Pumpkin growers to host seminar

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The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will host a giant pumpkin growing seminar Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Parks Garden Center, 9010 state Route 62. The class will be taught by Tim Parks and will cover seed selection, soils, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and irrigation. To register, call the garden center at 330-533-7278. The seminar is free and giant pumpkin seeds will be available for sale. To learn more about the club, visit www.ovgpg.com.

A weigh-off is set for Oct. 13 and has divisions for heaviest giant pumpkin, sunflower, tomato, watermelon, Halloween type pumpkin and longest gourd. There is a $100 prize for the heaviest pumpkin by a new grower. Entrants must attend the beginners seminar. Total prize money Oct. 13 will be $25,000.

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