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How to grow a giant, record-breaking pumpkin

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Giant pumpkins sit in the bed of a truck before the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 14, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California. Gary Miller of Napa, California won the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off gigantic pumpkin with a gigantic pumpkin that weighed in at 1,985 pounds. Miller took home a cash prize of $11,910, or $6.00 a pound. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Underwood Farms here in California has a humongous pumpkin patch, which happens to grow some pretty big pumpkins. Their largest was about 625 pounds, but that's nothing compared to the pumpkin grown by Tim Mathison, the current World Champion of pumpkin growers. 

Mathison joins the show with more on how to grow record-breaking pumpkins. 

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