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Porkchop

Central NY


Holy cow, this is our 5th year!!!..There were some amazing fruits grown last season. Zeke is all about it..so am I. Let’s do it again. There is a serious trophy at stake. Are ya New?…oh boy do I have the contest for you. If you are just starting to dive into the world of giant tomato growing, this could be a good one to sign up for. This “ Team challenge” is designed with the new grower in mind. Team up in our “Draft division” with some folks that have been “in on the gig” when it comes to growing these basket ball sized fruit and hopefully knock some heads together to help you come up with a plan for some real success in your garden!!..( I mean com on, yer probably out there growing a pumpkin anyway!!…) Post your name/ email and previous personal best weight, and you’ll be signed up for the Draft. Teams will be chosen on may 1st. HAVE a team in mind?…man oh man what a shootout last season. Get three friends together and sign yourselves up WiTH a team name and enter our OPEN division!!!…Try to hit that 40 pounds with 6 tomatoes!!..post your email and Zeke will keep you updated with the leaderboards once the season gets rolling.!!! Trophies and prizes to be determined as of now but I always like to make it as fun as a I can!!!…it’s that big prize you want though….The TOP DAWG Trophy. It’s been on Jack Larue’s mantle for two years now and I don’t think he has any intention of letting it go!!! It’s that COOL!!!…please help us spread the word about this sign up…the more we link up, the bigger these suckers keep getting. BIGBIG. Best of luck to you all!!

4/2/2022 1:46:00 PM

VTJohn

Jericho Vermont

I don't mind being the first draft person.

John Young jkpayoung@hotmail.com PB 6.44

4/2/2022 5:42:47 PM

Dalton

Ironton, ohio

I'll play.

Eli Dalton
christopher_eli83@yahoo.com
PB 5lb 3oz


4/2/2022 7:38:20 PM

WESTHAM ARE MASSIVE!!

Valencia

James Hartley Draft pb 3.90 jamehartley92@gmail.com

4/3/2022 12:49:32 AM

WESTHAM ARE MASSIVE!!

Valencia

James Hartley Draft pb 3.90 jamehartley92@gmail.com

4/3/2022 12:49:46 AM

BiddyGoat

Aurora, Il

Julie Chandler
biddygoat
chanjul@hawk.iit.edu

4/3/2022 8:50:32 AM

Wyecomber

Canada

Dave McQuay
WYECOMBER
EXPLORER04@YAHOO.COM

4/3/2022 9:44:15 AM

Penryngarden

Penryn CA

Sandra Stampfl
PenrynGarden
stampflsjs@gmail.com
All my megablooms last year - Never pollinated -planted late. deer ate my first batch.. Ready to try again.
Draft Me


4/3/2022 11:37:28 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

…stupid deer

4/3/2022 2:38:48 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

...pretty smart deer

4/3/2022 3:13:09 PM

lunker99

Iowa

Paul Harrington
lunker991@gmail.com
5.23 lbs

4/3/2022 5:34:45 PM

C2k

Littlerock, WA

Open class reigning world champions TEAM TOMMATO are BaAaaaack!!!!! The start of a dynasty! Cindy Tobeck, Jack LaRue and Scott Holub....BRING ON 2022!

4/4/2022 2:04:38 AM

C2k

Littlerock, WA

Cindytobeck@gmail.com

4/4/2022 2:05:57 AM

RCCOOK1

West Virginia USA

I’m game for it, last year I had great looking plants an mega blooms until something happened after a few days of rain. I grew a 1.8lbs that was officially weighed in and a 2.2lbs that wasn’t weighed officially but the plants was sick so not bad I guess. It was my first year attempting to grow a giant tomato but I’d like to learn a lot more on this topic as I have grown big tomatoes that’s been 1.5+ pounds for several years but I want 6+ pounders this year!

4/4/2022 2:12:36 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

Hey ryan!…welcome to bP!!

4/4/2022 2:53:01 PM

TheBigTrent

Arizona

New grower here. Tried growing maters a few years back. I had an unofficial weight of 6 pounds. Not sure what I was doing. I still don't but giving it another ahot this year. Would love to join in on the fun. Gunther0987@gmail.com

4/4/2022 3:30:11 PM

Saswampo

San Diego, CA

I'm in, had a great time in my inaugural season last year!!!

Draft
Dan Greene
greened@gmail.com
PB = 4.82 lbs

4/4/2022 3:37:38 PM

megakin(Team Illiana)

west central IN/East central IL

I'm in.
Grew 3.51#uo late last yr.
Wsmbass01@aol.com
Wayne O'Brien

4/4/2022 10:30:48 PM

Dawn, Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

I'm also in. Grew a 1.5 pounder and a damaged 2 pounder, approximately, in my first year.

long-gourds@tutanota.com
Dawn Mercer
Draft

4/5/2022 12:39:51 AM

Lmichael

Anderson, IN

Lets do it.

Larry Michael
Draft
elitedig@yahoo.com
PB is 4.49 lbs

4/5/2022 10:13:50 AM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

Zeke, John ,and a secret weapon

4/5/2022 8:03:32 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

No secret weapons allowed.

4/5/2022 8:36:23 PM

wile coyote

On a cliff in the desert

Henry needs to fly his drone over Porkchop's patch to see how many secret weapons he has.

4/5/2022 9:03:33 PM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

I’m in the Draft again.
Steve Strickler (Materdoc)
Bogeymeister@bluemarble.net
PB 8.36

4/5/2022 11:22:15 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

I'm in, first year growing a giant tomatoe don't have a PB
cmichalek_@hotmail.com

4/6/2022 1:28:37 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Gene Larivere = Gene@Team-Pumpkin.org
Scott Marley = fishforbass1@yahoo.com
Ken Desrosiers = ken@bigpumpkins.com
oPEN division

4/6/2022 6:28:00 AM

Ken D.

Connecticut, USA

We are Team Tainted Salsa

4/6/2022 9:18:28 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Love it!!

4/6/2022 9:23:54 AM

TheresaP.

Palmer

Theresa Phillips
Draft
tphillips11122@hotmail.com
First-year trying to grow a large tomato.

4/6/2022 2:48:33 PM

Zeke

Team Canuckle Heads

Oh I think you'll let this secret weapon in Porkchop

4/6/2022 4:05:11 PM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

Don't tell him who it is

4/6/2022 4:51:13 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

I may allow secret weapons.

4/6/2022 8:16:10 PM

SmallTownUSA

Alex, IN

Mikkal Hodge
pumpkinmike@gmail.com
PB is 2.6#

4/7/2022 6:02:02 AM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

I'm sure it's a go with team Hammer again I just confirming it with both of my teammates.

4/7/2022 1:49:23 PM

dylanb49

Kokomo, IN

Dylan Bailey. PB-1.10
My secret weapon this year is a few seeds from materdoc PB 8.36
Draft class
dylanb49@gmail.com

4/9/2022 7:01:01 PM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

Always a good idea to have a secret weapon

4/9/2022 8:25:00 PM

Todd K

Quebec

Coming out of hibernation from the great white North is the return of "The Eh Team"
Doug Court
Jeff Warner
Todd Kline (toddkline@me.com)
No secret weapons needed here!

4/10/2022 8:44:32 AM

26 West

50 Acres

26 West ,Jim Hudson ,Team Hopeful , hudson_69@sympatico.ca

4/10/2022 9:50:30 AM

Sankalp

Roseville CA

I've never grown giant tomato, and don't have any giant seeds lol, but I would like to be a part of this as I have been wanting to grow a giant tomato!

Sankalp Immadisetty
greenthumbgardening4@gmail.com

4/10/2022 1:27:14 PM

Sankalp

Roseville CA

I also don't have a team, so if there are any open spots looking for a new grower... let me know lol.

4/10/2022 1:28:42 PM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

Due to the increasing amount of pressure of keeping a secret weapon under wraps, I feel it necessary to divulge that our secret weapon is the one and only PORKCHOP

4/10/2022 5:58:56 PM

Saberonyx

Levittown Long Island New York USA

Hi guys sorry I’m late to the party it’s me Philip Grombliniak Email: saberonyx@gmail.com I was in this the last few years , my personal best was 2.6lbs at the Newsday Long Island tomatoe competition in 2015 ,since then I averaged a couple of good two pounders but I’m a hard trying guy ! I grow in containers but the 17 gallon containers give me plenty a room to get a bigger ones.I give it my best, I love social media and I love experimenting and fooling around with different ideas. I got steaks and cages ,I got covers of mesh to keep the rabbits and squirrels from eating my tomatoes,I got slings to put the big ones in,I got bug meshes to put over the big ones from top to bottom from ,I give it my hardest ,best effort ! I have some saved seeds that I got from World Class (The Worm) Plus a couple from a 2 pounder RW Cephei , Rim , Brutus Magnus, and Zacs I had last year

4/11/2022 10:00:32 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Let’s go baby!!… great to see you back saber!!….(the canuckleheads are allowed to cheat)

4/11/2022 10:33:41 AM

Saberonyx

Levittown Long Island New York USA

Thank you so much Mr. PorkChop

4/11/2022 10:48:00 AM

Ned

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Escheel do you still have that Voodoo doll

4/11/2022 11:10:21 AM

Todd K

Quebec

I couldn't imagine a better or more fun secret weapon!
This is gonna be fun with a bunch of great teams lining up.

4/11/2022 11:14:35 AM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

Anybody like that deserves to be a knucklehead almost tiger like.
Welcome aboard Porkchop

4/11/2022 8:47:04 PM

bnot

Oak Grove, Mn

Escheel...where is escheel?

4/11/2022 8:48:46 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

Peeks out of the cave..Big Yawn! Is Spring approaching?

4/12/2022 10:23:34 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Thanks guys!…I’ve got a year worth of bottled up fun somewhere. Hoping to do our team proud. Getting close tomato Tim!! (Stay away from the left side of that voodoo doll Ned)

4/12/2022 11:07:16 AM

Jake

Westmoreland, KS

Team Giant Pumpkin Wars...
Jacob Marintzer
Chris Rodenbaugh
Scott Bayuk

4/13/2022 9:43:11 AM

Little Ketchup

Grittyville, WA

The only cure for a pumpkin addiction is a tomato addiction.

4/13/2022 11:59:41 AM

dylanb49

Kokomo, IN

Hey @Lmichael & @materdoc, do y’all wanna join me for an Indiana team? We could be the “Hefty Hoosiers” or something of the sort 😂😂

4/13/2022 7:45:46 PM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

Hmm...
Email me.
bogeymeister@bluemarble.net

4/13/2022 9:42:40 PM

BiddyGoat

Aurora, Il

Hello All, do we have a draft? Just making sure I don't miss the updates. Thanks!
Biddygoat
Julie Chandler
chanjul@hawk.iit.edu

4/14/2022 1:21:35 PM

Ratfinkfvr

Ohio

I’m in!
Adam Steiner
Steinera43@yahoo.com
3.22

4/15/2022 9:17:29 AM

KeaauSurferGirl

Keaau, Hawaii (Big Island)

I'll try the draft!
Becky Settlage
settlage@hawaii.edu
2.56

4/16/2022 12:37:51 AM

Chris Evans

Uk

I'm game
Draft
Chris Evans
UK
Evans_fan_chris@hotmail.com
PB 6lbs 2oz

4/16/2022 3:55:18 PM

Framac

New Berlin,NY

Put me in the draft
Christopher MacDonald
macdonald.christopher@gmail.com
PB 8.1.

Now if Brown, Lyons, or Wixom, wanted to form Team Chris, i'd be game!!!

4/17/2022 9:41:26 PM

WESTHAM ARE MASSIVE!!

Valencia

Think we should call this Zeke challenge in respect to Zeke RIP

4/18/2022 4:31:41 AM

WESTHAM ARE MASSIVE!!

Valencia

Framac now that would be a winner you, Brown and wixom

4/18/2022 4:32:51 AM

26 West

50 Acres

I like Zeke Challenge. Jim

4/18/2022 8:17:08 AM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

Lol... I would love that team framac the 4 Chris's

Chris brown
Chris Lyon
Chris MacDonald
Chris konieczny

We would have to make Chris the team captain and then Chris would have to tell Chris that their is only room for Chris, Chris,and Chris so Chris would have to go ???

Unfortunately I believe that team Hammer from last year is still a go so that would make me unavailable !!! Sorry about that.

4/18/2022 1:40:24 PM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

Hey ned if you have any of those Easter egg seeds I would be happy to grow them in honor of zeke Mike demars

4/18/2022 1:42:46 PM

Elaine

Mead, WA

OK be brave whew got my Littles to help me Team Star Wars: Kendra "Elaine" DeArth,Luke Alden DeArth age 5, & Susan Elaine DeArth age 4,(& cheering section Joel "Fred"ric DeArth age 1, & Seth Kenderic DeArth-Miller age 17, & Nathaniel Otto DeArth age 10 in may)

email:kendradearth@yahoo.com

PB:TBA in fall this 1st spring in our new home trying for a safe new start.

4/18/2022 1:48:49 PM

Dawn, Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

"The Zeke Challenge" sounds more intriguing than "The 5-Gallon Bucket Contest."

4/18/2022 4:45:11 PM

Elaine

Mead, WA

Recruited Gerry Gadberry to be on my team

4/18/2022 7:34:20 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

Starting mine this weekend.

4/21/2022 2:00:16 AM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

I feel like I'm so behind thus year! QUit WITH THE RAIN PLZ!!

4/22/2022 12:25:26 PM

JohnnyB

Fullerton, California

Draft
John Brinkley
Kristi.brinkley@sbcglobal.net
PB 4.71

4/24/2022 7:20:57 PM

Saswampo

San Diego, CA

There's got to be a few more A-growers out there that can participate in the draft. More depth at the top-level is needed. If you're on the fence, this is the plea to engage. Thanks!

4/25/2022 1:02:47 AM

BiddyGoat

Aurora, Il

Christopher Chandler (team with Julie Chandler) PB 3.93# 2020 as a first time grower. He is back for another round.
chanjul@hawk.iit.edu

4/25/2022 12:33:17 PM

Sankalp

Roseville CA

I like others am still looking for a team lol. One incentive to pick me is that I have a Gardening YT channel :D.

4/26/2022 3:51:27 AM

Curtis UK

Woodley, Reading, UK

Draft
Curtis Leach
PB 5.61
caudexandspines@gmail.com

4/26/2022 4:39:12 PM

KeaauSurferGirl

Keaau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Okay, so Jack LaRue talked Hawaii into developing a team...so Porkchop, pull me outta the Draft...I got 2 other families to join me in forming an Open team. Everyone come cheer us on, since we are going to be the underdogs...we're gonna need all the encouragement we can get!!...LOL

Team Hang Loose
Becky Settlage
(Sam) Yip Ohana
(Lissa) Van Kralingen Ohana

4/27/2022 11:25:18 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Wooohoooo!!!

4/27/2022 1:23:10 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

I’m gonna extend sign-up until Friday May 6. Draft will take place in the chat room on Saturday may 7th at high noon. eastern. No need to attend but always nice to stop in and say hi and meet some other growers. Spread the word!

4/27/2022 1:39:08 PM

EVandy

Colorado

Ill give it a go again been away from maters for a few years now

Draft
Andrew
Pilgerah@gmail.com
PB 1.33 (winter challenge a few years back)

4/27/2022 8:10:26 PM

Sankalp

Roseville CA

Can't wait for the draft... Too bad, I don't think I can make it though. Cant wait to see who my teammates are!

5/2/2022 7:30:20 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

No worries if you can’t make it…I will post the results.

5/2/2022 7:41:39 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

Update on when teams are getting put together?

5/5/2022 12:06:48 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

This Saturday

5/5/2022 6:33:44 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

This Saturday

5/5/2022 6:33:44 AM

Ned

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Ok I will bite, I will have a Draught!
I had talked with Zeke about it and since its his namesake this year I don't want to miss out on all the fun. I am planting fewer plants but will give it a go.

Ned
esandercock@waynecountypa.gov
PB. 5.53

5/5/2022 11:00:42 AM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

DRaft For me Plz.. 3.68

timstoms@mail.com

5/5/2022 6:20:27 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

Sweet can't wait

5/5/2022 8:23:04 PM

KeaauSurferGirl

Keaau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Okay...so Hawaii was able to put together another team...

Team Big Red Head
Tony Vera
Tony Sylvester
Ed Olson-Moore

5/6/2022 11:10:55 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Todd kogut-rookie….we need one more for the draft!!!!!!

5/6/2022 8:04:42 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

Wolfpack 4.12 draft

5/6/2022 9:12:06 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

That’ll do it, Sign up is now closed for the draft. Teams will be divided and drafted at noon tomrw.

5/6/2022 9:13:23 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

That’ll do it, Sign up is now closed for the draft. Teams will be divided and drafted at noon tomrw.

5/6/2022 9:13:29 PM

Farmer Brown (Chris Brown)

Zimmerman, Minnesota

For open Team competition
Team NTK will consist of
Chris Brown
Rick Jolivette
Kerry Gross

Grow’em Big everyone!! Let’s see some 10 pounders!!!

5/6/2022 10:05:58 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

Okay team 7
now how do I get in contact with my team members?

5/7/2022 6:03:14 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

I’ll post the team list tomrow

5/7/2022 6:12:19 PM

Cmichalek

Vancouver, Washington

Sweet thank you
The only one I haven't got ahold of yet is johhny B.

5/7/2022 7:37:33 PM

Pumpkineer

Marshfield, Ma, USA

Draft

Ed Pappas

D1109@AOL.COM

2.0 POUNDS

5/8/2022 6:26:34 AM

Porkchop

Central NY

Ed!!… you missed it!!..we drafted teams yesterday! Thanks Ken for setting that up. Theres Still time to form a 3 person team for the Open. I know both wile and Scott L were on the fence. Form a team and sign-up!!

5/8/2022 7:55:52 AM

BiddyGoat

Aurora, Il

Hi All, Just checking to see if there are any team updates. We're ready and our weather has finally climbed into the 70's.

5/9/2022 10:57:55 PM

Saswampo

San Diego, CA

Christopher, et al... the draft teams are posted on Porkchop's diary.

5/9/2022 11:10:51 PM

BiddyGoat

Aurora, Il

Thankyou! Christopher and I are ready to rock.

5/10/2022 12:48:48 AM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

I would like to announce Team 9’s members.
Tomatotim & I will be joined by Ed Pappas (Pumpkineer) as our new C grower.
We wish all of the other teams the best of luck this year…Because you’re going to need it! Ha! The trash-talking has begun!

5/20/2022 5:00:10 PM

TomatoTim

Gone With The Win

Woot Woot

5/22/2022 12:45:08 PM

Saswampo

San Diego, CA

Hey Porkchop, so we're all on the same sheet of music....
what's the cutoff date for the team contest weigh ins? Last year was Sunday, Oct 17. Thanks and good luck to all!

6/3/2022 8:32:26 PM

Porkchop

Central NY

The second Saturday in October.

6/3/2022 8:44:44 PM

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