Monday, April 19, 2010

Legendary California Giant Pumpkin Growers and
Distinguished Panelists and They're Handsome Too!
(Left to Right) Gary Miller, Leonardo Urena, Jose' Ceja, Pete Glasier

First Week-end of the 2010 World Tour Goes to Northern California!
Good morning, Pumpkinistas!
The tour kicked-off the garden center/nursery world tour with a whirlwind schedule in Northern California. Saturday, April 17th consisted of two workshops at Yamagami's Nursery in Cupertino. Sunday, April 18th, saw the tour stopping at Van Winden's Garden Center in Napa, where I was joined by the legendary giant pumpkin growers and special guest panelists, Gary Miller, Leonardo Urena, Jose' Ceja, and Hall of Fame Grower and California State Champion, Pete Glasier. Of course, they were all very gracious and generous with their advice, and handed out some of their own special seeds and seedlings to the extremely fortunate workshop attendees. In the afternoon, the tour finished up at Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, in Sebastopol, where a very engaged and sun-burnt group of dedicated giant pumpkin growers and soon-to-be giant pumpkin growers enjoyed the workshop.
Next week-end, back to Northern California to Modesto!