Grow a Giant Pumpkin Challenge Posted on 11 Jan 15:16 , 1 comment
Happy New Year!
Are you ready for another 2023 garden challenge? The First challenge was announced a few days ago.
There has been a "growing" interest in new garden challenges at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. Growing watermelons in the garden is fun and easy.
But what about Pumpkins? We LOVE Pumpkins!
Did you know that the world record for the largest pumpkin in the US is 2,560 pounds? "Travis Gienger, of Anoka, Minnesota, set the record while winning the 49th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, south of San Fransisco."
We offer 2 varieties of Pumpkin seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds that can grow pretty large. Big Max Pumpkin weighs up to 100 lbs. or more when well grown. Bright orange fruits with orange flesh good for pies. Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is a massive variety that produce 400 to 500 pound pumpkins consistently but the record for this variety is 2009 pounds!
Would you like to join us?
Here's how it works. This is going to be a fun contest with prizes at the end of the season.
-Seeds must be purchased from Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Recommended but not mandatory varieties are:
-Seeds must be grown in 2023 since the contest ends in November 2023
-Please register with us as soon as possible via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Grow a Giant Pumpkin Challenge"
-There will be a check-in posted once a month at Mary's Heirloom Seeds if you would like to comment and share your "growth" throughout the challenge.
-This challenge is open to residents of the US and Canada
-Take pictures! We love to see your gardens and this is a great way to share your progress
Please feel free to leave a comment below.