- Associated Press - Sunday, March 9, 2014

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Vermont kids who’ve ever wanted to grow a giant pumpkin - here’s your chance.

Growers between the age of 8 and 18 can take part in a pumpkin-growing trial sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension 4-H.

Participants will get a variety of pumpkin seeds to grow in the upcoming season. The pumpkins will be weighed on Oct. 11.

Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest pumpkin of each variety.

Seeds will be available to pick up at the UVM Extension office in St. Albans on April 15 or they can be mailed to participants.

To register for the trial contact Martha Manning, UVM Extension 4-H educator, at (800) 639-2130 or (802) 524-6501, extension 449, or by email at [email protected]

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