Yes You Can Grow a Giant Pumpkin in a Small Area

Have you ever tried to get someone to grow a giant pumpkin?

I have. On multiple occasions.

In fact I do it almost every year.

You see we grow a lot of seedlings for The Great Pumpkin Carnival. Where we attend the Scarecrow festival and try and sell as many as we can.

I’ve heard all the objections before.

One of the more common ones is I/we don’t have the room.

This post is talking about growing in a small area. And that you can do it yourself.

More Giants are Grown in Small Areas Than Large Areas

I have no data to back this claim up.

But here in New Zealand I feel this is true.

Not many people have a dedicated giant pumpkin patch. Not many people are growing only a giant pumpkin.

If I were to guess. Most people are using an existing garden of some sort and managing with growing a giant pumpkin.

It Can Be Done

You can grow a giant pumpkin in a small area.

Do not. And I repeat DO NOT let a small area put you off.

If you want to grow a giant pumpkin in the space you have. You can do it. I wholeheartedly endorse and support your decision to do so.

Lets Be Real

You’re very unlikely to get a new NZ giant pumpkin record.

But you will have fun.

You will be amazed at how fast everything grows. The vine and then the pumpkin.

How big can you grow the pumpkin?

You Should Compete

If you’ve grown before. Compete with yourself and try and get a personal best.

If you are growing with other people. Can you grow the biggest pumpkin?

Know of a local competition? Want to win it? You need to grow.

To Sum Up

If you want to grow a giant pumpkin, grow one.

Don’t let a lack of space turn you off. Work with what you have and have fun.

For all the New Zealand growers out there. Growing season is from around mid October for most people. And will finish mid March to early April.

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