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Looking to plant pumpkins and squash in your garden? Wise decision! These plants are as gorgeous as they are practical! Let us walk you through the intricates of pumpkin gardening, various types of pumpkin and squash, and how to care for them.

How Much Water Do Pumpkins Need? [And How Often To Water Them]

Pumpkins are a fantastic addition to any vegetable garden, but their water needs can leave a gardener stumped. How much water do pumpkins need? We researched this in-depth so you can provide the proper care for your spooky plantings. Pumpkins are between 80 and 90 percent water, so they need a lot of water. Around …

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10 Best Liquid Fertilizers For Pumpkins

If you are trying to grow the most fabulous pumpkin this year, you probably already know that pumpkins are heavy feeders. Nurture your pumpkin patch by fertilizing the soil weekly throughout the growing season. Since you will also be watering thirsty pumpkins regularly (at least 1-inch of water per week), using a liquid fertilizer is …

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23 Things To Do With Pumpkins [Beyond Recipes and Decorating!]

Growing pumpkins in your garden can be lots of fun but it often leads to a surplus. Which may leave you wondering – what on earth can you do with so many gorgeous pumpkins? We’re here to help with 23 fun suggestions. After all, pumpkins are very versatile and can be used for more than …

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How To Grow Jarrahdale Pumpkins [Care Tips, Photos and More]

We all love a good pumpkin pie or soup, especially in the colder seasons and that’s right where the Jarrahdale pumpkin comes in – and why you should consider growing one in your garden. The Jarrahdale is a winter pumpkin, known for its cold color and vibrant flesh. Its sweet taste makes it a perfect …

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17 Pumpkin Garden Ideas That Will Inspire You [With Pictures]

Ah, pumpkins. Is there a more iconic symbol of fall? These round, orange squashes are a staple in autumn displays and tablescapes, and they’re fun to grow, too! Growing Pumpkins in Your Garden Creating a pumpkin garden is fairly easy. They do have a few must-haves, however. Warm, moist, well-drained soil is the best environment …

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How To Grow Buttercup Squash (Care Tips, Photos and Shopping Links)

Buttercup squash is winter squash, which means it will take the entire growing season for fruit to grow and ripen. It is one of the species of Cucurbita Maxima. Cucurbita Maxima species are one of the most sundry of the domesticated species of squash.  The original species was Cucurbita Andreana, and it was found wild …

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How To Grow Knucklehead Pumpkins

After 10 generations’ worth of genetic mutation, Roy Pearman laid claim to one of the most visually-iconic pumpkin species seen today: the Knucklehead pumpkin. The warts are not symptoms of a disease but rather an aesthetic addition to a squash that serves as well on your porch as it does in your kitchen. How, then, …

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Growing Howden Pumpkins (“How-To” Guide with Pictures)

Odds are, you’re already familiar with Howden pumpkins. They are the classic “Halloween” pumpkin most likely to be carved into jack-o-lanterns and displayed on porches. While very common in the autumn, Howden pumpkins are unique in their own right. Read on to learn how to grow and use this fall favorite. What is a Howden …

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How To Grow Kabocha Squash (Tips, Images and Shopping Links)

Thinking of adding to your squash varieties in your garden, but aren’t sure where to start? Japanese kabocha is a great option. Here’s what you need to know to start growing this delicious variety. What Is Kabocha Squash? Kabocha squash, otherwise known as the Japanese pumpkin, is a green winter squash from the Cucurbita maxima …

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How To Grow Cinderella Pumpkins? (Gardening Tips and More)

With so many different varieties of pumpkins, it can be hard to choose the best one to plant in your garden. If you are wanting a beautiful, bright orange pumpkin that is perfect for decorating, then the Cinderella pumpkin might be the one for you! What Is a Cinderella Pumpkin? Cinderella pumpkins, also known as …

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How To Grow Delicata Squash

Delicata squash seeds have been around since the 1890s, but it’s prominence is only now increasing since Cornell developed a variety that most squash diseases don’t affect. This type of winter squash is known for its delicate rind and edible skin. So how exactly is it grown? What is Delicata Squash? Delicata squash is part …

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How And When To Harvest Pumpkins

Pumpkins are great for cooking as well as carving. If you’re growing them for the first time and are curious about the harvesting process, you’ve come to the right place. Learn how and when exactly to harvest pumpkins. It usually takes pumpkins about 80 to 100 frost-free days to fully grow. It’s harvest time when …

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How To Control Pumpkin Vines [6 Practical Tips!]

One integral part of the pumpkin plant is its vines. Providing them with proper maintenance is essential for a successful harvest. Learn to know how to control pumpkin vines with our following mini guide. Growing them in your garden is not rocket science. If you provide them with the right soil temperatures and necessary conditions, they …

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How To Grow Turban Squash

Turban squash is a beautiful, heirloom winter squash that dates before 1820. It is a cultivar of Cucurbita Maxima and very closely related to the buttercup squash. Turban squash varieties include Turk’s Turban, French Turban, or Mexican Hat. The beautiful colors and unique shape of Turban squash lend very well to ornamental usage. It comes …

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What Are Pumpkin Plant Flowers Like?

While planting pumpkin seeds, you usually only expect vines and fruit. What most people don’t know is that blossoms are necessary for fruit growth. Bright orange or yellow colored flowers that grow before the fruit appears are called pumpkin flowers. There are two basic types: male and female pumpkin flowers. They both vary in appearance …

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73 Different Types Of Pumpkins That You Can Grow In Your Garden

It would be hard to believe but pumpkins weren’t as popular as they are today. Sources from ancient literature show that pumpkins weren’t even a staple fruit, much less home decor. Things changed when Irish immigrants realized that pumpkins could be used to carve jack-o-lanterns instead of potatoes and turnips. The ritual took America by …

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How Many Pumpkins Can You Expect Per Plant?

The most natural question after you’ve planted your pumpkins is to ask exactly how many of them will grow per plant. The answer, of course, is a combination of many factors such as pumpkin species, soil type, and other environmental factors such as temperature and humidity. So how many pumpkins can a single plant produce?  …

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When And How To Harvest Butternut Squash

If you are growing butternut squash for the first time, knowing when and how to harvest it is essential. Harvesting your fruit at the wrong time or using the wrong technique can cause damage to your fruit or plant. When to Harvest Butternut Squash: It is essential to wait for about 110-120 days after planting …

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54 Types Of Squash That You Can Grow In Your Garden

Squash is the common name for four species in the Cucurbita genus that comes under the Cucurbitaceae family. Squashes originated in America. They are characterized by unisexual flowers, hairy stems, and a fleshy fruit having a leathery rind. Squash is a type of false berry that is called a pepo. Squashes greatly vary in shapes, …

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How To Grow Pumpkins In A Pot [A Complete Guide]

Have limited space in your garden and wondering whether you can grow a pumpkin plant in a pot? Or maybe you’re living in an apartment and the only option to plant pumpkins is in planters and pots? The good news is that you can grow pumpkins in pots. If you choose the right container and …

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When To Plant Pumpkins? [By Pumpkin Type and Growing Zones]

Every gardener has to tackle the all too important question about when to start growing a pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds sprout up fast if the conditions are ideal. Make sure the seeds you use are fresh and not hollow. The seeds should be planted to a soil depth of at least 3 inches with a temperature …

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Do Pumpkins Need Full Sun Or Can They Grow In The Shade?

Pumpkins are a great addition to any garden, but what if you are limited to the amount of garden space that has full sun. This may leave you wondering if pumpkins need full sun, or if they can grow in the shade. We have done the research to help you out. Pumpkins need the full …

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How To Grow Pumpkins In Texas?

Does growing pumpkins in Texas seem like an intimidating task to you? You need not worry. Contrary to what many believe, because of their long growing season, pumpkins thrive in Texas. To plant pumpkins in Texas, follow these steps: Select the variety of pumpkin you’d like to harvest. Select a garden area. Plant your pumpkin …

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Dickinson Pumpkins (Gardening Guide and Pictures)

One of the most popular ‘pumpkins’ of the autumn season is the Dickinson pumpkin. We all know pumpkins are the mainstay of the autumn season, as they give flavor to everything from lattes to pies. This may make you wonder what is so different about the Dickinson variety specifically? I did the research and am …

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Top 50 Online Stores For Pumpkin And Squash Seeds

Looking to plant some interesting pumpkin and squash types in your garden? Wondering where to get the seeds for them? Why settle for the limited selection in your local store when you can order some new and unusual ones online? Seeds are super easy to order. Small and lightweight, you can have them shipped to …

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How Long Does It Take To Grow A Pumpkin?

Thinking about growing pumpkin but not sure how long it would take? Wondering when to start or how long it’ll take before you can harvest your plants? We’ve researched this in-depth and have some answers for you! Whether you want to cook or carve, pumpkins are the way to go! The flesh of these large …

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16 Weird Pumpkin Varieties (Pictures and Shopping Links)

Pumpkins can be such strange vegetables. Going beyond the classic large orange variety, there’s a whole world of weird pumpkins out there. White, blue, green and black, in an array of sizes and shapes. Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever to plant these strange pumpkins in your garden! In fact, we found 16 …

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