Good gourd! The art of growing giant pumpkins
It’s the time of the year when pumpkins are all the rage. The biggier and heavier, all the more to brag about.

Across the country, growers trot out their lovingly grown monster pumpkins. The record holder is a Rhode Island man who last year grew a 1-ton pumpkin that he aptly named “The Freak II.”

On Sunday, a Long Island, New York, man took the top honors for the island’s largest pumpkin – a modest, but nevertheless, massive 1,456 pounds.

For five months, Scott Armstrong tended to the pumpkin in his backyard. His prize: $500, a plaque, a blue ribbon, and a trophy.