The Big Pumpkin has arrived! Every year Dan Schantz Greenhouse goes in search for the biggest pumpkin grown in Pennsylvania. Why? Because it's fun, actually. How often does the public get to see a massive "ton" of cucurbit flesh, surrounded in a warped blob of a shell?
The process of growing a giant pumpkin is not unlike raising a child. It has to be tended to every single day throughout it's growing season.
Here's one site that has some info on how to grow a giant pumpkin (if you are wishing to become a contestant)