Pumpkin Big Max Pumpkin Jack be Little Pumpkin Small Sugar

Are you interested in growing your own pumpkins? Whether you want to carve a spooky jack-o'-lantern for Halloween or enjoy a delicious pumpkin pie, growing pumpkins can be a rewarding and fun experience. 

 Popular varieties include the classic Big Max, the small and sweet Sugar Pie, and the large size Atlantic Giant. And don't forget about the white pumpkin "Super Moon" which has fantastic creamy texture when cooked. Howden is a large sized pumpkin growing to 25 lbs and makes great Halloween displays.

Jack be Little remain plate sized and are lovely for scooping the flesh out and using for individual soup bowls on plates. Pumpkin soup in pumpkin bowls! How posh! 

Varieties available this year at the greenhouse:

Big Max

Sugar Pie

Atlantic Giant

Super Moon


Jack be Little

Pumpkin plants require plenty of space to spread out and grow. Make sure to plant them in an area with at least 6-8 feet of space between each plant. This will allow the vines to grow without overcrowding and promote healthy fruit development.

Pumpkins thrive in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, prepare the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure to improve fertility. Aim for a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0, which is slightly acidic to neutral.

Consistent watering is crucial for pumpkin plants, especially during hot and dry periods. Water deeply once a week, ensuring that the soil is evenly moist. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Additionally, fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks to provide essential nutrients.

Pumpkins can be susceptible to various pests and diseases, including aphids, powdery mildew, and squash bugs. Monitor your plants regularly and take appropriate measures to control pests and diseases. This may include using organic insecticides, practicing crop rotation, and removing infected plants.

Knowing when to harvest your pumpkins is crucial for optimal flavor and storage. Harvest when the skin has hardened and turned a deep, consistent color. Cut the stem carefully, leaving a few inches attached to the pumpkin. Store your pumpkins in a cool, dry place with good ventilation to extend their shelf life.



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