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|Short Description||By Don Langevin. This is the forth book that Don has written on giant pumpkins. Here, Don takes a new, organic approach to growing them and also introduces the concept of the Soil Food Web for maximizing the potential of plants. He gives you a complete history of giant pumpkin growing since the rise in weights in 1857 and the modern history starting in 1976. The lineage of the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin, (which we sell) the only variety used by competitive pumpkin growers, is explored in a way that shows the genetics of the present day Atlantic Giant and also gives information on soil preparation, seed selection, seed starting, protection, critter control, pollination, insects and diseases, estimating weight, lifting and more. Since Langevins first book in 1993, the world record has gone from 827 pounds to 1689 pounds with more that 135 1300 pound pumpkins sanctioned at regional weigh offs. This book also includes many colorful photos of the pumpkins and the people who have grown them. Softcover 194 pp|