Indiana man grows giant pumpkins in his backyard

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Posted: Oct 10, 2014 7:21 PM
Indiana man grows giant pumpkins in his backyard

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man is growing pumpkins that weigh hundreds of pounds in a backyard pumpkin patch.

Keith Edwards of Albion began growing pumpkins as a hobby about four years ago and is now experiencing his most successful harvest yet. WANE-TV (http://bit.ly/1wd39KV ) reports he's produced seven pumpkins weighing a total of more than 7,000 pounds since he started growing Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds a few months ago. The largest was 1,364 pounds and the smallest was 798 pounds.

Edwards says he tries to outdo his past harvest every year.

He says his Atlantic Giant pumpkins require hours of attention each day, including protecting them from wind, drought and bugs. Edwards uses charts to project their growth. He says his pumpkins can grow 25 pounds a day.

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Information from: WANE-TV, http://www.wane.com/