Giant Pumpkin 2018

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Sat Jul 14, 2018

I don't like to advertise that I am on vacation. Well I was this past week so I had nothing new to show. I'm home now and guess what pumpkin did while I was at the beach? It got a whole lot bigger. So much so that extra pressure was being put onto the main vine. Que the Jeep. ;) NO...I did NOT use the Warn Winch. A simple ratchet strap did the trick for now. See the tree stump in the second photo? I didn't want that tree shading my pumpkin patch. That is my dedication.

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Blue Angel » Sat Jul 14, 2018

That soda can is getting mighty small....

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby BlackOut » Sat Jul 14, 2018

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby fredzoyt » Sat Jul 14, 2018

:shock: :shock: :o
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby trapperrick » Sun Jul 15, 2018

Looks like the pumpkin went well beyond my guesstimate. :o
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Jul 15, 2018

trapperrick wrote:Looks like the pumpkin went well beyond my guesstimate. :o


Not yet. AND...there is still time to adjust your guess. Just leave your original guess and strike through it.

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby hof1998 » Sun Jul 15, 2018

Love this thread. Thanks Doc.

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Postby mnymgr1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018

wow, a post from Hof !
in the pumpkin thread :)
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Jul 15, 2018

Still a few hours to be added to the "guess list"....or to change your guess if need be. Just make the post. Also please review list for accuracy. Thanks, Doc

Guess thus Far:

silverhoarder3.........345
pitw......................357
Iwant2beu ...............379
highroller4321..........388
Blue Angel...............428
fredzoyt..................436
Bill*.......................440
BarsandStars.............442
ZIPS5000..................489
trapperrick...............499
eekAmouse...............567
theshoenlebens.........612
justoneguy...............617
chiro1974................622
Bham......................691
Rik Bitter.................721
Yellek.....................743
Walkabout................748
Recluse...................760
AndeanCat...............788
fmsfms2003..............820
Purple and Gold.........853
gramcracker.............869
jareksdad................876
SilverStatic..............888
Silver Addict.............888
PeacePeople.............890
silverhead...............919
chis6084..................925
BlackOut..................951
Schwartzy.................969
bigjohn...................1021
snappy....................1034
toddler81.................1087
threeblindmoose........1111
Iron-pyrite...............1111
MaxGravy.................1122
Silverwildcat............1126
smackvay.................1169
MaryB.....................1221
mnymgr1.................1234
RLNcoinbuyer............1269
natsb88...................1271
Silversaving..............1306
Fabio......................1313
hof1998...................1313
Jono.......................1358
cmiller17363.............1432
skylersfriend.............1507
Amaths....................1567
grantwoodisgold.........1611
agnostic...................1666
RODEBAUGH..............1742
DRP270....................1875........Hope Dr P wins.
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby silverhead » Sun Jul 15, 2018

silverhead wrote:I misunderstood the contest, and thought the weigh in was weeks ago, and the pumpkin looked like a honeydew melon in the picture (explaining my 3xx lb guess) otherwise I 'd had guess about triple like 919 pounds


Could you change my confused guess of 3xx to 919 pounds?
I will probably still be light :thumbup:
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby snappy » Sun Jul 15, 2018

I didn't make it onto your final list Sir, but posted a guess of 1034 on Friday. Was probably too low of a guess anyway!

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Sun Jul 15, 2018

snappy wrote:I didn't make it onto your final list Sir, but posted a guess of 1034 on Friday. Was probably too low of a guess anyway!


Sorry about that.
Added to the list.....and I hope so. :lol:

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby agnostic » Sun Jul 15, 2018

Rodebaugh wrote:
snappy wrote:I didn't make it onto your final list Sir, but posted a guess of 1034 on Friday. Was probably too low of a guess anyway!


Sorry about that.
Added to the list.....and I hope so. :lol:

When does the good Dr. roll out his guesstimate? :pop:
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Jono » Sun Jul 15, 2018

I'm going to double my guess
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon Jul 16, 2018

agnostic wrote:
Rodebaugh wrote:
snappy wrote:I didn't make it onto your final list Sir, but posted a guess of 1034 on Friday. Was probably too low of a guess anyway!


Sorry about that.
Added to the list.....and I hope so. :lol:

When does the good Dr. roll out his guesstimate? :pop:


Today. :thumbup:

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rik Bitter » Mon Jul 16, 2018

I'll bump my guess up a few hundred lbs to 1060.
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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon Jul 16, 2018

Rik Bitter wrote:I'll bump my guess up a few hundred lbs to 1060.


Contest guessing/adjustment closed yesterday Mark. You're stuck with your original, just awful, guess of 721 pounds. :lol:

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby Rodebaugh » Mon Jul 16, 2018

Time for some science and statistics. Coin nerds can easily follow along; and of course bullion folks are all about weight and condition. That is what we are doing here in pumpkin form.

The World record pumpkin was grown in Germany in 2016. That pumpkin was picked at DAP-120 and weighed 2624.6#'s The West Virginia Record was grown last year. I do not know the DAP for it but I know it's genetics linage. The WV state record weighed 1427.5#'s. I originally stated that I would like to grow a pumpkin to 500#'s. Piss on that..... I want the State Record. :twisted:

There is a chart available to estimate pumpkin growth and weight from measurements taken. It is called the OTT Chart. The formula: Circumference + Blossom to Stem + Side to Side = Total inches.
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These are my measurements thus far:

DAY...........total....Circ.Blos/stem.SS.....LBS total......pounds per day growth
DAP-16....OTT-(137) 55-41-41................61#
DAP-17....OTT-(149) 61-44-44................78#.............17
DAP-18....OTT-(166) 69-49-48................107#............29
DAP-19....OTT-(178) 73-53-52................131#............24
DAP-20....OTT-(182) 74-55-53................140#............9 (14hrs growth)
DAP-27....OTT-(251) 106-73-72...............354#............30/day
DAP-30.....Will measure 7-17-18

So we are currently averaging 30+ pounds of growth per day between days 20-27. This is right on target for a big boy and exceptional given the dry weather. I hope to see 35-40 pounds per day between the 30-40 DAP. This growth pattern is not exponential. Rather, it is parabolic. Most of the big weight gains that will be witnessed will happen between days 30-60.

Benchmark growth goals/estimations:
DAP-20........140#
DAP-30........450#
DAP-40........820#
DAP-50........1080#
DAP-60........1280#
DAP-70........1450#
DAP-80........1610#
DAP-90........1700#
DAP-100.......1742#


Given current growth rate I should hit my original goal 500 pounds Wednesday evening. So what is my guess for final weight? Well I don't know if it is accurate but I know what I want....and I want the state record by 300 pounds. Peddle to the metal fellas!

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Re: Giant Pumpkin 2018 -CONTEST NOW OPEN-

Postby apdigs8 » Mon Jul 16, 2018

927. Cool thread
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