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Old 09/05/10, 12:50 PM
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Pumpkin Patch

I had the kids in our pumpkin patch yesterday. We grew a pile of them this year. Couple pictures to share. How much do you think the big one weighs? I am 250 pounds and I think its heavier than me. Was all I could do to get it in the pickup.
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Old 09/05/10, 01:04 PM
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Yep! That's a big 'un! I couldn't begin to guess how much it weighs, but those are some really nice family photos there.
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Old 09/05/10, 05:20 PM
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Wow!! our patch did well too, but we grew smaller varieties
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Old 09/05/10, 08:55 PM
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What kind of seeds did you use? Great pictures!
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Old 09/06/10, 02:23 PM
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Put that down! You're going to get a hernia.

Caro, Michigan, has a pumpkin festival every year. They cover the courthouse lawn with the biggest pumpkins, as well as the pumpkins the elementary kids decorate. The kidnergardeners get the tiniest pumpkins, and it goes up by grade. The K of C have a fundraiser at this time- selling pumpkin pies. They never have leftovers.
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Old 09/06/10, 02:54 PM
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Wow Those are wonderful! Are you going to have them on your lawn? or maybe in a contest or Fair? They'd make some hellacious jack-o-lanterns!
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Old 09/06/10, 03:04 PM
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Those are great pictures & huge pumpkins! We have some really big one's this year too but not as big as yours I'm sure! Last year we had some so big that dh & I couldn't pick them up together. I don't remember the name of the seed's I used, I had some leftover seeds from that variety last year & that's how we got some of the same this year. Also planted 2 other varieties.

Maura, that pumpkin festival sounds like fun, If you could post on here Please for all of us Michiganders that would be great, I would like to come & we aren't that far away.
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Old 09/06/10, 04:54 PM
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You should see if there's a weighoff close to you and enter it.
Up here we have western Canadas' "The Great White North Pumpkin Weighoff" and we get huge pumpkins over 1000 lbs. Lots of fun and get about 10,000 people into our little town of 1200.

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Old 09/06/10, 07:49 PM
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How'd you do that? Grow them that big, that is. I am jealous as my pumpkin patches have been failures these past few years. I use to have some good ones but no more. Could you give me some advice? You have a nice looking family!!
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Old 09/06/10, 09:42 PM
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The big ones were called Dill's atlantic giants. I also grew a conneticut field which are your standard halloween pumpkins and cinderella pumpkins which are french d'tamps. This years crop is best chalked up to luck. I flipped pasture sod over with a plow, disced it up and planted two rows about 80 yards long. They grew together so the patch was about 40 yards by 80. We have brought back 3 pickup loads and have just enjoyed giving them away to friends. I think we benefited from above normal rainfall this year in central Missouri.
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Old 09/07/10, 09:31 AM
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Great shots!
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