|I'm looking for seeds to grow "giant" pumpkins. Does Burpee
carry any? If yes, which varieties? Where can I get them?
|Seeds for giant pumpkins can be found in most seed catalogs, just look for "Big Max" or "Atlantic Giant". Burpee Seed Company carries one called "Prizewinner Hybrid". (You can order on-line by visiting http://garden.burpee.com orreach them by mail at Burpee Seed Co., 032763 Burpee Bldg., Warminster, PA 18974. Or order by phone: 1-800-888-1447.
Territorial Seeds, P. O. Box 157, Cottage Grove, OR 97424-0061 carries "Prizewinner" and "Big Moon". Atlantic Seeds has a huge variety of giant pumpkin seeds - reach them at P. O. Box 205, Seaford Victoria, 3198.
Here are a few hints to growing a giant pumpkin:
Make sure your garden spot gets 8-10 hours of strong sunlight. Mix lots of organic matter into the soil. When pumpkins start to form, cut all but one off each vine so there's little competition. Give the plant lots of water.
As your giant pumpkin matures, place a board under it so it won't rot from contact with wet soil.