Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


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.


Andrew said...

Sounds awesome, that would be great-good luck with this!

cookiecrumb said...

You see? This is why I said no to you when you offered to give me a pumpkin plant.
Totally nuts.

Zoomie said...

Don't you just +love+ Canadians? We invade other countries and they have goofy squash races. Ya gotta love 'em!

Chilebrown said...

Uh Zoomie, I am half Canadian. My Mother is from Saskatchewan. I am crazy, but she is not.
Cookiecrumb, I was hoping you would grow one and we could meet in the middle of the Bay.
Andrew, I will take pictures. Thanks!

Zoomie said...

I am envious - I wish I was half Canadian. I wasn't kidding, I really do adore Canadians. Never met one who wasn't a truly nice person. And they have safe, clean, fun cities - we need to take lessons from them!