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I seem to be spending a lot of time here in the garden section, so I thought I would introduce myself. I am Monty, of West Virginia. I have been gardening for over 20 years and grow everything from asparagus to zucchini. I have grown pumpkins to 1100 pounds and cabages to over 25 pounds. I regularly grow tomatoes to over 2 pounds and onions 12 inches in circumference.

I'm not bragging here (it does sound like it, I admit), but rather letting folks know that I do know what I'm doing when it comes to the garden. I used to be a mentor on another gardening site, but decided it was time to move on. MTF has everything I need all in one package. So feel free to ask questions of me. If I don't know the answer, I won't BS you. I'll tell you straight up that I don't know. Over the next few days I will try to get some pics up of what I have grown so you know I'm not blowing smoke.

I like it here and I want to help out in any way I can.

Before anyone asks, here is a pic of one of many big pumpkins I have grown...seems people are amazed by these:

 

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That is a good size pumpkin. Would be glad to see any other pictures you have. Thanks for posting.
 

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That's incredible. I'm glad you like it here and am sure you will be an asset for our members.
 

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Always like someone coming on board who can help us garden rookies!

:thanku:

Welcome Monty!

Sheila
 

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That thing looks like a tire off a Louisianna swamp buggy!!!

I wonder how mine will turn out...
(First year growing Pumpkins and Mellons)
 

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Here are a few more pics:







I have to thank my lovely wife for posing with some of the produce...she's a peach!
 

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what does one do with a 1100 pound pumpkin ? (after competition)
are normal size ones better for pumpkin pie ? ... not like i know how to make it any way ..
 

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That cabbage is a variety called Mega Ton. It gets huge but still has awesome flavor! We make tons of cabbage rolls and it's also great fried. My brother-in-law makes homemade kraut with it when I give it to him. Those heads are some of this years crop. They weighed 25 pounds each.

What does one do with a 1100 pound pumpkin? Admire it, then chop it up and throw it into the compost pile. They are edible, but really aren't worth a darn. Smaller pumpkins bred for pie making are best for that. Actually, if you want a really good "pumpkin" pie, try using hubbard squash.
 
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