With their long-ranging vines, pumpkins can take a lot of space. Are they off the list for small-space gardeners? Maybe not.
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Sometimes the most successful fund-raisers are spontaneous. A recent effort here at Gardener’s Supply started with a single pumpkin plant, which grew to massive proportions, sending its vines throughout our test gardens. By the end of last week, we had harvested 29 sugar pumpkins, tended by Deborah Miuccio, our test gardener. We never expected such a […]
In two of our test garden beds, I’m using All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer with worm castings. The plants have exploded with growth. I’ve never seen a pumpkin plant so healthy, robust and full of fruit and flowers. At right, you can see it on our new Squash and Cucumber Trellis (look for it in our spring […]
Trying to pick a pumpkin for 2014? Consider these recommendations from Gwenael Engelskirchen, who tests new varieties for High Mowing Organic Seeds. I’m seeing a lot more interest in the unusual varieties, such as the ones with seeds that don’t have thick hulls. Here are some of my favorites: Guest Post Kakai (100 days): This variety […]
I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper. Guest Post You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long […]