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Post #251 by PredsFan77 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:33 pm

We should name it RIP JACKETRACKET
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Post #253 by PredsFan77 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Elkin had the biggest cruising community on the east coast during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. USA Today once featured Elkin and its cruisers on the front page of the national news paper. However, a crackdown by local police in the late 1990s completely wiped out the once-vibrant weekend cruising scene leaving downtown Elkin deserted on weekend nights.



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Post #254 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:40 am

-3 tonight. Hunker down my friends.
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Post #255 by MP » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:40 am

First frost in the forecast. What's your pumpkin at RP?
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Post #256 by MP » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:41 am

Beat me by seconds....
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Post #257 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:50 pm

A little over 1300, and was still doing 14 pounds a day last week. Looks like good weather this weekend so hopefully it can get through tonight. It's covered, all 1200 square feet.
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Post #258 by PPJ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:56 am

I'm growing a giant butternut squash. Is this where I should post of it?
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Post #259 by AD » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:03 am

Does it say "giant butternut squash talk" in the title? :colbert:
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Post #260 by PPJ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:16 am

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Post #261 by Craig » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:36 am

I think we can afford a new thread for each giant gourd being grown by our members. Feel free to start your own up.
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Post #262 by PPJ » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:31 am

Craig wrote:I think we can afford a new thread for each giant gourd being grown by our members. Feel free to start your own up.


Never mind. Got hungry and ate it.
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Post #263 by MP » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:56 pm

Psycho Papa Joe wrote:I'm growing a giant butternut squash. Is this where I should post of it?


Was it like this:

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Post #264 by MP » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:01 pm

Well when/where is the pumpkin sex?

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Post #265 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:49 am

It's been happening over the last week. A few times too. Multiples on one as well.


Quite a week.
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Post #266 by Zardoz » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:21 pm

Is this the poo thread?
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Post #267 by Muffin Mannequin » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:38 am

Updates plz
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Post #268 by AD » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:15 am

I saw a picture of the both of them, they seem off.
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Post #269 by vonbonds » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:46 am

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Pumpkin carving is as time-honored a fall tradition as hot apple cider and turning leaves. But if there’s one feature most carved pumpkins severely lack, it’s a hole you can fuck. Usually they’ve got like a ghost face on ’em … or a witch face on ’em … and, yeah, they’re fun to look at but they’re almost impossible to put your dick in.

Spend a crisp autumnal night nutting into a pumpkin by following these simple steps:


http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/ab3f1bbcb6/how-to-carve-a-pumpkin-you-can-have-sex-with
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Post #270 by Artie » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:22 am

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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone

It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.

Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."

...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...

Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.


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Post #271 by AD » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:40 am

Those pumpkins are juicing.
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Post #272 by R-66Y » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:35 pm

Lead in the soil I bet
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Post #273 by PPJ » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:32 pm

So how's the pumpkin growing going this season Rico?
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Post #274 by Sailor Man » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:10 am

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot ... -1.3732507


Danny Dill jokes people taking part in Windsor's annual pumpkin regatta this year may have to shed a few pounds before fitting into one of his giant pumpkins.

Dill usually supplies several dozen pumpkins for the annual regatta's races and is already taking bookings for the fall, but he says his giant pumpkins are only half the size they should be.

A pumpkin needs to be about 180 to 225 kilograms for a person to be able to sit inside it and row, Dill says. The ones he's seeing on his farm are more in the range of 90 kilograms, with just a month left in the growing season. He blames the weather.

"It's been the driest I've seen in my lifetime," he said. "It's getting very depressing, discouraging."

Dill's family is famous for growing giant pumpkins on their farm. His father, Howard Dill, is a pioneer of giant pumpkin growing with four Guinness World Records. He also developed the internationally recognized Atlantic giant pumpkin seed.

Dill, who runs his father's farm now, says he has about 100 Atlantic giant pumpkins growing that he's trying to keep irrigated. He has sprinklers going, but says that's not the same as a good rain. His biggest concern is that his giant pumpkins could hit a permanent wilting point if wet weather doesn't come soon.

"If they reach that, there's no point of return whether they get rain or not. They're done."

Despite the slow growth so far, Dill says he expects to see some heavy pumpkins weigh in when his family farm hosts its annual weigh off this fall.

That's because the weather hasn't been bad news for all giant vegetable growers. Hobbyists are having more luck.

"A dry year actually is a bit more beneficial to us, so I expect this year we'll grow some heavier than average pumpkins," said Ron Muis, chair of the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers.

​Last year Muis, who lives in Steam Mill, grew the longest long gourd ever in Atlantic Canada — measuring 149.25 inches (3.79 metres), just less than an inch shy of being world-record size.

Unlike Dill, who has a large number of pumpkin crops to keep watered, Muis grows just a few giant vegetables in garden space that can be easily watered with a lawn sprinkler.

On top of his long gourd growing, this year he's growing a pumpkin that's already reached 272 kilograms. He's hoping it will get up to 454 kilograms by the end of season.

Muis says he expects other hobbyists to show up with up to 680-kg pumpkins at the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers Association annual weigh off this fall — three times the size Dill is hoping for at his farm.

Dill says he's still very optimistic that with a lot of watering, the majority of his giant pumpkins will reach 180 to 225 kilograms.

"Isn't it a bit ironic ... we need water to grow these big enough for people to put them in water."
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Post #275 by PredsFan77 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:46 pm

uncle rico is too busy day trading to keep after his pumpkins. shades of iceland fishermans before iceland went bankrupt.
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Post #276 by Ricard_Persson » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:22 pm

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Post #277 by MP » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:50 pm

Hey Rico, nice gourd!

I've got this whitish mildew on my cucumber plant leaves. Should I be worried?
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Post #278 by PPJ » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:00 pm

Looks kind of flat Rico. Have you weighed it?
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Post #279 by The Bytown Boozer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:22 pm

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Post #280 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:45 am

MP wrote:Hey Rico, nice gourd!

I've got this whitish mildew on my cucumber plant leaves. Should I be worried?


Powdery mildew. It will slowly kill the leaves, but really, you're late in the third period anyway with the growing season.


Next year try some kelp (seaweed). It's a natural fighter against it. Also great for the plants every week with a drench. I had one cucumber plant this year not at the pumpkin garden, and I'm at 49 cucumbers so far this year. It still looks good with the kelp drenches working well. Hoping to crack 60.
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Post #281 by MP » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:49 am

Yeah, the leaves are nearly dead. Google directed me to baking soda/oil solution. It got rid of the mildew, but it seemed to dry everything out. Got new shoots coming again though...
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Post #282 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:48 pm

Not sure how much you care for next year, but this stuff is good, and it's not a hard chemical. It will keep powdery mildew if you mix some weekly starting around August 1st.

I can possibly get it cheaper for you elsewhere.


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With that and kelp drenches you should have nice healthy plants.
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Post #283 by Ricard_Persson » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:54 pm

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Post #284 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:29 pm

is the measurement this weekend r_p?

if so, good luck. pumpkins are looking good.
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Post #285 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:40 am

I took the small one on the right side of picture to a weighoff this weekend just to get rid of it. It was a late pollination so not much potential for it. It came in at 1143 pounds.

The other two will grow longer. They're both "taping" over 1500, and the one on the left could push for CDN record. I'll weigh that one on the 15th of Oct, last weighoff of the year. The one in the center of picture will go to Toronto for a weighoff on the 8th.
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Post #286 by MP » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:05 am

Record pumpkins in a drought year?!
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Post #287 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:46 pm

Yes, I can't control the heat but I can control the water. I need heat and we certainly had it this year. Some rain would have been nice, because you can't re-create the perfect rain.

I invested (mostly a lot of time) into laying 2500 feet of drip tubing with 2 litre/hour emitters punched in every 16". I pushed a button and the pump would run for 10 minutes...do that a couple times a day and I was good. 50 gallons a plant, every 10 minutes of run time.


Next year I'm going to go with a wifi switch that I can control from my phone. Then I can water from anywhere.

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Post #288 by Lifer » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:21 pm

Double the pipes, bury them, plug the holes, add a refrig system, and you could have the best outdoor rink around.
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Post #289 by mayoradamwest » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:43 pm

I found that I no longer needed exotic or expensive pornography after reading this thread. Thank you Rico for allowing me to find joy in erotica again.
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Post #290 by mayoradamwest » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:44 pm

Lifer wrote:Double the pipes, bury them, plug the holes, add a refrig system, and you could have the best outdoor rink around.



if you plugged the holes, how would the water get out? :donger:
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Post #291 by Sailor Man » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:16 am

Plug them holes, 'til you see straight through to the mind's eye.
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Post #292 by Lifer » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:23 am

mayoradamwest wrote:
Lifer wrote:Double the pipes, bury them, plug the holes, add a refrig system, and you could have the best outdoor rink around.



if you plugged the holes, how would the water get out? :donger:


Kinda hard to refrigerate something if you let it leak out into the ground eh?
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Post #293 by CharlieGirl » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:30 pm

Rico, that picture is awesome. Good luck at the weigh ins!

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