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Real Estate - October 1, 2010

Garden tips for October

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere ...

by Jack McKinnon

One of the great indicators of October is the pumpkins that seem to show up everywhere. There are pumpkins in the fields (if you go over to the coast or to the local community garden); there are pumpkins in the stores. There are even porcelain and plastic pumpkins in stores across the country. I just watched a video on giant pumpkin growers who compete to make big money by growing giant pumpkins.

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Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-879-3261 or 650-455-0687 (cell), by e-mail at Visit his website at


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