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Tuesday, January 3 View Page
Ok I have 152 Members signed up for 2017 already WOW! This is a 33% increase from 1 year ago.If you haven't resigned Please do .New this year every Basic member will get a 2 oz sample of Root Keeper to try. Plus all the great seeds coming for the March 1st drawing 2624 WR Mathias Willemijns & more https://www.worldwidegiantgrowers.com/contact.html
 
Tuesday, January 3 View Page
Oh & Happy New YEAR!!!! Lets hope its a good one without any tears! Well maybe some new record setting tears of joy!!!LOL
 
Tuesday, January 3 View Page
Cant wait to sink my teeth into 2017 & those 2145 Gene McMullens pumpkin seeds
 
Thursday, January 5 View Page
If your a WWGG member & havent been invited to the hidden FB page Please contact me asap. Getting ready to start a weekly learning program for everyone who joins. You do need a Facebook account to be invited.If you dont like FB. Bubba will be your only friend .No need to engage in the other stuff. NEW weekly program starts Saturday Jan 7th I will start some posts this winter.Lets do one every Saturday morning with a basic discussion on How to for the new guys.Dont spend all your money buying seeds.Maybe better to buy a Blower or some shade cloth? Do you have the ammunition to keep Squash vine borers away?Powdery mildew at Bay?etc. Lets discuss this for the newbie & the old-bees to lol.
 
Thursday, January 19 View Page
BUBBA is about to HIT 1 million views!!! Bubba has 967,000 views on YouTube.Rolling up on 1 million soon maybe this month? Thank ya Mulch for subscribing & viewing all Mark Clementz How to grow Giants videos. Whoever guess the day Bubba hits 1 Million Views will win a gallon of Marks Special Tea & 2-lbs of Root Keeper. You can post below & I will also post this on Facebook.I will ship free anywhere in the world the law allows. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwv91fTxGkyfDAwls_cTBw First guess gets the date It will be by Month & day only. You must also subscribe to Mark Clementz You Tube Channel if not already on board. Let the guessing begin below. I will check both BP & FB list before awarding the prize. Thank YA Very MULCH!!! Go to general discussion board to make your guess
 
Friday, January 20 View Page
BUBBA is about to HIT 1 million views!!! Bubba has 967,737 views on YouTube.Rolling up on 1 million soon maybe this month? Thank ya Very Mulch for subscribing & viewing all Mark Clementz How to grow Giants videos. Whoever guess the day Bubba hits 1 Million Views will win a gallon of Marks Special Tea & 2-lbs of Root Keeper.(160$)You can post below & I will also post this on Facebook.I will ship free anywhere in the world the law allows. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwv91fTxGkyfDAwls_cTBw First guess gets the date It will be by Month & day only. You must also subscribe to Mark Clementz You Tube Channel if not already on board. Let the guessing begin below. I will check both BP & FB list before awarding the prize. Thank YA Very very MULCH!!! Everyone please enter even if you dont grow giants. Marks Mixes are good for all plants 1,238 subscribers 969,250 views Its getting Bigger!! From last evening it grew 7 subscribers & 1513 views I will stop contest entry when we hit 980,000 views If you share this & win I will throw in a jar of BLOOM also
 
Wednesday, February 15 View Page
Something I have never done before started some 1474s & some 1704s here.Even though the seeds look bad this year 90% germinated.I will let these vine out to show the newbies how they roll on the WWGG facebook page.
 
Wednesday, February 15 View Page
I just mailed out all the Canadian & European Jan 1st seed winners.I wanted to make sure they arrive in time for planting.This here is the new seed lot going to be won on March 1st. Should have some 1944 Pughs to add to this as I just sent Russ a bubble & his winning seeds .I added the WR Squash & 318 Watermelon.I do have long gourd & field pumpkin and Giant mater. If you win a kin seed you can trade it for your flavor if you wish?Thanks to all who donated.All you Yanks/Rebels will get yours after the March 1st drawing.If you win are coming to Niagara I will deliver them in person. Come join the fun in Canada.We would love to meet you.
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Wow! 60 out today will be warm for at least a week.This climate change Rocks! Getting a jump on the season. If my calculations are right I should have a 1500 by the 4th of July!! Keep it a secret!
 
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Here is my back up plant if the one in the patch dont make it. This is a 10 gallon pot. I will let it grow till mid April.
 
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Oh NO! Their getting bigger!!! The world has gone crazy!!Its plum out of its mind!One party wants to go this way & the other wants to go the other way.Then there is a 3rd party that wants everyone in left field.I think I will just go my way & hide in my Pumpkin Bubble its warm & fuzzy in here. The weather is in the 60s this week. No snow on the ground here folks.A typical February would be a foot of snow on the ground & 25 degrees out for the high.I will push these plants like George Snuffleofagus on Good Morning America pushing his political views down our throats.Time to tape a nickel to my TV & throw it in the trash.This way I can say I threw something away that was worth something.lol Have a great winter! See you at the seminars!!
 
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Dont Forget Baby Bubbles & Bubba will be growing this year.Please join us!
 
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Forgot my phone pics always come out flipped. Here is Baby Bubbles the latest greatest in Pumpkin patch models.Jackson will make a few visits this summer,Butt Bubbles is our latest blessing to hit the patch
 
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Grand babies are like a box of chocolates.I think Macy might be a little nutty like Gramps.She is happy & rowdy. I like that in a person.Looking forward to teaching her to grow giants with Jackson.
 
Sunday, February 26 View Page
How cool is this? Shipping a Bubbas bonus pack to Italy.I randomly picked these seeds to send with his 2 contest membership.Giant pumpkin & sunflower contest. Thanks to all donators this is possible
 
Monday, February 27 View Page
Note to self Dont go up against Eddy the iceman to buy a seed.lol This will go in the freezer for 2018 season. Nice to support the Wisconsin gang! Regardless looking forward to Wisconsin Rapids April 1st Seminar with the gang.Then to Minnesota April 2nd. I would love to meet you Come join us at these 2 events.
 
Wednesday, March 1 View Page
This Sunday 2-2145s for sale & more Please join us the Michigan Club with Joe Platte is doing a great job!
 
Wednesday, March 1 View Page
I love this Joe! LOL I must say this is my favorite lot!! Being the self promoter that I am!!ROFL!!! (I had nothing to do with this lots creation)
 
Wednesday, March 1 View Page
1,312 subscribers 996,903 views Video Manager Check out Bubbas YouTube Videos 1 million views in a couple days
 
Wednesday, March 1 View Page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JnyaN5hHhQ WWGG seed winners
 
Thursday, March 2 View Page
My new view from my office to the Pumpkin patch. This is the first snow in weeks.February was like a typical April in Michigan. No 3-day thaw a 30 day thaw. I think of this as my turret all I need now is my pellet gun for the people who cant read the no trespassing signs.1 shot in the Buttocks & I think they will understand the universal language.Last year my 1704 was brutally molested(sept 1st) by unauthorized visitors who decided to remove the blanket on Squidward & have there way with her.Then post the pictures on FaceBook,throwing themselves under the wheels of the Bubba BUS!!LOL I wont get fooled again.laser security system to be installed.Cameras dont work as people can wear a mask. I love the view this will be great to sit here all summer in the cool basement & oil my guns & watch the kins grow. 1,313 subscribers 998,070 views Video Manager 1 Million views coming soon "Keep it a Secret,but go tell a friend"
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
1,317 subscribers 1,001,936 views Video Manager Bubbas YouTube Videos!!LOL 1 MILLION Views Well the big winner is Dan Fleser from Michigan. You have won a gallon on Marks Special Tea & 2 lbs of Root Keeper for guessing March 3rd. You were the closet without going over.I love the 1317 Subscribers that matches up with my 1317 Giant Pumpkin seed. Join us at Worldwidegiantgrowers.com get your Giant Pumpkin/Squash/Watermelon/Long Gourd/Tall sunflower/Field pumpkin/Cantaloupe/etc & Marks Mixes with your 2017 Membership
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
I know what he is saying. Hey Bubbas a great guy! BLAH BLAH BLAH LOL Great day with my Ohio friends. Funny story I made a little barter deal with Mark Goodwin.Traded some product for a 1585 Werner before the seminar started.They did the raffle at lunch Mark wins a 1585 Werner.lol I told him you better go plant that seed.I won a 1810 Werner.WOOT WOOT!
 
Sunday, March 5 View Page
My new secret vine pattern the 2075. Great meeting I learned a lot.I used to work for a danish carpenter in Palo Alto California.Villy would say you stop learning when your dead.Well I woke up on the right side of the dirt today. So Im still learning.Thanks Steve & SOGPG for putting this on.See you in Niagara in 2 weeks
 
Tuesday, March 7 View Page
" Keep it a Secret,but go tell your club" Sunflowers are more popular then Pumpkins. Great Fundraiser here folks. Sunflower contest or just selling seeds to your average gardener. We sold over 1,000$ worth of sunflower seeds at the Michigan Renaissance festival. Place a 10 -13 foot tall plant in a 5 gallon pail. set it up by your promotion booth.Package seeds up at 2$ a pack.Everyone has space for a sunflower. Great fundraiser!These seeds are going to Tim & Tayla Tootle in Ohio.Tayla won a Bronze membership in Hamilton this year in a raffle.WWGG sunflower contest in 2017 & get your seeds. I will have a novice contest for you growers who dont want to compete with Magnificent Marvin Mitchell the Mega Man!! Come join us!!
 
Wednesday, March 8 View Page
Cover crop right on schedule planted in December.Will till about mid April
 
Wednesday, March 8 View Page
Note to self Do not leave cleaning sprays where Jackson can find them.I know he was here today. If he does this to my 2145s & first line up in a month or so I will have kittens.yep a FREAKIN LITTER and a half. lol
 
Wednesday, March 8 View Page
Wrong Pic Jackson was here. The other picture is 70 mph winds today trashcans everywhere you drive.lol
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
The awards are in.The BIG Orange had a typo & will be done in time for Niagara Falls Im told.
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
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Sunday, March 12 View Page
WWGG !!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
LOTS!
 
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Sunday, March 12 View Page
SEEDS!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
CONTESTS!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Awards!
 
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Great FUN!!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
AND THATS THE TOOTH!!! SEE ya SOON at Niagara Falls .If I dont see you in Niagara. I will mail your awards & cash next week.If your coming call me so I can bring any special seeds etc. you may have won.Mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com is my email address Thank Ya Very Mulch over 205 Members & growing fast!!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Todd Has won over $$ 2 grand & this growers coat. His Bronze membership doubled his winnings.I cant wait to shake his hand next week. Congrats!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Back of coat might need sunglasses to look at this lol Thats Todd Kline the 2016 Canadian Champion not to be confused with Calvin.
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
But wait! Thats not all you get!! LOL You have won a shirt & hat .Lets not forget the plaques. The Big Orange plaque is not shown. 1877 won the BIG ORANGE!! CONGRATS AGAIN !! My good friend!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Congrats to our New World Champion! This will be shipped this week to Belgium
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Last but not least Chris Kent.3 coats were won this year.Thank you to all for participating.I still have some Youth awards to pick up later this week. & the Big Orange Contest winners. Stay tuned & watch for flying prizes!!!
 
Sunday, March 12 View Page
Update for every contest with 30 members on board I will award a Coat Hat & shirt!! Come join us & help us grow this awesome sport!!! Marks Mixes are going retail this year. The better we do the bigger the prizes will get.My goal is to have $$ 30-50 grand in prize money. If the lords willing & the creek don't rise! Worldwidegiantgrowers.com
 
Thursday, March 16 View Page
Yooot awards are here!! If they won a plaque in the contests. they don't receive a youth award! Congrats to all the YOOOTSS!!
 
Thursday, March 16 View Page
The Big Orange contest. The goal here is to try & keep the orange genetics going.(not a HD winner just orange)If a stranger to the pumpkin world.Looks at the pumpkin and says"What the hell is that a squash?a gourd?" Then what is the point. There is a possible 6 grand to be one this year in the Big Orange contest for 1st place with a Gold Exclusive grow. My Squid ward 1704 took 3rd place on this contest.
 
Thursday, March 16 View Page
Getting ready to head Niagara Falls looked who stopped by to meet Chris Kent.We have Marvin Mitchell on right United States record holder tallest sunflower over 23 feet.Chris Konieczny (on left) NEW Michigan State Record Tomato holder 6.23 lbs shattered my record 4.44 lbs.Congrats! & Chris Kent in the middle world record watermelon holder.
 
Monday, March 20 View Page
Wow! What a great time in Niagara.Spent some great time with friends & put a real personality with the names. Here is really cool funny man Oliver Langheim who gifted me with this organic beer.Nice meeting you & your beautiful wife.I will be over to visit you in the future." If the Lord is willing & the creek don't rise" I will make a handmade shelf to display my new keepsake.You dont need to be in the top 10 to have fun at a GPC conference. Come join us in 2018 in Portland Oregon.
 
Monday, March 20 View Page
Oliver has a permanent home on the Great wall of Bubba!
 
Monday, March 20 View Page
Stayed tuned for Bubbas next video will post soon in a day or two.Bubbas gone Bonkers You BOOB Video,s.I will keep it a surprise must see my one monster plant growing in the basement.
 
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
I had several people ask me to make sure I keep the Bubba posts alive at Niagra Falls.Here is our latest video on You tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t53lmY7f40 It was great meeting you all.You put some more wind in my sail.LOL A little more ORANGE in my GLOW!!! so stay tuned for our latest GROW!!!
 
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
Our WR pumpkin attempt should open in a few days
 
Thursday, March 23 View Page
Giant Pumpkin growing makes you 12 years old again.I met a grower in Niagara Falls at the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth awards he was a guest speaker named Milan(14)Luke.Milan shared his grow on how he became the Manitoba champion 2 years running.He beat all the adults & left them scratching their heads of that I'm sure.His Passion love & smile on his face made the entire trip worth it.He made my year!! We my friends have found the fountain of youth in these GIANTS! It was a honor & pleasure to meet you Milan! LONG LIVE THE KIN!!! We are in for a fun year!Put down reality for a season & go be a KID!! Dont miss Portland in 2018 these GPC sessions are priceless.
 
Friday, March 24 View Page
Latest Update on Marks Mixes! My Marks Mixes will be shipped to you the first week of April This is a big improvement over 2 years ago when the shipment came in late May.We have worked out minor issues & have improved the quality of materials where needed. Thank you all for supporting WorldwideGiantGrowers.com & your support is greatly appreciated.I will be in Wisconsin Rapids(April 1st) to hang with my Cheese head friends,(Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers)then off to Minnesota to meet the Viking Gang(St Croix Giant Pumpkin Growers)(April 2nd) EH!! As a guest speaker ! What will I say? What will I wear??lol Please join us at these seminars.I have never met a seminar or Giant Pumpkin event I haven't liked & learned something that changed my grow & put a little more ORANGE in my GLOW!! and that's the TOOTH !
 
Monday, March 27 View Page
Bubba needs your help! Have you been Bubbafied? Do you have your Bubbafication confirmation .? We are growing so fast I have taken a month off work to catch up. If you haven't heard from me in the past 3 months confirming your membership or placed an order combo membership with Bubbafication email we are climbing to 250 members soon. There is 2 submit buttons on membership page. 1 for payment 1 for membership form submittal . Can be tricky in our race around world.So please contact me if renewing or if your a cucumber and have not received your Bubbafication confirmation yet? Send email only to Mark@worldwidegiantgrowers.com Don't be a baby join now!
 
Tuesday, March 28 View Page
Bubbas & Jacksons World Record Pumpkin grown in a Basement attempt.lol
 
Tuesday, March 28 View Page
The plant seems to like Marks Mixes.
 
Thursday, March 30 View Page
Rain snow combo today. I love a good rain,some may think its pain. BuTT in reality its where we get our vitality .Even a bad storm can make a bigger & greater form.So dont run with the norm let the flood set in and get a good drench! In the end you will love the glorious stench!!!lol So RAIN on ME!!Its awl GOOD!!!
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
What a great group of growers! Class act her folks. Who da Thunk? I thought Cheeses heads & cows?I thought we would meet in a field & be cutting the cheese & launching cow pies at each other.lol Met some great growers,made some new friendships.Farmer Joe,Pete,John,Rick,Josiah.We wont mention them Martins.lol Jeremiah & John.Gene the MAN McMullen we finally meet after several years.To many to mention them all. Toni Howell from the H/J team Julie & Del Faust.Best Prime Rib I have had since Sturgeon Bay in 2014.Glen I expect prime rib at Lambeau Field.lol Thank Ya VERY MULCH!!
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
Then it was off to Anoka Minnesota I meet Q-tip,Lorelee,Joe Tony Charley & Tanner.Them Martins again.lol They follow me everywhere I even found them at a gas station 1 hour from my house last month.lol Joe Ailts is great at teaching science in simple Bubbalish language. The only one I speak.lol Thanks Joe I'm working on my pumpkin sink.Dont tell MaMa Bubba she wants me to work on the kitchen sink.lol I won a 1756 H/J & this made me to change my line up. My lineup is above. 4 kins as I have a bad case of O.L.D. as 8 last year was a disaster.I wont get fooled again.I might do a watermeoln & a WR squash. If I think the weather is right.Will decide in May & find a home for the plants if needed.
 
Monday, April 3 View Page
Lets not forget the BIG Garry Gantner Mr.1625
 
Tuesday, April 4 View Page
Keep up the good work Tony & Gang! This will go on the Great Wall of Bubba!
 
Thursday, April 6 View Page
Please don't hate me cause I'm beautiful! Its just plain good genetics it ain't my fault.
 
Monday, April 10 View Page
Call me crazy! Most people do! The race is on I'm in the lead this 2017 season.Catch me if you can.LOL
 
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Oh No!!! BUBBA! We are pushing 10 lbs now They will never catch us now!!!LOL WORLD RECORD BASEMENT ATTEMPT ON FIRE!!
 
Sunday, April 16 View Page
Seeds are started 4 plant locations this year 2145 McMullen met Gene for the first time this season at WGPG seminar.Great guy. Im growing the seed I bought at there auction $530 to support the Club. 1756 Howell/Jolivette. Funny thing I thought this was 2 guys growing.lol No its a couple,just not married. When will I stop making assumptions in life.Great to meet you again! Growing the seed I won in Minnesota I have one stashed in the freezer for later use. 1947-4 plants will use the 1947s to back up the 1756 & 2145 plus I will have 2 grow together & cull one. Im sure the 1947 has a 2000 lber in it. Last but not least 2-1317 Clementz seeds. Goal this season.3- kins over 2000 lbs. Call me crazy most people do! Bought amendments yesterday. I hope to take a 2000 lber to Minnesota in the fall to help them get the top 10.Joe Ailts is a great help with balancing my soil. Thanks JOE!! Will also grow 2 melon plants & 2 long gourds
 
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Once again they try to take me down.Once again I say the more you feed the fire.I will grow GROW HIGHER & HIGHER!!!
 
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Everything is not what it appears to be.The accuser will end up the back peddler, as everything is legit at my end.
 
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Crying shame. Some big guy throws money around likes its candy,gets a big EGO. Then cant be confronted over a seed package.To bad what the BIG FISH says aint Gospel!In fact its a BIG Pack of lies! Now I will go Grow the Biggest KIN of my life as I have been turbo charged by the BIG Fish in the small pond.Have a great summer! SEE YA AT THE SCALES!!!
 
Friday, April 21 View Page
Chris Kent sent me this.I was set up by a group of people with a dark side you wouldnt think they had. On the surface they are big givers and appear to love all people.But truly have a ugly revengeful side to there nature. These seeds all came from the same melon.Who da thunk?? Yes folks things are not always what they appear to be.Join My new seed page & sell your seeds to support your growing effort or favorite clubs or organizations effort.https://www.worldwidegiantgrowers.com/buy-seeds-.html Maybe a little rough & not High polished but we will polish the page as it grows.You build it Bubba they will come!Please join the BIG BUBSTER!!Should be completed this weekend for sign up. Chris will be on board as will several others. Bring your big carrots cabbage etc. Thank ya Very MULCH!!
 
Sunday, April 23 View Page
I will start these seeds today. I will partner with my good friend Eri Welton who lives about 1 mile away on the 1844 this way I can help in its daily care.The others will be also be in Eris patch as I will make daily visits to help Eri keep them healthy as he still has a dial phone & not even answering machine with it.He is still living like its 1970.How cool is that.I wont have much time for posting on here this year.I must focus on my grow. I forgive you all that have spewed your hate on me.Now lets move forward. Life is to short for hate & revenge. Have a good summer to all.May God be with you.
 
Monday, April 24 View Page
Hi WWGG friend, Yes best to keep the Root Keeper stored in a cool dry dark place 50 to 70 degrees my basement is best for me.I teaspoon per gallon. That is a new batch this season you have. I test it on my plants to insure the quality.We are getting great results by all members.It it can be destroyed if left open & exposed to moisture & light.If you find it does not perform in comparisons please let me know I will send you a new supply.I wont do a lab test & release the results a this would reveal the secret blend which is not going to be given away to the competition.Thank you for trying my products please keep me posted on your results.I would use the Root Keeper within 4 hours(1/4 tsp per liter(qt)aprox.)Keep it a shaded cool area when sitting to be used. FYI Joe that runs the Michigan club just told me he sent his soil to 2 different labs to be tested. Joe stated both tests were night & day different results.I have always doubted these tests myself.The problem with tests is you have human error involved which can lead to inaccurate results. People tend to take it as gospel.Its NOT! Thanks Have a Great summer Mark !
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
Plants are up Its going to be a great year!! thinking 2000 lbers in Michigan this year!
 
Thursday, April 27 View Page
You want to know how to treat people? Follow this mans lead & his father Pap.I have not been treated better by anybody in the growing world then the respect they have given me.Great products great people.Thank you Wallace"s Friends for life of that I'm sure.Try their products Im sure you will love them.
 
Saturday, May 6 View Page
Just a note to say good bye to some,but hello to many more.I will take a summer off from BP.I did email Ken. He doesnt feel slimed & does have a monthly charge on the banner link.So Ken & I are good.I just run my banner at peak times.Have to trim the fat somewhere.I will not jump through hoops for a small group of growers who will never support me ever.I will focus my energies on the other 7 billion 999,995 people in the world that have potential to join the fun & grow with us.If your not on the hidden FB page & would like to join please do.My You tube is doing quite well. Here is Jack & I latest video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd83zvu9uwE I will however return in the fall to place banner again if Ken is good with that & support BP & GPC.Either way I will grow kins & the WWGG till they close the lid of my coffin on my moving lips.lol Have a great season to all. May the knot of hate in your gut grow into a big round ORANGE bundle of love for everyone in Gods GREEN world!!
 

 

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