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If you have ever dreamed of growing a giant pumpkin, then this book is for you. This book covers everything from securing the right seed and preparing your soil to competing at the weigh offs.
It has more than 250 color photos and illustrations, and will become a constant reference throughout your growing season.
The reader will find much in this third book in a trilogy of information on growing giant pumpkins. How-to-Grow World Class Giant Pumpkins, III presents the newest information on cultural methods, who's who, and records. New ideas about plant size and pruning strategies throw a whole new light on the grower with only a small area to devote to giant pumpkins. The book has 192 pages, over 500 pictures and is a hardcover .
This book takes a new, organic approach to growing giant pumpkins that considers the soil and its members in a whole new way. It covers the subject in depth while introducing the concept of the Soil Food Web for maximizing the potential of plants. There are chapters on soil preparation, seed selection, seed starting, early and late protection, transplanting, critter control, vine burying and pruning, weed and grass control, pollination, insects and diseases, selecting the right fruit, troubles, estimating weight, lifting, harvesting seeds, and more. The Soil Food Web is covered in chapters on bacteria, fungi, earthworms, and more.
This book is by Mike Valladao, Illustrated by Larry Sippel. The book takes a child through the growing seasons of an Atlantic Giant pumpkin and introduces the basics of what it takes to grow and thrive. This book is the first in a series of Farmer Mike Awareness Books designed to help children better understand the natural world around them. Each topic features life on a farm and offers fun and interesting highlights of steps required to complete a particular project. The object of this series of books is to help children build a foundation for a lifetime of learning.