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Now THAT'S a pumpkin

Original post made on Oct 15, 2010

Harkening to the call of the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, Quentin Martin, a freshman at Foothill High School, planted a quarter-sized seed earlier this year then protected and nurtured the gourd as it grew -- and grew and grew.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 15, 2010, 6:30 AM

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Posted by Birdman
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

That's no pumpkin... it's a space station.

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Posted by Zoli Erdos
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm

He is showing it at the Farmers' Market today:
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Posted by Al
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Oh do please tell us the tricks you learned from the other growers! Just so we can have the backyard fun of growing our ow giant pumpkin in our backyard.


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Posted by mellow fellow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

I had a chance to talk with this young lad at the Farmer's Market on Saturday. Good kid. It was fun.

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Posted by Meghan
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

So, if you're not lucky enough to have an uncle who grows giant pumpkins, where do you start out getting the seeds? I hear they're closely guarded by the growers... What if we wanted to grow some with our kids next year for fun? And yes, I would love to hear some of the tips Quentin learned!

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