Grade 2 student Michaela Iverson, left, and Grade 3 student Annie Flegel, right, along with Trout Creek Elementary School teacher Amanda Miles show a large pumpkin grown at a garden plot at the school. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students grow huge pumpkin

Seeds were planted at elementary school’s garden in spring

Students at Trout Creek Elementary School in Summerland have grown a large pumpkin at a garden plot at the school.

The pumpkin, grown from a seed from Nova Scotia, is estimated to weigh 109 kilograms.

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Amanda Miles, a teacher at the school, planted the seed in spring, when the school was closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions

The garden has been tended over the summer and the fall and as a result, the pumpkin has grown.

The stem was broken off recently, so the pumpkin will not get any bigger.

Miles said she hopes to carve the pumpkin with students at her school to have it ready for Halloween.

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