How to grow a giant pumpkin
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The first key to growing a steroidal pumpkin is the seed. All the top-weighing pumpkins come from a variety known as Atlantic Giant. After that it's a matter of time and money. Top growers spend six hours or more a day in the garden during the summer tending to their patch, experimenting with esoteric methods and materials, and thousands of dollars on fertilizer.