My sister (The President of Cookies) gave me a Christmas present of some Giant Pumpkin Seeds. They are from a prize winning pumpkin. It came with an instructional video. In the video the seeds were started in a hot house. The plant was then planted in soil with warming coils. They were fertilized and watered almost hourly. Their pumpkin reached the size of 1500 pounds. It was a beauty!
I have not been as dedicated. I do hope to at least reach 600 pounds. That will be plenty large enough to make a pumpkin boat. In Nova Scotia Canada they have pumpkin boat races on Lake Piziquid. They hollow out mammoth gourds and race them across the lake. I am going to start my own event. I am going to paddle the Rodeo Creek to the Bay. Maybe I can generate enough interest and more people will get involved.
I am guessing my pumpkin weighs around 100 pounds. I still have a couple more months of growing time. I do not dare think of the cost of water for this monster. It will be worth it when I paddle down the creek into history.