Friday, March 4, 2011

Spotted this....

When picking up my trailer from "somewhere...."

Not fair......

Monday, January 24, 2011

News Just In

The flood devastation has in (a far lesser degree) hit St Leonards as well with reports coming in that last years winners soccer ball size pumpkin has started to decompose! This raises mixed feelings of sadness that he wont be able to better last years efforts and hope in that we all stand a chance of winning!

Oooohhh, what a cute punkmen

Pete Jr's pumpkin plant... Isn't it cute??? (photo was taken on 26th November, sorry pete)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mine are up!!

I haven't heard any reports of germinating seeds as yet, so i thought I'd let you see how mine were going about a week ago. They are now in the ground and lots bigger!! (Oh yeah, the seedlings are not all giant pumpkins. There's some either varieties amongst them)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ohhh, hello!

Image: World's largest pumpkin on forklift

It’s official. An 1,810-pound pumpkin grown by Chris Stevens of New Richmond has been declared the world’s heaviest. Inspectors from the Guinness Book of World Records checked out the massive pumpkin, after it won a competition earlier this month at a harvest festival in Stillwater, Minnesota. It has a circumference of over 15-feet. And it’s 85 pounds heavier than the previous record pumpkin, a 1,725-pounder grown in Ohio last year.

Stevens said he used a mixture of sun, rain, seaweed, cow manure, and fish emulsion to grow his record pumpkin...  MSNBC

Sounds like a good excuse to go fishing!!!!

Pumpkin growers in the northern hemishpere

PUMPKINS! I kid you not when I exclaim we humans were outnumbered 3-1 by pumpkins at the market. If they had managed to hyper-evolve, grow legs, and learn karate we would have been shit out of luck. Some of them were large enough to fit both of my nephews in at once...

Taken from giustogusto

Pumpkin Growing Tip #1

If you haven't planted your seeds yet, give them a light rub with some fine sand paper, soak them in warm water for 3-4 hours, and then pop them in some warm potting mix. This will give them a great head start

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pimp your pumpkin #2

Here we go again, the second annual pumpkin growing competition. Seeds have been mailed to prospective growers (Albeit the wrong ones, but that will be rectified soon) We're excited, and we hope you are too..

If you know off any people that might like to join in, let me know and we'll organise some seeds

Monday, April 26, 2010

And the winner is....

Chris Dingemanse with this monster weighing in at 150.4kg!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prize categories

Prizes will be awarded for the following:
  1. Heaviest pumpkin
  2. Wooden spoon award for smallest pumpkin
  3. Peoples choice award

Saturday 24th April

Almost there!! Some other activities planned (other than the weigh in of course)
  1. Nearest the pumpkin
  2. Furthest pumpkin seed spit
And just to clarify the previous post, you are welcome to stay as long as you like, but the weigh in should be finished by about 5. Drinks and food will be served through out the afternoon..

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Weigh in rescheduled for 24th April

Greetings fellow pumpkiners... Just a quick note to let you know we have delayed the weigh in by a fortnight. The new weigh in date is now the 24th April at our Pateena Rd house from 3pm onwards. See you there....

St Leonards

This just in by email... Spotted in Saintly St Leonards.. Things are hotting up

Monday, March 29, 2010

Serious pumpkin growers

Another report of a giant pumpkin on the banks of the Tamar River...