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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Growing a giant pumpkin


March 8, 2016

WORLAND – The Washakie County Extension office held a class for growing giant pumpkins Saturday with Jay Richard, the 2015 Lungren Girls’ Farm Pumpkin Growing Contest winner, as the main speaker. Richard’s winning giant pumpkin weighed 596 pounds.

During the class Richard explained the fundamentals of growing a giant pumpkin, from seed preparation to harvest. “Soak your seeds in water for at least two hours before planting and always plant the seed with the pointed end down,” Richard advised. “I soaked my seeds for about four hours because I forgot about them,” he added.


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