World Record Gourd, Pumpkin, and Squash
Hi Iím Joe Jutras, three time world recorder holder in giant fruit and vegetable growing. The first one was a long gourd in 2006, which was 126.5 ď long! In 2007, it was a giant pumpkin, which weighed 1689 lbs., and just this season it was a green squash that was a 2118 lb. winner. I am the 1st grower to ever grow 3 world records. In the twenty years of competitive giant fruit and vegetables growing I have always used Neptuneís Harvest Organic fertilizers, with great results. I find the plants are much stronger and healthier which makes them a lot more vigorous, obtaining maximizing growth. I hit the trifecta in the three most completive GPC categories. Try these organic fertilizers, Iím sure your plants will love it!!! Thanks!
Woody Lancaster Massachusetts*Note: Grown with Neptune's Harvest Hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer!
Dick & Jacquie Cleveland Bunker Hill Farm
First Place - Giant Pumpkin
Hiram Watson Farmington, NH
Peanuts - Savannah, GA
Look how full the Neptune's Harvest rows are! You can clearly see the difference in where we sprayed the Fish, and where we didnít, on these peanuts. At last check, the field with the Fish looked to have about 30-40% more peanuts than the field without. Thank you Neptuneís Harvest! Savannah, GA. (912) 507-7712
Claude Galipeault True Earth LLC
2075 lb - Giant Pumpkin
Thank you for a wonderful range of organic products. This year we grew a 2075, 1944, 1649 and 1503 lb. Giant Pumpkin in our garden.
All summer I drenched into the soil some of your tried and tested fertilizers, like the chelated Hydrolyzed Fish, Kelp Meal and Humate concentrate, which quickly provided my plants with needed nitrogen, proteins, trace minerals and released any locked up nutrients that the roots were looking for.
Steve Connolly Sharon, MA
Hops - Beer Garden
These hops have been growing for 6 years. When I planted them the plan was to create an ornamental beer garden that also produced a good amount of fruit. So these hops were not planted for maximum cultivation. My objective was to make a house and gazebo out of them. I used to work for fresh hops.com based out of Oregon. It was here I learned hand on hops knowledge and had witnessed several similar structures. In my garden I planted 11 varieties of hops nugget, horizon, goldings, tetnang, hallertau, fuggles, glacier, Willamette, centennial and Cascade. A large portion of my growth is cascade but all of these produce healthy hops. The first year they grow around 7-9 feet and will produce a small amount of hops about an ounce or so based on style. Each year after they start rapidly increasing size and yields. It was the third year that I started to use your product and noticed a massive increase in the health of my plants and my harvest. Several of these styles of hops are not known to grow well at all in New England and did tend to struggle for the first two years. After using Neptuneís Harvest Iím happy to say they are growing stronger every year and are producing healthy fruit. In all I have 30 plants and this year my wet hop harvest produced 23lbs! Not too shabby for an ornamental garden. Your product is most definitely a game changer and only has be used so often. If you are growing hops without Neptuneís Harvest you are doing a severe injustice to your hops. If you are growing hops and not using Neptuneís Harvest you are doing a severe injustice to your hops.
PJ Peckham, Massachusetts
Kent Friedrichsen Friedrichsen Farm
Kent Friedrichsen Friedrichsen Farm
Ed Mooresville, NC
Sophie - Alprilla Farm Essex, MA
Daniel W. Alabama
Crab & Lobster Shell
Lynn Cook Boston, MA
T.R. Moore Pinson, AL
Lawn Results - Turf Formula
Stan Kilmarnock, VA
|Here are a few pictures of the flowers I grew this year with the help of Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed Blend Fertilizer. This was the first time I had ever used it and I was so pleased with the results. The window boxes on the front of the house are filled with white impatiens, and the other two window boxes are primarily geraniums. If we don't get a killing frost soon, we won't be able to see out the windows!|
They did so well this year, much better than previous years when I used Miracle-Gro. Your product is amazing and I have recommended it to everyone. Thanks so much! :-)
My wife and I, who are growers of soldier beans (10 acres) and soybeans
(10 acres), have been so amazed by our yield this year on the fields
where we sprayed Neptune's Harvest Organic Fish Fertilizer that we are
planning to increase to 50 acres of each in the Spring of 2011.
Seventeen to twenty-four pods per bean plant is unheard of, but that's
just what we are getting. Other growers in the area are actually coming
here to see for themselves what our fields are doing. |
One thing we noticed about our fields was that you can see the difference where we had not sprayed and where we started spraying by the colour of the plants: YELLOW where we had not sprayed with Neptune's Harvest and GREEN where we had. Our fields, sprayed with Neptune's Harvest, are still a lush green.
Because of the remarkable qualities of Neptune's Harvest, we found that it is not necessary for growers to use binders as they have in the past in conjunction with their spray.
We were also impressed by the fact that in the summer before I sprayed with Neptune's Harvest Fish Fertilizer, I noticed swarms of black insects on my soldier bean plants. Later that day, I sprayed with Neptune's Harvest and the next day, on examining my plants, there were no more black insects that day or for the rest of the season.
We are so confident in Neptune's Harvest Organic Fish Fertilizer that we highly recommend it to all growers.
|As I am on my way out to fertilize, I just have to say that this is the best fertilized we have ever used! Things literally seem to grow overnight!|
The sales associates at my local garden center recommend it over all other products, and the results speak for theselves. I would recommend it to anyone.
|His Great Pumpkin is 1,900 lbs. (and still growing). |
Every year my soil tests indicate a need for amendments and replenishments because in this sport of extreme Giant Pumpkin gardening I know that the roots of my plants are always searching the surrounding soil rhizosphere, for nutrient sources in order to produce some exceptionally large Atlantic Giant fruits.
So to keep up with the demands of my plants by using fast acting Neptune’s Harvest fertilizers, and I keep a couple aged leaf compost piles ready to use. They are usually packed with red wriggler worms, and nutrient rich worm castings. But I think the foliar applications of Organic Neptune’s Harvest Fish and Seaweed, are most important, for my plants health. My young Pumpkin Plants and leaves were always very healthy, green, and fast growing, after spraying a Neptune’s Harvest Fish/Seaweed/Compost solution on them.
This year I increased the foliar spray applications of Neptune’s Fish and Seaweed to my plants, from weekly to almost a biweekly rate during July and August but mostly during early August when the Giant Pumpkins entered their Rapid Growth Phase. For 2 weeks this plant was growing at about 40 lbs per day. I firmly believe foliar sprayed Neptune’s Harvest seaweed helped to keep the vigor in the green leaves, and the roots healthy; while the Pumpkin was drawing so much energy out of the ground, that the dirt would be dry at the end of every mid summer day. And my 1568 pound Giant Pumpkin, which was receiving more of your organic Fish emulsion fertilizer than my other plants just would not stop growing, while the plant leaves remained green, healthy, and somewhat mildew resistant, up till late September. Unfortunately a small area of this pumpkin, under the stem was a little over ripe and a small leak was noted at the Fair, so it was displayed for exhibition only. But the fact remains that she did grow to an amazing weight, and it was the largest Giant Pumpkin grown in the world, in 2008.
Check out the
pumpkin I grew this year in a 400 square foot patch! It weighed 855
pounds and was the 4th heaviest in Utah for 2008. This is my 5th
year growing Atlantic Giants and my previous best was 404 pounds in
2007. That's a 451 pound gain in one year! My 855 also weighed 17%
over the OTT estimate!
To Neptune’s Harvest
I could hardly believe my eyes when these
enormous Sweet Potatoes, weighing between 4 and 6 Lbs., emerged from
our little Organic Garden in October 2008.
The benefits of applying Neptune’s Harvest has
been shown in other areas of the Garden also. We are still
harvesting green leafy vegetables, in October, such as Swiss Chard,
which were planted in April. During the hot, dry summer months,
those plants had shown some signs of fatigue, however, in the days
following their feeding of Neptune’s Harvest they would stand tall
and firm. We have also had great success with Brussels sprouts,
which had failed in previous years, yet have grown to nearly five
feet tall this year.
Mark S. Fuller
These tomato were not only HUGE (almost 2 lbs. each),
they were the sweetest, most delicious tomatoes I’ve ever eaten. I
cut some up one night and passed them around at a party, with
nothing but a little salt and pepper. My friends could not get
enough of them. I kept having to go back to the kitchen and cut up
more, because they just kept disappearing.
testimonials from Joe Jutras and Don Young, growers
Dear Neptune’s Harvest|
Once again, your natural fertilizing products helped me to grow a new world record! This year, I grew a giant pumpkin weighing 1689 lbs!!
I started out this year with a new patch; I had a long way to go to bring my loam up to world class potential. First, I did a soil test to know how much lime and gypsum to use. I then added some cow manure and some of your 12% humate concentrate along with some granular kelp for my fall soil prep. In the spring I added another application of kelp and tilled it all into my soil.
During the growing season, I fertilized twice weekly with your
seaweed and fish & seaweed blend, using it as a foliar spray and a
drench. I also added humate concentrate to my compost tea
My plants grew vigorous and strong and looked healthy all summer long! In 11 years of growing giant pumpkins, I have never grown so many heavy pumpkins in my patch and I owe it all to Neptune‘s Harvest! Thank you for your wonderful products!
A truly satisfied customer,
Dear Neptune's Harvest,
I have seen a big difference in my garden ever since I started using
Neptune’s Harvest Fish and Seaweed Fertilizers. I can really tell
the difference. Early on my plants were the best looking, healthy
and shiny, with the greenest leaves I’ve ever seen. I have seen the
In 2007, I grew a 1,662-pound
pumpkin, which is the 2nd largest in the world. I also used the Fish
and Seaweed on other vegetables I grew in the garden with
unbelievable yields and quality of tomatoes, onions and sweet corn.
The secret's out!
I took this photo with my phone last
night, this is Italian Parsley gone wild! I had already cut it back
once! These are from seeds! The stuff just works unbelievably good.
My wife sad she was going to make a video "Herbs Gone Wild".....said
it would appeal to little old Italian men that live to garden (like
I really can't believe how good the fertilizer works. I wish I had taken photos of my herb garden before I thinned it out....my wife could not believe her eyes! If I remember I will take some additional shots...I will never use anything else!
|I wanted to let you know
I have all my neighbors now purchasing your products. They all asked
how the plants are so healthy and growing so fast. I am a huge fan
of your Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer. It really works better than any
other organic fertilizers I have ever used. |
I would also like to say how fast my product arrived, last time I ordered.
Dear Neptune Harvest,
I've been growing giant pumpkins for the last ten years and have
always used Neptune's Harvest products with great results. This
year, I tried growing long gourds for the first time and thought
that what is great for growing pumpkins would be great for growing
long gourds too. I sprayed the leaves with seaweed and drenched the
soil with fish and seaweed on a weekly basis. The leaves always had
a nice green, healthy shine the day after a feeding. As you can
see, the plants grew vigorous and the long gourds were growing 5 -
6" a day! My longest long gourd grew to 126.5" - a new WORLD
Hello from L.A. (Lower Alabama)
"A picture says a thousand words!" It all began with the use of Neptune's Harvest Fish Emulsion. A visiting friend made the comment that there is a definite difference between our pastures and the neighbors. So we thought we would share his observations.
These photos were taken the same morning on June 6, 2006. The top photo is of our pasture and the bottom is a neighbors directly across our fenceline.
At this time, the cows had been off this pasture for 8 days and we were 13" below normal in rainfall for the year.
|We have used your fish emulsion on this land for the past six years.
The neighboring pasture was fertilized using conventional practices.
In using your product we have seen a definite improvement in the health of our soil, which in turn has enabled the earthworm and dung beetle populations to dramatically increase. All of the improvements have been a contributing factor to the retention and usage of rainfall and overall health of our soil.
Many thanks for your line of products. We are "VERY SATISFIED!"
George and Lisa Pritchett
When people ask me what I used for fertilizer I tell them NEPTUNE'S HARVEST, of course. I tell people all the time to try your products, and all the pumpkin growers I know love your product as much as I do. I would never use anything but NEPTUNE'S.
Your products are the best and without them I don't know if my pumpkin would have
weighed in at 1443 lbs. this year.
Thank you again for your wonderful products and a great selection.
|This pumpkin weighed 1458 lbs. and is
the LARGEST PUMPKIN EVER GROWN!
However, it developed a pin hole late in the season and therefore was not eligible for the official weigh-off.
It was grown using Neptune's Harvest products by Bruce Whittier of Henniker, NH during the 2003 season.
NOTE: 2003 was a difficult growing year, due to a long, cold, wet spring, which makes this weight even more of an achievement.
Thanks be to God and Neptune’s Harvest
For the past three years I have used Neptune’s Harvest and the results have been remarkable!
In 2001 I grew a 1,131 lb. and a 1,061 lb. pumpkin on one plant, and the very next year (2002) I grew a 1,186.4 lb. pumpkin. This season, (2003) much to my surprise, two more even larger than the previous years were found in my patch.
One weighed in at 1,301.4 lbs. at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA, and took 1st place in New England. The second one weighed an amazing 1,458 lbs., and was the largest pumpkin ever grown in the world. Unfortunately it did not qualify for competition due to a pinhole.
I have been using Neptune’s Harvest Fish and Seaweed faithfully. I use these products according to their directions on a weekly basis.
Hats off to Neptune’s Harvest, and again, thanks for your great products and God bless.
Dear Neptune's Harvest,
This is a picture of a cabbage I grew this year. I give all the credit for this cabbage to Neptune's Harvest. I've grown this type of cabbage, Megaton, for the past three years. This is the first year I used Neptune's Harvest. This year's 15 1/2 lb. head is double the size and weight of what I've grown in previous years without Neptune's Harvest. It was bigger than a basketball!
You certainly made a believer out of me! Great product, thank you!
15 1/2 lbs.
|I thought I'd send a picture of the
latest and greatest. This one weighed in at 16 1/4 lbs., a new
record for me. Neptune's Harvest once again did the trick.
16 1/4 lbs.
Here it is! A new record cabbage. Thi this year, other than the Neptune's. We ribly ad hot summer here in western PA. I had almost a dozen 15 and 16 pounders and lots of 10s and 12s. Maybe a 20 pounder next year!
|UPDATED 2014 This one weighs 23 lbs., yet another record Cabbage! Neptune's Harvest once again did the trick.
is the best! Last year, 2003, I put Spray-n-Grow to the test, and
had average results.
thought you might enjoy some pictures from our garden. We have had
a cool growing season here in SE Michigan this summer, but we were
able to grow our favorite sunflowers. We had 22 different kinds, from
12'' high to 13' high.
We really appreciate your fish and seaweed product as it has made a difference year after year. All these flowers were grown with just Fish and Seaweed from Neptune's Harvest.
"Mexican White Corn"
Thanks to God and Neptune's Harvest!
Thomas C. Daniel
This was a very
challenging year for grape growers. A very good blossom time produced an
abundance of grapes but was two weeks late, consequently, the harvest
was at least two weeks late.
Dear Neptune's Harvest
79 years old. I've been gardening for over 65 years. I used
"I have grown ‘Giant Pumpkins’ for 15 years. I first used Neptune’s Harvest in 2001, and until then my pumpkins were around 500-600 lbs.
In 2001, my best pumpkin weighed 890.2 and in 2002, I grew the new World Record of 1337.6 lbs.”
Charles Houghton, Sr.
New Boston, NH
“With the help of Neptune’s Harvest products, I grew an 1177 lb. Pumpkin for 2002. I was also the first grower in New England to achieve growing 5 pumpkins in the same year, all weighing over 800 lbs. There is no doubt that my growing successes are attributed to the use of Neptune’s Harvest products”
“Prior to 2001 I hadn’t used Neptune’s Harvest and my pumpkins were in the 500 lb. range. In 2001 I grew two pumpkins on one plant that weighed 1061 lbs., and 1131 lbs.
In 2002 in grew one at 1186.4 lbs. Thanks for a great product!!!”
"Can you beat that for 1 bulb!? One stem with 20 blossoms, another with 18 buds! Neptune's Harvest, won't use anything else."
"I have replaced
chemical fertilizer with Neptune’s Harvest Fish Hydrolysate and Seaweed.
By using these products and rotating peanuts with corn and wheat every
three years, my yields have increased.
"I wanted to say WAY TO GO, Sandy and Ann, and all of you at Neptune's
spray it on by plane in the spring about 3 weeks before we are going
to cut the hay and it instantly gives it a huge boost, it really
starts growing good. Our alfalfa was chest high and no blooms last
year when we harvested the first cutting. Here in Wyoming we generally
only take two cuttings, we then get the hay off and then we started
irrigating again and went back over it again in July and we had
another bumper crop. All of our neighbor laughed at us and teased
us about raising 100% organic beef and crops and now we are the
ones laughing, all the way to the bank. Thanks to you and your awesome
Friend and Loyal Customer,
|"Since mid-spring of 1994, I have been using
Neptune's Harvest liquid fish to boost blossoms, vegetable production and for the over-all
health of my landscape specimens. Quite literally, there is nothing that won't
benefit from this water-soluble, organic fertilizer. Hanging baskets, newly-started
seedlings and indoor plants have also become stronger, healthier and more vigorous.
I find that portions of my gardens, fed with Neptune's Harvest on a regular basis, were
more resistant to the usual summer onslaught of insects and diseases.
Amazing results also came with using Neptune's Harvest liquid fish as a compost enhancer. I would state, with confidence, that Neptune's Harvest will cut in half the normal time required to harvest rich, usable compost. Happy Gardening!"
"Neptune's Harvest has been my only fertilizer for the past 3 years. It can be used on anything that grows. My garden always shows increased vegetable production, on huge plants. Neptune's Harvest sprayed on my Kentucky bluegrass lawn, every month during the growing season, made it more drought tolerant, more disease resistant, thicker and always dark green in color even in the summer.
Tulips sprayed before the flower sets showed bigger blooms and more longevity. My roses also respond very well to Neptune's Harvest. Every year the canes on the roses thicken and pests such as aphids, seem to do less and less damage.
Thank you Neptune's Harvest for your wonderful products."
|"We had great crops using your product last
year. It kept all the deer, raccoons, groundhogs and rabbits away. We had no
damage from these types of pests.
The only thing we are changing this year is that we will use the one with kelp for extra boost. Thank you."
|"Three years of applying
Harvest Fish Fertilizer on my alfalfa, grass hay, vegetables and sweet corn has proved to
be a more economical and environmentally friendly way to feed my soil and achieve superior
results for sustainable agriculture.
results were achieved when I used 10 gallons of fish per acre, for the growing season, on
my alfalfa. I easily applied it through my irrigation system. I noticed it not
only appeared darker green at first, but it stayed that way all season.
|"After using only 2 gallons per
acre of Neptune's Harvest Fish Hydrosylate on my alfalfa, when it was 8-10 inches tall
this spring, I harvested 2.5 tons per acre on my first cut. I usually get 1.8 tons
per acre on my first cut. This is one great product!"
Guy St Hilaire
|"Just a note to let you know the Neptune's
Harvest Fish Fertilizer that I purchased from you was possibly one of the best things that
I have done in my several years of farming. Over the years we have used many
products on an experimental and trial basis that have performed fairly well or at least we
thought until the occasion to use Neptune's Harvest Fish Fertilizer.
On an experimental basis, we basically used this on open pollinated and some three way cross corn production. It was unbelievable how the fish brought alive the soil microbes to the point of which was totally amazing.
Neptune's Harvest was applied in the row at one gallon with one gallon of liquid calcium at planting time and came back with one gallon as foliar with two quarts of liquid calcium on the corn test plots. We estimate that our corn on the test harvest with strictly using the fish, yielded approximately 120-125 bushels per acre, or 5-7 bushels better than the check. We also sent a sample to a certified lab for nutrient/mineral analysis and was very surprised to see the mineral balance and 13% protein in this sample, typical corn protein runs from 6-7%.
Another interesting fact was that in late November, a state sales representative came to our farm to dig a root of corn plant. The first corn root we dug was approximately 18-20 inches in diameter. We stood in amazement at the number of earthworms that were still within the root structure of this plant. The one plant that we counted had forty-five earthworms that were still within the root structure.
I contribute this earthworm population in this root zone strictly to the use of Neptune's Harvest fish with the amino acids and a total feeding program for the soil microbes.
It has truly been a pleasure meeting you and I am grateful to have found your product."
John B. Martin III
"We have been using Neptune's Harvest for the last couple of years. The results are fantastic! More growth and an abundance of beautiful roses. We use Neptune's Harvest on all of our gardens, vegetable garden included, with the same wonderful results."
Mr. & Mrs. William Bradley
have been growing 'Giant Pumpkins' around 15 years. I first applied
Neptune's Harvest Fish Fertilizer to my pumpkin patch in 2001.
Up until that time I had not grown a pumpkin larger than 500-600
lbs. In 2001, my best pumpkin weighed 890.2 lbs. and placed
5th in New England that year. In 2002, my patch yielded 2
pumpkins over 1,000 lbs., the new World Record 1,337.6 lbs.
and another at 1,058 lbs. I believe the additional nutrients (in
Neptune's Harvest) provided my plants with more 'pumpkin power'
which resulted in my record breaking year.
Neptune's Harvest Lawn
Fertilizers have been my only lawn care products since 1994. They
have made my grass and soil so healthy that disease and pests are
not a problem. The products by Neptune's Harvest have made my lawn
so thick and green that weeds cannot find any room to grow. The
soil is so healthy, disease can never get a foothold. The products
I use are the Liquid Fish, Seaweed and Dry Kelp Meal.
2 time winner of the
Rockaway Township Beautification Award