GVGO Spring Seminar 2020



The 2020 Seminar scheduled for April 4th in Demorestville has been CANCELLED.

The GVGO Executive has made this tough decision based on current events the world is facing, and in the best interest of all of our hard working members.

All members that ordered product from the GVGO will get it but please give us till March 23rd to organize it.

Please email any questions you have to gvgogrowers@gmail.com

The club might have a combo patch tour, award meeting in August (details to follow). Let's get past this current hurdle first. Be safe, confident and we will all prevail!



GVGO Feature Veggie for 2021:

Giant Cantaloupe

GVGO Feature Veggie for 2018:

Giant Cumber

GVGO Feature Veggies for 2019:

Bushel Gourd

GVGO Feature Veggies for 2020:

Giant Marrow



Message from Todd Kline GPC Rep:

Hello fellow growers, during the last couple of years there has been an upsurge in popularity with bushel gourds. Many growing clubs have had discussions, articles in newsletters, and have been passing out seeds to their memberships.


Because of this interest the GPC would like to have a trial year this season. For this year bushel gourds will be allowed to be entered in the Master Gardener competition. It will be the seventh category and it will now be 5 of 7 to qualify instead of 5 of 6. This will help more growers qualify for this highly competitive contest.


Bushel gourds are widely adaptable and can do well in many growing climates. We know it is a little late in doing this but really there is no perfect time to do this with growers competing all over the world. Should Doug English’s world record of 279.5 pounds be beaten, a plaque and $250 prize will be awarded. If the interest continues to rise then they will become an official category next year.


The rules for heavy gourds will be posted on the GPC website shortly. Good luck to everyone this season!


Todd Kline



New GVGO Website

Posted June 1, 2017

New... and hopefully you will agree, improved!


Our new GVGO website is designed to offer growers new to the world of giant vegetable growing the support and resources they need to really see great results.

We have also incorporated tools like Diaries and Discussion forums that we hope all (including our experts growers) will take full advantage of!

We would love to hear your feedback on the site, so send along your comments, questions and suggestions.




Seed Packs

2020 seed packs will be done by current member and Executive member Jeff Warner.

No seeds will be included in the pack unless individually packaged and labelled, (thank you!)


Patch Tour Notes

2017: Great Tour / Under attended

2018: Held Off


2019: Details for the Patch Tour 2019 to be determined at Spring Seminar.

2020: Spring seminar CANCELLED

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