Top 10 Largest Pumpkins in the World & Records

Welcome to the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country. This is the current 2021 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in Europe and the UK, but only 4 of the pumpkins were grown in USA.  Europe has […]

6 Common Fall and Winter Diseases

6 Common Fall and Winter Diseases Lawn diseases don’t always appear in the summer. There are many that prefer the cool, wet weather of fall and winter. Here is a brief background on six of the most common diseases you could face during the fall and winter and how to deal with them. Necrotic Ring Spot This disease can occur […]

Fall Chrysanthemums for the Home Garden – Care, Planting, Insects

Chrysanthemums for late fall beauty There are many kinds of chrysanthemums, some annual and some perennial. The garden annual group that blooms in late summer is easy to grow from seeds sown in open ground as soon as it can be worked. They are suitable for mass color effects. These should be thinned to 12 to 24 inches apart to […]

The Pumpkin Phantom

The Pumpkin Phantom MY DEAR FRIENDS: You have been chosen as one this fine night. By the Pumpkin Phantoms who’re out-a-sight. We send you these sweets to give you some joy. So please spread this happiness for all to enjoy. You must send two families goodies of sorts. Or within 48 hours you’ll break out in huge warts! Put this […]

10 Pumpkin Poems

Pumpkin Poem or Two by Tony Hickman All poems are copyrighted. Request to publish any poem requires permission from Tony Hickman. If you would like to see how my pumpkin patch is doing this 2001, please stop by. WHO Who’s got the biggestAnd who’s didn’t bustWho’s telling liesAnd who can we trustWho’s keeping secretsAnd who’s helping outWho’s filled with confidenceAnd […]

History of the Jack of the Latern

Pumpkins are carved into Jack O’Lanterns for Halloween. We bake them into pumpkin pie.  Tales of terror have used pumpkins to create an eerie atmosphere. How did the pumpkin become associated with Halloween? Well, the answer is in the tale of an unfortunate soul named Jack According to Irish folklore, a man named Jack, well known for his drunkenness and […]

Pumpkin Clipart – Large Pumpkin

Pumpkin Clipart One of the first pages I created on this domain was this Pumpkin Clipart page.  I’ve started this page in 1997 and it was seeing so many visitors in the late 1990s, that the hosting service asked me to buy a server because was slowing down their business internet speeds.  Now times have changed, with more people creating […]

How to weigh a giant pumpkin

How to weigh a pumpkin To calculate your pumpkin weight, you need to obtain three measurements. If you have a large pumpkin, get a measuring tape longer than 100 inches. If you only have a metal measuring tape, be sure to get some string to be used as your measuring tape. Now let’s begin. Be sure to use the graphics […]

Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

Carving Pumpkins for Halloween Now is the time to consider about the great pumpkin you’ll be carving this Halloween. As you know, Linus would wait all night for the Great Pumpkin, but I wouldn’t take a cue from Linus. I’d head directly to the patch with the kids in tow. Once there, after your children have moved, rolled and lifted […]

When to prune your flowers

Are you a garden hygienist? In my experience, most gardeners fall into two camps when it comes to autumn tidiness: complete clear-out merchants that leave nothing out of place; or the more relaxed, let-it-all-rot-down-naturally brigade. Me? I fall somewhere in the middle. I’ll tidy if there’s a good reason for it, but leave well alone if it’s just offending my […]