Gopherman has competition.

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Motomom34, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Gopherman has competition. Meet the guy that grows 100 pound vegetables.
    Meet the Farmer Who Grows 100-Pound Veggies

    His web site is here: About Us

    His gardens are beautiful and he does talk about his seeds but I would love to know more about his dirts/soil mixture.
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  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Wales, all that peat!! its good soil, I have to laugh on the veggies, we use to grow giant pumpkins, they are always flat on one side unless you grow them in a tub of water.

    His 120 lb cabbage was impressive!
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Zucchinis get nasty at about 10". 100#, yuck!
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  4. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Big deal. I got the same results when I lived by that Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Russia.
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  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    My dad and grandad always competed to see who could grow the biggest vegetables each year. One year my dad found and ad in a magazine that guaranteed you could grow enormous vegetables with their seeds. He bought them and the next spring he had the biggest pumpkins, and squash anyone had ever seen. He couldn't wait to rub it in to my grandad. But the things were inedible.
  6. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    [LMAO][lolol] thanks for even mentioning me in the same breath as this guy, but he has me beat hands down!!
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
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  7. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Veggies that big are useless..........inedible showpieces for the local fair.
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  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I don't know... the pigs don't seem to mind....
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  9. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    He spends all day in his garden, everyday. I spend relatively little time in mine.
    I can barely handle all the little veggies I grow!:)
    I just watched his Videos last week, Compost Tea, it's funny you posted it!
    I planted 5 small Turmeric roots I bought at Whole Foods about three weeks ago and one of them is almost a foot tall already.
    Put them under about 1" of soil with the little nodes facing up, keep it wet and warm and Poof! I am amazed by these plant's fast growth.
    I just went out and looked them and the leaves have opened up. The first one grows straight up and then lays down when it opens.Still amazing how fast they popped up!
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I know that zucchinis get nasty when they get really big but he said he had his own seeds which means he gets a different plant. Is it possible to eventually tweak a plant so much that food that big would be edible? He said he feed it to his neighbors.

    @Gopherman I swear this man is you distant relative. :D
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