It is been Justin Ownby's dream to grow a massive pumpkin. And for the past four years, he has been seeking to attain his purpose of growing a 1,000 pound pumpkin, his wife, Christin, informed EXE news.
This year the farmer from Cleveland, Tennessee, had an additional special seed to plant in might also a seed from final yr's file-breaking pumpkin grown in Tennessee that weighed more than 1,seven-hundred pounds, in keeping with Christin.
"He become out there day by day watering it, masking it during the heat of the day and making sure the beetles failed to get to it," she said.
Whilst it turned into done growing, the pumpkin turned into hauled onto a trailer. With the assist of a neighbor, who had get right of entry to to a big scale, it was weighed.
"it is the most important we ever grew," she stated. "the biggest before become 220 kilos."
Justin hollowed out the pumpkin to harvest the seeds after which decided to have some amusing with the youngsters, Christin stated. On Monday night, he plunged the pumpkin in the pond on the circle of relatives's property, climbed inside and with an oar in hand he started out paddling round. Christin recorded his journey and published it on fb. At one point, Justin even attempted status up within the pumpkin before tipping over into the water.
Christin stated the own family would've positioned 2nd at the honest but they already had a own family ride planned at some point of the time of the occasion. She added Justin may not forestall developing giant pumpkins anytime soon.
"He's hoping to break the 1,000 pound mark subsequent yr."
Last month, pumpkin boat races have been held in Morton, Illinois, wherein participants had to paddle their manner throughout a lake while sitting in 500-pound pumpkins.