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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The amazing growing pumpkin

A gardener named Ken Desrosier in Connecticut has grown a 1487 pound pumpkin! It is officially the largest pumpkin in the history of his state.  It took only two and a half months to grow.  That must be some fine soil that Ken has.

Not only did he grow this champion pumpkin, though, he recorded its growth with time-lapse photography.  This is just the most amazing thing I have seen lately.

I wonder what Charlie Brown would think of this.


  1. Nancy Bee's GardenOctober 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Yes, Plantwoman that pumpkin is amazing. It makes me think of the giant pods in the old horror movie " Invasion of the Body Snatchers ".

    I hope your Chronicle followers find you. I miss the dialog!!!!!!!

    Nothing is ripening in my garden. The squirrels are eating pecans green this year. Sunflowers are being snatched off the stocks as soon as the petals unfurl. The squirrels have been bringing the flowers onto the front porch to eat. I don't know if the squirrel are trying to get shade or if they are taunting me with their crumbs.

  2. I, too, miss the dialog and the community we had at the Chronicle, NBG. I've heard from a few of my readers, but I doubt that many have followed me here. I'm glad you did!

    Yes, the squirrels - and everything else, it seems - are hungry. They have access to one of my bird feeders and several of them visit daily. In the backyard, where they don't have access, I see them under the feeders all the time, picking up the seeds that have been kicked out by the birds. I'm actually thinking of buying a dedicated feeder for them. I do love my squirrels!

  3. WOW!!!! WOW is all I can say LOL Amazing too xxooxx