I had to keep the pumpkin upright, steady on bends and away from obstacles

I’ve always had a knack for growing big fruit and vegetables, and my tomatoes, squashes and peppers regularly win prizes at the Otoe County Fair near my home in Syracuse, Nebraska.

The one thing I struggled with was pumpkins. For the first few years, mine never quite took off. Gradually, I started to get more impressive results. But it wasn’t until I attended a pumpkin-growing seminar six years ago in Portland, Oregon, that my interest developed into an obsession.

Continue reading…I had to keep the pumpkin upright, steady on bends and away from obstaclesI’ve always had a knack for growing big fruit and vegetables, and my tomatoes, squashes and peppers regularly win prizes at the Otoe County Fair near my home in Syracuse, Nebraska.The one thing I struggled with was pumpkins. For the first few years, mine never quite took off. Gradually, I started to get more impressive results. But it wasn’t until I attended a pumpkin-growing seminar six years ago in Portland, Oregon, that my interest developed into an obsession. Continue reading…