Dont You Grow No Ugly Pumpkin!!
2016 will ROCK!! Sending out over 10,000 in prize checks today & tomorrow.2015 results are final.Thanks to all the supporters we are growing fast.Thank you Big Pumpkins.com Thank you Ken it was great meeting you in Wilkes Barre last year always nice to put a face & personality on your name.
Flocks of Earlybirds have landed!!!
Seed giveaway coming soon Great Seeds! Great Members! Great FUN!!If you havent contacted me about renewing please do.Worldwidegiantgrowers.com
Thank Ya Very Mulch!!!
Getting ready to pull the trigger on the Bubba random number generator. 24 seeds will be won.90 2016 members on board early this season who are eligible to win these Hot seeds.Stay tuned for the results.
Here are the winners! Im not typing this up right now,maybe later.lol I used a random number generator.I'm sorry no 2230s I didnt get my bubble out yet to Ron.I will have that seed for the March 1st drawing,along with most of these that were just won.Plus more!!(Note to all of todays winners)If you dont want the kin seed you won? I will trade you for a different (type)veggie if you want. Thank you to the 97 members who joined up early.If you cant read my writing ?Shoot me a note. NEW ODD VEGGIE CONTEST WILL BE UP SOON!
Winners 2016 WWGG Early Bird Hot seed Give away
Todd Kline 1916 Barron
Pete Caspers 1625 Ganter
Erik Sorenson 2185 Brandt
Gary Rodine 2185 Brandt
Quinn Werner 2019 Zywiec
Robert Walden 2102 Meier
Dan MacCoy 1317 Clementz
Henry Bartimus 1998.5 Jutras
Lance Hoffa 1998.5 Jutras
Joe Lehr 2020 Werner
Charles Bentley 2145 McMullen
Chris Coogan 1317 Clementz
Joel Jarvis 2002 Hawkley
Jim Stage 2145 McMullen
Jeremy Lindley 2017 Martin
Todd Cotterman 1734.5 Clementz
Joesph House 1733 Kline
Jason Grams 1317 Clementz
Kevin Mitchell 1317 Clementz
John Sikorski 1733 Kline
Zeljko Milankov 1734.5 Clementz
Chris Qualley 1317 Clementz
Robert Borgers 1721 Werner
Lou Chadwick 1712 Werner
Thanks to all 97 EarlyBirds who joined up.I will give another 5 -1317s March 1st along with Rons 2230 will be included.I will also have most of the above seeds again to be won.
I made this video in 2013 This was the 1495 & 2009 Wallace plants that produced the 1317 Clementz.My soil was not right, or it may have been the 1817 Clementz.I have made many more videos since this one.Some are not available to the general public.Members only.I also will be giving a 2009 Wallace to 1 lucky member March 1st thru March 5th.In our annual seed give away.Along with many more great seeds,(5-1317s)Good video to show how we double plant.I dont grow exactly like this anymore.Come join us to find out what I have changed??
Win a 2009 WALLACE SEED on March 5th!
. I will draw say 40 to 50 winners.If you win a Hot Pumpkin seed.Butt rather have a Long Gourd/Giant Squash/Giant Mater/Field Pumpkin/Giant Watermelon etc. I have all the Hot seeds I can find.Still sending bubbles out to the 2015 champs,sending one to the Barlows this week. So rather then exclude anyone from winning the 2009 Wallace 2012 seed.Mother of the last several World Champs.I give everyone one a shot.Plus the 2230/2185/2145/2109/1998/1947/1317 & many more.You can trade it your Giant Pumpkin seed for different veggie if you like?This I think will give everyone the seed of the liking.
Back peddling here just a bit(this is out first year having the Early Bird draw in January.
I will hold off & ship all seeds March 5th & 6th to the winners.This will save a lot on shipping & time to ship.Also products will ship then(first warm week)Marks Special Tea will freeze)
Please post Questions & concerns here .
Thank YA VERY MULCH for supporting the WWGG!!
(Exception here I will start mailing seeds to Europe this week to make sure they get there in time for planting.(Bubba Challenge contest/Big Orange Contest etc.)
I will spend the weekend mailing a few Bubbles to Europe 13.50 a pc.
Then I will start a New Seed page on WWGG website.I will show all the seeds available to grow this season.March 1st thru 5th Hot Pumpkin seed drawing.If you dont grow pumpkins & win a Pumpkin seed?. You can trade it for a Hot Melon seed or Giant Squash etc.You must be entered in that type veggie to request the seed you want.Squash guys can ask for Squash seed.Melon growers melon seed etc.This will make sure you win a seed you are growing.I will have 50 seeds to be won.
The 1st prize is the 2009 Wallace 2012 hottest seed in town!!
I have cleaned up the website homepage & added a PayPal drop down bar.Plus put the Giant Veggie contests on a drop down bar.Bubbas cleaning up his act.Dont want to look to Red neck.lol
Please check us out.! 30 days or so to the drawings!
Existing members can upgrade at any time to get on board with Marks Mixes to use in your patch.
For the melon grower if your one of the 50 Hot Pumpkin seed winners March 1st thru the 5th.If you dont want the Pumpkin seed you can trade for a pack or two of these seeds here.Plus I have many more to choose from.Nobody gets stuck with a seed they dont want or will never grow.
Shhh!! Keep it a secret But go tell a friend! All 2016 Worldwidegiantgrowers.com members are in the drawing to win the 2009 Wallace.YOU DONT have to be a pumpkin grower to win this seed.It maybe a mater man or mater gal that wins it!!Just wanting to clear up any confusion. Thank you very Mulch!!!
Feb 1st Mild temps No snow.We are either warmer then normal or colder with 14 inch snowfall in November,butt not much since.Just hope this mild winter isnt a sign of a hot summer.
Latest WWGG Update if you have 13 minutes to spare in this craZZzy world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMvx8pDFQM
MY Melons grown in a screen house 2011
Hi Member! have you seen my Screen house page ?
The kin caves are 28X60 2 plants in each I used to do 3 plants. but grew the 1947 with 2 in a house.Yes perilite would help.Sand will to.I added lots of sand in 2013 & 2014 like 10 yards each year.Last year I did add some perilite to my soil.Looking more for loose soil more then drainage.The sand solved my drainage problem.Plus I rented a trencher & put 2 ditches & added drain pipe 15 years ago If You need more help? Let me know I always have time for growers. Thx Bubba
A recent email response member asked about this subject.I thought I should share it.
Marks better half BUBBA!
Organizing seeds today for the BIG GIVEAWAY! I have some 2230s & 1916s on the way to join the pile. Thanks to a nice customer who gave me these containers. I have my Poop in a Group!! Seeds on file.Its going to be in the 40s today.Love this Global warming. OOPS did I say that out loud? I mean climate change. Gotta to remember Sugar coat it Bubba LOL!!
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I picked these up at a farm store in Sevierville Tennessee.I was visiting my good friend & growing mentor Chris Kent.I have most of Chris's seeds.Thats the bonus of visiting friends.You can sneak there seeds out of there house while there cooking you dinner.lol Keep it a secret & dont tell Chris.He never reads my stuff.lol So join the WWGG melon contest & request your seeds.There is a novice contest if you think the competition is to intense.Crazy weather here.No climate change at all.lol Just a very mild winter mostly.calling for 58 degrees today.Normal high about 30 for Michigan.
I raked this in on December 11th.(Normal year ground would be frozen or covered in snow)LOL Its never to late to start a cover crop.I cant wait to water in my Root Keeper & inoculate this cover crop.Nice thats its just getting started.It wont be so tall come spring.Water solubles are much less work in my opinion. 2 weeks till the March 5th seed drawing. A 2009 Wallace & 49 other top seeds will be won by one of over 138 renewed WWGG members.If you dont win you still get a seed from whats left or the seed from your contest that you enter.Seeds for all & ALL FOR SEEDS!!Dont want Pumpkin seed? You can trade for a hot World Record Mater/Long Gourd/Field Pumpkin/WR Squash.WR watermelon.If your one of 50 winners
Tracing back the family tree. Nope Ma ma Bubba thought the same thing.Bubba didnt come from a nut tree.lol I sink it was a German tree.Was told we were from Alsace Lorraine.Must dig deeper & get to the deepest roots in the Clementz soil.
I think Gramps would be pround of Bubba.lol
Congrats to Ron Josiah & Gene.I wish I had the Euros to back to my home Continent & visit the family.Have fun Guys!
140 have joined or renewed Thats great !! 2009 Wallace & 50 more seeds will be won March 5th.If you havent joined for 2016 please do. I will give more detail this year hands in soil videos.The newbies want every detail.So they tell me.I will do my best to capture it all.
Snow day today! Woot Woot Jackson and I built a snowman.Then Jackson requested to knock it down.He is all boy.Very mild winter.2 big snowfalls.13.5 inches last November in one snowing.Now today calling for possible 10 inches by tomorrow.
Ok 144 Members signed up .BIG SEEDS will be drawn this Saturday!!After that the hottest seeds will be owned by WWGG 2016 Members.So you have 5 days left to renew!! Then June 15th is the Deadline for prize money eligibility for 2016
1- 2009 Wallace 2-1916 Barrons & more 50 total seeds
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Here are the 144 Bubbles.Just had a Bronze join last night.Bronze gets you all 6 products.The last post doesn't show the Pumpkin Power(6th product).We will label each bubble with members names.Then we will randomly pull from the pile.50 winners. If you dont win? I still have seeds you can request if your not getting a seed from a contest you have entered already.I will add new bubbles to pile all week as new members come aboard to view the How to grow videos join the fun.Drawing in 5 days!!
Looks like a early spring is in motion there calling for 72 degrees here this Tuesday.WOW!! Thats great!! I thought I would share this seed starting video from last season.Some folks have emailed me requesting this.
Hi Mr Grower. The products worth $300 ?? Marks Mixes?? Yes they are The Root Keeper inoculation in a hydro store would be 125$ minuimum The Marks special Tea (1 gallon.would sell for $100 to $125 This is top shelf stuff.Conservatively there $200 Value alone.The products alone are worth $300 plus entry in 3 contests/Videos/seeds.Its a great deal.I think a lot of people are missing the boat. I dont buy Companion/Root shield/Mycorrhizae. No need to its in Marks Root Keeper.So you save money there. Just a little info for you. Thx Mark
I have talked to a few people lately I have known for years they seem to be confused on what there getting with a Bronze Membership.So I thought I would clear that up. I changed products to make my own label.Sponsors come & go I will spend the next 20 years. If I have 20 God willing & the creek dont raise.Promoting my passion.GROWING GIANTS & Marks Mixes !!! Please e-mail me with any questions.This aint about money.Its about PASSION & Growing Giants!!!
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Thought I would start some peppers.My good friend Mike who has helped me make most of the videos has a bunch of fellas on the County road commission who want to grow some peppers this season.I will start some with the Root Keeper & some with out.I will keep you posted on the results.Hung my lite it the basement.Let the season begin.
I decided today to be the 11th member to join the Heavy Carrot contest.Always been a dream of mine.To have a T -shirt that reads "I won the Biggest Carrot Contest"LOL
Check out our odd veggie page http://worldwidegiantgrowers.com/ODD_Veggie_Contest.html
Top 50 Winners List Is here!!
2009 Wallace =Thomas Hendricks
2185 Brandt = Steffen Hoffmann
2185 " " = Christopher Weber
2145 McMullen =Mathias Willemijns
2145 " " = Jacob Evers
1916 Baron = Todd Cotterman
1916 Baron= Dustin Grubs
1317 Clementz =Nate Hallmark
1317 Clementz= Chad Shoop
2109 Zyweic = Al Eaton
2109 """""""" =Daniel Gates
1998 Jutras = Jason Gfeller
1998 Jutras = Brian Crosby
2008 Neptune = Chad New
2008 Neptune = Aram Mkhitarain
2102 Meier=Art johnston
1744 Faulk =Joe Sherber
1750 MARTIN= Patrick Beck
1912 Carter =Art Martinez
1338 Martin =Jason Grams
Top 20 winners above
John Butler= 149 WR Eaton
Andrew Vial= 1750 Martin
Brian Staring =Jutras Squash 14???
Patrick White=2185 Josiah Brandt
Lewis Morris 1998 Jutras
Dan MacCoy= 1998 Jutras
Chris Qualley= 1998 ""
Joe Lehr = 1998 """
Danny Mason= 1738 Don Barron
Charles Bentley= 1738 Barron
Thomas Morgan =1317 Clementz
Jermey Lindley = 1317 Clementz
John Sikorski= 2034 Barlow
Ned Sandercock=1865 Harnica
Edidio Mereo= 2008 Neptune
John Mackinnon= 1733 Kline
Christine Thisse = 1733 Kline
Tanner Conway =2145 Gene McMullen
Marvin Mitchell = 2145 """"
Cindy Tobeck = 2109 Zyweic
Brian Cleave= 211 Mackinnion
Rick Drabeck 1538 Jutras
Robert Bennett =1998 Jutras
David Smith =1998 Jutras
Patrick Klowas +1998 """
Bill Price 2145 McMullen
Brad Morgan =2185 Brandt
Chris Koniecczny =1998 Jutras
Jim Stawecki =1317 Clementz
Paul Zinn = 2058 Hawkley
Congrats to our Top 50 winners. If your not in a Pumpkin contest.You may ask to trade your kin seed for veggie type you are entered in for 2016
.Everyone else its like Ma Ma Bubba says " Ya get what ya get & ya dont throw a fit!!!LOL Thanks for joining up for 2016
This is WIN WIN WIN!!! I won the 2009 Wallace at Team Lunatics auction.Then Thomas Hendricks from Belguim won the seed in the March 5th drawing!! 3 winners The Club Bubba & Team Lunatic!! Thanks Eddy for getting it to me in one piece.Now to get it to Europe in one piece. It will be in a box for sure. I hope you grow a World record Thomas!!! 1 lb smaller then mine.lol
Slip back Sunday!LOL I have always loved the Big Orange Pumpkins.I see the naming them is nothing new. Michelle will be 21 next month.We will have a new pumpkin model as she will be having my 7th grandchild in April if not sooner.Michelle named Fatso!! LOL Macy my new grandaughter will be naming them soon. I told Jackson he will be sharing the stage soon.
Latest Update!! I should have my Poop In a Group this coming week.My shipment will come by Friday.If in the creek dont rise & the good Lords willing.So I will pack & ship about 2 months earlier then last year.
I will ship the warmer climates & Europeans first. As they start earlier.I should have everything out the door by April 10th.
So keep your Pumpkin Panties on.We have lots of time.
Im headed today to the Michigan Giant Pumpkin Growers seminar this A.M .to be crowned State Champ! 3 time state champ holding 3 state records.Ma Ma Bubba told me if I didnt get out of the house she would crown me. lol CAST IRON SKILLET KING!!LOL
Please join us at 10:30 am at the VFW Hall in St.Johns Michigan. Great Speaker coming Cecil Weston from Ohio.Yes a Buckeye! BuTT still a great grower!!LOL Please join us for laughs & giggles.
Bubba might grow melons this year This was Brookler the Lookler 5 years ago with the 260 Clementz.She is now kindygartner!!lol
Shipping to Belgium this morning.I wanted to provide protection for seed 2009 Wallace I won(490$) from Team Lunatic fundraiser auction.It will be placed in jar to get it there. Then the Jar makes aprox 192 gallons of set the ROOTS on FIRE.First year out the Root Keeper grew a WR Eaton Long Gourd,2145 Giant Pumpkin,302 lb Giant watermelon.Todd Klines Canadian fruits & the Michigan State Champion 1734 Dublin Ohio 1st place kin!!& 1177 1st place Indiana champ!!
The Root Keeper will help keep plant healthy all summer long.I would say Good Luck! But I dont believe in Luck. Congrats! To Thomas Hendricks the Root Keeper is a bonus prize. I will say Good Effort!Good Hopes! Positive thoughts to you Thomas !!! IT will pay off!!!
Ba Ha BA HAAA!!! RISL Rolling in the snow laughing. Early spring forecasted. The next 10 days cold LOL! Step away from the seed pack & germinator.We have lots of time.Looks like the normal start up time in Muddy Waters.3 weeks from now.I have started some hot peppers & my first attempt at giant carrots.If you need to start this week & I owe you seeds & Root Keeper? I will be packing & shipping all day today.Just got a new shipment of materials & products in.So the next week is.Butt Cheeks & elbows around here.So shoot me a note if you want to be shipped first.Squeaky wheel gets the grease! 160 plus Members up from 144 last June.Still lots of time to sign up.Great How to grow videos/products & FUN!! Worldwidegiantgrowers.com.Watch for flying Prizes/Products!!Thank Ya Very Mulch !!!
Here is the Bronze package I will ship out $300 US $425 European & Canada Due to postage increases. I will no longer be doing the add a place to your veggie contest.If you already requested one I will honor it.I rather due this then raise the membership fee.Most have not asked for this perk.So shouldn't be a big deal..
1-2 lb Root Keeper (water soluble powder)
1-2lb Cal Mag (water soluble powder)
1-2 lb Grow (water soluble powder)
2-2lb Bloom (water soluble powder)
2-2lb Pumpkin Power (water soluble powder)
1- gallon Marks Special Tea (with Glycine) liguid foliar/soil drench.
approximately enough for 1 pumpkin or several smaller veggies.
Free Shipping/How to grow weekly videos on FaceBook (hidden page) seeds by request only.Product give aways all summer posted on videos.
Still time to upgrade!! before I ship out.
Shew Youth awards each youth will receive a check for $25 along with there plaque.If you would like to sponsor this I will have a auction soon about 2 weeks to help fund this.Like to get more kids growing in the patch
Last but not least
Congrats to Pete Vanderwielen his winning fruit only 83 days old still doing 12 lbs a day on a secondary when harvested. I do believe it would of hit the high 1600s,in two more weeks.Great genetics here I will grow this seed in 2016. Join the Bubba Challenge & win 1,000$ -$500 for 2nd this season. Not many on board like last year.I think most will be surprised at what we grow with this seed.Get your seeds with your membership. Write Bubba Challenge in the comment box.You will get a 1583 & 1177 Clementz Both Great crosses.
Almost mid April LOL ! heard rumors of a early spring? ROFL.In Michigan the weather girl carries a medical marijuana card.lol Somebodys smoking the wacky TabACKY!!! Got Soil Cables ?? need a set about 4000 feet long & some grow lights.About 40 sets.No I think I will wait for Mother nature to hand me some decent weather.Only problem is it could be a month before it comes.I have seen this cold stay till late May before it completely turns Sunny & nice.Back to shipping Bronze/Silvers and Golds. Might start some 291s & 260 Watermelons this weekend.Melons are slow growers.Still 10 more days to start the kins .If it warms up a little?If not will start them the 27th like most Michigan growers.Dont like my kins in there grow bags more then 2-3 weeks.
Ok here ya go heavy carrot growers Bubbas first attempt to to grow a heavy carrot.Snowing out.I will ship bronze packages & seeds today. Will make seed starting video on starting melon seeds & some information on most seed types.I will be growing Giant Melons this season in the Kin Cave I. This is where I grew the 1947 & the 1734.I joined the Giant Water Melon Growers club.GWG.I herad it will be a hot summer.If so Melons will be in the ground. They like the heat, unlike the kins.This video will be on You Tube.Once we get in the patch the How to videos will be on the Facebook page.If your a WWGG member and havent been invited to the page send me a e mail & I will send you a invitation.Thany Ya Very MULCH!!
Bubba was having a bad hair day.Then it took a turn for the better. I ran into Colonel Sanders,We talked about the old days. Cousin Elvis & more. We swapped secret recipes.Yep he might even grow a kin.
The weather has broke it was 70 today.Have a great weekend!! Will be sunny here, Hope Ya Dont get ya none of that "Cold Kentucky rain"!!
Soil cables in for the 1317 Clementz. I will grow 2 this season for the first time.One in the Kin cave & 1 outside.If you havent been invited to the Facebook page to view the latest video,installing soil cables.Please shoot me a note.I will send you a link to the page.Looks like I can start kin seeds soon as the weather looks good for the rest of April here.
Been busy with a new shipment & will be packing memberships this weekend while nature warms the soil up here in the north.My youngest daughter that I have referred to as the drama queen (for the past 5 years) is at the hospital looks like she may have her first baby on her 21st birthday.WOW! How cool is that? Jackson Reed & I are caring for the plants
that he refers to as his.LOL He has taken ownership of the seedlings.I think Chad Gehwieler is right.Jackson might care for a plant at 4 years of age.I think he has the ambition & hand eye coordination to do it.He is the most amazing 3 year old for 3 more weeks I have ever seen. But maybe Im biased lol
I have to share this with you all.Jackson asked me how to spell Bubba.He said I can make a B.What are the other letters??I said a U and a A. He said whats a U? So I wrote Bubba on a cardboard box.This boy constantly amazes me.I wrote the 1317 He wrote BuBBa.We took the kins out of there little peat pots first day up.I put them in 1 gallon bags.Will do some more tomorrow.Will hope to plant outside before May 1st.Thats early here.
If we get 3 more growers in the Giant watermelon contest there will be a growers jacket.I will combine Novice & the regular contest.Growers jacket will be done on Monday they tell me.
My newest pumpkin model is here.Meet Macy Rae !! She was born this morning at 330 am on her mothers 21st birthday.Her mother my youngest daughter Michelle was born on her Great Grandfathers birthday. Let the party begin.There will be a Macy Day Parade in downtown Muddy Waters at 10 am Saturday!!!lol
Wont let me load pic wrong file.lol See Facebook for pics!!
Started 21 plants last Sunday night the 17th of April.21 are in there 1 gallon bags.The melons were started a week earlier & germinated 14 out of 16 also in 1 gallon bags.Will plant next weekend.So they will be in the bag 1 week.Sunny & 55 today calling for 60s most of the week ahead.Not so worried about great temps,just everyday sunshine would be nice. My line up this season 2-1317s 1-1734 Clemenetz 1-1583 Vanderweilen (1947 selfed) 1-1806 Mathison. Jackson yelled & told grandma were going to Canada fishing.lol 2145 McMullen & the 1756 mother of 2145.plus for the 150 contest I will grow the 1059 Vincent Mcgill or the 1734 either way im growing both.I will grow some kins at a farm 6 miles up the road for promotional purposes.Big orange kins for store events.1625 was started I may use the pollen or grow it in the 150 contest.
Hi New Member Membership form came through. There is nothing in the comment box for contest choice?Will you be wanting seeds? would you like to be invited to the hidden FB page? How would you like to pay? Could you resubmit form & write details in comment box? Looking forward to growing with you. Mark(Bubba)
This is our 171 st member.Were GROWING! Last season 144 at June deadline.We will have a Growers coat this season.Brian Staring submitted an awesome design for the Jacket.I will combine Novice with the regular contests 30 entrants in each contest warrants a growers jacket.So please join us.WWGG is on board for long term contests/prizes & awards.Thank-you Ken for letting us grow on your site.We will always support BP & the GPC.Bringing new growers on board & growing this hobby is our goal."Keep it a secret but go tell a friend" We are here to stay!Videos are now being viewed on the hidden Facebook page.We are not being snobs by having a private membership.We are asking you to support our cause only $35 to join.You wont find this years videos on You Tube.There not there.More detailed then ever before..Please join us WorldwideGiantGrowers.com
My T-5s puked today. dont know why.Dont have time to investigate.Came home only half were working the other half flickering. Sounds like a ballast goin out to me. So I broke out the 1000 watter.I know it will get the job done & has a much bigger footprint.Started some 1177s & 955 Squash & 1059s Vincent/McGills last Sunday. all popped except the 1059s & 2 squash.Cold & crappy here. high 50 low 30s. PURE MICHIGAN.LOL My diary will not be the usual this year on BP.If you want to follow you will get much more detail on the hidden facebook page.Its a time thing.Pete & Ron will keep ya going this year! Have a blast!! Good luck to Awl!!I will post every now & then. see ya at Hamilton/Chicago/Dublin?Indiana/Andty Ts/ Dundee_Harnicas If the Lords willing & the creek dont rise!!
"Don't YOU GROW NO UGLY PUMPKIN"
New Growers jacket Version #1.#2 will be ready in 2 -3 weeks For every contest with 30 growers a coat will be awarded to the winner.If a novice grower grows a bigger mater,watermelon or pumpkin the the regular contest.The Novice will win the coat instead.
Planting tips for this week.
After seeing Rons diary I know my dont worry about root bound theory is spot on.lol I think sometimes some old theorys are not true.I plant in 1 gallon & 2 gallon bags,No need to use 5 gallon buckets per Ron Wallace the best grower on the planet year after year.(most times on top)
Get your soil temp to 60 if possible.Over 80 not really good.60s is fine.
Temps in greenhouses & cold frames should not exceed 90 degrees.I like 80 to 85.
Dont plant in mud & if heavy rain is expected cover planting site to keep dry.
I never fertilize a transplant wait one week (root Keeper is ok)0r other mycoor/beneficial product.
Shade a plant the first day after transplanting the Hot sun if over 70-80 out can fry a new plant.If you couldn't acclimate use a chair & place a brick on seat so it dont blow away .
Any questions on planting?? Make sure your house is in order.Please add growing tips below for others if I missed any ??
Cold frames should be wide open both ends on sunny days. You will fry your plants over 90.They might survive but you will damage them.
Please join us a WWGG for summer long growing tips
Supporting new growers & setting new records Local/State/World
GOT RUUTS!!!LoL This for my southern friends! Its go time 4 plants in the ground now 2 -1317s no ddoouubbllee planting needed. needed 2-1806s double planted as this is a unproven seed at this point in time.
Jackson with the 1806s. He would not pose for this picture in less I posed first.He takes better pictures then the Birdman.LOL
The kid blows my mind at 3 years old he will be 4 on the 16th of May.Ask me today what does depend mean? He is asking everyday what the bigger words mean. His vocabulary will be double mine by age 10.lol
If your on one of those low budget growing programs.This is more affordable way to go. I guarantee they will go heavy to the chart with these soil amendments.If you throw in some glycine it may carry the concrete from the leaf to the fruit.lol
180 Members now!!! Were growing! last year was 144 members on June deadline to join contests.This year we have 49 Root Keepers 27 Bronze 9 Silvers & 4 Golds.Plus 91 basic memberships.The picture here is the Bronze Membership.You get all 6 products 2 Bloom 2 Pumpkin Power 1 gallon of Marks Special Tea 1- grow 1-cal mag & 1-2 lb Root Keeper.If you sign up by May 15th for a GOLD or upgrade to a Gold you will get 2 free gallons of Marks special Tea. Makes 100s of gallons of foliar feed with amino acids/humic/fulvic & seaweed extract & vitamin B.Thats 6 gallons of MST with the Gold membership. Retail value $500 on the tea alone.Please join us for weekly How to grow videos & biweekly prizes given to random members & remember "Keep it a Secret, but go tell a friend"WorldwideGiantGrowers.com is on Fire!!!
There is still 1 month left for the contests deadline.So please join up for cash prize eligibility & awards!! Plus you can still request a 1734or 1177 while supplies last.1947s are not available at this time.
Should be a good year. I have the 1317 -1734 -1177 -1625 Ganter-2145 McMullen & 1583 VanderWielein & the 1806 Mathison in the ground already the 1756 Jolivete will go in when the cold snap ends in a few days
Bubba didnt have enough to do so we had a benefit sale this past weekend.I first met Marti in second grade when I moved to Holly in 68.The sales were good despite the crappy weather.We had snow frost & cold rain.Much worse then forecasted.Looks like the forecast this week is much better. IF there right our sale will be sunny & 70 for this weekend on the 21st of May.Thanks to all who made donations from out of State for Marti's Lyme disease in recovery.
Someone donated these honeys. I put them on the hidden page as a fundraiser auction. These great growers bid them up to $40 for Marti!(tear running down my cheek) Thank You Very Mulch guys!! They also won some 350 Kent seeds & a Marks Mix Cal mag as a surprise bonus after the bidding was over
Oh & last but not least Jackson is 4 today. Happy Birthday Jackson.
Keep it a Secret! His Mother & fiance is taking him to his first Tiger ball game today.There going to surprise him.So dont say a word.SSHHHH!!
OK! Lets put the Root Bound theory to a test.I have been watching theory's & opinions on what to plant.Big plant? little plant? This 1756 has been like some people I know in the bag for a month.lol Planted late on May 21st.Lets see what this plant does.Keep in mind this will be the like 5th year in a row planting here in this spot.So if it goes to disease issues that would be the biggest factor. If not some of the small plants are struggling to green up.This is a test.I have found talking to others that Ron & I think & agree on a lot of growing techniques.Yet some others say I dont know what I'm talking about.lol Funny how that works.Im only a 3 time State champion.What do I know??LOL Love Ron & Pap Great People!!
1317 Clementz I wanted to document the great weather we are having.The past 10 days has been sunny with nights in the high 50s & low 60s.These are my best June 4th plants in years.The past Junes have been horrible cloudy & cool.If this continues ?? Dont know if it will? I could grow a new personal best.Looking back Im 4 or 5 days ahead of last years & the 2014 season when I grew the 1947,1768,1641,1609,1395 & Canfield County champion on August 25th the 1124 Clementz.
My 2nd 1317 Clementz plant in the kin cave II.I also transplanted the back up here to another spot instead of culling the plant.So 3-1317s this year for the first time ever.Only grew 1 each season.Figured why not grow more it like my soil better then the the new seed lines I introduce each year.Please join us on the hidden Facebook page.For $35 You get to see How to grow videos posted each week,sometimes daily.We are not making you pay for How to grow information that you can find for free on the internet.We are asking that you support our cause.Helping New growers & setting records.Dont listen to the negative people.Come support our great cause.We are growing this Sport/Hobby each year for the entire community.182 members have renewed or joined for 2016. 11 days left to be eligible for awards & cash.
Finally some rain.Very unusual no storms just rain.slow & steady been raining for several hours .Mud puddles in the driveway even. This will really get them growing.The ground was really dry.like 3 weeks with no rain.also very unusual for this time of year.
Dang running behind on getting walk planks in the patch.You know your slow when the turtles show up & remind you.lol
SHHH! Keep it a secret,But go tell a friend!! Bubbas soil is jacked with turtle POOP!!!
SSHHH Keep it a secret!!!
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Meet SQUIDWARD!! 1317 Clementz liking Marks Mixes I think this maybe my biggest June 11th plant in a long time.Covered the Kin caves today will be 94 for one day.Then back to high 70s & low 80s weather is decent this year for a change.Very little rain.Only 1 inch in the past month.This year I will have the screens removable.Roll down Roll up type deal.To many cloudy weeks.So I needed a convertible.
The screens will provide wind/hail storm damage plus 20% shade reduction to help with sun scorch.The plants have been treated for bugs.I will say this my plants wont be as pretty come labor day as they would with permanent screens.Time will tell if my new system will improve my weights???
1625 Ganter X Sqiudward(1317)putting the 1495 back in her instead of the 2009 Wallace like the 1947 is.Hot spell coming this weeked 89 predicted.I can here the Arkansas boys laughing now.They think 89 is A/C. lol
1317 SQUIDWARD X 1756 Howell/Jolivette 8:30 am at 68 degrees out. Join up WWGG & see pumpkin porn video of actual pollination on our hidden Facebook page.It cant be searched you must be invited. 2 males were used. Warning this video maybe to sexual for some viewers.
1806 Mathison will be pollinating tomorrow.I told Jackson to stop digging worms up for the fishing trip.lol This plant is a odd duck.I think I culled the wrong plant.This one is border line ribbon vine
Lets get down to the root of the matter.Bubbas Carrot is liking Marks Mixes! Using "Pumpkin Power" "Root Keeper" Grow & Bloom.Plus whatever I spray on the kins the last few squirts get dumped here.Lets not forget the Cal-Mag!
1806 X 1317 Clementz(squidward)this am will be 90 today 76 tomorrow,rain missed me by 1/2 mile. They got a enough to make puddles in the parking lots 1/2 mile from me.Rolling on the floor crying!!!LOL ROFC
1177 X 1317 Clementz boys Squidward & the 1317 in kin cave II plant. As Pap would say "Its a gang bang" LOL from a old BP post. This will be my really orange 2016 cross. If this dont grow orange I will kiss your lily white rears.LOL
Stop the PRESSS!!!!! My new BFF Dan Flescer called me this am after seeing my post.We met part way at a McDonalds & I raced back home& sprayed Squidward & the 1756 Howel/Jolivette. I gave him a gallon of Marks Special Tea for being so kind & taking the time out of his day.He of course had a extra kit from Matt. I sprayed them about 11:00 am in the 80s about 51 hours after pollination.Thanks Dan!!!
Took Saturday night off from the weeding & fruit positioning.Took Jackson to my favorite fishing lake a 14 acre lake full of lunkers.lol This is the 2nd biggest one we ever caught in 40 years of fishing here.Jack hooked it & brought it to the boat.When I saw the pole bent in half leaving his arms I grabbed it & finished the job.Jacks first 6 lber lol I was 28 on my first 6 lber.This was my 3rd best trip to this lake in 40 years of here.Well over 100 trips to this honey hole.Blessed to have this memory with my pumpkin partner.GOD is Good!
1317 Squidward plant. Starting to come around now that I am drowning it with overhead watering & drip tape alternating.Drought continues.The dogs are happy as fireworks have been banned this year for local blow your own foot off rednecks.lol
I dumped the remainder on my Big carrot. Dont know if it will do anything at this point,But WTH Thought I would document this just in case it does well. It was diluted with a 1/2 cup of water.So it may be washed into the soil. I will get Matts opinion. Shoot me a note Matt if you see this?
I realize that dap size dont mean anything in the long run. I just like to keep these for my own comparisons.Squid grew 4 inches in 24 hours.Thats 1/2 better then last years 24 hr growth & its 2 inches larger then the 1734 on Dap 11
SQUID!!!! WORD!!!!! LOL did 5 inches in 24 hrs took a friend to dinner & met some childhood classmates for some laughs & giggles. So I flipped to a am taping.I tape to see if Im rocking ? or flopping!! Without taping how do you know??(dont scratch it) My bubby told me " If you dont stop playing with your pumpkin you will go blind" I will quit when I need glasses. lol
The Brian Staring designed growers jacket for 2016.I will award 1 for the Big Orange contest & the Giant Pumpkin contest.There will also be 1 for the Giant Watermelon contest this year.In 2017 I will award 1 for each contest with 30 plus entries The front of coat will list growers name & patch on the sleeve for the veggie type.I will design each coat per talking with winner of there wants. Sorry June 15th has passed too late to sign up for $$ & coat.Hope to see you next year.
I know Im 5 days behind my last 2 seasons butt this SqiudWard(1317)plant has me hopeful that I can maintain my State title.Dap 15 I beleive June 25th pollination doing 5 inches a day in circum.Im not bragging, these might not be the best numbers out there?? Just keeping these numbers for future comparsions & maybe Matt would like these stats.This is a Antithesis fruit.Looks like it maybe a great shape.The 1734 did have a flaw in 1 rib.
If one more person ask me this question. I will scream like a girl stink bug bathing in Talstar.LOL " Bubba when do you start feeding the kins again after pollination?" I never stop feeding in less the leafs tell me to by there colors.READ & FEED with Marks Mixes.Thats old school growing. We used to fert once a week or 10 days. That hard & heavy hit could cause a abort.With the new daily trickle feed program. No need to stop feeding your babys.Would you feed your newborn once a week? Do you eat once a week? Trickle feed & read is the new way!!If your kins go light to the charts? It might be due to starving them when there developing the wall thickness as infants.Please join us on the Hidden facebook page & learn the newest & latest grow methods.Worldwidegiantgrowers.com $35 to support our Membership. You wont win $$ as the deadline is past. BUTT! you can win products & learn from all our great members daily posts.
Got SQUID??? Dap 18= Dont really matter. What matters is ? Is the plant up to the task for the next 6-7 weeks?Packing on the lbs like Bubb'a at a all you can eat corn on the Cobb eating contest.Buzzed through 79 ears in under 3 minutes at last years county fair.The judges were calling Bubba the The County Combine" lol The spectators this year will be wearing safety glasses lol
"Dont You Grow No Ugly Pumpkin"
Plant is somewhere between 600 & 700 sg feet.1/2 of rain last night perfect.We are in a 3-4 90 degree hot spell. Keeps going from low 80s to 90 back & forth last few weeks. Warmer nights then the usual 60s & low 70s. Time will tell if this is a good year.Should know by August 1st.Lost the 1625 Ganter stopped growing at 27 inch circum.(odd Duck)
1756 H/J 1 day older then Squidward 9 inches smaller on circum. It was 6 inches smaller at 39 inches & Squid was 45 inches. Today Squid is 64 inches & 1756 is 55 inches.Who will weigh more??? Stay tuned for the final reading in October
1806 Mathison The good news is I have a entry so far for Eddys fishing contest for wounded war vets.The Bad news is this is Dap 20 44-34-34 lol
I think with a Squidward this should be named Gary, lol
For you old timers Gary is the snail on Sponge Bob
This fruit fits the name for sure. Should go ORANGE though .I might be able to get this thing growing yet I will give the plant a Magnesium drench in the morning
Dap 23 I forgot to do a Dap 20 on this one. I do know it was 10 smaller the Squid so on Dap 20 it was 67 inch circum. Do really heavy genetics grow slower? They must.
Dap 23 76.25c - 51s -52e
Great shape! Big Shoulders as John Harnica always says
Jack said my turn to take a picture.Dap 25 c=102.5 s=69 e63=292 lbs Squid will have a wide glide as it is growing faster sideways then backwards.37 lbs a day for the past 24 hours.1756 is doing 34 lbs a day. Both kins grew 5.5 inches in 24 hours in circumference 1756= c=92.5 c=62.5 e=61= 230 lbs on Dap 26
Thought I would make special pot for Carl.Marks Mixes have grown a world record long gourd with Root Keeper by Al Eaton.Todd Kline used all 6 products to win Canada in Pumpkin & squash.Chris Kent grew a 302 lb watermelon & won the GPC 2015 title.Gene Mcmullen grew a 2145 using Root Keeper.Its all Snake oil>But That aint go enough for my good buddy Carl.So I broke out the Homer boxers with the composted benefcial dingleberrys just for you!!!LOL Thanks for the chance to advertise.All publicity is good!!LOL
Onward & upward! No time for juvenile antics lol To Hobbit.This is the vine postion I like. I guess you call it a S curve with the kin on the loop of the S.This one is little radical but I think it will work great 1756X1317(squidward)
Dap 20 1317 X 2145 My biggest day 20 ever on my biggest plant at pollination time ever.Plant is now about 700 sg feet only 100 feet to go C=82.25 s56.5 e53.5 OTT 192.25=167bs I hope the next 10 days puts her over 500 lbs at the 30 day mark.31 lbs a day will do it average.
WHOOO? SquidWARD!! Thats WHOOO! Dap 30 OTT= 277=477lbs
The 1947 was 18 lbs bigger at DAP 30 with the same chart.
Sorry Nanna Rae ya got a white/yeller one Butt great shape I bet she goes heavy.
MR.WHOO will keep an eye out for ya ALL!!!LOL
I have requests to Europe.32.95 to ship 1 hat & a 2-shirts.Or you can get a 2 lb jar of Marks Mixes with a shirt.This would basically get 1 of them shipped for free.
Canadians same deal but 23.95 to ship Good time to bundle items to save on shipping costs.
SquidWard taping 653 lbs on Dap 34 yesterday. Seems like Im running behind all the other growers.But it seems that way every year.Weather? whether?Weather?? How will it play out?. The younger pumpkins will do 400lbs in September.Older kins not so much.Time will tell It always does.If ya aint blowing them ya aint growing them. Thats the silliest thing I ever heard.Keep-em together Scott,Ron!! & all you guys & gals leading the pack!!Grow baby Grow!!
Really loving HJ The 1756 X Squid is a great plant. This was the big root bound plant I planted later then the rest. Its leading the gang with size & potential. I cant believe how fast the plant is still moving.I will be terminating all growth in 2 days or less.I think Tom Beachys theory on a shallow root zone leading to leaf scorch is spot on.This plant had almost zero leaf scorch & was planted the deepest in the soil.
OH NO MR. EDDY ZZzzzz Looks like Bubba's 1806 Mathison is a growing like a snail.Dap 34 1/2 the size of the H/J & Squidward.Well looks like my chances are pretty slim now!!
The bright side ITS ORANGE!!!
I picked up the order today on Squids 40 DAP at 855 lbs just 12 lbs shy of the 1947s dap 40 .I will start shipping the members who have sent there money in already.If youre coming to the Michigan Pumpkin Patch tour shoot me a note I will be sure to bring you a shirt & hat.Also if you need product I will have some on board.They turned out really nice!
DAP 39 on the 1177 Clementz GOT ORANGE?? Dap this? Dap that? I thought that was what you do with Preparation H on a bad day.lol
The weather the is summer? Everyone running around screaming 94 today.But I think its all hype. Im seeing 88 degrees wherever I go. The night temps are great 60s & low 70s.We are getting a pinch hot, 5 days of 88-90 then 3 days in the low 80s seems to be the pattern.We are getting rain once in a while. The lawns are green again after a June drought that had them $hit brindle brown.
Michigan Patch Tour.This is Don Barron's patch.He has a nice garden.I was blessed to get Jackson for the day.He helped the club with the prize raffle.He pulled the numbers out of the can & called off the numbers to the crowd.He loves to be involved hands on all the way.The last ticket he pulled was mine.Free 2017 Membership T shirt & hat.Thats my boy!!!LOL The club was very good to him.Thanks Guys & gals! Food was great!!
The PIG!1756 X 1317 Jackson named it stopped growing last Friday. He said it stole all the water from the others.It was a Pig. Plant looks good. I think a svb may have infected the stem area.Next year I will be growing undercover again.We are having a sunny summer after 2 consecutive extremely cloudy years. Or maybe the heat took it out.Not 100% sure
Signs of disease all over the place.I dont use enough chemicals to fight off the insects.Will seal screens down next year so my light artillery will suffice.Seasons over on a competitive level for me.Will regroup for next season. Lots of other growers doing good though on Bubbas snake oils.
2 1/2 inches of rain blew through here like Donald trump on a Greyhound bus chasing Hilary on a Walmart moped. Past 3 weeks very dry & hot low 90s.Thank God the weather in the low 80s for the next week. Its all about the weather my friend. You can use the best products known to man. If the weather dont click. You dont Click!!
Another 2 inches. I have really good drainage,so I dont think this will be an issue.Had 2.5 last Friday.So we had a 3 day dry out.This is why we keep the daily feeds.There should be enough nutrients in the soil to carry the kin for a wet week.I blew Agri-Fos on the plants yesterday afternoon.It was cloudy & high 70s.Very warm nights this summer.2014 was 50 degree nights.Im on pace with the 1947 just not sure if Squids shape will go the distance.Plus with the heat the plant is UGLY in comparison to the 1947 plant.Time will tell it always does.
Ok Eddy & the Cabin Cruisers ! Bubba is growing with his pants around his ankles. No secrets here.lol 1806 Mathison.Very little care on this one & it shows.lol Heat & humidity which is leaving us starting today with a week in the 70s & 80s ahead with nights in the 50s. Praise the LORD!!!
Odd year over 4 inches of rain in August in 1 week. plus the steady 90 degrees most of July & August
I will plant the back up in the patch tomorrow morning. I figure the heat caused the rot.So there is 2 months of cooler weather ahead.Nothing to loose. I can always put a little greenhouse over it & go to thanksgiving if needed. Contest closes Dec 31st
Harvesting the 1806 today. I figured better to get Little Eddy to a festival where people will enjoy it.Good Luck to Karl & any others who beat the heat this season. Happy fishing!! I may tke it to get weighed in 2 weeks if I find the time to get to a GPC site.This stump is pretty rough shape.
Ya got to know when top hold them. Know when to fold them. Know when to walk away,know when to run.You never count your kins till the growings done. I think its time to cut & run LOL
Little Eddy 1806 Mathison Truck is really squatting much more then the 1,040 I hauled last week. I wouldnt drive this long distance with this much weight in it.The Festival is only 6 miles away.I hope to get it weighed within 2 weeks.
This picture is untouched.This thing is glowing!!LOL The 1177 I thought would grow some butes. 1947 X 1317(1734)plant.WOW!!I just sprayed some hydrogen peroxide on the stem & weeded down the main vine only.Starting to get a little funky monkey on it.I freaked when the 1947 did this 2 years ago.It was the same time of September to.They all slow down for me by the 13th.5 lbs a day from here forward.Looks like a pattern to me..Im hoping she goes heavy. BUTT dont we all.Where should I take it??Hamilton??Chicago?Canfield?Dublin?Indiana?Dundee?St Johns?Whos got the best HD award??& will give it to a kin over 1000 lbs???
Meanwhile Squid-ward is laying like a fat man passed out at cheap all you can eat Buffet.LOL Ready to to belch up a chicken bone. Hoping it makes it to the scale.All the heat & humidity still hanging on.Not good in my opinion.I hope there right about the cool down for next week.
Squidward is loaded & ready to Rock.I had to harvest early as some trespassers helped themselves to taking photos in my patch about 3 1/2 weeks ago.They stepped on the secondary that was feeding the entire pitchfork.It is rotted now & growth came to a hault.Will find out soon what she weighs.
This is what its all about. Congrats to Joe & his lovely wife & family. It was great to meet you.I apologize I stepped out to my truck to charge my phone & missed this great photo opportunity.I was in the parking lot & could hear the screaming & MC 1861. I thought that must be 1661. I heard it again a few seconds later.lol I thought what the hell? Did they weigh Shazzys??LOL Congrats to you.You did and awesome job. Amazing! Hand fed with 50 gallon drums & all.I have to give the 2145 a prime spot in 2017.It wont be in woodchuck ally again thats for sure.lol
Here is a a nice kin that might challenge the state record.Dan Fleser is having a great year with the 1317 seed.We took a nice drive this evening to see his monster orange beauty.The Birdman & his bride were on board for the drive.Thanks Guys it was fun.
Trump is still packing on the lbs.I hoping to tape it at 1500 and IF it goes 58% heavy I will have new world record at 2370, lol Come see us at Hamilton Ohio near Cincinnati. Definitely Cincinnati Ohio.Dad used to let me grow giant pumpkins next to the driveway.Every Saturday we weeded the pumpkins. 3 hours till Judge Wapner. Im a excellent grower!!Definetly an excellent grower Bubba Babbit lol
1177 Clementz definitely and excellent Pumpkin!!! Buy my fungicides at K-Mart 401 Oak street Cincinnati Ohio.Course the 1947 was the mother.Yeah'Yeah"the 1734 was the father!!Excellent parents! definitely excellent parents.gotta go 3 minutes till Judge wapner.lol
Come to Ohio & vote for Trump! I will be giving away a 2017 Bronze Membership to one lucky grower.The winner will be selected from the entrants at Friday the 7ths 2 oclock Weigh off.They pay 20 places Very GOOD $$$$ If you dont have a Pumpkin bring your watermelons/field pumpkins/Long gourds etc.Your all edible to win the Bronze membership.
Bronze Membership 300$Gets You
Entry into 3 Giant Veggie contests of your choice.
Plus access to exclusive members only HOW TO GROW videos every 10 days to 2 weeks starting with seed germination techniques in April.Detailed more then ever.
Hot seeds You can request one of my seeds When joining Bubbas Big Orange contest.1734/1177 (everyone gets a seed) Bubba Challenge gets you 1-1583 VanderWielen & 1-1177 Clementz - plus you will get the big seed giveaway March 1st & get other hot seeds randomly from great growers around the world.
Plus random product/tshirts/giveaways all summer long.Winners will be announced on FaceBook videos
Good Luck to all Hope to see you there!!!
Have lunch & dinner with the gang Friday & Saturday night.
Jackson & Liz moved out & left this on my desk.(tear running down my cheek).I told Liz you were supposed to leave Jackson with me.That was the deal.lol This will be in my man cave in till I wake up on the other side of the dirt. Loving me some Jackson Reed!!
Congrats to our WWGG leader in the Novice Giant Pumpkin contest so far.If you think you have this beat please submit entry.lol
2,106.00 Schmit, Mike Markesan Wisconsin United States Stillwater, MN 1385.5 Howell/Jolivette Open 484.0 2,075.00 1.0
Congrats to WWGG member
2,624.60 lbs. Willemijns, Mathias Deurle East Flanders Belgium European Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off 2145 Mcmullen 1872 Willemijns 496.0 2,175.00 21.0
Unbelievable Year! This is our present leader for WWGG prize money.(Giant Pumpkin Contest) If you have this beat you have to Dec 31st to submit entry.I wish you luck my friends!!LOL
I believe my 1474 from my 1177 Clementz 5th in Hamilton. is the leader in the Bubba Challenge for 2016. If you have a Pumpkin in the contest and its not on the GPC stats? please submit it asap you have till November.I will start posting the finalists then.Will be busy till Halloween with the Spirirt of Alexandria foundation fundraiser. Thank-you very MULCH!
This years fundraiser.We changed it up a bit.Most folks last year looked at me like a dog I just showed a card trick to."What would I do with a giant Pumpkin??LOL Its like a 800 lb gorilla.Nobody wants to take the gorilla home,BUTT they want there picture with it.lol They have the choice now .lol
I think this will work much better.They must buy a ticket to get in the enclosed trailer with the Squidward the Man Eating Pumpkin & Trumpkin the orange beauty.Its a 24 foot enclosed trailer. Video coming soon.
Some may say this pumpkin aint Squat! "It aint Dang Dility Dang Dility Ding Dang Dong" In the competitive world.BuTT its everything to us!1474 lbs
Testimonials are being posted.Please share your Story's & pics with WWGG & help us bring new growers to this great Sport/Hobby.http://www.worldwidegiantgrowers.com/products.html
We have great growers on board using Marks Mixes.Todd Kline Chris Kent Pete Vanderweilen Jermey Terry & more.Please send me your Testimonials.I will post them on the Marks Mixes page with the products you can now purchase & help support our prize structure.Were working on a new payout for 2017.Will be a 2,000$ maybe more 1st prize for kins.2145s will be won in the early bird enrollment Dec 1st.Watch out for flying prizes!!
2nd Annual Spirit of Alexandria fundraiser
Trumpkin was won by a lady(Erica) in Wixom Michigan.I will deliver today.She wants the Pumpkin very excited to have it for Halloween!Will have the biggest Jackolantern on the block (1474 lbs)This makes me very happy, as last years winner took the $300 cash.Just love Pumpkin lovers!!
Delivered Trumpkin the Pumpkin (1474) to the winner of the Spirit of Alexandria fundraiser.They were thrilled to have it.Halloween is one of there favorite holidays.Erica & Brian live in Wixom about 40 minutes away.After talking with them.Turns out he was my daughters French teacher for 3 years at Holly High School.Small world.They had a skidster show up & we stood the kin up.Nice to put smiles on peoples faces.
Heres the link to get BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Bubbas Bonus pack
limited time only sale ends in November 15th 2016
World & State record holders testimonials
Jackson came over tonight for a visit.I asked him to help me pack up some BOGOs.He stopped me & said I need all of your products.He said I mean all of them.I asked what for? He said Im going to grow a pumpkin at my house.He then said.Only thing is.I wont be able to pick it up.lol too funny.I told him I will get Chuck to come lift it for you.
Ok! I want to make sure no falls through the cracks.If you are a 2016 WWGG member ? I need you to check the lists to see if I have your entry? results final Dec 31st
I want to post all entry's no matter what the weight is.Its your effort & sometimes the weather plays a big role so dont be shy.Please submit.Odd veggies to, Please resubmit if your not listed.Biggest carrot etc.Im posting this as sometimes e-mails are lost or wrong. This growers jacket has been won by Mathias-Chris Kent-Todd Kline and any WWGG contest with 30 or more entrants. Please join in 2017,Opens December 1st.2145s 1916s 1625s 1585s & more will be won Jan 1st. Submit entries to Mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com ONLY Please & Thank you!! Come to Niagara to get your coat & check & have breakfast with Bubba & the gang!!
This growers idea coat was given to me by John Sikorski of Wisconsin.The design was put together by Brian Staring of New York.Even though WWGG is not a non profit traditional club.We listen to our members.Please join us in 2017.http://www.worldwidegiantgrowers.com/contact.html
only $35 a year & you can win lots of great seeds & more.
Opens December 1st 2016 for early bird enrollment.1st drawing New years day!! Video will be posted of the drawing
All these great seeds came today! Wow! Thanks Fellas. These will go in the seed giveaway Jan 1st.If you dont want your Pumpkin seed You can trade it in for a different veggie type.This is for non Pumpkin members to get a squash/melon etc.
Big News on the way! Bubbas Double your Double!!! Bonus $$ to be announced this weekend.It keeps getting better each season.Thanks to all of YOU!!!!
1st batch of Bubbs go out in the morning.One nice thing about a down year.Less Bubbles.lol I gave out 4 -1317s out of private stash. The 1317 is pretty amazing grown 3-times and the smallest was 1704 lbs.1734 & 1947.5 cant complain about that.only 20 left in my stash.
If you grew a 1900 lb plus Pumpkin I will trade your seed donation for a 2017 Worldwidegiantgrowers.com Basic-Membership.
You could win $500 to $2,0000 with a Basic Membership
I will also consider other veggie types also.
Present WWGG top 3 winners in each contest should make a donation.If you havent Please do asap. Seed drawing in less than 3 weeks
I had lunch with the Godfather today Don VanHoutte,I remember the first time I met Don at the Michigan State fair.I think it was 1998.We both had pumpkins about 500lbs to enter.We have been friends ever since.Don is doing a Bronze Membership this year.Check out this cross.Keep in my mind Don grows like 20 plants a year.They dont get the one on one a lot of growers do.This maybe the next Hot cross.If you would like to grow it? You can request it with your WWGG membership.Or just send me a bubble and proper postage for its return 2.62. in US more $9 Cannada 13$ Europe. Bubba dont skimp on Postage.Do it right or stay on the porch.
My 1756 H/J X 1317 Clementz that went down at est 850 lbs
I did retrieve seeds from this fruit> No defect in Pumpkins genectics . Just plain to hot. The two Pumpkins at the southern elevation of my raised beds both melted at 700 to 900 lbs. The Pumpkins on the north end soil is deeper down & cooler all survived.
She was a thick one.Heavy geneticis here folks & the male pollinator was 100 lbs over the estimates(1704 Squidward) I will be selling these at WorldClassGardening.com or you can request them with your WWGG membership.
What a difference a year makes. 13 degrees out this morning.My cover crop seed is covered.lol Looks like it will pop up when the weather allows it. 1- year ago it was 60 degrees out http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=250720
So many Great crosses out there. I wish I had the space & time to grow these great crosses.If you want to grow the 2145 & dont have 350$ to spend. I can hook you up.Remember weather plays a big roll. look what the 1585 Werner has done.While other kins over 2000 lbs havent done Squat dittly dang!
I received this today .I thought I should share ,7 days left for big seed drawing
Submitted my basic(Root Keeper) 2 membership today. Will put the check in the mail also today.
Even though I am in the field pumpkin and big orange contests will I be able to win a big seed ( like the 2145) in the drawing Jan 1?
Yes Joe Grower,if you don't want the Giant Pumpkin seed you win & your a Squash/Watermelon/Tomato/Long gourd member etc. You can swap from Bubbas best seed vault .8.41 MacCoys,302-350 Kents (both)WR squash etc.
Your also joined for up for March 1st drawing.The earlier you renew the better your chances.1625-1585-2004-2106s 1910s -1947s -1317 & more
Thank You Joe & tell Mrs Grower Happy Holidays from Marks Mixes
Hi WWGG Member , No you dont have to endorse my products to win my contests.I glad you asked this question.You can still win 1st place & all paying spots growing with any ones products.What I am offering is BONUS money for exclusive grows using Marks Mixes.You can double your $500 first prize with a Bronze Membership ($300) using all 6 products any way you wish.So it would pay $1000 for first.BuTT if you do a exclusive grow you will double your double to $2000 & if you grow a WR in your category it will also get a 1,000 boost.So a WR Exclusive Squash would pay $3,000. Exclusive means you would only use my Root Keeper as your Mycorrhizae/Baccillius/Trichoderma product (no others). Marks Special Tea would be your only Amino acid foliage/drench product used.The other products Grow-Bloom-Pumpkin Power-Cal Mag.should be you only products used in there daily feedings. NOT using there equivalents in another line of growing products.You CAN use products I dont make like Azos- Cal Carb Potassium silicates etc. You must submit a exclusive testimonial to Marks Mixes to claim prize money & any seeds required by the rules to get full compensation.I will negotiate a low seed count.Low seed count is less then 125 seeds,anything higher I will expect the seeds. Thanks for asking looking forward to shaking your hand in Niagara Falls. Mark(Bubba)
I need your 2017 Membership form. I have a few members joining up by Pay pal ,BUTT not submitting the form .I need the form completed also with your contest choices & intentions in comment box.exclusive grow,Novice contests seed request etc.
Ya Got 1 day Jacks coming over to spend the night & after breakfast we will do the drawing New Years Day.
Even if you emailed me a month ago with your intentions? I need the form submitted Thank you Very Mulch