Pumpkins need space to grow to be monsters: Gardening basics

Halloween may be months away but if you are hoping to grow monster pumpkins, now is the time to start planting.

The world record monster pumpkin of 2013 weighed in at 2,032 pounds, according to the New York Botanical Garden. Maybe you won't achieve quite that size of a pumpkin, but choose the variety ‘Dill's Atlantic Giant’ and you, too, can grow the great pumpkin of Charlie Brown's dreams, said Jim Myers, a vegetable breeder for Oregon State University.

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