Grow Your Own Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Pumpkins

Pumpkins are very versatile. They can be used for soups and as ingredients in stir fries, curries and stews.

How To Grow Your Own Pumpkins?

  • Sow your pumpkin seeds from April to June.
  • Put some compost in a 7.5cm (3inch) pot and pat gently. Put a seed in on its side 2.5cm (1inch) deep in the pot and cover.
  • Water, label and place on a windowsill.
  • Ensure the soil is kept moist. Once the roots are visible through the bottom, put in a 12.5cm (5in) pot.
  • Once the plant is established, plant outside.
  • Feed frequently and mulch well.
  • With wire train shoots on ground level. You will need to raise fruits off the ground onto bricks or wood.
  • Do not remove fruits on plants until their skin is hard and the stem has cracked. Once the fruit are ripe, remove with a length of stalk.
  • Leave in the open in full sun for upto ten days to harden properly.

What You Need to Grow Pumpkins

  • Pots
  • Seeds
  • Pencil and label
  • Mulch
  • Seed compost
  • Tomato feed
  • Wire
  • Pieces of brick or wood

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