Harvesting pumpkins is a joyous and straightforward process. I always start by looking at the color of my pumpkins. A deep, uniform color usually means
Simple Tips for Growing Your Own Pumpkins
Pumpkin season conjures up images of cool crisp autumn days, colorful leaves falling from trees, bright orange gourds that sprawl across a field, jack-o-lanterns adorning windows, and front stoops, and delicious pumpkin pies. The most common pumpkin variety fits in your arms, has a uniform shape and bright orange color, but there are many interesting types you probably aren’t aware of, including small pumpkins that fit in your hand, giant oversized varieties, and bizarre-looking types that look too strange to be real. With all these choices, it’s important to understand their differences when growing pumpkins of your own.
We put together a range of pumpkin growing information to help you plant and harvest the perfect pumpkins, whether you desire them for decoration or pies. Pumpkins need full sun, proper growing space, the right amount of water, and hilling as they grow to ensure they produce healthy vines, flowers, and fruit. Learn about the varying pumpkin types to grow, how to start them from seeds, and ways to grow them in a garden bed or pots. Discover problems to watch for while growing pumpkins at home.
Like practicing crop rotation, companion planting provides many advantages for growing veggies, fruits, and flowers. Companion planting pumpkins helps control pests, attract beneficial insects, and
Growing a garden of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo), gourds, and giant pumpkins is a satisfying experience. However, that feeling quickly fades if you check on
Pumpkins are one of our favorite vegetables to grow in the garden since they are so versatile. We enjoy making homemade pumpkin pie and roasted
Have you ever thought about planting pumpkins in your container garden? Even though the plants become quite large, growing pumpkins in containers is possible if
Going to a local pumpkin patch and scoping out the largest, most perfect one you could find was something that we loved doing as kids.
Children and the young at heart look forward to Halloween when they get to pick a round, orange pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern. The holidays just
Jack-o-lanterns and gourds are well-known symbols for fall and Halloween. Humans are fascinated with the giant bodies and bright orange colors that we see in
Nothing quite says fall like seeing your pumpkin patch ready for harvest. From the earthy sweetness of fresh pumpkin pie to carving a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern,