How I got started in giant pumpkin growing. How about you?

I get asked a lot how I got into giant pumpkin growing and I’ve told the story many a time.  And I thought I would write about it here.  I’d also love to hear about how you got into it.  Please leave a comment below. How it all started Well, way back in...

Back from holiday update

So being away from the pumpkin patch for over a week isn’t ideal, but these things happen. On my return I found a massive amounts of weeds growing, which although is a pain is a good sign that the soil is good for everything. The two plants that are doing the...

Seed Starting – Helping them out

Just like that it is October, and with that it means it is pretty much the start of the season here in NZ for giant pumpkin growing. For the truly dedicated growers out there the work has been going on for months with preparing the patch for planting sometime soon....

Ways of approaching giant pumpkin growing

This post is mainly concerned with either growing a giant pumpkin organically, or the more traditional method of using fertilizers etc, or maybe even combining both of these methods. Now this totally your own choice, and I’m not going to tell you which way you...