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2023 Garden Challenges FINAL CHECK-IN

2023 Garden Challenges FINAL CHECK-IN

Mary Smith |

November 2, 2023

If you are just learning about our 2 garden challenges for 2023, I highly recommend going back and reading the intros and watching the video.

You'll find them here:






To enter:

#1 Post a comment below to let everyone know what you grew

#2 Send an email and include: varieties you grew, size/weight of your largest "fruit" and please include pictures

#3 If you grew a "funky" shaped "fruit" please include pictures as well


 Final check-in must be received by November 15th, 2023


Are you ready for the prizes?

The first prize for the largest Pumpkin and the largest Watermelon is a $50 Gift Card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds

The second prize for the second largest Pumpkin and Watermelon is a $25 Git Card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds.

And there's more...

The Funkiest shaped Pumpkin and the Funkiest shaped Watermelon winners will each receive a $15 gift card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Just for participating, I will pull 4 random winners from a bowl and each of the winners will receive a $15 gift card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds

I might add a few more prizes as we go a long just to add to the fun. Stay tuned!

If you are joining our challenges and you would like to let everyone know, please comment below. And please consider sharing this info on your social media accounts using #marysheirloomseeds #growagiantwatermelon #growagiantpumpkin

I will post monthly updates and videos on the first of each month.
Thank you and happy planting!


If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Email: mary@marysheirloomseeds.com




Grew silver watermelon, cucuzza squash, purple hominy, pumpkin jalapeño and 40 varieties of tomatoes.

Debora ,

I had volunteered watermelon this year,

Fe Robins,

We grew a Carolina Cross- had to pull it early because of sunburn but definitely trying again next Spring.

Krystal Williams,

We grow everything here

David Denham,

I’m new here.


I grew the Carolina Cross and the Florida Giant Watermelons. The Carolina Cross were much bigger by far!


I grew Carolina Cross watermelon 😊


I grew the Orangeglo and the Georgia Rattlesnake watermelons. This was my first time ever growing watermelons, and I had a great germination and production rate!


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