Every year I grow giant pumpkins I always have the best intentions of recording data on my pumpkins, things I have sprayed them with, growth and anything else that would be a handy reference for the following year so I know what I have done and when.
When talking to new people about growing giant pumpkins there is always a fine line from not giving them enough information to get them keen to overloading them too much detail they think it is too much hard work.
Having a website full of information can be helpful for those that want to read up on everything, but what about the first time grower just starting out and just wanting some basic info to get started?
Well to help people out I have created the Giant Pumpkins NZ One Page Guide to Growing Giant Pumpkins free download.
This is a great starting point for anyone who is new to growing giant pumpkins. The sheet is free to download in PDF format. Feel free to share it with anyone you want. It would be useful as a hand out for any group organising their own giant pumpkin growing contest, from schools to community groups.
DOWNLOAD THE ONE PAGE GUIDE TO GROWING GIANT PUMPKINS HERE (Right click and save as, or click to open)
Ron Wallace in many peoples eyes is one of the top giant pumpkin growers of all times. He has held two world records, one for his 1502 pumpkin and the other this year for the 2009 pound pumpkin. Both weights almost thought unachievable at those points in time. A list of giant pumpkin records can be found HERE.