Long Gourd State Record
Ryan set the longest gourd state record of 104 3/4″
Largest Eggplant State Record
Ryan set his 5th state record for the largest eggplant weighing 4 lbs 7.2 oz.
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First Outside Summer Update for 2022
First Summer Update for 2022
Ryan took first place in the winter growing competition with his cucumber which weighed 4.75lbs (4lbs 12oz.) and 3rd place with his sunflower at 73” tall.
Hi, I’m Ryan Cook!
I’ve started a veteran’s group called A Skill to Heal because I know that veterans need to have a mission every day with the help and support from friends and family to reach their ultimate goal of finding joy and peace while
facing a host of everyday challenges. As a veteran, I understand the things that can hinder us. Firstly, the cost of finding a hobby and the cost of a start-up when you do finally find a hobby. The second issue is the “gimmick” offers
from those people and businesses that try to target veterans as an easy mark. Well, rest assured this is NOT a gimmick. This is my way of giving back.
I’ve found that growing giant plants for food, fun, or competition creates an appealing brotherhood much like the military. Veterans are challenged by other veterans and other growers to be the best that they can be and
accomplish the end goal of growing great plants. One fantastic thing is that you can grow just about anywhere. You can grow indoors during the winter or in a greenhouse. You can grow in the summer in your backyard or on a
porch, patio, or balcony. Whatever your living situation, we can assure you that growing is possible. We have created a special You Tube channel called Heavenly Hills Homestead where you can learn all the growing techniques to
help you grow giant fruits and vegetables successfully just like I did! There can even be big rewards in it for the
So, please sign on and join our group, have fun, relax, learn and be totally amazed at the award winners you can grow when you put your all into it!