Anchorage giant pumpkin grower Dale Marshall doesn't look like Santa Claus but he is sure to bring holiday cheer to gardeners jonesing to try their hand at growing a giant pumpkin for themselves. He's offering free seeds from the pumpkins he entered at the State Fair this year. Click here to read about those pumpkins and see photos of them. They weighed in at 572 and 594 pounds!
Marshall and Nikiski grower J.D. Megchelson so far have been the only two competitors in the giant pumpkin category at the State Fair in Palmer. Click here to read about this year's pumpkin weigh-off and see a video. It would be great fun to have a few more entries next year!
Email Dale Marshall at: firstname.lastname@example.org for your seeds
Now that's some kind of Christmas present!
To get advice about what it takes to grow one of these behemoths, check out their growing diaries. These babies definitely need babying.
Good luck! Please check in and let me know if you have growing success!