Hundreds of free pumpkin plants still available for Maple Ridge contest

Whonnock Pumpkin Growing Contest taking place now

Pumpkin plants are ready for pickup for contest. (Special to The News)

Pumpkin plants are ready for pickup for contest. (Special to The News)

Free pumpkin plants are still available for the Whonnock Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest.

More than 400 pumpkin plants were available for pickup mid-May for the third annual competition.

So far 221 people have entered the contest and have picked up their free giant pumpkin.

READ MORE: Maple Ridge pumpkin growing contest is getting underway

Trevor Halliday took top spot last year Halliday with his 434. 6 pound pumpkin. He won the year before as well.

If you have not picked up your free pumpkin starter or know someone who would enjoy participating email whonnockgiantpumpkincontest@gmail.com, or watch for details on the local Facebook page.

READ MORE: Pumpkin weighing 197 kilograms takes first place in Maple Ridge contest

An “Outsiders” category has been added this year for anyone interested in entering the contest but lives outside the Whonnock area.


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