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How to Grow Pumpkins

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, to help you produce big and beautiful pumpkins.

Preparing the Patch....................... How to Improve Your Garden Soil
Seed Starting Dates -start seeds at the ideal planting time
Chronology - for Giant pumpkins
Site Selection
Preparing the Pumpkin Patch - make a rich, fertile planting site for your seeds
Soil Preparation
Soil Amendments and Mulch
Ideal Soil pH Level
Fertilizers and Micro-nutrients
Garden Manure
Selecting Seeds/ Seed Starting..... All About Seeds
Varieties of Pumpkin
Miniature Pumpkins
Pumpkin Seeds- Buying, Saving, Selection and Storage
Genetics - for giant growers
Germination and Seed Sprouting
Seedling Care and Nurturing
Buy Pumpkin Seeds - From minis to giants, find the very best
Indoor or Outdoor Starts
Early Growth/Development.......... Fueling Pumpkin Plant growth
Planting and Transplanting Pumpkins, Early Season Care
Promoting Secondary Roots
Fertilizers
Foliar Feeding
Insects
Pests
Plant Disease Problems
Pruning Vines
Pollination/Fruit Set...................... Pumpkin Pollination
Pumpkin Flowers
Pollination Sex and the single pumpkin
FAQS: Pollination Problems
Fruit Set
Naming Your Pumpkin
The Role of Phosphorous
Insecticides and Pollination
Fruit Growth Stage....................... About Pumpkin Fruit Growth and Development
Disease and Bacterias
Vine Care and Maintenance
Those Pesky Bugs
Fertilization
Protection- Sun, Wind, Hail, ecetera
Water - pour it on...correctly.
Positioning of Fruit and Vine
Number of Pumpkins to Keep
Fruit Selection - for giant growers
Dill Rings - for giant pumpkin growers
Harvest and Storage..................... Harvesting Pumpkins
Pumpkin Picking Tips
Ripening Green Pumpkins- How to
Storage You grew it, can you keep it til Halloween?
Fall Cleanup
Other............................................. Milk-Fed Pumpkins - fact or myth!?
Bonding a little humor
Cloning A novel way to grow pumpkins
Festivals Time to show-off your giant fruit
Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Games
Pumpkin recipes
Terminology Understanding those strange terms.
Plant Problems - Help when you need it

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Get your seed catalog......

It's New! Looking for unique and wacky seed varieties? We have just added Livingston Seed Company to our seed line. Livingston has a wide variety of less common and unique pumpkin seeds to choose from. Here are just a few of them: Jaradale(a blue pumpkin) Red Warty, Peanut, Howden, Cinderella, and many more.  

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, and yet irresistible. The rewards are enormous. For the biggest fruit, use Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds



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Watch your pumpkin plants grow!

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