Sunday, September 28, 2008

GIANT PuMpKinS

There is a Surgeon-Dr. Christensen- at the hospital where I work at that is famous for growing Giant pumpkins. This year we got some seeds from him and tried our hand at it. We got a late start and didn't plant them until the end of April by this time Dr. C's pumpkins already had 12 foot runners off his. He has it down to a fine science, there is a four page single spaced detailed outline on how to grow them. Saturday was the weigh off day and everyone could bring their pumpkins to his house to be weighed and have a pot luck dinner. We didn't take ours because we knew that they would not even hold a candle so we left them home in the garden to grow until the frost comes!

Garett's pumpkin!


Easton's pumpkin!


Close up of the biggest of our pumpkins we are guessing about 50-60 lbs.



Some one brought a watermelon to the weigh off. It weighed 92 lbs.


This is a picture of Dr. Christensen with the biggest pumpkin of this year weighing 1003 lbs. His pumpkin last year beat the state record at 1040. This one was 38 lbs. short of beating the record.


Easton and Braden standing by the big pumpkin.


Here is the competition. Can you say pumpkin pie?!!


Ryley trying to lift the big one! Don't strain yourself.


The official weigh in. 1003 lbs.



Holden, Garett, Easton, and Braden with the winner!

7 comments:

Olivia Colares said...

oh my god!! pumpkins forever!!
this is so cool!!
i've never seen a gigant pumpkin!
kisses from brazil!!

Hendry Happenings said...

Wow! My kids are already wanting to plant one. I told them we have to wait a few more months.

The Garden of Egan said...

Looks like you had fun! I wish I had yard enough to grow one of those things.

Mary Z said...

Wow! Such large produce. I worked hard this year to get tiny things out of my garden, the ones that survived that is. However I grow some amazing flowers.

Lindsay and David said...

Hey. I totally asked my fam, if any of the Idaho relatives were coming, and they said they wouldn't come down for one day! I told them they did, but I guess it was for G-pa's b-day. I came up for a BBQ at your house, so it's all good! Its snowed the today and yesterday! Crazy!

Lori said...

Wow, what an art! What do you do with a 1003 lb. pumpkin after it is harvested? Feed a small country for a week? Make 1000 pumpkin pies? Give it to the cannery? Just curious.

Lindsay and David said...

I tagged you, it's a quirks tag!