You can now get glow in the dark pumpkins this Halloween!
As a two-time record holder for pumpkins pertaining to weight and breed in the state of Georgia, Smith recently came up with the idea to do something he said has never been done before. He created chemical mixtures to grow glow-in-the-dark pumpkins.
“I’ve got a fertilizer injector, and all of the chemicals I use are so expensive, they’re flowable," Smith said. "Which means you put it in a bucket and the fertilizer injector just breaks off from the main line and it creates the suction.”
Smith said he uses drip tape through each row of the pumpkin patch to feed the crop. He said only a certain breed will accept the blend, while other pumpkins will die off.
“I got some plant pathologist that I talked to, and ain't nobody ever accomplished it, so I’m pretty excited,” Smith said. "I mix some chemicals in when I feed them and water them, and it drinks it up then distributes it out through the pumpkin.”
Smith said during the day, sunlight or UV light charges the pumpkins. The glow-in-the-dark aspect of certain pumpkins can be seen during the day by using a UV light.
Pretty cool! Take a look!