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Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Is there any interest in starting a small contest??Im thinking maybe $35 will get you in 2 contests for the odd veggies. like carrot/cabbage/ tallest corn.Who would be willing to join up?It would be supply your own seeds. So I wouldn't be mailing them out.I would divide your $35 in to 2 contests.Payout would be like 90% of the fees. The more who join the bigger the prizes & more places we would pay.

12/17/2015 4:19:59 PM

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Valencia Spain

Good idea, Will tell the UK guys

12/17/2015 4:32:56 PM

bnot

you are going to get me confused bubba...i know i am interested in tomato, carrot and marrow contests. Too be honest these contests are more about fun for me than money. I know that you need to be compensated for your hard work in keeping track of these contests. I will be the first to enter the marrow competition....

westham...you asked for it...you got it

12/17/2015 4:35:11 PM

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Valencia Spain

Was thinking of English growers, Ived never managed to grow Big, think the heat is the cause

12/17/2015 4:44:33 PM

bnot

i have never grown big or small....but am growing next year....has to be a way around the heat issue

wonder how the southern california growers would solve the marrow dilemna (dilemma) ....

i was taught wrongly right english

12/17/2015 4:52:41 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

Live right on the coast where its cool Bob;)

12/17/2015 4:58:24 PM

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Valencia Spain

Live 20 minutes from the sea and its Not cooler

12/17/2015 5:00:51 PM

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Valencia Spain

The plant seems ok in the heat thats 90f maybe Usa Will Beat the WR, sameconditions they need as FPs

12/17/2015 5:04:27 PM

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Valencia Spain

I May join

12/17/2015 5:05:50 PM

bnot

i live in a northern climate, so i am not the one to help you with heat...what do you think i should make my goal to be as first time marrow grower

12/17/2015 5:06:47 PM

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Valencia Spain

100 pounds with a fortey marrow

12/17/2015 5:13:08 PM

bnot

i have fortey marrow seeds...but you really are setting the bar high for me...i am thinking that my state record is only about 50 pounds

12/17/2015 5:15:15 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Robert Im thinking if I open this up to say 6 -8 different veggies.I will charge $35 & you can enter any 2 contests you want. I collect the $35 from each grower.$5 comes off the top for pay pal fess & a 1st place plaque. We then take $15 & put in in each contest you choose.Just ideas at this point & time.Maybe someone has a better way? I do however want to stick to the $35 fee.Im thinking 2 contests.I had to people suggest making it more affordable

12/17/2015 5:52:31 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

The money will be based on how many enter each contest.If only 3 guys join.Then its $45 in the pot.I would think.We would only pay 1st place on that.If you get 10 guys we pay 3 places & so on.

12/17/2015 5:54:28 PM

bnot

Mark,I am not concerned about the financial issues...the cost to enter is very small compared to the cost of growing supplies i spend during the year. The value of having other growers trying the same vegetable as myself is well worth it. I grow for fun and the friendships that are formed. When you decide what my entry fee..just let me know and i will paypal it to you immediately. It is a very valuable service that you are offering the growers...competition beyond gpc

Please dont short change yourself for your time

12/17/2015 6:06:44 PM

DKrus

Cheshire Ma USA

I may join

12/17/2015 6:55:08 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Not worried about money.I do this for the fun & excitement!I love to grow giant veggies all summer.Then for fun I grow the WWGG membership all winter!!Just lets here the thoughts & ideas of what is of interest to growers?

12/17/2015 7:08:29 PM

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Valencia Spain

Nobody showed interest in England

12/18/2015 1:51:47 PM

bnot

I think we still can get the minimum number of entries for marrow. What do you think westham...is there any way to introduce a handicap correction into the contest. Such as by latitude, area average temp, average rainfall etc?

12/18/2015 2:59:37 PM

bnot

Experience level of growers, etc...if we could come up with a handicap addition or subtraction....we might make growing really even

12/18/2015 3:01:18 PM

bnot

I have another question....what should this competition do if someone enters a "boston marrow"

12/18/2015 5:12:14 PM

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Valencia Spain

Whats a Boston marrow

12/19/2015 10:18:25 AM

bnot

i am not sure what it is...but it has a marrow in its name

http://foodtank.com/news/2014/03/indigenous-crop-the-boston-marrow-squash-famed-for-its-custard-like-buttery

12/19/2015 11:45:51 AM

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Valencia Spain

Well if its a marrow it Will counts, doubt Boston marrow gets big

12/19/2015 12:02:01 PM

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Valencia Spain

No its Not a marrow
Just looked it up orange is Not accepted a marrow

12/19/2015 12:04:53 PM

bnot

i might vote that it should count...since it is called a marrow in the usa
interesting read about its history
nearly 200 years ago it was grown to size of 5-6 pounds
now it reaches 10-52 pounds

i am planning on two plants this year....one is Fortey marrow, the other Rebel Z
i wonder if the Rebel Z would qualify as marrow?

12/19/2015 1:55:03 PM

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Valencia Spain

Wouldnt be accepted if u took it to a weighoff

12/19/2015 2:26:29 PM

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Valencia Spain

If IM in i have some 74 pound seeds of carter marrow

12/19/2015 2:32:56 PM

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Valencia Spain

Cant finde Rebel Z

12/19/2015 2:34:44 PM

bnot

i think it might depend on the location of the weighoff
Next summer, i hope you will see a big Rebel Z
I am all in

12/19/2015 3:11:00 PM

Dale M

Anchorage Alaska

I might be interested in it , Mark

12/19/2015 8:16:11 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Ok Dale Stay tuned Im working on a announcement coming soon.

12/19/2015 10:39:17 PM

Dutch Brad

Netherlands

The Boston Marrow Squash is cucurbita maxima and not cucurbita pepo, meaning it is not a marrow but a squash. It will not cross with a marrow and should be disqualified at all weigh-offs. It's easy to tell. The Boston Marrow Squash has a soft stem (= maxima) while marrows have a hard stem (=pepo). No marrows are ever orange.

12/20/2015 10:54:31 AM

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