Pumpkin

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Growing pumpkins for decoration, Halloween and fall cooking has become an enjoyable hobby for adults and children alike...
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Growing pumpkins for decoration, Halloween and fall cooking has become an enjoyable hobby for adults and children alike. The fall season is built around this fascinating vegetable at this time of year. The many sizes and shapes now available add to the childhood mystique of the season. Grow pumpkins from seeds and enjoy the magic they bring to your household!

Culture:
The only real demand pumpkins make is for space. Any well-drained tillable soil with a pH of 6.0 -6.8 is acceptable and the use of manure is recommended. Refer to seed spacing recommendations in the chart, for each variety. Plant seed 1-2 deep into warm soil well after threat of frost has passed and give supplemental water if plants start to wilt from drought. Add bees to ensure adequate pollination. As the fruit mature, the vines will open up and reveal their “treasures” for easy picking. The fruit will tolerate light frost, but harvest before severe freezing damages their skin. Finally, use care during harvest and handling to prevent bruises and wounds that would lead to early deterioration.
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