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Giant Pumpkin Competition

13/03/2014
​1st Pumpkin Photo with Gene and Zane
Our school has been invited to take part in competition organised by the Agricultural Department at Innisfail State College. The competition is to see which school can grow the biggest pumpkin in time for the Tully and Innisfail shows later in the year. The College has supplied our school with two giant pumpkin seedlings which Gene has planted in garden beds at the back of the prep building. We will have children monitoring the growth of these plants and reporting on how they are going. These particular pumpkins have been known to grow in excess of 400 kg. While I doubt we can get a fruit that big, it will certainly be interesting to watch such a huge plant grow. Keep an eye out for progress reports in future newsletters.