Friday, February 14, 2014

Time to Talk About Pumpkins!

While it might be cold out now and blog posts about giant pumpkins might seem far off, but now is the time to start thinking about these giants. Growing season will be here soon, and now is the chance to get a giant pumpkin seed.

If you visited Ridgefield's Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off last September, you may have wondered if you could grow one of those giants yourself. If you are still thinking about it, now is the time to start!

Connecticut Giant Pumpkin & Squash Growers are having their seed auction this Saturday, February 15th. 

Instructions to register for the auction, rules, etc can be found at Seed Auction Information on Ridgefield's Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Page.

A seed from this giant will be included in Lot #4.

Buy a seed, and you could watch one of these giants grow in your own backyard.

So what do the seeds look like? These seeds are from a long gourd (long gourd seeds will also be auctioned, as well as watermelon seeds). 

The pumpkin seeds look like the ones you pull out of your pumpkin when carving a jack-o-lantern, just larger. The seed below comes from the first pumpkin to break the 2,000 pound mark (that is not a typo!). One seed from that 2,000 pound pumpkin will be the last lot in the auction.

So, if you have always wondered what it would be like to grow your own giant pumpkin, be sure to join the auction on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8 PM. Instructions can be found here

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