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Iowa kids grow their own pumpkin patch

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NEW HAMPTON (KWWL) -

It's the time of the year where everyone's heading out to pumpkin patches for Halloween festivities. 

But one group of eastern Iowa kids decided it would be fun to grow their own pumpkins this year.

You're never too young. A group of New Hampton kids decided to make their own pumpkin patch this year.

One of their dads, Brad Lehman, is a farmer in the area. He bought them seeds and helped them plant.

The kids watered, fertilized, and watched over the seeds for months.

A lot of people in New Hampton are noticing the pumpkin patch because of how big some of the pumpkins are.

"One vine grew out the sidewalk, so I had to turn it so it didn't go across the road. They actually grew to the back of the house," Lehman says. 

The kids and Lehman told me they think the biggest pumpkin they grew ended up being around 200 pounds. 

All the kids that pitched in to help with the pumpkin patch are under 10-years-old.

They started the project this summer. 

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