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Giant Pumpkin Seed £168 each! Any takers?

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. JWK

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21142788


    Any volunteers?
     
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      I hope they get a better germination rate than I got with T&M pumpkin seeds last year (NIL - I would've asked for my money back but they were the free seeds).
       
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      • Phil A

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        No one thought of entering it for the World record then?
         
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          sounds like a PR stunt to me...
           
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            How many seeds in a humongous pumpkin then? Must be bucket-loads I reckon Sounds like a great money spinner to me!
             
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              Seems like the BBC are only going on what's in The Guinness Book of Records, but does everything have to be in there for it to be a 'world record' - what about the new world records from the 2012 Olympics - do those competitors have to wait a couple of years for their achievements to be 'verified' by The Guinness Book of Records?
               
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                Sometimes not very many (from link below):


                T&M's blog gives a better report about buying that seed for €200 than the one from the BBC:

                http://blog.thompson-morgan.com/gar...d-this-is-world-record-breaking-pumpkin-seed/
                 
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                • JWK

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                  Yes I agree, from T&M's point of view all they have spent is £168 and they got themselves on the BBC and on here, that is a very cheap way of advertising.
                   
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