How to Grow Pumpkins

Category: 

Fruit

Planting Time:

Mid Spring to Summer

Harvest Time:

Approx 13 - 15 weeks

Difficulty:

Moderate

Planting & Care Instructions:

    Soak your pumpkin seeds in water prior to sowing for approx 4 hours to encourage germination
    Sow seeds into pots to begin with, before planting outside later
    Fill pots or cell trays with compost and pat down to firm the soil
    Make a small well in the soil with your finger approx 2 inches deep
    Place one seed, pointy end down into each cell or small pot
    Cover with compost, lightly pat down and water
    Do not water again until the plant has emerged above the soil
    Once one or two true leaves appear, the plant can be transplanted outdoors to a soil bed
    When planting outside, space the plants approx 6-10 ft apart