Thursday, January 31, 2013

Giant pumpkins, what else?

Good evening, Pumpkinistas!

Ross Haddow, of Edmonds, WA, a grower and graduate of the giant pumpkin workshop, sent me these great photos of his 2012 efforts, and the following message:

"This year's fruits of the vine. With the help of half of my neighborhood, I put two in the back of my pick-up and drove to the transfer station where they weighed me in and out after delivery for a total of .41 ton or 820 lbs for the two ( 500+ and 300+ ? ). The biggest was over twice the size of last year's pumpkin. Getting better.  Ross"

I'll say. (The use of the dip in the road to minimize the height that the pumpkins had to be loaded on to Ross' truck, is pure giant pumpkin grower genius.)