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(WCAX Vermont)   115-pound giant zucchini is world's largest, and something else, if you are brave enough   (wcax.com) divider line
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2020-09-28 9:11:04 PM  
Nobody wants your mom's sloppy seconds.
 
2020-09-28 9:37:57 PM  
Subby, if you're gonna quote Abraham Lincoln, at least cite the man!
 
2020-09-29 1:01:53 AM  
PAIGE NO
 
2020-09-29 5:36:39 AM  
You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.
 
2020-09-29 7:36:40 AM  

Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.


Or if you had a REALLY big grill...
 
2020-09-29 7:38:15 AM  

Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.


Or you could hollow out a child and smuggle zucchini in them
 
2020-09-29 7:40:17 AM  
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2020-09-29 7:41:27 AM  
Does a giant zucchini function best as a dildo, or as a makeshift flesh light?
 
2020-09-29 7:48:29 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Does a giant zucchini function best as a dildo, or as a makeshift flesh light?


Yes
 
2020-09-29 7:50:41 AM  
Ooohhh, what a beauty! I've never seen one as big as that before!
 
2020-09-29 7:55:32 AM  
Cute.
 
2020-09-29 7:57:14 AM  
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2020-09-29 7:58:26 AM  

Doctor Poop: MillionDollarMo: Does a giant zucchini function best as a dildo, or as a makeshift flesh light?

Yes


Perfect.

Thanks!
 
2020-09-29 8:00:12 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Subby, if you're gonna quote Abraham Lincoln, at least cite the man!


After all, we ARE using his internet?
 
2020-09-29 8:01:03 AM  
No wonder so many people are in to gardening.
 
2020-09-29 8:03:48 AM  
At what stage does this become a marrow?

Because it looks like a marrow to me.
 
2020-09-29 8:06:58 AM  

Pert: At what stage does this become a marrow?

Because it looks like a marrow to me.


It is.
 
2020-09-29 8:11:53 AM  

UncleDirtNap: Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.

Or if you had a REALLY big grill...


...then you can make the biggest child-stuffed zucchini?
 
2020-09-29 8:12:44 AM  

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Thank you
 
2020-09-29 8:14:12 AM  

Zik-Zak: UncleDirtNap: Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.

Or if you had a REALLY big grill...

...then you can make the biggest child-stuffed zucchini?


There's a turducken joke here but I can't fully form it...
 
2020-09-29 8:16:26 AM  
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2020-09-29 8:18:07 AM  

Andy Andy: Pert: At what stage does this become a marrow?

Because it looks like a marrow to me.

It is.


But in another way it isn't. "The record for the world's largest marrow is currently being held by William Gibbs who grew his giant from an allotment in North West Leicestershire. It weighed a surprising 128 pounds."
 
2020-09-29 8:25:08 AM  

UncleDirtNap: Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.

Or if you had a REALLY big grill...


I have to wonder if vegetables that size are even palatable?
 
2020-09-29 8:31:38 AM  

lookheremyman: Andy Andy: Pert: At what stage does this become a marrow?

Because it looks like a marrow to me.

It is.

But in another way it isn't. "The record for the world's largest marrow is currently being held by William Gibbs who grew his giant from an allotment in North West Leicestershire. It weighed a surprising 128 pounds."


I'm so confused...

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/​m​arrow-glossary
 
2020-09-29 8:33:48 AM  

lookheremyman: Andy Andy: Pert: At what stage does this become a marrow?

Because it looks like a marrow to me.

It is.

But in another way it isn't. "The record for the world's largest marrow is currently being held by William Gibbs who grew his giant from an allotment in North West Leicestershire. It weighed a surprising 128 pounds."


Article got that wrong.  WR is just over 200# - https://www.guinnessworldrecords.co​m/w​orld-records/heaviest-marrow
 
2020-09-29 8:35:36 AM  
He'd better be careful transporting that.

If it were to fall out the bed of a truck onto someone, it could be a bit of a squash.
 
2020-09-29 8:36:15 AM  

alechemist: UncleDirtNap: Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.

Or if you had a REALLY big grill...

I have to wonder if vegetables that size are even palatable?


garlic and butter, maaaan.
 
2020-09-29 8:37:38 AM  
About as big as mine get before taking on that woody texture produce gets sometime.
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2020-09-29 8:43:53 AM  
Aside from getting the right seed, one thing that giant vegetable growers do is inject them with a sugar solution which bypasses the entire 'root->leaf photosynthesis->vegetable' system and directly feeds the individual vegetable you want to become giant. This is why they often look lumpy because growth is enhanced around the injection site.

One side effect of this though is ir pretty much makes them inedible.
 
2020-09-29 8:52:22 AM  

dready zim: Aside from getting the right seed, one thing that giant vegetable growers do is inject them with a sugar solution which bypasses the entire 'root->leaf photosynthesis->vegetable' system and directly feeds the individual vegetable you want to become giant. This is why they often look lumpy because growth is enhanced around the injection site.

One side effect of this though is ir pretty much makes them inedible.


uhhhh, nope.
 
2020-09-29 8:58:15 AM  
"Ask my wife, I go down there in the morning, got to talk to it of course. And then at night is when I take care of it," Sholtz explained.

no need to ask.. the smile on her face says it all
 
2020-09-29 10:25:50 AM  
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2020-09-29 10:36:06 AM  
As long as you DON'T PUT IT IN THE BOLOGNESE!

End of Days Bolognese
Youtube Sw_Ze9zIafM
 
2020-09-29 10:39:39 AM  
i should have mentioned the above video is NSFW for coarse language.
 
2020-09-29 10:45:09 AM  

alechemist: UncleDirtNap: Alphax: You could hollow that out and smuggle a child inside it.

Or if you had a REALLY big grill...

I have to wonder if vegetables that size are even palatable?


In my experience they tend to get a bit - ahem- woody the bigger they grow.
 
2020-09-29 11:08:48 AM  
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2020-09-30 8:16:55 AM  

Andy Andy: dready zim: Aside from getting the right seed, one thing that giant vegetable growers do is inject them with a sugar solution which bypasses the entire 'root->leaf photosynthesis->vegetable' system and directly feeds the individual vegetable you want to become giant. This is why they often look lumpy because growth is enhanced around the injection site.

One side effect of this though is it pretty much makes them inedible.

uhhhh, nope.


Well, your two unsupported words have totally changed my opinion on the subject. Oh wait, no they didn't.

Meanwhile, here is a link that suggests using sugar to make large pumpkins. For some reason, Fark won't let me post it as a link.

http://www.hunker.com/12314502/how-to- grow-large-pumpkins-with-sugar-water

In other news, (this may shock you) some athletes use steroids, so do some bodybuilders. In fact, most competitions where the bulk of the work is done away from the people who enforce rules are won by those who use every means possible to enhance their competitiveness, legal and otherwise. It is why those drugs are banned in competitive sport.

I would not be surprised if the vegetables were full of growth hormones too.

What would really surprise me though is if giant vegetable growing was literally the only arena of competition on the planet where people did not do this.
 
2020-09-30 8:39:52 AM  
Ok, I would have first suggested clicking my bio.  I will however, give you a serious and detailed response.

That link is an absolute joke written for people who have never been outside of a city. Content farming at its finest.

Anyway, on topic - we do use plant hormones, but mostly via natural products (seaweed). There are a few guys who have dabbled with IAA with limited success. Some have tried going the plant equivalent of bodybuilder steroids which led to poor results and hilariously misshapen fruit. When you're off a little (horticultural rates are probably on the order of ppb) it really screws things up and it's not worth the gamble that it *might* work. I can tell you with certainty that we will throw a lot at the plants in hopes of an advantage, but 99% of the success is based off weather, soil, hard work, and the modern genetics through selective breeding that give the size potential.

As for sugar? That (and milk) are an old wives tale. Milk being perpetuated by the book 'Farmer Boy'. I can promise you don't want that stuff out in the summer heat drawing bugs.
 
2020-09-30 9:06:49 AM  

Andy Andy: Ok, I would have first suggested clicking my bio.  I will however, give you a serious and detailed response.

That link is an absolute joke written for people who have never been outside of a city. Content farming at its finest.

Anyway, on topic - we do use plant hormones, but mostly via natural products (seaweed). There are a few guys who have dabbled with IAA with limited success. Some have tried going the plant equivalent of bodybuilder steroids which led to poor results and hilariously misshapen fruit. When you're off a little (horticultural rates are probably on the order of ppb) it really screws things up and it's not worth the gamble that it *might* work. I can tell you with certainty that we will throw a lot at the plants in hopes of an advantage, but 99% of the success is based off weather, soil, hard work, and the modern genetics through selective breeding that give the size potential.

As for sugar? That (and milk) are an old wives tale. Milk being perpetuated by the book 'Farmer Boy'. I can promise you don't want that stuff out in the summer heat drawing bugs.


Fair play, I bow to your superior experience in the field

Badum-tish
 
2020-09-30 9:14:23 AM  

Andy Andy: my bio


Just did that, very interesting website. On Fark, you do just get used to people who go 'nope' with nothing to back that up. Thanks for the detailed answer. That may be the thing I learn for today (I try to learn at least one new thing a day)
 
2020-09-30 9:20:16 AM  

dready zim: On Fark, you do just get used to people who go 'nope' with nothing to back that up.


Point taken, and same here.  Just got in a hurry with a thread that wasn't getting many posts.
 
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