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Giant Pumpkin Time Lapse

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This is the full lifespan of my giant pumpkin from planting to harvest.
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Brandon Morphy (5 days ago)
Me and my dad are growers to and we grew an 800 lbs pumpkin and are buddy’s are also growing them to and we want to say good luck next year
Hui Yin (1 month ago)
It's cool!! Seem like plants blowing a big balloon
Soma Viceroy (2 months ago)
The song was perfect for the video.
Deloria (3 months ago)
Love Radical Face. Awesome choice of tunes.
Biblical (4 months ago)
What do you cover them for?
matt radach (4 months ago)
At the beginning I covered them with a tub at night just to keep a little more heat in. Towards the end I was covering it with a sheet to keep sun damage off it. At the very end I had a tarp over it because it was raining.
beading and crafts (4 months ago)
Amazing! hard work pays off
Oof Gamings (4 months ago)
Sunflower Has Left The Chat
Toy Fun (5 months ago)
Moritz köhler (5 months ago)
Logan Paul wants to know your location.
Lavender bun (5 months ago)
Она Точно не съедобная
William Harper (6 months ago)
Subaru commercial soundtrack "I'm white as fuck....white as fuuuuuuuck"
NTDTV (8 months ago)
Hi Matt, Did you see my previous comment?
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NTDTV (8 months ago)
Hi Matt, Did you see my previous comment?
R & h Kaur (9 months ago)
1:15 OOOF I fell
Mythili Srinivasan (10 months ago)
Wow excellent . Sir. Can you please tell me how maintaining the pumpkin. I have yellow pumpkin which is sweet pumpkin as of now . Last week I planted white pumpkin. It's starting leaves. Please tell me now how to make more white pumpkin and protect leaves form insects. Only one see of white pumpkin only got starred. grown so I'm worrying to protect that now.
ZakTheGo!Animator (11 months ago)
stop putting the freaking bucket on and let them grow!
Liz Zorab - Byther Farm (11 months ago)
Pam Anderson (11 months ago)
hermosa y muy linda la calabaza alguin me podria decir donde podría conseguir ese tipo de semillas porfavor mil gracias bendiciones
Pinoy Life in Italy (1 year ago)
Interesting video👍👍👍👍👍
Tales Maldonado (1 year ago)
Damn... What kind of steroids are you putting in the water??
C Latu (1 year ago)
Fun fact: Giant pumpkin is the fastest growing organism on this planet.
King Oscar 21 (1 year ago)
April to September
hebneh (1 year ago)
Four pumpkin seeds sprouted hopefully, but three were brutally murdered for the sake of one monster growth. But that's life.
Waterlily pond (1 year ago)
Very nice. Good job
CecilDaBomb1117 (1 year ago)
I was doing research and jack o lantern pumpkins shouldn't get that big right?
Annalise Del Carmen (1 year ago)
Wut I love in Puyallup
jodasaatte80 (1 year ago)
That shit grew faster than cancer
F Mills (1 year ago)
This is really cool, wonder if you can do Giant Watermelons? 🍉
Maks Ruciński (1 year ago)
rip pumpkin 06.13.13 12:07 PM😞
Cashmere Clown (1 year ago)
why do you have to cover it with a cloth?
ANKIT SINGH (1 year ago)
Daniel Barrera (1 year ago)
Muy lit! XD
Daniel Barrera (1 year ago)
LucasGrowsBest (2 years ago)
New subscriber here! Awesome pumpkin garden!
Zara Elizabeth CPO (2 years ago)
Do the pumpkin dance!
Rachel Hudson (2 years ago)
Incredible. Does anyone else liken this to an extremely obese person being fed by her enablers and later feeling humiliated at being whinched from their bed by a fork lift when their body is giving in?
Cora Anderson (2 years ago)
This is the internet I signed up for.
Frank Boston (2 years ago)
Thanks so much for taking the time to make this video.
Lucy-Bleu Knight (2 years ago)
Sunniva Lindh (2 years ago)
This is amazing! Great video!
Master Shot1911 (2 years ago)
High latitudes can't do this naturally Dow. here
matt radach (2 years ago)
Its pretty tough down south. but it can be done. Alabama state record is 1092 pounds. Georgia is 1252 Pounds Florida is at 840 pounds
Master Shot1911 (2 years ago)
sit down here in Florida our days and nights are pretty even our longest days are going to be maybe about 14 hours tops the further south you go if you get into Cuba witches in the tropics actually you're in the same situation longer nights longer days where is up north you might have a 1617 hour day and a short night of 8 hours or so like right here in June in Florida right now our day is 13 hours and 44 minutes we're up in Baltimore where I'm from the day is actually 14 hours and 33 minutes 10 minute short of an extra hour of daylight up there. download mansion what the daylight is up in Maine or Iowa or even better yet Alaska the home of the giant pumpkin.
Deborah Santamaria (2 years ago)
I put my seeds in a mandarin peel and straight in the dirt and they're doing very well:) Can you explain to me why people cover their plants or give them heat? And how you do it
Deborah Santamaria (2 years ago)
I see.. I live in Miami so that's not a problem for me :3 I should have pumpkins before winter, either way winter here is hot with cold winds . But now I know not to soak my seeds in such cold water
matt radach (2 years ago)
I live in Washington State where it is very cool in the spring. If I put seeds in the ground. They would not sprout. additionally, If I transplanted them in April without supplemental heat or a green house, They would just sit there and not grow for a month or more. I have a soil heating cable that has a built in thermostat that warms the soil to 70 degrees. I also build a little green house out of wood and plastic sheeting that keeps the plant warmer until it out grows it in June. Some people will use a little heat lamp at night to keep them warm as well.
ThatKatGuy (2 years ago)
it's harder for roots and leaves to develop if it's cold weather outside. just like any animal, fungi or plant - they all like warm weather. makes sense that plant life doesn't thrive during the winter. covering them during the night stops the cold air circulating around the plant and keeps some humidity to help it develop further. covering fruits usually takes place when you want to protect them from rain, too hot of a sun and for shape.
Mario Perez (2 years ago)
Jonathan Endale (2 years ago)
Salman Fox (2 years ago)
you placed that pepsi can near the pumpkin all the time did you use some sort of techniques with it to attract fruitflies??
Salman Fox (2 years ago)
ohh okay got it boss ;)
matt radach (2 years ago)
The can is there as a scale object to give a size reference when I take photos.
FrostyDragonSlayer 132 (2 years ago)
dang that's creepy how the plants wiggle around!
Zara Elizabeth CPO (2 years ago)
FrostyDragonSlayer 132 I thought it was cute
Thomas Spanski (2 years ago)
gubblethrip (2 years ago)
Puyallup, WA????
gubblethrip (2 years ago)
matt radach (2 years ago)
Is there any other? :)
gubblethrip (2 years ago)
first, a small seed, then a big Pumpkin. NATURE IS AWESOME
Michael's Corner (2 years ago)
so someone just leaves a camera sitting still in one place for months at a time.. i got my phone to do ky time lapses jfc..
Epetra (2 years ago)
Why can't you stand the pumpkin upright before it gets too big, so it looks better and not flattened on one side?
Epetra (2 years ago)
@matt radach Thanks, that makes sense.
matt radach (2 years ago)
If you grow them up right the vine will drape over the shoulder of the pumpkin and the vine will be stretched as the pumpkin grows. They will actually split and pull themselves off the vine if not positioned correctly. Also the blossom end of the pumpkin is the thinnest part of the shell and and if you turn the pumpkin with the stem on top it puts all the weight of the pumpkin on the blossom which can cause splitting or potential rotting if the blossom is in the dirt.
Epetra (2 years ago)
The stem can't be that small. The vine could also be lifted up.
Daniel Bagang (2 years ago)
The Mad Hatter The stem isn't long enough.
Amanda Jenkins (2 years ago)
jw but what is the song to this video please
James Williams (2 years ago)
Thanks for taking the time to make this video. I have used it a number of time in my secondary science lessons as a starter to discussing plant growth.
Omar Essam (2 years ago)
one question , they were 4 plants , where are the rest ? did u merge them or they died :( ?
Zara Elizabeth CPO (2 years ago)
Usually you plant a couple and then kill off the weakest
Serenity :3 (2 years ago)
Cool it needs to be around a world record or so.
Truly Infamous (2 years ago)
Fun Fact: Pumpkins are the largest known berry.
ZakTheGo!Animator (1 month ago)
@Dat Boi 1. They're FRUITS. and 2. It's GOURD, not gord
Abseiduk (2 months ago)
matt radach (2 years ago)
Pumpkins are Fruits. The technical definition of a fruit is anything that develops from a flower.
Paul J (2 years ago)
I tried to be civilized, but you bruise easier than a peach, so I'm out. Bye.
Dat Boi (2 years ago)
@Paul J Once again, you're being rude.
Twisted Pringle (2 years ago)
First Last (3 years ago)
there really is a video for anything on youtube.....
kellie77381 (1 year ago)
Pretty much lol.
Dannielle Forsyth (3 years ago)
really enjoyed watching
Jeffrey Fossaceca (3 years ago)
Wow! That's a giant! Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Burdy (3 years ago)
when i saw it from a different angel the pumpkin was intimidating
The Zesty Pumpkin (3 years ago)
Did you keep seeds from it
emma gee (3 years ago)
it's cool to see em dance lol
kellie77381 (1 year ago)
I kept saying 'wiggle wiggle wiggle' lol.
Mibik (3 years ago)
XD I was thinking the same thing
TelgeFlytt (3 years ago)
What was the final weight?
xXObamaL8AnEggXx (3 years ago)
636.0 pounds.
TheSteveD75 (3 years ago)
So cool
Kalani'opio low (3 years ago)
:D it looks like their dancing.
William Powell (3 years ago)
RenderedPixelHD (3 years ago)
LOL the sprout lets were dancing XD
RenderedPixelHD (3 years ago)
Whoops meant sproutlets
melovescoffee (3 years ago)
ohh, what a fantastic video! Thanks for filming that. :D Very enjoyable!
Michael M (3 years ago)
go hawks
baseball1090 (3 years ago)
why does a bucket keep going over them?
kellie77381 (1 year ago)
I was going to say to protect them from frost.
matt radach (3 years ago)
I put that over them at night just to keep them a little warmer because its pretty cold here in the spring.
El-Ahrairah (3 years ago)
song name?
ImPacer (3 years ago)
Welcome home by Radical Face
XenoSlayer (3 years ago)
I want to watch it again, but set to "Bippity, Boppity , Boo."
Sandie Newstater (3 years ago)
Fantastic JOB, Thanks for sharing.
patakanz (3 years ago)
I showed this to my kids, and 5 year-old's favourite part was the truck :)
o m i k r o n 621 (4 months ago)
@Elemental Art because boys aren't really that interested in gardening. Go figure.
Elemental Art (6 months ago)
kellie77381 why is it necessary to point out that the five year old has to be a boy?
kellie77381 (1 year ago)
Why does it matter?? Boys like trucks, girls like dolls. It is what it is. Get over yourself.
G. Cosper (1 year ago)
@kellie77381 Not necessarily. Please don't assume.
kellie77381 (1 year ago)
LOL go figure. I am assuming the 5 yr old is a boy. =)
FantastyckplastycK (3 years ago)
where can i get the seeds for this one?
matt radach (3 years ago)
+FantastyckplastycK go to big
NotTheRealvan (3 years ago)
Dave Heap (3 years ago)
Amazing video, just planted 7 out . cheers
RepublicOfCatyes (3 years ago)
nice detail in the shot of how the leaves wilt in the sun but perk up at night
Jan Bóbsdóttir (3 years ago)
great vid!
Brandon Lee (3 years ago)
thats enough to feed the whole village
Marco Spampinato (3 years ago)
Wow awesome video
francesca davide (3 years ago)
Please, the title of this beautiful song!!!!!
ImPacer (3 years ago)
Welcome home by Radical Face
Sutch a gentleman (3 years ago)
Plants are so cute. Theyre so alive on time lapse videos, like they live their lives in slowmo.
Tommy Northwood (3 years ago)
They do only live for a fleeting season.
Tommy Northwood (3 years ago)
If you can hear them, they are so frantic trying to get their jobs done quickly before winter.
Camelia Pasion (3 years ago)
Whats the song called
Tyler Pagliazzo (3 years ago)
+Camelia Pasion Its welcome home by radical face
Darcey harber (4 years ago)
Normal people are saying omg that's big ! I'm like OMG the old nickon camera song !!!
Diana Woods (3 years ago)
+A.touch.of. Ginge THATS where I know it from, gah thank you that was killing me haha
Anže Rogelja (4 years ago)
Can I get the seed?
Manol Bello (4 years ago)
Hey that was an awesome video with an amazing nice matching song that You chose. I would to know the name of the song if someone out there knows??? Thanks in advance...
Christopher Sandoval (4 years ago)
Welcome Home by Radical Face
SavannahluvsPuppies (4 years ago)
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J Chavez (4 years ago)
Man, can that plant spread!
This Old Homestead (4 years ago)
Infuzer - (4 years ago)
Damn, this is a very good time lapse video, maybe the best ( really ) ! I want to do a time lapse too, but I don't know how ! ( it would be with a cherry seed, from seed to fruits )
Микола Питерский (4 years ago)
Blend of nature and technology good one.
SilentBob731 (4 years ago)
Awesome 'Possum....that's one giant pumpkin, right there. Also - shouldn't your name be Go(u)rd Radish, rather than Matt Radach  (just somethin' to "roll around the ol' pumpkin patch" as it were ;-) "Hey, see if they got any pie.... Bring me some Pie!!!"
Hopey Lou (4 years ago)
brilliant just reaffirms my passion for gardening even more!
nachliele (4 years ago)
Something about this is just simple, beautiful and wholesome. I feel a little silly getting all sentimental over a pumpkin, but just watching those little leaves bending and turning to the sun, growing a little day by day from a tiny little seed to a massive pumpkin, was just so heartwarming. Loved this. Thank you for uploading!
Logan Nina (4 years ago)
Awesome video. Must have required a lot of patience to shoot them. Are those giant pumpkins edible?
matt radach (4 years ago)
I used a special waterproof time lapse camera which is programmed to take pictures at regular intervals and then the software makes it into a movie.  You can eat giant pumpkins but they tend to be pretty bland.
Susan Smith (4 years ago)
Not even sure how I got here, but this tlapse was outstanding. You are awesome. 
wardrich (4 years ago)
My son is learning all about how to grow pumpkins inn his kindergarten class. He was wondering why you had to cover the plant with the plastic tote near the start and wrap the pumpkin near the end? Was hoping you could answer his inquiring mind. Thanks!
wardrich (4 years ago)
@matt radach I just noticed this reply now.  Thanks for the response!  I'll show the video to my son again and let him know what the cover was all about.  :)
morning1500 (4 years ago)
@matt radach Fascinating! I was wondering about the plastic tote being on and off over the plant, then the blanket, etc... I just learned something, today. :) Nice work! :)
matt radach (4 years ago)
Many growers believe that keeping the fruit warm at night in the fall will help it grow better. Some people cover them with sleeping bags. I don't know if that's ever been proven. I didn't cover my pumpkin at all this year and it made it to 1223 pounds. That was a blanket I had over it at first to keep it warm. At the her end it was plastic over the top because it was raining and I wanted to keep it dry to prevent decay.
Matthew Blaquiere (4 years ago)
The wrap was used to protect against any frost as it damages the vegetable.
wardrich (4 years ago)
Thanks!  That certainly makes sense.  :)