Learn to grow giant pumpkins at Feb. 16 seminar

CANFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will hold a giant pumpkin growing seminar Feb. 16 at the Millcreek MetroParks-McMahon Hall, one mile south of Canfield on state Route 46.

Registration. Call Parks Garden Center at 330-533-7278 to register. There is not charge to attend. Giant pumpkin seeds will be available.

The class, taught by Tim Parks, will cover seed selection, soils, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation.

Weigh-off

The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers have a Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off Oct. 12. The weigh-off has divisions for heaviest pumpkin, tomato, watermelon, Halloween-type pumpkin, longest gourd and largest sunflower head.

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