GVGO Spring Seminar 2021

The 2021 Seminar was scheduled as a virtual event.  The GVGO Executive made this decision based on current events the world is facing, and in the best interest of all of our hard working members. Though very different from previous year's seminars, it was still a very informative day, and a positive opportunity to network with fellow growers. Thanks to all who attended the 2021 virtual spring seminar!

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



Seed Packs

2022 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

2022 Patch Tour is pending Ontario provincial and municpal Covid 19 restrictions. Further information will be made available as soon as possible.