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Friday, March 08, 2019 The Pumpkinguru Cornelius, Oregon

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Another question i received the other day was how much space does it take to grow a giant pumpkin? The answer varies considerably. In the pic, a great goofy shot of me and the one runner wonder in a raised bed at a rental house under a tree. Just a stump and about 5 feet of vine and a 175 pounder was grown. Bump that square footage up to 150 SQFT and you can get into the 900 pound range. Tack on a little more and you see the numbers really start jumping. Many of the world class growers, depending upon location and climate, are running plants between 900 and 1200 square feet. Yes that is 1200 square feet of power pushing one single giant pumpkin. What is fun is the unbelievable numbers there plants can put up. You can see runners growing about a foot a day and the pumpkins growing over 50 pounds a day

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