How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin (cont)
By: Don Langevin
If you can grow a good vegetable garden, you have the skill to grow a world-record pumpkin. I've seen newcomers grow 500-pound pumpkins their first year with good seed, some rudimentary help from an experienced grower and a lot of luck. With the right preparation and strategy now and in the spring (see the tips below for planning your assault on the world record), next year you might just be a contender for the world championship!