With it being the end of the season over here in NZ, and other parts of the world growing, now is a good time to learn new things and keep track of what they are doing.
With many people using the internet for research and a way to stay in touch with different people, here is my list of the top ten giant pumpkin websites to check out.
If you don’t know who Howard Dill is, well you should. He is the man that pioneered the giant pumpkin growing scene, by introducing to the world the Atlantic Giant seed, from which all giant pumpkins are grown from. Although Howard Dill is no longer with us, his family is still heavily involved with giant pumpkins, you can see what they do on the website.
This is the the big one in giant pumpkin growing circles. This is the site to check out for information from the USA and the world, as well as making contact with people. The site has many features and things to check out, like:
- Message board – with a lot of information, and many people to help with any questions you may have
- Chat room – A place to talk to other growers
- Growers Diaries – A place where you can post your own photos and growing diaries, and check out others as well
There is a HEAP of stuff to check out on this website, and it’s all free. Just sign up.
This is the governing body for giant pumpkin growing competitions in the world. While we aren’t at that standard yet, it is good to check out the rules and regulations other parts of the world are using.
This is a good little website of knowledge, plus links to other interesting pumpkin things to see
The wcgp in the address stand for world class giant pumpkins, and was started in 1995, as with a lot of these websites, they are quite old, but have a lot of useful links to things if you have the time to look at it all.
Another website with a lot of info and links, and from what I can tell it is updated quite regularly, so even more information to check out.
This website has been set up for the growers in the state of Maine in the US, what it has is a lot of information and another way to contact growers, they have a chat room, and message board. Not as big as bigpumpkins.com but a worthwhile addition to this list.
If you need a product for giant pumpkins, or want to know what world class growers are using check out this site. Joel is always happy to answer questions you may have.
A source for world record breaking seeds, not just only for pumpkins, but other giant variety’s, as well as an extensive store full of product, check it out.
- http://denverpumpkins.com/ This is Jamie’s site, The Pumpkin Man, he updates throughout the season with what he is up and is an interesting read.
So there we have it, the Top Ten Giant Pumpkin websites currently out there today, if there are any others I have missed out, or that you think should be mentioned please let me know, either by the contact page, or by leaving a comment below. I will review this list on a regular basis.