Growing Pumpkin

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S P P            

(Best months for growing Pumpkin in USA - Zone 7a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 20°C and 32°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 90 - 120 cm apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Sweet Corn
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

10 May 17, John (Australia - tropical climate)
The only real consideration is to allow the pumpkins to spread if they are the 'running' type. Bush pumpkins can grow to about six feet across and you would need a bit of space to work around them. potatoes could be planted about a foot apart. The limit there is more on the available nutrients in the soil and management of the plants. Trust this helps.
09 May 16, Meri Ford (USA - Zone 8a climate)
IT says not to plant pumpkins in the same bed as potatoes. How far from potatoes can pumpkins be planted?
11 May 14, Danielle (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Which varieties grow a large, round, and deep orange vegetable that can thrive in my area, and what's the best way to plant them?
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