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Click below to see how to grow pumpkins in your garden:
Pumpkins don't like water on their leaves, so when watering, trying to water under the leaves toward the base of the original stalk. Too much moisture in the leaves can cause disease and bacteria.
Fertilizing pumpkins depends on the life stage of the plants. After the second set of leaves appear, you want to start fertilizing weekly with a nitrogen heavy fertilizer to encourage the vine to grow quickly and strongly. When your pumpkin begins producing flowers, switch to phosphorus heavy fertilizer to support the production of flowers. More flowers means the opportunity for more pumpkins.
After harvest, store or begin using them in fun fall activities or cut them open to make delicious recipes or toast the seeds for a healthy, crunchy snack. Enjoy.
- pumpkin seeds
- fertilizer (nitrogen heavy and phosphorus heavy)
- a sunny spot in your garden