Growing pumpkins is loads of fun. Want to grow the biggest and best pumpkins in your neighborhood? Whether you are growing giant pumpkins, Jack O’Lanterns, or miniature Jack B. Little pumpkins, we’ve got plenty of tips and “how to grow” information. So, you can grow big and beautiful pumpkins that will be the envy of your neighbors and gardening friends.
Preparing the Pumpkin Patch:
Pumpkin Calendar – Schedule and Timeline
Chronology – for growing Giant pumpkins
Preparing the Pumpkin Patch – provide a rich, fertile planting site for your plants
Soil Preparation – because big pumpkins need rich and healthy soil
Amendments and Mulch for Healthy Soil
Ideal Soil pH Level – so your pumpkins can reach their full potential
Fertilizers and Micro-nutrients
Selecting Seeds / Seed Starting:
All About Seeds
Early Growth and Development:
Pollination and Fruit Set:
About Pumpkin Fruit Growth and Development
Disease and Bacterias
Vine Care and Maintenance
Those Pesky Bugs
Protection– Sun, Wind, Hail
Water – pour it on…correctly.
Positioning of Fruit and Vine
Number of Pumpkins to Keep– choose more or bigger pumpkins
Fruit Selection – for giant growers
Dill Rings – for giant pumpkin growers
|Milk-Fed Pumpkins – fact or myth!?|
Bonding a little gardening humor
Cloning A novel way to grow pumpkins
Festivals – and time to show-off your giant fruit
Games using Pumpkins
Pumpkin recipes – finally, the pleasure of eating pumpkins
Terminology – understanding those strange terms.
Plant Problems – Help when you need it
The Growing Community
Giant Pumpkins – Every pumpkin grower feels the urge to grow a giant pumpkin at least once in their lives. Those who try, often are hooked for life. The challenge of growing giant pumpkins is huge, the effort is huge, and yet the urge to do so is simply irresistible. Learn how to grow giant pumpkins now.