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!
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!