Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!
Good news! The Kellogg Garden Products' Ontario facility's giant pumpkin seedling exists and is thriving. I received a rather cryptic e-mail message from Ty Hall earlier this afternoon stating that the Ontario seedling was in the ground and already had secondary vines. I replied if there was any documentation to confirm ("Trust, but verify.", Ronald Reagan) the existence and progress of their vine. Nearly instantaneously, these images were sent back to me.
So, the competition has finally begun!
I greatly appreciate the efforts and hard work by Lockeford and Ontario!
Best of luck to both teams!