Good evening, Growers!
The finale to the 2008 giant pumpkin growing workshop season was this afternoon, at the Fullerton Arboretum. Under a very sunny and warm area near the bleachers, 30 new growers, with a show of force of a few veterans, listened and questioned me for a little more than an hour. It's been a couple of years since my last workshop at Fullerton Arboretum, so it was very nice to be back. Ron Sallinger and his girlfriend were kind enough to drop by. Ron's one of the Pumpkinmania staff and a grower who's just finishing up his RN degree. It was a nice surprise to see them both. The giant pumpkin plant pictured above is being grown at the arboretum by Chris Barnhill. So far, so good!
Thank you very much again to everyone who attended and I hope your seedlings and seeds yield you some very large giant pumpkins!