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Wednesday, January 6 View Page
I am not real thrilled about 2021 either
 
Wednesday, January 6 View Page
The power did stay on so that was nice
 
Wednesday, January 6 View Page
Porch storm door took a hit plus two gutters and multiple breaks in the siding
 
Wednesday, January 6 View Page
About 5 hours of work but branches are still ready to fall, all of these little bits will take just as long to clean up
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
I am doing a one cup challenge to see who can grow a plant for the longest period of time using only one cup of potting mix. I was thinking it would be about 4 weeks but Ive reached day 50 on a few of them
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
day 33 for the 26 for these two
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
I believe this was my first pumpkin
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
My HD contender day 45
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
several females opened today but I had been picking off the males never thinking I would actually get an open female
 
Friday, January 15 View Page
no date night for her. I believe the end is near as the older leaves are dying off and no new ones are growing. I have used a lot more fertilizer than I thought I would need using 30-10-10 every day that I water which is every other day , I also used 5-26-26 for a short period. The best-looking plant had 1/2 tsp of blood meal added to the single cup of soil
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
Don't miss your chance at some of the great items at our auction
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES , INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING Dosatron model D14MZ2 Approx retail value $400 A water-powered, non-electric chemical injector is the easiest, most reliable way to accurately inject chemicals into water lines. Dosatron injectors work using volumetric proportioning, ensuring that the chemical mixture remains the same regardless of variations in pressure and flow. See more information here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLET08gp88&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=DosatronIntl
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
THIS ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA OR OUTSIDE THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES, INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING 5 pounds of MILSTOP® SP FOLIAR FUNGICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Potassium Bicarbonate Can be used with organic production for the control of powdery mildew and other diseases on terrestrial and indoor ornamental plants, greenhouse and agricultural crops. DISEASES CONTROLLED: Alternaria leaf spot, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Cercospora leaf spot¹, Downy mildew, Fly speck¹, Monilinia fruit and blossom rot¹, Penicillium spp.¹, Phomopsis blight¹, Powdery mildew, Scab1 , Septoria leaf spot¹. ¹Not For Use In California More information here https://www.bioworksinc.com/milstop/ Label https://www.bioworksinc.com/wp-content/uploads/products/milstop/milstopsp-label.pdf
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES, INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING The King Ring Retail value $375 minimum bid $275 Made in the USA Lifetime warranty custom colors and strap lengths Total strap strength 10,000 pounds eyebolt rated at 5000 pounds each strap rated at 1800 pounds 3/8' thick See information here http://www.igpga.com/king-ring/
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
Two Autographed Tee Shirts will be up for auction, sold separately one size MEDIUM and one size XL with IGPGA logo Over 25 names from over 10 world records plus multiple state records, North American and Canadian records plus familiar names of growers who have helped expand the hobby of growing giants.See more information here http://www.igpga.com/advertise/ Not a small task the shirts according to google maps traveled 19,911 miles( a trip around the earth being 24,901) They started their journey on November 10th, 2019 returning home just over a year later on November 14th, 2020. They have traveled through Canada and from coast to coast in the USA Over 25 names from over 10 world records plus multiple state records, North American and Canadian records plus familiar names of growers who have helped expand the hobby of growing giants. By no means does this list mention all of the accomplishments of these great growers and many more could have been added, a big thank you to all who participated Danny Dill (Howard Dill’s son) Howard was the creator of the Atlantic Giant winning a WR in 1980 with 459 lbs and 1981 with 493.5 lbs Garry Checkon WR 1999 with 1131 lbs Dave Stelts WR 2000 with 1140 lbs Steve Daletas WR holder in 2003 at 1385 lbs 2018 Oregon state record at 2469 lbs His seeds are highly sought after they have set numerous records. He has 7 pumpkins over 2000 lbs Larry Checkon WR 2005 1469 lbs Joe Jutras WR giant pumpkin 2007-WR giant squash 2017- WR long gourd 2016 Master Gardener Of The Year 2019 Chris Stevens WR 2010 Wisconsin 1,810.5 lbs Jim and Kelsey Bryson WR 2011 Quebec, 1,818.5 lbs Ron Wallace WR 2012 and 2006 Grew the first one-ton pumpkin at 2009 lbs in the year 2012 Sharing a wealth of information and seeds. Owner of WOW Wallace Organic Wonders Tim Mathison WR 2013 at 2032 lbs Steve Marley 2019 WR Tomato Dick (pap) Wallace. North American record in 2016 of 2261.5 lbs Served in the USMC from 1959 to 1963 Numerous contributions to the sport Joel Holland American record holder in 2017 at 2363 lbs Owner of Holland’s Land O’ Giants WR 1992 with 827 lbs Steve Geddes North America’s largest pumpkin 2528 lbs set in 2018 Phil & Jane Hunt Canadian record holder at 1959 lbs in 2018 Gene McMullen- Illinois State record holder and grower of the 2145.5 the worlds-record-setting seed Dale Marshall Alaska state record holder set in 2019 at 2051 lbs Deb Gantner Heaviest pumpkin by female grower 2152 lbs Cindy Tobeck GPC Newsletter Editor with numerous records in Field pumpkins, Marrow Cabbage, Bushel Gourds Long gourds plus giant pumpkins and squash Matthew DeBacco Going a step beyond to advance the science of giant pumpkin growing Joe Ailts Sharing his knowledge with the community and his own genetics Cecil Weston Sharing his knowledge with individuals growing the 1921 in the year 2015 Don Langevin. Author of several books including the series How-to-Grow World
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
Two Autographed Tee Shirts will be up for auction, sold separately one size MEDIUM and one size XL with IGPGA logo Over 25 names from over 10 world records plus multiple state records, North American and Canadian records plus familiar names of growers who have helped expand the hobby of growing giants.See more information here http://www.igpga.com/advertise/
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
one of several seeds in lot #58
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
LOT# 55 contains 2 sets one seed each 1374 Horde 20 [1889 Lidberg 2019 x self]
 
Monday, February 15 View Page
One Western Labs soil and tissue test will go to one lucky bidder no purchase necessary---------- One Western Labs soil and tissue test will go to the person who spends the most for one lot. Two separate California Webinars will be offered into random LOTS See more photos and complete auction list here http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Attachments/IGPGA_auction_2021.pdf
 
Thursday, February 18 View Page
LOT#39 contains 2 sets of 5 seeds each WR Cantaloupe
 
Friday, February 19 View Page
LOT #17 contains 2 sets of 2 seeds each WORLD RECORD Bushel Gourd 470.5 Connolly Bushel Gourd WR[320 Connolly x 320 Connolly]--- 320.5 Connolly Bushel Gourd[189 Fleming x 384 Terry]---
 
Saturday, February 20 View Page
Illinois giant pumpkin growers auction Tonight LOT 20-- THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES, INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING Dosatron model D14MZ2 Approx retail value $400 A water-powered, non-electric chemical injector is the easiest, most reliable way to accurately inject chemicals into water lines. Dosatron injectors work using volumetric proportioning, ensuring that the chemical mixture remains the same regardless of variations in pressure and flow. See more information here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLET08gp88&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=DosatronIntl
 
Saturday, February 20 View Page
Illinois giant pumpkin growers auction Tonight ---- Two IGPGA T-Shirts one Med and one XL will be auctioned separately----- Over 25 names from over 10 world records plus multiple state records, North American and Canadian records plus familiar names of growers who have helped expand the hobby of growing giants.
 
Saturday, February 20 View Page
Illinois giant pumpkin growers auction Tonight---- THE KING RING----Rated at over 5000 pounds and made in America Retail value $375 Minimum bid $275
 
Wednesday, February 24 View Page
I am growing this in one cup of potting soil and this is day 88, if I had kept up with pruning I think the new leaves near the container would look better
 

 

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