We grew one nice pumpkin this year in our garden, actually it was a volunteer that grew right out of our compost pile. I don’t know if the birds dug up the seeds we planted in the garden and deposited it in the compost or if it was seed from last year’s jack-o-lantern that I threw in the compost. At any rate I was pretty happy with it and it grew quite large. The seeds we actually planted in the garden did not produce any pumpkins. So I will need a lot of practice before I can compete with the guys below! Check it out…

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Growers stand by their giants during the annual Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts on October 3rd, 2009. The contest was won by Bill Rodonis (center) from Litchfield, New Hampshire, weighing in at 1471.60 pounds.

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