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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 9 Entries.
Thursday, January 9 View Page
The Southern Iowa Giant Pumpkin Growers Association will be holding our online auction Sunday January 12th at 8 p.m. Eastern time. We would like to thank all the growers who donated seeds and appreciate your support and generosity. Excellent variety of seeds with a ton of genetics being offered. We would appreciate any support that you would be able to give by bidding on some lots during our auction. Thank you Ken D for hosting this for us.
Saturday, January 11 View Page
The SIGPGA seed auction is Sunday January 12th at 8 pm Eastern time and will have an additional "SPECIAL LOT" that will be offered later in the auction. Top end genetics and several seeds! A little teaser. This Lot includes the World Record 220 lb Baggs Marrow seed! Hope to see you there.
Sunday, January 12 View Page
Additional SIGPGA auction Lot 10b, 2 sets: AG 993 Harrington 19 (1989.5 Daletas x 1631 Urena) 3 seeds; FP 89 Harrington 19 (133.4 Wursten x 188 MacKinnon) 3 seeds,84 Harrington 19 (188 MacKinnon x Open) 3 seeds; Melon 172 Harrington 19 (298.5 Lindley x 277.5 Barber) 5 seeds,147 Harrington 19 (277.5 Barber x Open) 5 seeds; LG 108 Harrington 19 (118 Nieuwenhoff x Self) 3 seeds,104.5 Harrington 19 (118 Nieuwenhoff x Self) 3 seeds; BG 184 Harrington 19 (154 Harrington x Self) 3 seeds (154 Harrington=265.5 Engel x Self); Tomato 4.01 Harrington 19 Big Marley (4.28 Spaziani x Open) 5 seeds,3.92 Harrington 19 Big Marley (4.28 Spaziani x Open) 5 seeds; Cantaloupe 39 Harrington 19 UOW (29.9 Harrington x Open) 5 Seeds (29.9 Harrington=53.4 Lindley x 59 Vester).
Friday, February 28 View Page
Trying to get a shade house for our normal hot summers here in Iowa. Also will pull greenhouse plastic over if it is super wet like last year. Son in law drove these huge highline poles with his 180 hp Volvo track hoe. That machine is a beast! No tamping needed around poles. 30 x 90 area.
Sunday, August 23 View Page
Not growing this year. Trying to take care of things before I grow next year. Probably ate 80 of my broccoli plants. Ok OTT was 14.5 SS, 25 EE and 49 CC. Total 88.5". Couldn't find a chart on ground pigs. Not sure if she went heavy to chart. Certified weight 11.98 lbs! Think she's the grandmother of all ground pigs.
Wednesday, September 9 View Page
Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash September 26th.
Friday, September 25 View Page
Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash September 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm MDT Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash is on Saturday September 26th 2020. The prize structure is as follows: GPC plaques and ribbons Giant Pumpkins $1,500 /1,000 / 750 / 500 /250 / 150 / 100 / 75 / 50 / 50 Watermelons $300 / 200 / 100 Field Pumpkins $300 / 200 / 100 Long Gourds $150 / 100 / 50 Bushel Gourds $150 / 100 / 50 Marrows $100 / 75 / 50 Tomato $50 Howard Dill Award $100 Largest Davis County Exhibits Giant Pumpkin $250 Field Pumpkin $50 Watermelon $50 Longest Distance driven by exhibitor $50 This will be held on the South Side of our Courthouse Square in Bloomfield. Very easy to find our Courthouse. U.S. Hwy 63 comes right to it in the Center of town. It will be held on Franklin street. First and foremost if you feel ill then do not come to our event please. All exhibitors and attendees need to bring a mask and wear it. Social distancing will need to be practiced. We want to have our event and not upset people in our community. If we all show that we are taking precautions to safely do this then it will be a fun day for all. We will not be offering food or drink this year so bring your own if you wish. No alcohol allowed. There are eating establishments on the square or nearby for food and drink. All are within easy walking distance. Also exhibitors and attendees should bring their own chairs because we will not be setting up bleachers this year to help with the social distancing. Exhibitors should plan accordingly on clothing since this will be out in the wide open come rain or shine. No pre-registering is required. Our registration fees continue to be the same. $15 per class except no fee on Tomato. Exhibitors can weigh more than one fruit per class and only pay the 1 registration fee for that class. 1 exhibit will be entered toward placing and prize money and the others would be exhibitions only. All will be officially weighed or measured and entered on the GPC web site. Green Squash will be weighed against AGs towards prize money. Squash will be entered and placed per the size on the GPC web site under Squash. Howard Dill pumpkin will have to weigh at least 500 lbs to be considered. We will start weighing at 9:00 a.m. and weigh until 12:00 p.m. so exhibitors need to arrive accordingly. Awards and prize money will be handed out after that. All exhibits will be released at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1 View Page
My 3 month old granddaughter hanging out in Beth Wood's giant at the Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash last weekend!
Sunday, November 15 View Page
Well it was tough taking a year off from growing this year. Had to be honest with myself and knew I wouldn't have enough time to care for plants. Even though I didn't get anthing to the scale, I still won a competition. Pleased to be re-elected to my 4th term as the Davis County Sheriff! Even though it doesn't show on the GPC list with a weight, it does have a pretty good payout lol.

 

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