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Tuesday, January 28 View Page
*mic crackle...kshh...kshhh...is this thing on?...wow...Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas, the new year?..and now less than 60 days until spring?...man oh man time is flying..and here we go with another one of my favorite parts of this hobby, the BigPumpkins.com grower journal...but before I get started I just wanted to give our sincere thanks to the members of the gpc who work so tirelessly to make this hobby what it is. Especially this time of year when they are up to their elbows getting prepared for the big show...Youíd think that growing a record fruit would be the highlight of anyone's gardening season , and yes I still have smile from ear to ear, but itís the support weíve had throughout the whole process, not the record, thats got me grinning.....right from the start last season, being in constant contact with Woody Lancaster along the way, getting a call from the GpC president , the great Wizard himself when we broke the tomato record, to all hard work that Todd Kline has put in(and continues to put in)to ensure our names would be in the Guinness book...and it hasnít stopped there..thereís more amazing things the GPC has up its sleeves...so cool I donít even want to talk about it...(or jinx it)...man oh man, what the hell can I say?...thank you thank you ThaNK YOU!!!...i think I speak on behalf of thousands of growers around the world when I say you, the work you do, and the time you invest is So Appreciated by all of us...you make this hobby what it is today....And yes, the Guinness world record came in the mail...so pretty much, thanks to the GPC....we are now ďOfficially AmazingĒ...
Tuesday, January 28 View Page
Now....with that being said.... Itís a new year...and Iím about turning over a new leaf...letting by-gones be by-gones ...let it RoLL off like water on a ducks back...not even gonna get mad this season...but I would be remiss if I didnít mention some of the disparaging remarks made over the past few years regarding the gPC on public message boards and what the gpc ďdoesnít doĒ or ďdoesnít careĒ about..Iím here to tell you itís fake news....these people care very deeply. Soo...like I said...Iím not getting mad this year...Iím not saying I wonít respond to your post, or ignore you for that matter, like I said Iím not even gonna get mad..itís rubbish...but Iíll tell ya what will happen... Ya see, me and saydee here are gonna pay you a visit some afternoon that you are working in yer garden...and Iím gonna tell her to grab ahold of your pant leg and start tugging....(donít worry...sheís very gentle)...and again, Iím not mad...this will be fun..for her too...Well, sheís gonna keep tuggin, and um, you donít know the word for ďlet goĒ...(hint- itís not ďlet goĒ) so eventually yer gonna get tired..lol..thatís when youíll prolly have to plop down on yer keister to take a little break....trust me she wonít stop....and uhhh...Thatís when Iím gonna grab ahold of yer other pant leg , see....and Iím gonna start tugging in the opposite direction...and again, I wonít be mad...prolly be laughing...saydee yanking one way...me pulling in the opposite way?...funny stuff....but it wonít be me or saydee youíll have to worry about in your compromising situation...itís actually lambchop...
Tuesday, January 28 View Page
...sheís gonna cut yer knutz off....Welcome to my 2020 journal....
Sunday, February 23 View Page
I canít believe I thought the Big Show was this weekend..!!!....lol...what a dope ...and Iíll tell ya...lambchop has pretty much been been on board with all my ideas since the get go....so that was a good feeling...for those who canít attend the Show Iíll be having a private screening of ďourĒ presentation in the chat rooms on BP.com shortly thereafter...(between 4-7...depends on the weather)...I really hope you enjoy it...I did put a lot of work into it....And if you were following along last season?...I pretty much pick up where we left off...except with LiiiightNiNg bolts...so thatís pretty sweet...
Sunday, February 23 View Page
And seeing as I have a few hours of time on my hands, might as well get the journal going...I donít wanna fall too far behind... Itís winter here...itís days like this I have to remind myself that most folks on the planet never get to see this ...so serene...some would say magical....I say pretty....
Sunday, February 23 View Page
Pretty StUPId!!!!....ya know what else is magical??...COMPOST!!.....until ya have to shovel it...uuugh...stupid Mother Nature...please spring...Donít screw with me this year....
Sunday, February 23 View Page
Saydee likes the snow...ĒRight DingDong!???Ē....sheís so sweet...thereís Wilsonís plant with the orange tag in the background there...I left him up so I could look at him all winter...Iím hoping he just starts to regrow in the spring......Ēwhatís wrong sweetheart?Ē.....why is she looking at me like that?........saydee?
Sunday, February 23 View Page
Saydee!??....Ēwhy are you looking at daddy like that!! ď....hey, where the hell?...what is....that?....and why am I in a tshirt?..Ē
Sunday, February 23 View Page
What the!!!!???....is that a???.....
Sunday, February 23 View Page
Aww hell yea!!!!!!....learning that stupid computer isnít the only thing thatís been going on here at the porkchop plantation..
Sunday, February 23 View Page
Oh glory....82 degrees in the middle of winter.....more to come....
Monday, March 2 View Page
What an unbelievable way to end the 2019 gardening season...and yes....I was curling that sucker when we came up on the big screen in Las Vegas..lol...I heard people laughing...what an Honor to Present to a room full of the best giant growers in the world...it went over well and I hope thereís at least few folks that got excited enough that they are willing to give this Domingo variety a chance....first question at the seminar in front of nearly 200 people?.....Ē Porkchop...this is Scott Marley from Bellingham Massachusetts...I was wondering......(oh god no)......I was wondering...who will you be voting for in the next election?Ē.....LMAO...dunno know if it showed up on screen but I got a good pinch in the side from lambchop....lol...still purple...I think I handled it well...who whudda thought?....ya post one little video with a cut-out....geez.......
Monday, March 2 View Page
....I havenít even shown anyone my new hat!!......look!!....Ted Nugent signed it...(he saw the video)....
Monday, March 2 View Page
(Sorry fissh)
Monday, March 2 View Page
Wow...this one is getting framed too...Todd Klein and Andy Wolf...wow...my gardening heroís....thanks for all your work with guiness Todd...Andy- I know you always have our backs...thanks buddy!!...hope you grabbed our awesome trophyís!!!
Wednesday, March 4 View Page
The CUP has made its way across the country to grace our mantle for the 2020 season. This is what you covet. Who will take it this year?....I dunno....(I think joe wants it back pretty bad). Some heavy hitters may also join the race!....exciting....Best of luck to everyone!!!!..
Wednesday, March 4 View Page
Yea baby....who wants a piece?....
Tuesday, March 24 View Page
48 hourís later ....greenhouse on pro heat mat set at 88....Iím starting the bucket challenge. Good luck everyone
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
Pfffft....canít believe everyone waited so long to start..this oneíll be right in about 58 days or so..who knows, maybe we can ring that bell with a bucket mater. Final up-pot tomrw. Did I ever mention container gardening was my thing before giants were my thing?...this is gonna be fun. Lovin the Hawaii pics Becky!!!!..good luck everyone.
Saturday, May 30 View Page
Does this mean Iím winning?
Saturday, May 30 View Page
It is on like donkey KoNg!!!!...boy do I have some catching up to do on my journal...where do the days go?...cold snap coming this week. Itíll be Back in the greenhouse for this guy....not so much for the 1810..she wants out.

 

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