Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

By Charlie Nardozzi

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record for giant pumpkins is 1689 pounds. That's one big fruit. If you're interested in growing one of these behemoths, there is a new book available that takes you through the steps, organically. Don Langevin's How-to Grow World Class Giant Pumpkins the All-Organic Way (Annedawn Publishing, 2009) talks about the seed varieties, soil, growing, care, and harvesting of these giants. While much of the cultural information is available in previous books on growing giant pumpkins, Langevin's new book is unique in talking about how to grow them organically.

The book also features a section about the growers themselves. Fourteen profiles of expert giant pumpkin growers gives you a glimpse into their lives, the world of giant pumpkin growing, and their personal tips on how to grow the big ones.

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