April 25, 2024
Follow these tips to grow extra-large pumpkins in your garden
Award-winning giant pumpkins on display at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival.

Cinderella rode to the ball in a coach that her fairy godmother crafted from a pumpkin in the backyard.  A fairy tale, certainly, but growers of giant pumpkins (Cucurbita maxima) are capable to routinely mature pumpkins the dimensions of a small automobile, if not the size of Cinderella’s horse-drawn coach! In fact, the world’s report for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown was recorded final 12 months in Italy and weighed in at 2,702 pounds, which is heavier than some compact vehicles!

Mike Hogan

If you are hunting for a enjoyable gardening activity for your children or grandchildren, expanding large pumpkins could be just the matter to preserve the little ones engaged in the yard all year prolonged, as the approach can be fascinating for little ones and grown ups alike. Even if you have currently planted pumpkins in the yard, here are some suggestions that will aid you maximize the sizing of the fruit in your backyard garden this year.