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Danielle Larsen, 4, hugs a 300-pound pumpkin grown by her father, Ross Larsen of Woods Cross. The pumpkin won the grand prize, a lawn mower, in the 11th annual pumpkin-growing contest sponsored by J & L Garden Center, Bountiful. Larsen, a detective for the Davis County sheriff's office, said he received Big Moon pumpkin - actually squash - seeds from the garden center and planted them in mid-May. He said he didn't fertilize the seeds or spray the pumpkins once they started growing. "I planted the seeds so we would have pumpkins for Halloween. Last year I planted the same kind of seeds and they didn't even grow," Larsen said. Gary R. Smith, garden center manager, said other winners in the contest, which brought in 82 pumpkins weighing a total of more than 5,000 pounds, were Chris Jensen, Bountiful, who grew a 160-pound pumpkin "that looks most like a pumpkin"; Russell Stokes, West Jordan, whose 52-inch-long entry took "longest pumpkin" honors; and Kirk Barclay, Farmington, whose "fattest pumpkin" measured 86 inches in circumference.