Over the course of five months in 2014 — from a sprouting seed to a fair-ready 1,223 pound pumpkin — competitive pumpkin grower Matt Radach protected and pampered his growing plant, as captured in this time lapse video. His pumpkin won 5th place at Washington State’s Pullayup Fair.

Radach has made a few other seed to scale time lapses, including this 636 pound pumpkin in 2013:

Next, some details: How to grow a giant pumpkin for a giant pumpkin contest.

Thanks, @hubs.

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