How To Grow Pumpkins

How to grow pumpkins

Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that is a member of the gourd family of plants.

The method of growing pumpkins is no different to that of growing butternut squash that is described on our page ‘How To Grow Butternut Squash‘.

My suggestions for growing a big pumpkin for Haloween are as follows:

  • Start early to give a long growing season
  • Protect young pumpkins from any risk of frost
  • Dig a big hole where you want to transplant your seedling to and fill with manure and compost
  • Water regularly (never let your soil dry out)
  • Feed with fertilizer

Good luck!

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