
its alantic giant i think but bought on sale and had some dodgy stuff from same shop ??

no manure just compost and a lot of love  :D and food

thanks for saying its a lovely shape as it is very witchy and full of halloween potential :)

due to hot weather it is not happy so have to deal with it this weekend  :ohmy:

pumpkin pie anyone???
dig dig dig dig digging, rid me of those little weeds....

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #217 on: October 04, 2011, 19:25 »

Hi I can't enter this competition as not enough posts.
Anyway i've never grew pumpkins before but my daughter gave me some seeds from a magazine,Out of 10 seeds only 2 managed to survive to produce pumpkins,and the plants seemed to go on forever.
They produced 6 pumpkins between them,about the size of a football,sonot going to win any competitions with them! anyway.

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #218 on: October 04, 2011, 23:43 »
Some 1 put me out of my misery :( :(

There must be some big'ish pumpkins out there!

Seem's like its a poor year for size up here but have 3-4 football size per plant :D :D

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #219 on: October 07, 2011, 22:20 »
Well here's a pic of my 3 and I'm fairly pleased with them, all the foliage is starting to die back now so I'm tempted to harvest them now to be honest as there's a risk they'll get nicked :-(



The one on the left is the largest it's not just a trick of the photo.

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #220 on: October 07, 2011, 22:23 »
I'd get them in, Paul. Looking at the colour, as you say, they won't get any bigger and it'd be a shame to lose them.

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #221 on: October 07, 2011, 23:48 »
yea, think its gonna be a job for tomorrow

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #222 on: October 08, 2011, 21:39 »
Walked into our local convenience store, to see two huge pumpkins about twice the size of mine, which I am pleased with, one was labeled up as 58 kg ( didnt look at the price)  Now thinking mine are a bit small,  :(

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #223 on: October 10, 2011, 12:45 »
Harvested my pair this weekend.

One of them crossed with a Crown Prince but still gave a weight of 78lb.

The other one is 74 inches and weighs 106lb. Has a chance.

Last years was lighter but still won the village contest so...fingers crossed.

Trying to send pics from phone to pc.

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Re: Pumpkin contest 2011
« Reply #224 on: October 10, 2011, 12:47 »
Me and my boy pulled our Big Max pumpkin yesterday, i havent weighed it yet, but measures at 47 inches around....little lad is chuffed to bits with it :D



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