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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Giant vegetables seeds? Reply with quote

Hi Guys

Can anybody point me in the right direction to were l could buy some giant vegetable seeds. Have found a few places in the uk but have not found any here in lreland.

Have spent the last 3 months building an allotment for my local school and wanted to show the kids how big cabbages and carrots can grow.

lf l over feed some of my vegetables would that make them over grow a bit?

Many thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Zoe.....teaching the next generation where our food comes from is a fantastic thing to do. Good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courgettes are a good place to start. The seeds are large and the plants are very prolific. Plus if you leave them on the vine for too long they grow into huge marrows. You can get green, yellow, stripey ones.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://hubpages.com/hub/giant-vegetable-growing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Giant vegetables seeds? Reply with quote

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Have spent the last 3 months building an allotment for my local school and wanted to show the kids how big cabbages and carrots can grow.


Fair play for doing this.
would have preferred this to maths lessons when I was in school. Very Happy

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lf l over feed some of my vegetables would that make them over grow a bit?


It may a bit, however you could end up burning them through overfertilisation.
better to go with seed bred to grow huge instead....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great link. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Yezir wrote:
Courgettes are a good place to start. The seeds are large and the plants are very prolific. Plus if you leave them on the vine for too long they grow into huge marrows. You can get green, yellow, stripey ones.


Thanks for all the replies guys

Will have a go at growing courgettes sounds good fun and also that link is great lots of info in it.


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are you looking for seeds of giant vegetables or giant seeds of vegetables? there is a difference. Giant vegetables can often be produced from ordinary varieties by treating them to very good feeding and management. Special varieties that are grown for exhibition or large size can be had from seed houses specialising in those types.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
are you looking for seeds of giant vegetables or giant seeds of vegetables? there is a difference. Giant vegetables can often be produced from ordinary varieties by treating them to very good feeding and management. Special varieties that are grown for exhibition or large size can be had from seed houses specialising in those types.
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Hi Michael

Am looking for seeds that produce large vegetables for exhibition. Will have a go at also giving extra feed to some of my cabbages and lettuces.

Zoe
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michael brenock wrote:
are you looking for seeds of giant vegetables or giant seeds of vegetables? there is a difference. Giant vegetables can often be produced from ordinary varieties by treating them to very good feeding and management. Special varieties that are grown for exhibition or large size can be had from seed houses specialising in those types.
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Hi Michael

Am looking for seeds that produce large vegetables for exhibition. Will have a go at also giving extra feed to some of my cabbages and lettuces.

Zoe
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

over feeding or overly rich soil will cause exosmosis, leading to wilting, the plants will only grow according to their genetic code, and their maximum potential within that is reached by optimal weather and soil conditions,
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a link to Harry Crowley, he has an allotment near to mine in South Co. Dublin allotment site at Tallaght and he has been growing giant veg for 30 years, if i see him up there i'll ask him for some seed for you. i know he travels to exhibit to the UK and gets seed from these shows and also produces his own seed. Check out Harry on the link:
http://www.herald.ie/national-news/giant-veg-grower-harry-sets-his-sights-on-recordbreaking-radish-1427744.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian wrote:
this is a link to Harry Crowley, he has an allotment near to mine in South Co. Dublin allotment site at Tallaght and he has been growing giant veg for 30 years, if i see him up there i'll ask him for some seed for you. i know he travels to exhibit to the UK and gets seed from these shows and also produces his own seed. Check out Harry on the link:
http://www.herald.ie/national-news/giant-veg-grower-harry-sets-his-sights-on-recordbreaking-radish-1427744.html



Thanks lan

Much appreciated will check out that link.


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