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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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Sword of the Spirit (14 days ago)
Amen. God is good, in providing His creation such a magnificent variety of edible, delicious plants.
Lucy-Bleu Knight (25 days ago)
Sunniva Lindh (27 days ago)
This is amazing! Great video!
Vince Мatson (1 month ago)
High latitudes can't do this naturally Dow. here
matt radach (25 days 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
Vince Мatson (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (24 days 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 (25 days 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 (1 month 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 months ago)
Jonathan Endale (2 months ago)
Some_A-Hole (2 months ago)
That was impressive. I'm going to try and do the same thing. My problem is blight can just show up and kill my plants. Anyone have advice besides neem oil?
Salman Fox (2 months 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 months ago)
ohh okay got it boss ;)
matt radach (2 months ago)
The can is there as a scale object to give a size reference when I take photos.
FrostyDragonSlayer 132 (2 months ago)
dang that's creepy how the plants wiggle around!
Thomas Spanski (2 months ago)
PlanesAndSirens (3 months ago)
Puyallup, WA????
PlanesAndSirens (3 months ago)
matt radach (3 months ago)
Is there any other? :)
PlanesAndSirens (3 months ago)
first, a small seed, then a big Pumpkin. NATURE IS AWESOME
Michael's Corner (5 months 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..
The Mad Hatter (6 months ago)
Why can't you stand the pumpkin upright before it gets too big, so it looks better and not flattened on one side?
The Mad Hatter (3 months ago)
+matt radach Thanks, that makes sense.
matt radach (3 months 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.
The Mad Hatter (6 months ago)
The stem can't be that small. The vine could also be lifted up.
Daniel Bagang (6 months ago)
The Mad Hatter The stem isn't long enough.
Amanda Jenkins (6 months ago)
jw but what is the song to this video please
Omar Essam (6 months ago)
one question , they were 4 plants , where are the rest ? did u merge them or they died :( ?
Bird Spi (1 month ago)
it looked like they merged
Maria Erica (7 months ago)
Cool it needs to be around a world record or so.
Truly Infamous (7 months ago)
Fun Fact: Pumpkins are the largest known berry.
matt radach (3 months ago)
Pumpkins are Fruits. The technical definition of a fruit is anything that develops from a flower.
Paul J (3 months ago)
I tried to be civilized, but you bruise easier than a peach, so I'm out. Bye.
Dat Boi (3 months ago)
+Paul J Once again, you're being rude.
The Mad Hatter (3 months ago)
Paul J Pumpkins are in the gourd family, meaning they are related to gourds but they are not specifically gourds. Squashes are also in the gourd family. Basically, gourds, squashes, pumpkins, watermelon, are all related if you believe in evolution.
Paul J (3 months ago)
Pumpkins aren't gourds, because you eat pumpkins. Gourds(still a fruit) are for utility and not generally edible. Pumpkins are squashes, and squashes are a fruit. Surely this can't be so difficult for you to look up yourself.
Twisted Pringle (7 months ago)
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Twisted Pringle darude - sandstorm
First Last (8 months ago)
there really is a video for anything on youtube.....
Dannielle Forsyth (9 months ago)
really enjoyed watching
Jackfinchbro (9 months ago)
Wow... that Pumpkin is just... *HUGE*!!! How heavy was it in the end so you know?
Jackfinchbro (8 months ago)
Okay, thanks!
Caiden Wichert (8 months ago)
it says at the very end 636 pounds
Jeffrey Fossaceca (9 months ago)
Wow! That's a giant! Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Xuskeuclite (9 months ago)
when i saw it from a different angel the pumpkin was intimidating
Ajplayer1212 articwolf (9 months ago)
Did you keep seeds from it
Emma Sartor (9 months ago)
it's cool to see em dance lol
MibikDoesStuff (9 months ago)
XD I was thinking the same thing
TelgeFlytt (10 months ago)
What was the final weight?
xXObamaL8AnEggXx (10 months ago)
636.0 pounds.
TheSteveD75 (10 months ago)
So cool
Kalani'opio low (10 months ago)
:D it looks like their dancing.
William Powell (11 months ago)
PixelRunnerXFT (11 months ago)
LOL the sprout lets were dancing XD
PixelRunnerXFT (11 months ago)
Whoops meant sproutlets
melovescoffee (11 months ago)
ohh, what a fantastic video! Thanks for filming that. :D Very enjoyable!
Michael M (11 months ago)
go hawks
baseball1090 (1 year ago)
why does a bucket keep going over them?
matt radach (1 year ago)
I put that over them at night just to keep them a little warmer because its pretty cold here in the spring.
avater543 (1 year ago)
song name?
ImPacer (9 months ago)
Welcome home by Radical Face
XenoSlayer (1 year ago)
I want to watch it again, but set to "Bippity, Boppity , Boo."
Sandie Newstater (1 year ago)
Fantastic JOB, Thanks for sharing.
patakanz (1 year ago)
I showed this to my kids, and 5 year-old's favourite part was the truck :)
FantastyckplastycK (1 year ago)
where can i get the seeds for this one?
matt radach (1 year ago)
+FantastyckplastycK go to big
NotTheRealvan (1 year ago)
Dave Heap (1 year ago)
Amazing video, just planted 7 out . cheers
RepublicOfCatyes (1 year ago)
nice detail in the shot of how the leaves wilt in the sun but perk up at night
Jan Bóbsdóttir (1 year ago)
great vid!
Brandon Lee (1 year ago)
thats enough to feed the whole village
youtube 4you (1 year ago)
3:15 it looks like a giant molar
MagicalCrates YT (10 months ago)
Marco Spampinato (1 year ago)
Wow awesome video
francesca davide (1 year ago)
Please, the title of this beautiful song!!!!!
ImPacer (9 months ago)
Welcome home by Radical Face
Sutch a gentleman (1 year ago)
Plants are so cute. Theyre so alive on time lapse videos, like they live their lives in slowmo.
Tommy Northwood (10 months ago)
They do only live for a fleeting season.
Tommy Northwood (10 months ago)
If you can hear them, they are so frantic trying to get their jobs done quickly before winter.
Camelia Pasion (1 year ago)
Whats the song called
Tyler Pagliazzo (1 year ago)
+Camelia Pasion Its welcome home by radical face
Angry Golem (1 year ago)
Talk about Flower power
Darcey harber (1 year ago)
Normal people are saying omg that's big ! I'm like OMG the old nickon camera song !!!
Diana Woods (1 year ago)
+A.touch.of. Ginge THATS where I know it from, gah thank you that was killing me haha
Anže Rogelja (1 year ago)
Can I get the seed?
fbxcycler (2 years ago)
Very interesting.  What was the time-lapse interval for the "growing from seed to pumpkin" part of the video?
IAmLegendProductions (1 year ago)
it says so in the bottom left corner
Manol Bello (2 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 (2 years ago)
Welcome Home by Radical Face
SavannahluvsPuppies (2 years ago)
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J Chavez (2 years ago)
Man, can that plant spread!
This Old Homestead (2 years ago)
Infuzer - (2 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 (2 years ago)
Blend of nature and technology good one.
SilentBob731 (2 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!!!"
Claire Lou (2 years ago)
brilliant just reaffirms my passion for gardening even more!
nachliele (2 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 (2 years ago)
Awesome video. Must have required a lot of patience to shoot them. Are those giant pumpkins edible?
matt radach (2 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 (2 years ago)
Not even sure how I got here, but this tlapse was outstanding. You are awesome. 
wardrich (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago)
The wrap was used to protect against any frost as it damages the vegetable.
wardrich (2 years ago)
Thanks!  That certainly makes sense.  :)
Jere Rice (2 years ago)
Love the vid! Halloween is a few days away and i had a weird urge to watch a Pumpkin time lapse. I live in Puyallup :) 
Malissa Schmidt (2 years ago)
great for my students! thanks for sharing!
GoldFishTeam (2 years ago)
Whats the song called?
Hello Toys (1 year ago)
Welcome home - radical face
Gabrielle Bass (2 years ago)
peckman51 (2 years ago)
Darude- Sandstorm
kennabeable (2 years ago)
this is beautiful
nappybiscuit (2 years ago)
wow  That was very cool.  Well done.
Remo Peter (2 years ago)
Hey Matt Radach!! Do you know that you have one of the best videos on YouTube! Because it's about life, care, love, nurturing and growing!
George Washingpun (2 years ago)
That was so beautiful
Toilet (2 years ago)
Good Job! also the monster truck thing was funny XD
bearbarakat (3 years ago)
How awesome! :D
GammelFood (3 years ago)
Wahnsinn, das ist ja ein Mega Kürbis. Ein tolles Video und ein toller Sound. Dafür gibt es einen Daumen nach oben :)
kerstmanneke82 (3 years ago)
Did you grow it on Pepsi? I sure hope not... Planted some last year, but they died after being put in the ground. A shame.
Chris Bacon (3 years ago)
awesome, simply awesome
Seibertron101 (3 years ago)
This video is beautiful. l love the background music and the stunning view angles.
LadyMonoceros (3 years ago)
Videos like this remind me how amazing life and the planting of a single seed can really be.
9yearolddrivers (3 years ago)
Great video! Loved the toy truck part haha.
Rachel Fridley (3 years ago)
Kinda freaky the way they move, it reminds me of snakes :P
Jeanette Lamb (3 years ago)
Did you name your Pumpkin? It the start of growing season here down under, I planted my first Atlantic seeds yesterday. :)
ArtistCindyLi (3 years ago)
cool =)
Marli W (3 years ago)
Wow! That's so cool!
Beautiful Norfolk (3 years ago)
That's a biggun!
matt radach (3 years ago)
I'll switch my avatar over to a pic of the Jack o lantern.
Marli W (3 years ago)
If you watch this backwards, its about a prizewinning pumpkin who lives at a fair until a man takes it away to a small patch and forces it to shrink by taking away its moisture until it is the size of a pebble.
Marli W (3 years ago)
If you haven't already, can you show us the jack o' lantern in a video? Please and Thank you!
matt radach (3 years ago)
Yes you can carve them. I have a 600 Pound Jackolatern in front of my house right now. It is eating a normal sized pumpkin.
ShyCookie10 (3 years ago)
Can You use this for Halloween?
Autumn McCray (3 years ago)
Michael Wehar (3 years ago)
Awesome!! :D
matt radach (3 years ago)
"Welcome Home" by Radical Face
ironlithium (3 years ago)
that's really awesome! good job with the pumpkin! :D p.s. what is the name of the song??
J&J Acres (3 years ago)
That is great to know. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
matt radach (3 years ago)
Two reasons to cover the pumpkin are to protect the skin from the sun which can cause premature aging and to keep it warm on cool days and evenings. It is believed that keeping the pumpkin warm will allow it to grow better. I don't know if there is any scientific validity to this but all the heavy hitters do it so I follow suit.
matt radach (3 years ago)
Growing Atlantic Giants is a very specific Skill Set. I am still petty new at it myself but pretty much everything I know about I learned from a site called Big they have a message board and lots of links.