Saturday, September 27, 2008

755 Pound Pumpkin!

The pumpkin went heavy and we ended up with a 755 pound pumpkin. I was thrilled. I didn't expect it to go heavy and was slightly suprised with the outcome. I exceeded all my pre-season goals by hundreds of pounds and also won 2nd place for the prettiest pumpkin (the Howard Dill Award). The event was a lot of fun with great crowds and great weather. Haddie's pumpkin took 3rd in the Junior division so we are very proud of her too.  I'd like to thank everyone who helped me with growing this year and I'm looking forward to next year.

24 Hours in the Life of a Pumpkin:

4 comments:

Mattsmom said...

Congratulations. That is one big orange pumpkin. I will be referring here for tips next year on growing my own big pumpkin....although I probably don't have enough garden space to grow one that size!

Jamie (ArvadaBoy) said...

Thanks! A lot of growers these days are growing really big pumpkins on a 20x20 spot so go for it and have some fun!

Anonymous said...

http://www.salemnews.com/punews/local_story_280003406.html

Jamie (ArvadaBoy) said...

Thanks for leaving the link to the Salem newspaper. It cracks me up. The journalist grabbed me at the end of the event and just couldn't believe that anyone would come all the way from Denver to the Topsfield Fair. All I can say is that I had a good time.