How to grow pumpkins
Pumpkins are a warm weather crop and do not tolerate
cold temperatures. In cooler climates they can be started indoors in pots, one month before the frost-free date and then planted outdoors when the weather permits. Seedscan be planted directly in the garden when the soil warms up, after the frost-free date.
Pumpkins need full sun (8-10 hrs) and well drained soil with lots of room to grow. Before planting, till the soil and add compost or organic material or add a 10-10-10 fertilizer at a rate of 1 1/2 lbs per 100 sq. ft..
Pumpkins are heavy feeders. Feed the plants with 10-10-10 every 2 weeks during the growing season.
The plants need 100+days to produce pumpkins before the frost.
Common Problems: Squash vine borer, powdery mildew
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