Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pete's Pumpkin Update

I've been chronicling Pete's pumpkin adventures all summer long and I think it's time for another update! Unfortunately, one' of Pete's giant pumpkins split - check out the wacky red fungus growing on the broken chunks of pumpkin!

The good news is that one of his pumpkins is still going strong and is over 1000 lbs - I can't give the exact weight, as it will be part of a 'guess the weight' contest this autumn.. It's spectacular though, isn't it!?! Gourd gawkers come from far and wide to see the pumpkin - two cars have gone in the ditch already this year!

Once the contest is over and the exact weight is known, I'll post that too.. Pete - will you be selling the seeds from this monster?

Happy Gardening!


  1. Not sure about a contest Niki. I have to find a way to get it out of the patch.Unfortunately they don't grow wheels to go with the size.Ha! It will be sad not to go to the Windsor weigh-off this weekend,but maybe next year I will have the end part figured out better,or have a generous sponser.I have had a few inquiries and some people have gladly taken home the seeds of the split pumpkin.The giant pumpkin was originally an 842 pounder and seeds from that grew my giant.I'd say I've taken it up a notch.Thanks for posting the pics!

  2. Oh yes,and notice the bottle resting on the top to give some idea of the size.Much more awesome in person.


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