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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:23 am    Post subject: Growing Your Own Pumpkins Reply with quote

Recently, I have decided to grow my own pumpkins from seed there coming along nicely now.
I was just wondering though, whens the best time to start hardening them off I set the seeds indoors around mid March I think it was the 15th and when I do eventually plant them out how many plants should I place in each hill?
If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

put one plant only at each station but space them 4-6ft apart. allow only two pumpkins to develop on each plant if you want a big size,5-6 if you want small size harden off before planting out in a sunny well manured spot. water in dry weather.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grow a variety of squash. I normally plant the seeds in the end of March and allow the plants to make 2 sets of leaves before they are transplanted into the ground. This needs to be done before the rout ball fills the pot as the early planting would then result in a stagnating plant.

I plant them fairly close about 12 inches but then only 3 plants in a row and the rows about 4 foot apart. A bucket full of manure is a good idea for the spot where the plants is to but transplanted into the ground.

Nip out the growth bud after the second set of leaves. There will then be more than one vine formed. Male flowers are born close to the stem while the productive female flowers will then be born on the vines. To get good size fruit, don't let the vines get longer than about 18 foot.

I normally put down more manure around the end of June.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much!
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