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Fueling Pumpkin Plant Growth
A healthy, vibrant plant produces bigger pumpkins. A stressed plant, or a small, slow-growing plant, is less capable of producing and supporting the "Big One". So, it's important to get your pumpkin plants off to a good start, and keep them growing fast and strong all season long.
Pumpkin plants need different fertilizet mixtures at different points in the growing season.
It is essential to give your pumpkin plants plenty to "eat". During the early part of the season, before the pollination period, give your plants need regular feedings of high in nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen helps your plant to grow fast and strong, producing lush, green foliage.
Just in advance of the pollination period, usually early July, switch over to a fertilizer high in Phosphorous, which promotes blooming and fruit set.
After pumpkin fruit has set, switch to a fertilizer high in potassium.
Here's the basics for getting your pumpkin patch growing fast and strong:
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 these giant pumpkins is huge and irresistible. The rewards are enormous. Our popular Goliath Giant Pumpkin Seeds include a "How to Grow" pamphlet.
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Buy Flower, Vegetable and Herb Seeds Finest quality Ferry Morse Seed, America's oldest seed company with their famous "guarantee to grow".
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