Giant Pumpkin Grown In Organic Compost

The Atlantic Giant pumpkin, grown by KZN composting company Farmyard Organics, has reached 60kgs.

The pumpkin, planted in December 2013 and grown in Farmyard Organics’ premium organic compost as part of an experiment was reaped at the end of February 2014 when the plant reached maturity.

Atlantic Giants are a variety of pumpkin that have been known to reach weights in excess of 200kg’s and are commonly grown for competitions all around the world.

Farmyard Organics based outside Pietermaritzburg, are experts in premium compost and growing medium production offering growers, gardeners and farmers throughout KZN and the Eastern Cape a comprehensive range of 100% natural soil- enhancing products.

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John Kidger (owner of Farmyard Organics) and Shepherd Kazunga (Business developer for Farmyard Organics) struggling to lift the 60kg Atlantic Giant pumpkin that was grown in Farmyard Organics’ premium compost.